17 Stylish Exercise Essentials to Get You Through the Year
Best New Athletic Clothing
Winter is the time a lot of us guys have resolutions we plan on sticking to come hell or high water. According to 2019 Ipsos poll, half of those people committing to making resolutions say they are planning on eating healthier and/or being more active, with slightly less saying their main resolution is to lose weight.
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So what does this all mean? Well, it’s time to get your ass outside or to the gym and get to steppin’. There is no time like the present to reup on your gym essentials such as shoes, shorts and sweat-wicking everything. Before you fire up Amazon and start buying all willy nilly, allow us to do some of the heavy lifting by grouping together what we think are the best of the new crop of workout gear out there now. Whether you’re running off road or off to the gym, these are the best new athletic clothes for 2020.
Best Running Shoes
Vivobarefoot Primus Lite II Running Shoes
Susterra Propanediol is a plant-based, petroleum-free, light-weight nontoxic high performance biosynthetic, and it’s what’s behind these powerful, vegan running shoes. With an algae bloom performance insole and breathable mesh panels made from Sorona plant-based fibres, this barefoot sole provides maximum sensory feedback and minimum interference encouraging you train hard while working on skilful movement.
$160 at Vivobarefoot.com
Reebok Nano 9 Training Shoes
These badass sneaker style is built by the CrossFit community, for the CrossFit community. It’s been re-engineered with a super lightweight upper to offer extra flexibility so you can handle dynamic moves, while the midsole offers even more cushioning to provide support during sprints and short runs.
$130 at Amazon.com
Brooks Running Launch 7 Running Shoes
This new style from one of the best running brands out there hits the sweet spot between a race flat and a standard trainer. The BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber deliver almost weightless — perfect for days when you’re focusing on your speed.
$99.95 at Amazon.com
Hoka One One Challenger Mid Gore-Tex Shoes
When you think of Hoka, you picture a running shoe with a thick, chunky sole that can’t be missed. This latest innovation from the best-selling running shoe brand stands out for new reasons: waterproof nubuck leather, an extra supportive mid-cut collar and a Gore-Tex waterproof bootie to ensure you can keep tackling that trail no matter the season. All that plus the cushion Hoka is known for means this is the trail running shoe to beat this year.
$160 at HokaOneOne.com
Best Athletic Socks and Underwear
Mack Weldon Airknit Boxer Briefs
Using four-way stretch fabric that is both breathable and has odor-fight technology, this underwear helps prevent chafing while keeping the boys cool and dry.
$32 at MackWeldon.com
Nice Laundry Dark Horse Ankle Socks
This sturdy design features a full micro mesh top, anti-chafe tab and a compression arch band. Maybe what’s even better than all the tech-specs these socks offer is that they keep their shape and effectiveness wash after wash. Anyone who works out regularly knows that what’s worse than a bad product is a good product that goes bad. These are reliable and consistent, wear after wear.
Six for $49 at NiceLaundry.com
Bombas Performance Running Calf Socks
Listen, there is no doubt that we love Bombas socks, but these are even better than we expected. With arch support, strategic zone cushioning, airflow venting and stay-up technology (that actually works), these are some of the better socks on the market if you’re serious about fitness. Add to that, for each pair you purchase, Bombas, a certified C-Corp, donates a specially designed pair of socks to one of their over 2,500 partnering homeless shelters across the county. Basically, each pair of socks doesn’t make just your workout a little better, but someone’s life a little better too.
Three for $48 at Bombas.com
Best Athletic Tops
Under Armour Rush Seamless Fitted Shirt
Using proprietary sweat wicking, fast drying, mineral-infused fabric from Celliant to actually return your body’s own energy back to it (you read that right), this new launch from Under Armour is fitted, but not tight, and uses a nearly sew-free construction to eliminate chafing.
$60 at UnderArmour.com
Rhone Midtown Vest
If you ever thought about going from running to a meeting to running up a mountain, this is exactly the vest you should be wearing to do it in style and comfort. This stretch woven quilted fabric uses a durable water repellent treatment and features Primaloft 100 percent recycled insulation for lightweight warmth that looks good — damn good.
$158 at Rhone.com
Lululemon Surge Warm 1/2 Zip Jacket
Designed for both running and training, this four-way stretch, sweat-wicking, breathable, lightweight 1/2 zip jacket features reflective details and thumb loops for days it’s cold, but not too cold to take to the road. Lycra is added for stretch and shape retention and a discreet zippered pocket in the seam stashes your small stuff.
$108 at Lululemon.com
Salomon Bonatti Pro WP Jacket
This incredibly lightweight trail jacket uses a special Pertex shield that fuses technically advanced face fabrics with a breathable microporous waterproof coating to provide durable wind and water protection. Bonus? It all easily packs into its own chest pocket.
$200 at Amazon.com
Tracksmith NDO Jacket
A lot of athletic-first brands tout their ability to look great both in and out of the gym, but truth be told, none seem to nail it quite like Tracksmith. With styles such as a handsome tweed jacket and recycled wool overshirt that are built with tough running in mind, you’d be hard pressed to find a better workout brand to mix with your casual everyday wardrobe. Updated for this season with an added reflective sash on the back to increase visibility in low light conditions, this recycled nylon and merino wool hooded jacket will make almost any winter workout feel better.
$298 at Tracksmith.com
Best Athletic Shorts and Pants
Vuori Kore Shorts
If you’re a “one-and-done” kind of guy looking to have a pair of shorts for all occasions, the versatile Vuori might be your best bet. This style has a classic athletic fit to the knee and designed to a good fit for yoga, training, running or just, wearing.
$68 at VuoriClothing.com
REI Co-op Active Pursuits 2-in-1 Shorts
These shorts are designed for outdoor workouts using four-way stretch polyester and spandex fabric. They wick away moisture, dry quickly and even provide UPF 50+ sun protection. With a mesh back yoke for extra ventilation and using flat seam construction to prevent chafing, these shorts do in fact get even better thanks to the bluesign-approved materials, which conserve resources and protect the health of the environment.
$59.95 at REI.com
New Balance Printed Velocity 7 Inch 2-In-1 Shorts
Who says paisley and performance don’t mix? We sure don’t. To prove it, we present these shorts inspired by the driven athletes at National High School track competitions. These running shorts feature a light woven shell with a supportive, snug-fitting pair of inner stretch shorts. Special moisture wicking helps to keep you cool and comfortable, while pockets on both the outer and inner shorts provide convenient storage for all the important stuff you and high schoolers need with you on a run.
$44.99 at NewBalance.com
Hill City Lightweight Run Pants
From Gap’s new athletic brand for men, these pants are great for Saturday HIIT or Sunday R&R. Four-way stretch nylon fabric is both wrinkle-free and water-repellent while ventilation holes behind the knees help avoid dreaded knee-pit sweat.
$98 at HillCity.com
Best Gym Bag
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag
What good are gym clothes if you don’t have anything to carry them in? This duffle features a new end-cap zippered compartment designed to separate wet clothes or dirty shoes without losing coveted storage space. If your fitness feat takes you somewhere a little beyond the gym, this bag works perfectly for that too, as it turns into a backpack by, well, just putting it on your back. It’s that easy.
$155 at Amazon.com
You don’t have to establish an entire new wardrobe to reap the benefits of working out, you just need to do it. Making moderate exercise a regular part of your routine has many health benefits including helping to ease anxiety, depression, sleep disorders — it can even actually make your heart “younger,” or at least act like it. So buy something or not, that’s up to you, but what’s the most important thing is to just get moving.
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