Not just a pretty face, this luxury bag from Filson is nearing as roomy as the TARDIS, and has dividers for chucking gym kit in separate sections so sweaty socks don’t rub shoulders with the go of your stuff.
Developed to withstand the rigours of the American gold bustle, the tough, water- and tear-resistant fabric is plenty durable for whatever the interchanging room floor has in store.
Bulletproof Your Feet
Switching your workouts is the quickest route to a physique that last wishes a make Johnny Bravo jealous. But your lap-the-park trainers are too rich for the squat rack.
The Reebok Nano 5.0 was developed for CrossFit’s Nautical galley sink approach to training: it’s a featherweight shoe that hugs your feet, to clip seconds off your sprint PB, but built around a firm midsole that carts power more efficiently and keeps you stable under compact weights.
It even features Kevlar uppers, to bulletproof your earnings.
Turn It Up
Multiple studies parade listening to music turns your performance at everything from continual to chucking kettlebells up to 11. But most headphones either permit off when you hit max effort, or are too tinny to drown out the bench press grunts.
Bragi’s in-ear buds are quite waterproof with a 4GB track memory, so you can leave the iPhone Extra in your locker. It’s also the world’s most discreet exhibition tracker, offering audio updates of heart rate (deliberate through your pulsating eardrum), activity duration, and thousand of steps. The coach you plug into your brain.
Even with a bag that espouses kit segregation, sweaty threads can still clear an office. Husband your colleagues sweet with Luulemon’s tech-infused tees, which are intertwined from a lightweight, breathable fabric that’s treated to block up the growth of stink-causing bacteria.
Yes, you can just about get away with imprisoning it on post-gym. No, we don’t recommend it.
Go Commando (But Not Definitely)
Like a good gym-goer, you always put the weights back on the hat-rack. But stowing your own barbell is a touch trickier. You need something sheltered enough to stop your boys swinging on that specimen clean, but which won’t distract the rest of the weights room when you dash.
Bjorn Borg’s 2-in-1s couple normal shorts with a easy under-layer, made from sweat-wicking fabric that’s sew oned with no-chafe seams. So you’re not kept out of the gym by a very personal abuse.
Your kit bag’s entirely enough without a bulk box of protein powder. But you need to refuel as without delay as your session’s finished.
The Umoro One V2 lets you drink from its leakproof, BPA-free brute chamber while you’re training, but once you’ve squeezed out the final rep, rightful hit the red button and your protein powder drops down from the northern chamber. Shake, drink, grow.
Wash & Go
Separate toiletries take up space – and time. American Team’s Classic 3-in-1 combines a shower gel, shampoo and conditioner in one pluck and, unlike most combi products, is at least the sum of its parts; it’s tame to gym-battered skin but still leaves your hair dust and sleek.
It says ‘a yeoman’s friend’ on the tin, but the blend of botanical oils, herbs and beeswax in Burt’s Bee’s Conspiringly Salve makes it the perfect acquaintance for anyone lifting scant agricultural metal.
Stop calluses developing and keep give outs supple with a quick post-gym application.
Leave On A Top Note
Post-workout, your elevated body temperature means redolence burns off quicker. To avoid fumigating your commute, attach to light, citrus fragrances, and apply sparingly.
This preference kit from Irish fragrance house Roads offers 10 classy scents, each in a 4ml vial that saves kitbag measure out. Spritz once post-shower, then top up once you stop agitation.