The Best Men’s Workout Gear of 2019
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Get the most out of gym days and training runs
Rhone Celliant Shirt ($74)
A single shirt that offers a week’s worth of workouts without getting spicy sounds too good to be true. The Celliant delivers. Heathered fabric, a tailored fit, and an odor-fighting Polygiene treatment make it ideal for sweaty sessions. The nylon-polyester material is on the thick side, but flatlock seams reduce bulk and chafing.
Myles Everyday Shorts ($58)
Fashioned from a four-way-stretch, spandex-nylon blend that dries quickly and offers excellent mobility, the Everyday is, of course, great for working out in. But it also looks good enough to wear on a coffee date afterward.
5.11 ABR Trainer Shoes ($110)
Eminently hybrid footwear, the ABR combines the rugged outsole and cushioned midsole of a trail runner with the light mesh upper of a gym shoe. It’s a do-everything option for folks who are active both inside and outside the gym.
Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Socks ($20)
Gone are the days when socks were the simplest item in your wardrobe. We like the Flite XTs for their loose, airy knit, which effortlessly dumps heat. The nylon-poly blend rapidly wicks moisture from your feet to reduce clamminess and help prevent blisters.
Lululemon City Sweat Sweatshirt ($98)
Lululemon is known for its women’s wear, but over the past few years, the brand has put together a men’s line that masterfully combines style and function. Take the City Sweat. This versatile sweatshirt should be in every man’s closet, not just for its slim-fitting design but also for the stretchy French terry cloth fabric, which feels supremely soft against the skin.
Monster iSport Victory BT Headphones ($100)
With sweat resistance and impressively clear sound, the Victory BTs are durable enough for high-output abuse. Rubber wings keep them snugly in place through all those squats and deadlifts, and the solid build will stand up to gym-bag jostling.
WODFitters Resistance Bands ($15 and up)
Limber up before a workout with these natural-latex bands. WODFitters makes them in five resistance levels: 10, 30, 40, 50, and 65 pounds. Use the lighter ones for stretching and mobility work and the heavier ones for strength and conditioning.
Stealth Core Trainer ($199)
Everyone wants nice-looking abs, but endless crunches and leg swings are a recipe for tedium. The Stealth Core Trainer is a balance board that pairs with a smartphone app designed to distract you while you hold plank position. It’s the most fun you’ll have while pummeling your core.