7 Gym Clothes That Feel as Good as They Look

Showing up to the gym in a ratty tee and college-branded sweats gets the job done. But you'll feel better, work harder, and be more energized by rocking a suaver, smoother outfit—especially if your clothes are scientifically engineered to help you out.

Black men's workout tank. photo

1 of 7

Strongbody Apparel Essential Workout Tank

This tank is loaded with invisible technology—moisture-wicking, four-way stretch polyester fabric with chafe-free seams and UPF 50 sun protection—but its most striking design feature is the fashionable, functional vent that runs the entire length of its back for a little extra air. Another crazy thing about this tank? It fights odor with a bio-friendly antibacterial treatment derived from crab and shrimp shells. ($62; strongbodyapparel.com)

Get the Strongbody Apparel workout tank now

Shop Similar Products

Men's dark gray crew neck t-shirt. photo

2 of 7

RYU Vapor Crew Neck Tee

The striking, two-tone heathered fabric and tailored fit of this tee make it stand out in the standard gym lineup. But the look is a matter of function—the lightweight nylon-spandex knit transitions seamlessly in and out of engineered mesh zones that help keep you cool—as much as fashion. Underarm gussets and flatlock seams reduce bulk and minimize chafing for dynamic exercises, and a permanent Polygiene silver salt treatment inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria so you can move with confidence. ($57; ryu.com)

Get the RYU tee now
Green men's fitted hoodie. photo

3 of 7

Lululemon Repetition Hoodie

At last, a rugged, lightweight pullover that warms you up without overheating. Thinner than most hoodies, the Repetition wicks sweat and moves with you, whether you're running intervals, doing burpees, or hitting the squat rack. The Shine Bright reflective heather print keeps you visible in late-season, low-light conditions on the jog to the gym, and still looks damn sharp under the artificial lights, making it the perfect pre-workout transition piece. ($108; lululemon.com)

Get the Lululemon hoodie now

Shop Similar Products

Men's black joggers with white drawstring. photo

4 of 7

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

Unlike most heavyweight joggers that are driven more by comfort than performance, these form-fitting ones were truly born to run, with a stretch knit jersey that keeps pace with even your fastest intervals (not to mention any gym-based exercise). Cuffed ankles allow for quicker turnover, a reflective logo offers a measure of safety, and front and back zip pockets keep your keys and cash safe and close-at-hand. ($89; vuoriclothing.com)

Get the Vuori joggers now

Shop Similar Products

Nike blue ombre sneaker with brown and white sole. photo

5 of 7

Nike Metcon 3

The Metcon 3 has everything you need in a trainer—a flat platform and firm rubber heel for explosive lifting; a zoned midsole that flexes and cushions the forefoot for short runs and high-impact box jumps; and a weight-saving, stripped-down construction that reinforces only the highest-wear areas with embroidered TPU. This workhorse daily trainer can do it all, from rope climbs to sprints to barbell lifts, and looks fresh as heck in the process. ($130; nike.com)

Get the Nike Metcon 3 shoes now

Shop Similar Products

Black duffel bag. photo

6 of 7

Defy The Ultimate Weekender Duffel Bag

It doesn't get much simpler—or more striking—than this badass black duffel, which is made from rubbery, tough-as-nails vinyl/canvas M35 military truck tarpaulin and lined with easy-clean parachute ripstop. A single interior zip pocket keeps valuables separate from sweaty gym gear in the cavernous 48L main compartment, and an additional stash pocket outside offers an easy-grab option. Military-grade seatbelt webbing in the shoulder strap and grab handles will help you keep a firm grip on this timeless, rugged bag. And that's a good thing, because you'll never want to let it go. ($248; defybags.com)

Get the Defy duffel bag now

Shop Similar Products

Black men's sport underwear. photo

7 of 7

SAXX Strike

With its stretchy polyester-and-spandex panels, the Strike moves with and supports you, keeping your junk in chafe-free place, no matter how many squat thrusts you do. And thanks to an innovative interior pouch, it does so without crushing your balls. Strategic nylon-and-spandex mesh helps keep your delicate parts cool and dry, even when the workout heats up. ($50; saxxunderwear.com)

Get the SAXX underwear now

more products you’ll love