Welcome to this, our edit of the best workout clothes for men. If you’re looking to beat the heat and enjoy rather than endure your exercise, the correct attire is a serious advantage. Activewear makers have amassed a vast selection of lightweight, sweat-wicking, body temp-regulating, chafe-resistant clothing tailored to those braving the heatwave in the name of health and wellness.
A workout tee is a key item (unless you’re going topless a la the Muscle Beach crowd, that is), and our favorite workout shirt is the Odlo Blackcomb Pro. Meanwhile for your bottom half, the versatile Lululemon Pace Breaker shorts are among the comfiest we’ve ever worn. The shower-resistant Arc’teryx Incendo hooded jacket makes the cut too.
Before we dive into what to look for in the best men’s workout clothes – and our all-important edit – allow us to direct you to our pick of the best workout clothes for women, in case that is of interest. Meanwhile if running is your game, then we’ve also picked the best running shoes for men to complete your exercise kit line-up.
How to choose the best workout clothes for men
The memory of blisters, bleeding nipples, heavy and sodden cotton shirts or sunstroke is enough to turn you off working out for good.
Thankfully, the major apparel makers have invested big in R&D in order to develop new fabrics and blends that can rid you of the sweat reservoirs, bring down your body temperature, increase breathability and keep you comfortable whatever the activity. Hooray for science!
When buying workout clothes, you should be on the lookout for this research-backed technology (such as the Ceramicool material within Odlo’s Blackcomb Pro shirt), with testimonies from users on its effectiveness. Everything we’ve chosen for this guide promises the latest technology and the proven