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The Best Men's Workout Gear of 2020

Dish it out­—this stuff can take it

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
buyer’s guide

Saxx Hyperdrive Boxer-Briefs ($50)

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We’ve long been Saxx enthusiasts, and its new Hyperdrive boxer-briefs continue that trend. The brand shortened it’s famous BallPark pouch for more support and added elastane, which helped make our HIIT circuits less jarring.

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Darn Tough Element Crew Light Cushion Socks ($21)

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Padding protects high-­impact spots, and thin wool everywhere else prevents swampy feet.

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Poly BackBeat Fit 6100 Headphones ($180)

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(Photo: Courtesy Plantronics)

The Fit 6100s ­repelled sweat, stayed put through 60 burpees, and lasted 24 hours on a charge.

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CamelBak Pivot Water Bottle ($14)

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(Photo: Courtesy CamelBak)

The stylish Pivot’s ergonomic handle is slightly angled, making it comfortable to carry.

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The North Face Active Trail Jacquard Shirt ($55)

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(Photo: Courtesy The North Face)

With its heavy perforation and supple next-to-skin feel, this is our favorite shirt for sweaty workouts.

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Skratch Labs Sport Recovery Drink Mix ($33)

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(Photo: Courtesy Skratch Labs)

The sweet cinnamon flavor makes this drink similar to a refreshing milkshake—one with eight grams of protein and an added dose of probiotics.

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Onnit Battle Ropes ($249)

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Onnit’s battle ropes make workouts fun. The nylon end caps help you hold on, and the colorful weave adds an aesthetic touch.

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Altra Solstice XT Shoes ($110)

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Lightweight trainers tend to choke wide feet. Not the Solstice XTs. They’re just 8.4 ounces, yet the wide toe box and 23-millimeter stack height felt comfortably snug.

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Prana Heiro 8-inch Shorts ($65)

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These shorts are perfect in their simplicity. The lightweight poly-blend exterior was breathable during stair-machine workouts and flexible enough for deep squats. The pockets fit our phone, and the design is sharp but not flashy.

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Arc’teryx Remige Long Sleeve Shirt ($79)

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Sleeves often get in the way during sprints and push-ups. Lightweight, silky material and arm­pit gussets made the Remige shirt almost as ­liberating as its short-sleeved counterparts. For an added bonus, it provides UPF 50+ sun protection and a bit of extra warmth on morning runs.

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