Let's face it: finding the motivation to exercise becomes a whole lot easier when you have a game-changing gear for sports. You're a lot less inclined to want to hit the gym or pound the pavement if you're dressed in old stained sweats than if you're rocking some high-tech, purpose-built training attire. That's why we've rounded up some key pieces of men's gym wear that are guaranteed to elevate your next workout – from an essential sports jacket to next-level fitness stands.
Table of Contents
- Gear for sports: Active apparel
- Gear for sports: Functional footwear
- Gear for sports: Athletic accessories
- Gear for sports: Training tools
Gear for sports: Active apparel
Sports jacket: WAHTS
Crafted from water repellent recycled nylon, this sports jacket from innovative Dutch luxury sportswear label WAHTS is equal parts sustainable and stylish, not to mention ultra versatile: It will serve you just as well on your daily run as with your weekend uniform of jeans and canvas high tops.
Performance briefs: CDLP
Thought underwear wasn't worth the investment? Think again. These high performance boxer briefs from CDLP are a step up from standard underwear, enhanced for optimal comfort and functionality. Consciously crafted from recycled polyester, they boast moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and anti-odour properties. Buy a three-pack to ensure you always have a pair on hand.
Keep warm on those extra chilly outdoor workouts in L'Estrange's luxuriously soft and ultra-comfortable cotton fleece sweatpants. Their understated style lends them ultimate versatility, so they'll look just as good with your everyday attire as your gym wear.
Performance sleepwear: Dagsmejan
Optimise muscle recovery with Dagsmejan's science-backed sleepwear. Made from a breakthrough blend of eucalyptus fibres and heat-activated minerals, these pyjamas promise regenerative sleep. It's no surprise that top athletes across the globe trust Dagsmejan to fuel their recovery.
Shorts: Passenger Clothing
Whether a swim or hillside hike is on your agenda, the Porto Short by Passenger Clothing has got you covered. Made from quick-drying recycled polyester, these hybrid shorts were designed for all-purpose adventure.
Gear for sports: Functional footwear
Waterproof trainers: Tropicfeel
The Canyon HDry from Tropicfeel is the ultimate waterproof shoe, featuring an award-winning HDry membrane for unbeatable waterproofing. Despite its waterproofing prowess, it remains highly breathable, thanks to moisture absorption capabilities, ensuring your feet stay dry and comfortable.
Lightweight trainers: On Running
On Running's innovatively crafted running shoes are designed to take their wearer's run to the next level, and these trainers are no different. Flexible but hard-wearing, the mesh upper has a function-focused weave pattern for durability, breathability and agility, while the no-sew design ensures a seamless fit.
Running sneakers: Adidas
The iconic Adidas Ultraboost Light sneakers are a pinnacle of performance and comfort. Constructed with new and innovative technology, they provide a secure, sock-like fit that's perfect for athletic endeavors.
Trail running shoes: Salomon
The Salomon XT-4 OG Rubber-Trimmed Mesh Sneakers offer top-tier performance and comfort. Crafted from mesh and fortified with robust, abrasion-resistant TPU, they are built to withstand rigorous use. The SensiFit design and molded OrthoLite sockliner ensure a snug and comfortable fit, enhancing your experience on the trail.
Cycling shoes: Rapha
Crafted from lightweight, perforated microfiber uppers, Rapha's cycling shoes offer breathability and agility on long rides. The double-wall lacing system ensures even tension distribution, eliminating pinch points for a comfortable fit. With a full-length carbon footplate, these shoes provide exceptional power transfer without compromising comfort.
Gear for sports: Athletic accessories
Tennis bag: MISMO
The MISMO M/S Tennis bag embraces the timeless racket shape and showcases premium materials, including bridle leather accents and robust reinforcement. It features two main compartments, one ideal for accommodating up to three rackets, and the other thoughtfully designed for essentials like towels, shoes, polos, and sweaters.
Gym bag: Rains
The waterproof specialists at Rains introduce the Trail Gym Bag, which boasts a boxy silhouette, generously sized compartments and side mesh pocket. It's thoughtfully finished with sturdy webbing carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
Active socks: London Sock Company
London Sock Company's ankle-length sports socks blend form and function. Ergonomically designed with breathable mesh, cushioning, and arch support, they're crafted from organic cotton with a comfort cuff, reinforced heel, and toe. Antibacterial treatment keeps them odour-free.
Fitness towel: Tons
The Tons towel is a 40x75 cm towel designed for cycling and fitness. Made in Barcelona from recycled polyester, it offers significant environmental benefits compared to a cotton towel, including 76% less CO2 and 58% less energy.
Cap: Passenger Clothing
Roam further with the Beyond cap from Passenger Clothing, which offers a comfortable fit with stretch, perfect for outdoor activities. Designed in a 5-panel cap shape with a flat peak, it features an elasticated headband for an active fit, mesh side panels for breathability, and an adjustable back closure. The reflective front panel print adds visibility, and it's vegan-friendly.
Gear for sports: Training tools
Gear organiser: Tons
Tons Bar is a sleek storage solution for cycling enthusiasts. Crafted from solid EU oak, it securely holds shoes, sunglasses, and helmets. Installation is effortless, using eco-friendly Tons Bio Polymer mounts. Designed and locally made in Denmark with a sustainable focus.
Bottle bike bag: Passenger Clothing
Passenger Clothing's Steer Hybrid Bottle Bike Bag is your ideal companion for staying refreshed in warm weather adventures. Its aluminum foil lining ensures your drink stays cool, and versatile loops allow convenient attachment. Wear it over your shoulder or on your travel steed as you venture into the wild.
Fitness stand: Tons
Tons' Laptop Stand is a masterpiece of design, printed in a proprietary 3D pattern. Remarkably strong yet lightweight, it supports laptops ranging from 12" to 16". An optional smartphone holder adds versatility.
Yoga mat: Lululemon
The Lululemon Rubber Yoga Mat is eco-friendly, crafted from FSC-certified natural rubber. Its unique 3D-texture enhances grip and alignment, eliminating the need to glance down. With a 5mm thickness, it cushions bones and joints for comfort. Plus, its antimicrobial finish ensures long-lasting cleanliness with proper care.
Massage gun: Therabody
Therabody's Theragun PRO offers smarter, quieter recovery and pain relief. Its EQ-150 motor is 20% quieter, providing powerful deep muscle treatment. Enjoy visually-guided routines and lasting relief from aches and pains, surpassing competitors in effectiveness and noise reduction.