The Best Men’s Workout Gear of 2020
Dish it out—this stuff can take it
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Saxx Hyperdrive Boxer-Briefs ($50)
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.
Darn Tough Element Crew Light Cushion Socks ($21)
Padding protects high-impact spots, and thin wool everywhere else prevents swampy feet.
Poly BackBeat Fit 6100 Headphones ($180)
The Fit 6100s repelled sweat, stayed put through 60 burpees, and lasted 24 hours on a charge.
CamelBak Pivot Water Bottle ($14)
The stylish Pivot’s ergonomic handle is slightly angled, making it comfortable to carry.
The North Face Active Trail Jacquard Shirt ($55)
With its heavy perforation and supple next-to-skin feel, this is our favorite shirt for sweaty workouts.
Skratch Labs Sport Recovery Drink Mix ($33)
The sweet cinnamon flavor makes this drink similar to a refreshing milkshake—one with eight grams of protein and an added dose of probiotics.
Onnit Battle Ropes ($249)
Onnit’s battle ropes make workouts fun. The nylon end caps help you hold on, and the colorful weave adds an aesthetic touch.
Altra Solstice XT Shoes ($110)
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.
Prana Heiro 8-inch Shorts ($65)
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.
Arc’teryx Remige Long Sleeve Shirt ($79)
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.