The Best Women’s Workout Gear of 2021
What you need for pushing hard and feeling good afterward
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Bowflex SelectTech 2080 Adjustable Barbell with Curl Bar ($599)
What makes this rig stand out is fast and easy weight swapping: set the barbell on the weight stacks and adjust the dial to your desired setting, from 20 to 80 pounds. The square plates make a stable platform for both over-and underhand push-ups on the ground.
Arc’teryx Quadra Crew Neck Long Sleeve Shirt ($69)
Even in summer, it’s important to warm up your body before diving into a workout. This lightweight long sleeve lets you do that without overheating.
Handful Adjustable Bra ($54)
This medium-support number fits every kind of body. It offers three strap configurations—straight, crossback, and halter— and sturdy padding that’s easy to remove. The polyester-spandex blend is so soft you’ll forget you’re wearing a bra at all.
Inov8 F-Lite 235 V3 Shoes ($140)
These kicks’ lightweight knit upper, foot-hugging elastic mesh liner, and flexible sole create a natural feel but doesn’t sacrifice grip or durability. The sturdy, supportive toe box is handy for intense strength training.
Roka Cade Prescription Glasses (from $225)
Roka’s stylish prescription frames stay put during sweaty workouts, thanks to grippy nose pads and arms that don’t apply unwanted pressure.
Under Armour Play Up Wrapback Hat ($28)
This cap’s nearly backless design—it has a thin strip of fabric around the base of the skull, connected by snaps—accommodates a variety of head shapes.
Tracksmith Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts ($65)
Loose, breathable performance mesh makes these track shorts great for HIIT workouts. The four-inch inseam and waist-high rise keeps everything covered during weighted squats.
Hydro Flask Trail Series Lightweight Standard Mouth Bottle ($40)
Hydro Flask’s lightest stainless-steel bottle has all the features we love, like durability and insulation, but in a slimmer shape that’s easier to handle on the move.
Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show Tab Socks ($16)
These socks are some of the most comfortable we’ve tested. Thick recycled-polyester fabric cushions your feet, and a secure heel tab keeps them from slipping down.
Lululemon Double Roller Mini ($38)
Save space in your gear closet with this two-in-one ten-inch foam roller. The outside has a mellow pattern for arms and legs, while the inside hides a removable core tube with a more aggressive shape that lets you attack your back muscles.