Regular exercise has been part of my life for many years, so I’m familiar with the best gym clothes for men.
Sure, you can exercise in anything, but you won’t be comfortable or be able to perform to the best of your ability.
Some materials work better for exercise clothes than others due to their weight, stretch, and ability to dry. Some materials even pull moisture away from your skin to reduce chaffing.
It’s important to choose the correct clothing for working out so you can have optimal comfort.
Nothing should distract you from maintaining your fitness, and believe it or not, many people choose the wrong clothes.
There have been many advances in workout clothes over the years. I played baseball most of my childhood and on into college, and now as an adult it’s still important for me to maintain my level of fitness.
Because of fitness being a constant in my life, I’ve seen the changes in exercise clothes for men first hand. Gone are the days of cotton sweats and t shirts!
Below you’ll find a variety of workout clothes for men including pants, shirts, jackets, and hoodies. I’ve featured a few top choices in each category.
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Don’t exercise in cotton if you’re going to have a long, strenuous workout because it holds moisture, drys slowly, and will weigh you down. Because of the moisture it also increases your chances of chaffing or a rash.
Exercise Shirts For Men
Best Mens Workout Shirts and Tees
I went from wearing t-shirts and tanks to wearing sleeveless Under Armour workout shirts because I really like how they don’t soak up all my sweat to make the shirt heavy and uncomfortable. They’re light weight, and dry easily.
There are some really nice shirts and tees available today including Under Armour, Champion, Heatgear, and many others.
There’s a large variety of brands made from special materials that wick moisture away from your body and dry quickly. The technology advances in these materials are amazing.
These are just a few of the great shirts that will allow you to workout or play sports more comfortably.
What Features To Look For In Mens Fitness Apparel
What’s most important to you?
What’s most important to you when choosing exercise clothes?
Comfort, wicking ability, style and color, stretch, brand, cost, material, other?
Please leave your answer in the comment section below.
Exercise Pants For Men
Best Active Pants and Shorts For Men
I’m not really a pants guy when it comes to working out or playing sports. My preference is to have as much air flow as possible!
I get hot, sweaty, and I want to do everything I can to stay cool. I remember even when I was a kid growing up in Seattle, Washington that I wore shorts all the time no matter how cold and rainy it got.
It may sound weird, but I’ve just always been active and want to stay cool.
Pants are great for cold weather and I do have one pair of active pants just incase I need them. I call them my “slicky’s”. When choosing pants, make sure the material is wicking and that it’s light weight.
You’ll sweat when exercising even in the cold, so you’ll want your clothes to dry as fast as possible.
Below you’ll find both shorts and pants that are great choices. Which do you prefer for your workouts, Pants or shorts?
What to Wear When Going to The Gym!
Wouldn’t you like to look good while working your muscles?
Best Athletic Socks For Men
Socks that will keep your feet happy!
I definitely think athletic socks for men is much more important than you may think.
Having quality socks can make a huge difference while working out because dry feet are happy feet.
I’ve used nice socks and bad socks before, and I will never wear cheap socks while working out again.
Cheap socks always get dirty more, and they hold moisture longer causing an increased risk of athletes foot, blisters, and sores. If you’re going to be active, you must take care of your feet.
Buying athletic socks for men every six months is something I would recommend. I used to be the guy who kept socks around for years but I’ve learned my lessons, and now know that wearing worn socks can result in painful blisters.
Below you’ll find several options for high quality athletic socks.
Best Mens Active Hoodie
A great choice for a hoodie to workout in when it’s cold.
I love hoodies! They are perfect for active men who need to stay warm.
I have a blue one that is a pullover but the next one I’ll get will be like this one.
The zip up front one’s are sweet because they seem to be super comfortable and won’t mess up your hair because you don’t have to pull it up and down over your head.
I use mine when I run outside and it’s a little cool. I also wear it to the gym.
Do you like hoodies?
Best Track and Active Jackets For Men
For when a hoodie just doesn’t cut it.
I love track jackets too! They work well when the wind is up.
Some people prefer these over hoodies because of the difference in material and style…it’s just personal preference.
The 100% polyester ones are my favorite because they seem to stay warmer than some of the other ones. Layering can help a lot when exercising in colder weather.
It’s odd to sweat when it’s cold out, but it happens, and without layers you could get cold as well. It’s complicated to say the least, but these jackets do help. If you get too hot, you can always take them off for a while.
I’ve owned probably two or three of these in my lifetime and I still wear them especially in the fall, winter and early spring. Addidas makes some really nice ones and I also like the Under Armour ones as well.
Are you a track jacket kind of guy? Do you think these are the coolest mens workout clothes?
What Is Your Favorite Type of Gym Clothes For Men?
Any favorite brands?
Do you have a favorite style or brand that you typically like more than others.
It’s time to update your wardrobe of gym clothes for men!