The Best Gym Apparel of 2016
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Step one: toss those saggy sweats.
Fjällräven Gear Duffel
Your gym bag should be organized, well appointed, and just big enough for everything you need. This 23-liter duffel delivers, and it includes an internal zip pocket to hold the small stuff.
Ten Thousand Foundation Shirt
Ten Thousand eschews loud and gimmicky in favor of high quality and understated design. The proof is in the detailing, like the sleek underarm vents and tailored fit.
Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones
The well-rounded sound and bounce-limiting ear hooks helped motivate us through grueling weight sessions. And six hours of battery life kept them bumping long after we’d left the gym.
Brooks City Chariot Shoes
Two years ago, Brooks resurrected its classic Chariot running shoe. Now the company expands the offering with designs inspired by iconic skylines. (Favorites: New York and Sydney.) The Chariot isn’t a burly, overbuilt trainer. We even found ourselves wearing it to the office and on recovery days.
Vuori Balboa Sweatpants
Who says workout pants have to wear like a badly pitched tent? The Balboa is made from stretchy French terry cotton and fits like a pair of relaxed slacks.
Everlast F.I.T. Weighted Jump Rope
You won’t find a better burn for the time or money than jumping rope. This beauty comes with weighted handles and precision bearings for smoother rotation.
Lululemon Evolution Shirt
The soft poly-Lycra blend in the Evolution resists wrinkles, silver-treated threads reduce body odor, and the cut is athletic but not skintight.
Smartwool Men’s NTS Micro 150 Boxer-Briefs
These merino-wool unders wick sweat, are plenty breathable, and fight stink. And that’s all you need, really.
Spyder Thasos Windbreaker
It packs down to the size of a softball and offers plenty of protection when you need it, thanks to a durable water-resistant coating, an oversize hood, and wrist cuffs.