A Quick and Painless Workout Gear Guide for Spring
By The Editors / March 21, 2016 9:00 am

Hey chubby.

Maybe your “stay fit” mantra from New Year’s quickly morphed into “stay cozy.”

But now it’s the first week of spring.

Get outside, and get fit.

Of assistance: our guide to essential spring workout gear.

Included: 13 items that’ll help you transition from indoors to out, from high-tech running shorts (that literally nobody knows about yet) and sporty wireless earphones to lightweight gym duffels and the comfiest workout shoes you’ll ever own.

Oh, and a handsome new fitness tracker.

Because getting back in shape starts … now.

We start with new running shorts from Rhone, makers of affordable, decidedly masculine activewear that always offers nice details and built-in tech to fight sweat bacteria and offending workout odors.

Best part? Their stuff looks just as sharp outside the gym.

Brand new, Rhone’s color block Escape shorts offer four-way stretch. The 8.5″ inseam is made from, as they say, a “single leg color block representing the natural balance of opposing forces.” Plus, a zippered rear pocket and a power mesh media pocket for your phone. 

For motivational purposes, the shorts feature a Fight Club quote stitched into the hem: “Don’t die without a few scars.”

The shorts were just released — in fact, we’re debuting them here and now.

Rhone also recently dropped a line of comfy French terry joggers and hoodies, some lightweight tank tops and even a surprisingly badass polo for upping your golf game … which is sort of like working out.

Pair them with all the following:


01. Outdoor Voices Rec Jacket
Unpredictable climates? Have this lightweight waffle-poly at the ready.

02. JLab Epic Bluetooth Earbuds
A week’s worth of (wireless) workouts on one charge.

03. The Harrier from Tracksmith
Short- and long-sleeve merino tops, for no-stink, all-weather runs.

04. On Cloudcruisers
Running kicks with cushy memory foam.

05. Fitbit Blaze
An all-around fitness tracker with on-screen workouts.

06. Million Mile Light
A battery-free running light powered by you.


07. S’well Charcoal Granite
Forget plastic. These one-of-a-kind “Elements” bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours.

08. Solo Velocity Duffel
A backpack/duffel hybrid that keeps your gym shoes separate.

09. Adidas Avenue A
Everchanging athletic gear via subscription, like a Birchbox for runners.

10. Nicetrails
You earned it: 3D-printed “trophies” of your running routes and hikes.

11. Way of the Will
Post-gym, spray on these all-natural essential oils for hydration, energy and moisturizing.

12. Allbirds Wool Runners
Merino comfiness wicks away sweat, like walking on clouds.

Main image from Tracksmith