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    33 Pieces Of Workout Gear With Such Good Reviews You May Want To Test Them Yourself

    From supportive sports bras to cute *and* functional leggings, you'll be more than ready to break a sweat after reading this post.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A leotard that'll double as a bodysuit so you can shine like a star whether you're headed out on a bike ride or popping into your local coffee shop.

    a model in a blue shorts one piece leotard in navy blue with white stars all over it with thin straps
    Free People

    Added bonus? 1% of Free People Activewear purchases benefit their non-profit partner Girls Inc.

    Promising review: "I love this piece so much. Great for hot yoga, working out, and the pool! Covers everything so good and smooths. I swear by the Onzie pieces and this print is a must have!!!" —claireleahf

    Get it from Free People Movement for $64 (available in sizes S/M–M/L and two styles).

    2. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoes that'll leave your feet feeling ~heavenly~ after each mile. You can slip right into these without even wasting time fumbling with laces!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight, feels like you are running on air yet with support. Super cute, look exactly as pictured and are true to size. I always wear a 6 and the 6 fit me perfectly. I would order these 100 times over, actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. Wipes clean and doesn’t stain which is amazing!! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes, these I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to and they are good as new! Sooo so happy with this purchase!" —Kat

    Get them from Amazon for $24.46+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 25 styles).

    3. A pair of CALIA by Carrie Underwood leggings you'll find to be soft, stretchy, and supportive, making you want to slip into 'em for your morning workout.

    caliabycarrie / Via, CALIA

    I have a pair of leggings from Calia by Carrie Underwood and they are one of my favorites to work out in. The material is unbelievably soft and do a really great job at wicking away sweat during even the most intense workouts. I've worn them to spin classes, to run, and while exercising at home. They're definitely a splurge-worthy pair you'll be happy you invested in — I mean, they have POCKETS!

    Get them from CALIA by Carrie Underwood for $70 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    4. A set of moisture-wicking socks that'll keep your toes feeling fresh, even after a long day on your feet.

    four feet showcasing the grey socks with different color ways on each

    Promising review: "I work out six days a week (all kinds of activities: Insanity, barre, spinning, Zumba…), and these are my favorites. They aren't too bulky in my close-fitting bike shoes, they wick sweat well, and are sooo soft and wear well. I had originally found them at Target, but couldn't find them this time, so was happy to find them on Amazon. Other socks I tried were too restrictive at the front top by my ankle and that bothered me. My Nike socks are good, but are thicker and don't wick as well. Yay Champion!! Don't ever stop making these." —N. Corwyn

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.72+ (available in three styles).

    Psst! These are included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give 'em a trial run if you're a member!"

    5. Allbirds Dashers to make you feel like you're walking on air even if you're dripping sweat and huffing 'n' puffing from your outdoor summer run.


    Without access to the gym I had to push myself to learn to run while safely socially distancing (which is NOT an easy feat). I’ve had multiple foot injuries (I’m very accident-prone) so choosing the right sneaker has been a challenge. I’ve tried out manyyyy different pairs but the only ones that have truly won over my heart are the Allbirds Dashers. I got them in a stunning mint green color and get tons of compliments on them. They’re super supportive, lightweight, and have held up great against months of running outdoors. Honestly, I’m already looking into buying a second pair!

    Promising review: "I waited in order to give this a longer road test. I have been walking almost daily during the quarantine. These shoes are comfortable and have great support. I tend to have blisters, but not with these shoes. They are a big winner in my book!" —Lisa L.

    Get them from Allbirds for $125 (available in men's sizes 8–14 and six styles, women's sizes 5–11 and eight styles)

    6. A sweat-wicking racerback tank, perfect for wearing to work out or if you're running late.,

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite workout shirts. I use them for running and HIIT workouts. They are perfect for anything that involves sweating. I have them in almost every color. The price is perfect for what you get and the fit is exactly what you expect. The material is thin, but I prefer that in an active shirt for breath-ability. These shirts are perfect for anything gym and outdoor activity related!! I really love this brand." —JanetSnakehole

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39+ (available in sizes XS–XL, in sets of three, and 18 styles).

    7. A terry cloth pullover for when you want to go on an early morning outdoor adventure or late night walk when the air is just a *touch* too brisk to go without sleeves.

    a model wearing a grey acid wash pullover sweatshirt

    Promising review: "So perfect. Soft. Not too heavy or too lightweight. I’m a 10 and usually between a medium or large since I have a bigger chest, the medium fits great for a not too tight or too loose fit. Love the lavender tie die. Wish I could own in every color to wear every day." —Vanne

    Get it from Target for $24 (available in sizes XS–2XL and six styles).

    8. A set of colorful hair ties designed to keep your mermaid-like tresses in place so you won't have to think about anything other than crushing your workout goals.

    woven hair ties in an array of bright colors
    Free People

    Promising review: "Also great for bracelets in unique colors. These are super soft and do a great job at holding your hair. I have to admit though, I'm mostly using them as bracelets! ;)" —FPFlak

    Get a set of 10 from Free People for $20 (available in two styles).

    9. Yoga pants with mesh side panels that'll really give you that breath of fresh air your overheated body is craving during your next downward dog pose.,

    Promising review: "Once I started working out and getting sweaty, these leggings held like a dream and were very comfortable. It was sort of like a yoga towel, the more you sweat the better it works. I am also hopeful that these will hold up well as they didn't pill at all after wearing them (and I've got thick ol' thighs that cause basically every pair of pants I wear to pill the first time I wear them). Definitely worth a try, especially at this price!" —Mal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 40 colors).

    10. A six-pack of waffle knit scrunchies you can use as both an accessory and a way to keep your hair from sticking to the back of your sweaty neck.

    the waffle texture scrunchies in various colors

    Promising review: "I purchased these to put my hair up after I shower to help give my hair a natural wave. Since hair is particularly prone to breakage when its wet, using a scrunchy keeps my hair from breaking and give a more natural look to the waves in my hair after it dries and I take out the scrunchy. They do not pull on my hair but are not so loose that they will come out easily. I can actually sleep with it in my hair and they stay put all night." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $5.49.

    11. A fierce pair of Puma training shoes that might just make you even more pumped up to get out and break a sweat *or* simply provide you with a stylish upgrade to your athleisure wear.

    a model sitting in a shopping cart with their feet kicked up to show white, black, and hjot pink sneakers

    I recently snagged a pair of these and I'm a huge fan. They're really supportive and I love the fun accents of color throughout the shoe (I have the white, black, and hot pink ones but love the black and gold option as well). I like that they come up a little higher around the ankle for extra cushioning during my workouts. Will definitely continue to add these into my sneaker rotation.

    Get them from Puma for $90 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and four styles).

    12. A baseball cap that'll keep the sun out of your eyes *and* provide you with a lil' Hercules-inspired motivation so you can focus on *going the distance*.

    a navy blue baseball cap with a circular patch on the middle that says "i can go the distance" under a shooting star and above a lightning bolt
    CharmedAndCozy / Etsy

    This hat is a collaboration between two female-owned Etsy shops — 999Spyglass and CharmedAndCozy! I have products from both of them, including an embroidered hat from the former and the Hercules patch from the latter. I can attest that both shops put their heart into their work and that everything I've gotten from them have been fantastic! In other news, I recently started wearing a hat during my early morning walks (it's been hot as heck) and it has really made a difference in helping to keep my body cooler.

    Get it from CharmedAndCozy on Etsy for $28 (available in four colors).

    13. And a hat liner to protect your fave headgear from your sweaty scalp when you're out and about in the hot sun.

    the model of a hand applying the liner to a hat

    Promising review: "I love these hat liners! My head sweats a lot! I bring a towel just to wipe my head between holes. I was able to get four weekends' worth of golfing from ONE liner in 80- and 90-degree weather! AND it saved my brand-new golf hat. My first golf hat is ruined from a 1-inch-wide sweat stain on the brim. BUY THESE LINERS to SAVE your $$$$!" —Golfer64

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A sporty swimsuit that'll protect your skin from strong UV rays while you boogie board, surf, or slay in beach volleyball.


    Promising review: "I bought this suit to help protect me form too much sun this summer. The fit is true to size, the sleeves are snug that takes some getting used to at first but for all afternoon on the beach the suit was great for protecting me. One word of caution though, the zipper will pitch your belly if you don't unzip carefully." —cindykwil

    Get it from Target for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    15. A long sleeve athletic shirt, made of highly breathable fabric that'll make your morning run much more enticing.


    Promising review: "The fit and function of this shirt were terrific! The moisture-wicking performed like a champ on a strenuous hike up Springer Mountain, Georgia, on the Appalachian Trail, but it also served as a nice base layer, keeping me warm when we would stop hiking, to rest, in the lower 30s-degree weather with 20+ mph winds. I was SO impressed with this shirt, not only will I be purchasing more, I will be looking into their tall, short sleeve shirts as well!" —Ronald W. Harrison

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in men's sizing, regular XS–4XL, tall L–4XL, and 31 colors).

    16. A running belt that'll hold your necessities so you can focus on breaking your personal record instead of keeping track of whether you've lost your keys.,

    Promising review: "Love this belt! It is super comfortable and sturdy. I bought the belt to hold my iPhone 8 Plus and keys while I run. The iPhone 8 Plus is a tight squeeze but fits even in its OtterBox case. I love the hook to snap my keys on so they stay in place and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. I did not even find the need to flip the belt as my phone and keys felt secure and I wanted easier access to my phone. It fits snugly on my hip and the belt did not bounce around on my run even with my heavy phone inside. All in all super happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!" —Elise V. Ryding

    Get it from Amazon for $24.91+ (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and in nine colors).

    17. Or a Stoney Clover fanny pack for when you want to go hands-free on your daily walk but don't want to leave your essentials behind (you'll need cash for the inevitable iced coffee you're likely to buy).

    stoneyclover / Via, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    Since entering quarantine and no longer having access to the gym, I've (bravely) taken up running outdoors. Running is no joke! It's hard, but also very rewarding. One of the things I've struggled with is having somewhere to put my phone now that it's hot and I'm not wearing a jacket. Enter: the Stoney Clover fanny pack. It's super cuuuuute, can be personalized with a variety of patches, and truly stays in place while running. I'm obsessed with mine and will definitely wear it while running errands as well.

    Get it from Stoney Clover for $88+ (available in 15 colors with or without customization).

    18. A new outfit from Outdoor Voices, including a bra and leggings, so you can look and feel your best when you arrive at the gym.

    Outdoor Voices

    You can choose from three different bra styles and four types of leggings to put together your perfect workout ~look~. While one pair of leggings usually costs $75, when you by Outdoor Voices' Rec Kit you'll get a full outfit for $95. Not bad, I tell ya ;) I personally own a pair of the leggings and they are the softest material I've ever laid my hands on — nearly velvety. Don't sleep on these, treat yourself.

    Promising review (for the leggings): "The perfect go-to, do-anything black leggings! I'd wear them every day if I could. The waistband is wide and stays in place, and the overall fit is extremely flattering. These leggings are great for casual use, but the material looks and feels so high quality that I know they'll hold up to less sweaty workouts (biking, hiking, walking, jogging). My wardrobe is complete with the addition of these leggings." —Sarah

    Get it from Outdoor Voices for $95 (both bras and leggings available in sizes XS–XL and in eight colors).

    19. A pair of bike shorts, sure to become your go-to pair because of their structured fit. I'd totally wear these with an oversized vintage tee in addition to my workout gear.

    a model wearing the black bike shorts
    Good American

    I have never been disappointed by any item from Good American. I love how their athletic gear (and their denim, too!) has a stretch to it while also being supportive. In my opinion there are few things as satisfying as a piece of clothing you can wear to bring a sweat just as easily as you can rock at brunch — these bike shorts from GA are *it*.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shorts. They’re so breathable and so comfortable. Not to mention they made my curves look banging!" —Margarer W.

    Get them from Good American for $65 (available in sizes 0–6).

    20. A 3-pack of sports bras designed for low impact workouts you can wear for a brisk walk or to do yoga then leave on for the rest of the day — less laundry!,

    Promising review: 'I was nervous when I got a small because smalls can be too tight. However, these fit great! They are incredibly soft and comfortable. The padding is thicker than other bras I have with removable pads, which is nice. I used it for climbing and abs today. It was supportive." —Angela Marie Jones

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and six styles).

    21. Compression shorts, so you can show off your booty while killin' it during your next workout. Slipping into these will be reason enough to get motivated to sweat.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shorts. The waist is about medium-rise and lands a little below my belly button. The material is not too tight and it stays up when I'm sitting, it's totally squat-proof and it has a very thick material. The seams go front and back with a section in the middle to prevent too much camel toe." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS—XL and 23 colors).

    22. Star Wars-inspired boxing gloves from Sanabul to help you *really* feel the force during your next workout.

    a pair of black boxing gloves with a darth vader design on them in grey

    I have a pair of Sanabul boxing gloves and they are no joke. When I was able to safely go to a gym (sigh) I'd strap these bad boys on and go to town on the bag. Is there any better way to relieve pent-up frustration? I think not! Anyways, these were super comfortable and durable. I'd definitely recommend!

    Get them from Sanabul for $59.99 (available in 12- or 14-oz and four styles).

    23. A lightweight windbreaker with weather-resistant protection, a must for anyone looking to add early morning bike rides or hikes into their routine.


    Promising review: "This is my all-time favorite jacket. Goes with me everywhere I go, it’s packable enough to not even second guess myself if I should bring it or not. I use it mainly for bike rides around town and any trips I might need a shell to go over some insulation. Works awesome for how minimal this jacket is." —Marti

    Get it from Patagonia for $99 (available in men's sizes XS–XXL and in seven styles and in women's sizes XS–XL and in eight styles).

    Or check out a similar jacket on Amazon for $39.25+ (available in women's sizes XS–3XL and in 14 styles).

    24. Or a cropped version from Girlfriend Collective that'll make you feel like a fitness star getting ready to pose for the cover of Women's Health and tell the world about your exercise secrets.

    a model wearing a coral color boxy windbreaker with zipper pockets
    Girlfriend Collective

    I have this cropped jacket and am a big fan! It's extremely lightweight and perfect for those days with weird in-between-seasons weather. It has pockets so I can pop my phone and keys right in without concern of having to carry anything while running — a delight, TBH.

    Promising review: "I get so many compliments every time I wear this! it's the perfect crop length and so breathable, still really comfortable to wear even when it's hot!" —Lauren S.

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $118 (available in sizes 2XS–6XL and seven colors).

    25. A tank top with a motivational message to throw on when you're really struggling but know you'll feel great like a champion once you finish your workout.

    a light blue tank top with the words "it won't be easy but it will be worth it" on it blue font
    ShutYourMouthDesigns / Etsy

    Promising review: "Very soft and very nice shirt! I definitely recommend sizing up, if possible. It shipped pretty quickly. I loved the thank you card included in the shipment. I definitely highly recommend purchasing from this shop." —Christina

    Get it from ShutYourMouthDesigns on Etsy for $18+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in 11 colors).

    26. A ribbed sports bra, so soft to the touch you might want just go ahead and buy an extra one right off the bat.

    a model in a purple ribbed sports bra with thick straps
    Set Active

    I have this bra and I've worn it both throughout my work day and during my sweat sessions. I'm a DD (I got a large, obviously) so any bra I work out in is no joke. This one is supportive but doesn't make me feel like I'm being squished to death. I've been wearing it while boxing and it's been fantastic! I also love the pop of color it brings to my typically all-black workout wardrobe.

    Get it from Set Active for $45 (available in sizes XS–L and nine colors).

    27. High-waist leggings you can throw on to lounge around your apartment or take for a spin (literally, on a bike), truly the most versatile (and necessary) item of clothing you'll ever own.


    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5-foot-5 and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and in 22 colors).

    28. A high-support sports bra you'll be able to rely on whether you're training for a 5K or finally trying out that intense virtual Zumba class you've always been intimidated by.

    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "Truly don't know what I did before this sports bra. I ordered a size down than I would normally wear because I like a very tight fit, and it's made this the perfect running bra. It's supportive but not constrictive, and it's comfortable enough to wear around the house, do pilates in, etc. You also can't beat the fact that it's ethically made — Holy grail all around, the Paloma is such a winner." —R.T.

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $38 (available in sizes 2XS–3XL, 6X–6X and eight styles).

    29. Yoga pants that'll make all your lazy day dreams *and* workout style goals come true — they're high-waisted, have pockets, and are extra comfortable.,

    Promising review: "These leggings are AMAZING — the quality is seriously as good as my Spanx leggings. I’m so so impressed. After reading reviews, I decided to size down one to an XS (I normally wear a small) and am glad I did. They fit perfectly. Will be buying more colors. Don’t hesitate, buy these!" —Megan

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 34 styles).

    30. Moisture-wicking woven shorts with a hidden pocket (!!!) you'll likely want to buy in every color and turn into your daily uniform. I know I do.

    a model wearing the black shorts with a drawstring waist

    Promising review: "These shorts are great! I wanted shorts that weren’t too short or too tight and these fit the bill. I really like that they have a drawstring and pockets too! I was so glad they came in multiple colors; I ended up buying them in coral, black, and green. One thing to keep in mind, is that they do run small. You might want to size up with these." —Anonymous

    Get them from Target for $25 (available in sizes XS–2XL and four colors).

    31. A cropped workout tank that'll help you keep cool and look so cute in the inevitable mirror pic you take to let the squad know "look, I'm working out!",

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shirts! I ordered it in black a few weeks ago and just bought it in two more colors. It’s holds up well in the wash and doesn’t shrink. It hits my waist perfectly and looks great with high-waist workout leggings." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in sizes XS—XL and 12 colors).

    32. Athletic headbands to keep your hair outta ya face — an absolute must for anyone who was lucky enough to go for bangs and actually LOOK GOOD with them. (Jealous).,

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic purchase! 10 headbands for an amazing price! Great selection of colors, they are made well, and they fit perfectly! I have spent $10-20 on one headband that was the same quality, so this purchase completely blew me away!" —AMZing Kristen

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $18.99.

    33. And a Walt Disney Pictures logo tank, for the days you find yourself struggling to find the motivation to go the extra mile and could really benefit from some *magic* to get you through.

    a darker blue tank top with the walt disney pictures logo on it in white

    I have a number of oversized Disney tanks I like to workout in (and lounge in or wear...wherever...). This one is lightweight and feels airy because the sides are little longer under the armpit area. Put on a Disney workout playlist and this shirt and you'll feel like you're running faster courtesy of pixie dust.

    Promising review: "This tank is so nice! I usually wear an extra small in most tanks I purchase from Disney because I am petite and I usually have issues with the arm holes being too big but I didn’t have any problems with this one. The fabric is soft and the color is a rich navy." —DisneyBuyer10

    Get it from shopDisney for $22.99 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    How I'm planning to tackle my next workout with all of my upgraded gear:

    The Walt Disney Company

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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