The Best Women’s Workout Kit of 2018
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Make gym time more than tolerable.
Patagonia Switchback Sports Bra ($49)
Sweat up a storm in the Switchback, a formfitting, minimalist bra made from 85 percent polyester. The soft lining kills odor-causing bacteria, and ample cross straps in back make it supportive enough for sizes up to a D cup.
Gore R7 Shakedry Hooded Jacket ($300)
Showcasing Gore’s most lightweight, breathable fabric, the Shakedry jacket is deceptively airy. Don’t dismiss it as too thin for when foul weather hits, however—the waterproof, windproof shell kept us warm and dry during a run in a bracing downpour.
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Kari Traa Marit Shirt ($40)
It looks basic, but this scoop-neck poly tee is anything but, with flat-lock seams and a breathable build. The geometric weave adds pop.
Specialized Remix Cycling Shoes ($100)
Rubber bumpers on either side of the Remix’s cleat make walking easier when off the bike at spin class, and the plush footbed helps boost power output while easing hip, knee, and foot strain.
CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Tights ($100)
Made from moisture-wicking, four-way-stretch Lycra with vented mesh in the quads, these three-quarter-length tights provide support whether you’re lifting, running, or practicing your downward dog.
Yellow Willow Yoga Mat ($98)
Speaking of yoga, here are two reasons to feel good about using this mat: it’s made from a combination of pure rubber and recycled products, and the graphics are sublime. The silky-smooth surface felt a little slippery at first, but we got used to it.
Ridge Merino Natural Pullover Hoodie ($80)
You’ll find no bells and whistles here. Ridge’s classic hoodie is cashmere soft and keeps stink at bay.
Polar M430 GPS Watch ($199)
This upgrade to the popular M400 dishes out strap-free heart-rate monitoring, advanced sleep tracking, and hyper-accurate stats like pace, distance, and vert.