As things stand, it appears that the next month or more will be spent indoors, cut off from social interaction. While we’re sure that there are point during winter when this would have been seen as a blessing, it doesn’t feel so positive as we watch the evenings grow warmer and lighter from indoors. During these times, it’s essential to stay fit and healthy. That means that in our limited time spent outdoors, we need to make the most of our workouts. We’ve rounded up the best workout gear because nipping out for a run feels a lot more appealing when you love what you’re wearing.
Cut from a technical bonded jersey with stretch and water-repellant features, WAHTS Shelton Tech Jersey Jacket is the pinnacle of exercise jackets for men. Tonal taped seams run throughout the interior and exterior of the zip-up workout hoodie, giving the piece a sporty but stylish aesthetic. It’s this aesthetic that distinguishes the Amsterdam-based label from most other men’s exercise clothing.
If you could pick anybody to design your exercise gear, an Olympic athlete is surely near the top of the list. Luckily, Peter Häggström Lindecrantz is a former Olympic athlete and he’s designing some of Sweden’s finest exercise clothing for men at YMR Track Club. Our top pick is the Relay T-Shirt. This grey training shirt for men is a timeless piece made of a lightweight cotton blend to see you through runs of any length.
Founded in 2017, multi-award winning Stay Sixty is famed for its reusable water bottles that combine a sleek, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic with intuitive design innovation. We’ve all seen refillable stainless steel water bottles before, but several little tweaks make this the perfect workout bottle. A carry collar makes this reusable water bottle easy to carry by hand or to attach to a bag while a TwistCTRL Sip Cap means you won’t drench yourself if drinking while on the move.
Cloud-like cushioning and a breathable upper ensure that Oliver Cabell’s Phoenix Trainers have your back throughout the strenuous workouts. The Phoenix is 3D printed from 7 recycled water bottles and is completely machine washable. A lightweight injection-moulded EVA outsole is a healthy and comfortable running sole which also works for day-to-day use.
However you choose to do your exercise, it’s always useful to have a mini backpack to accompany you. You don’t want something large or anything that needs to be held by hand, so Ucon Acrobatics’ Hajo Mini Backpack is the ideal solution. This roll-top backpack for men features a zipped compartment to the exterior for any small items and a large interior that can be adjusted using the hook-and-loop fastener.
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