Gymwear doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Everyone knows they need technical gear for cycling, specialized supplements and shoes for running, and a whole slew of apparel for triathlons, but when it comes to regular gym trips, plenty of guys are content to slide on a pair of baggy sweatpants, ragged tanks, and some beat-up lawn-mowing shoes to clang some weights.
So we’ll let you in on a little secret: When you level up your training gear, you level up your workouts, too. Look good, feel good, as they say. And when you’re more comfortable, you’re also capable of pushing through pain.
So: If you want to feel better—or even just impress a certain someone at the gym without trying too hard—we present our favorite workout gear of October 2017.