The Best Gym Clothes for Men in 2024: A Brand for Every Workout

10 great gym brands and 50 great garment options to get you ready

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2024 is fully upon us. Are you keeping your New Year's Resolution to hit all of your gym goals? Jokes aside, since we're halfway through the year, it’s probably time to update your gym shirts, gym shorts, basketball and running/walking shoes don’t you think? Perhaps you could even use a new hoodie and gym bag to carry your equipment in. Contrary to popular belief, there’s quite a bit that goes into picking the right workout attire depending on the types of workouts you are pursuing and your individual goals as the best gym clothes for men can vary a lot depending upon your workout agenda and garment preferences.

For example, activities such as yoga and hiking might be better suited for looser clothing that doesn't cling to your body, whereas with running, loose pants can quite literally be a danger as you could trip on them while trekking—not fun. You’ll also need to take into account your height, weight, body mass, and factors such as how much you sweat into consideration, as this is something that can vary from person to person and effects which type of clothing is best suitable for you.

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Materials to Consider

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You’ll also want to factor in the materials of the gym clothes you are planning on purchasing as this can be the difference between comfort and productivity. You’ll also want clothing that promotes breathability, durability, comfort, protection, and flexibility. Here are some materials to consider as you shop.


  • Pros: Lightweight, Breathable, comfortable
  • Cons: Holds a lot of moisture, takes a long time to dry, can age quickly


  • Pros: Can expand and recover, superelastic
  • Cons: Traps moisture, can cause odors


  • Pros: Great for warm weather, moisture-wicking
  • Cons: Doesn’t last as long, tends to be pricey


  • Pros: Breathable, durable, comfortable, and dries fast
  • Cons: Not as durable as the other materials, can also hold moisture and cause odors

How To Pick A Gym Outfit

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So now that you have a starter list of the materials to consider, you should keep these in mind as you pick out your gym outfit. If you are shopping online, there’s typically a section underneath the product that tells you the material of the clothing. If shopping in person, you can typically find that material makeup on the tag inside of the clothing, but sometimes it is embedded into the actual clothing. Worst case scenario, you can always ask a customer service representative if you are still unsure.

As mentioned earlier, the type of gym clothes you select should be appropriate for the workouts you plan on doing. Weight lifting requires a different set of clothing as opposed to yoga, so those are things that you want to keep in mind. You’ll also want to factor in your personal height, weight, comfort level, and even allergies as some people have skin reactions to certain types of materials.

Last but not least, pricing. What is your budget and what you are willing to spend? Luxury might not be the way to go if you are looking to stay within a certain budget, but at the same time you want to make the quality of the clothes are decent as well as cheap prices, sometimes equal to cheap material.

Best Gym Clothes Brands for Men

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That said, we’ve put together a list of the 8 best gym clothes brands for you to start your browsing depending on what you are looking for.

Now let’s get to the different products shall we?

The Best for Basketball Players - Under Armour

Pros: Under Armour has a lot of great options when it comes to their gym clothes. The brand regularly crafts their products with high quality products that are reasonably priced, and are oftentimes underrated in the grand scheme of athletic brands. UA is also known for their Moisture Transport System, which pulls sweat and moisture from your body as you workout, and passes it through the material as you workout.

Cons: While Under Armour does have some great selections, depending on the time of the year, you have trouble finding certain items in stock. A good problem to have for Under Armour, but a not so great one for the consumer.

1. Men’s UA Rival Fleece Hoodie

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Under Armour

A lightweight workout hoodie that is ultra soft with mid-weight cotton-blend fleece, and a brushed interior for extra warmth. The hoodie is great for outdoor activities and indoor gym warm ups, and has an adjustable hood, kangaroo pockets, ribbed cuffs, and a bottom hem.


2. Men’s UA Sportstyle Joggers

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These joggers are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor gym workouts. Tracksuits are almost a mandatory requirement for those that are regularly into basketball, and track pants are great because they keep your muscles warmed up and ready to move, with the textured fabric giving you added breathability when the temps start to rise.

Features on the track pants include: durable knit fabric with a smooth face & a soft inner to trap warmth, moisture-wicking fabric that dries very fast, a ribbed waistband with an external drawcord, back left pocket & hand pockets with right-side internal phone pocket, tapered leg and ribbed cuffs, and a faux fly.


3. Men’s UA Tech 2.0 Fast Tank

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You’ll also need a tank top to play and train in, particularly if you are weightlifting and running. The UA Fast Tank features Tech 2.0, which is Under Armour’s original go-to training gear for loose and light clothing that keeps you cool. Features on the 2.0 Fast Tank include: the UA Tech fabric which is quick-drying, ultra-soft & has a more natural feel and sweating-wicking material. The tank is also made with recycled, traceable polyester.


4. Men’s ColdGear Fitted Crew

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Built with a base layer that keeps you warm and dry without being bulky or riding up, the Men’s ColdGear Fitted Crew has dual-layer fabric, stretch-mesh back & underarm panels, ergonomic design, and more for an affordable price. A nice crewneck for those outdoor jogs you’ll have to take if you are playing basketball on a team.


5. Unisex Curry One Low FloTro Basketball Shoes

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And of course, basketball shoes. This new iteration of the Curry shoes combines Curry's UA Flow cushioning along with a customized feel of the Curry One’s upper construction. The shoes also boast a molded textile upper, TPE-blend sockliner with low compression, and UA Flow cushioning technology that is lightweight with a nice grip amongst other features. 


6. Men's UA RUSH™ SmartForm Long Shorts

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Under Armour's RUSH SmartForm shorts are built with one-of-a-kind innovation that moves as you move. In addition to also be sweat-wicking, UA also had the foresight to place strategic mesh panels to add for extra breathability. These compression shorts are sure to keep you comfortable whilst working out.

SHOP NOW AT UNDER ARMOUR, (Was $70, Now $52.97)

Best on a Budget - Gymshark

Pros: Gymshark has a great reputation bolstered by influencers and community building, and their products come both highly recommended and highly rated.

Cons: While some have made complaints about Gymsharks’ prices, we actually find their pricing to be standard and even better than the norm when it comes to their gym wear. That said, because their products sell out so fast, they can be hard to purchase.

7. Gymshark Sport 5” 2 in 1 Shorts

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Built for multi-activity training, the 2 in 1 Shorts are breathable and durable, with a slim fit, 2 in 1 design, and zip pockets. Additional features include: lightweight, breathable material, and an adjustable internal drawcord to waist, along with being made with 100% Recycled Polyester.


8. Gymshark Lifting T-Shirt

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A solid t-shirt for weight training, the Gymshark Lifting T-Shirt boasts lightweight material, a slim fit design, and sweat-wicking properties to help you perform your workouts with a maximum amount of confidence.

SHOP NOW AT GYMSHARK, (Was $32, Now $25.60)

9. Gymshark Power Washed Stringer

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With an oversized fit created specifically for bodybuilders, the Power Washed Stringer is made with durable fabrics to support you through the most brutal of workout.


10. Gymshark Crest Hoodie

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A solid warmup hoodie, the Crest is slim-fit with a soft fleece interior and a crossover neckline amongst other features that will help your training out significantly.


11. Gymshark Crest Joggers

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Complete with ribbed ankle cuffs for a clean fit and an adjustable waistband, the Gymshark Crest Joggers provide comfort and support through the course of workouts. 


12. Gymshark Heritage Washed Hoodie

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Gymshark is bringing together the old school and the new with their oversized Heritage Washed Hoodie, which you can either pair with an undershirt, or rock by itself in order to really amp up the sweat factor. There's multiple colors and sizes available, giving you plenty to choose from.


Best For Lifestyle - Lululemon

Pros: Lululemon prides themselves on the quality of their products, and when it comes to quality, they are among the best for gym clothes.

Cons: Because of that quality, prices can tend to be on the expensive side compared to other brands.

13. Lululemon Licensed to Train Shirt

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A very nice training top assisted by Lululemon’s anti-stink technology, which prevents clinging and excess sweat. The License to Train shirt also features an under arm gussett that allows for greater mobility, and a locker loop that allows you to hang in your gym locker. Multiple colors are available as well.

SHOP NOW AT LULULEMON, (Was $78, Now $49)

14. Lululemon At Ease Hoodie

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Breathable and made with double knit to help you seamlessly move through your workouts. The At Ease Hoodie boosts four-way stretch that allows for plenty of comfort, a classic fit, breathability, and three different colors to shop from depending on your preferences.

SHOP NOW AT LULULEMON, (Was $148, Now $99)

15. Lululemon Men’s Power Stride Crew Sock

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A sock to help you set the groundwork for a tough workout. The Men’s Powerstride Crew Sock embraces the shape of your foot for a distraction-free fit, and is designed specifically for running and training.


16. Lululemon License To Train Shorts

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The License to Train short is designed for training, and made with an abrasion-resistant fabric. The shorts also have a classic tapered fit, and encourages you to train harder while also providing protection.


17. Lululemon Men’s Surge Joggers

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The Men’s Surge Joggers are an awesome choice for workouts as they are lightweight and flexible. The joggers also have zips at the cuff for quick on and off when you're warming up that make them more convenient to use. Plenty of colors available as well.


18. Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Sleeveless Shirt Updated

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We're really feeling Lululemon's Metal Vent Tech Sleeveless Shirt, which is designed with a comfy slim-fit for all of your workout needs. The multiple color selection is a bonus, as well as the chafe-free construction that makes the shorts very comfortable to wear and workout in.


Best for Variety - Alo Yoga

Pros: Alo Yoga has a pretty long lifespan, with products lasting roughly two to five years or even longer if taken care of properly.

Cons: Another brand where products can be on the pricey side.

19. Alo Yoga Conquer Pulse Pant

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A refined jogger that is both soft and stretchy that is sure to provide comfort during your workouts. Sizing comes in S - 2XL, multiple colors are available to pick from, from sueded Conquer jersey fabric to support comfortable free-flowing movements. Adjustable drawcords and zipper pockets are present on these pants as well.


20. Alo Yoga Triumph Crewneck Tee

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A short sleeve t-shirt that is slim with a relaxed fit, and made specifically for movement with its soft tri-blend and classic crewneck cut. Priced under $60, you get a load of sizes and colors that you can play around with, making this a dynamic gym tee.


21. Alo Yoga Triumph Muscle Tank

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Made with very soft jersey fabric, the Triumph Muscle Tank is a great choice for workouts, and features relaxed dropped armholes that make it easy to wear wherever you're headed.


22. Alo Yoga Chill Short

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Made with French Terry, the Chill Shorts come with a drawstring, side-zip pockets and single pocket at back. There's also a size range of S - 2XL, an adjustable drawcord waistband for comfort, and an affordable under $100 price tag.


23. Alo Yoga Conquer Reform Crewneck

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A long sleeve t-shirt that is slim with a relaxed fit, and made specifically for movement, the Conquer Reform Crewneck has been a hit amongst Alo Yoga lovers due to its comfy, relaxed silhouette and layering ability. You can cop for $74.


Best for Weight Training - NOBULL

Pros: Some of the best weight training workout clothes in the game right now.

Cons: There are no obvious cons as the pricing and quality is quite good. You could, however, make an argument on their catalog needing a tad bit more diversity in terms of sizing.

24. NOBULL Men’s Tee

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A lightweight and sweat absorbent tee that has antibacterial properties while also being comfortable and form fitting. Additionally, the NOBULL Tee also has flatlock seams aimed at reducing chafing and performance blend fabric. You can purchase for $38.


25. NOBULL Men’s Tank

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These tanks come in a variety of styles and colors, but the purpose remains the same amongst each, which is to give you a comfortable and breathable workout. Made with polyester, tencel, and spandex, this tank gives you a lightweight performance and breathability.


26. NOBULL Men’s Quilted Zip-Up Jacket

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Great for starting your workout, the Quilted Zip-Up Jacket features a center front zipper, zippered hand pockets, a mesh-lined hood with an adjustable drawcord, and reflected branding for visibility.


27. NOBULL Men’s Jogger

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Made with a polyester/spandex blend and an ergonomic design to promote comfort and breathability, the Men's Jogger from NOBULL is a standard men’s jogger equipped to give you everything you need for your training sessions.


28. NOBULL Trainers

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You can also find the NOBULL Trainers in tons of colors as well. Features include: seamless one-piece construction of SuperFabric, which is durable, breathable and abrasion resistant material, SuperFabric guard plates, an outsole lug pattern for multi-environment usage that allows use to transition in and outdoors, and high carbon lateral and medial guards for high level protection. 


Best for Yoga and Pilates - Vuori Clothing

Yoga and pilates have become a warmup and cool down routines for athletes and gym heads.

Pros: Well made with a comfortable fit. A lot of diversity in their catalog too.

Cons: Tends to be pricey as well, and does not have a lot of colors and sizes amongst their products.

29. Vuori Kore Short

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A classic athletic fit with breathability. The Kore Shorts from Vuori are made with recycled polyester, polyester, and elastane, and boost a soft, lightweight ultra stretch fabric designed for free-flowing movement and comfort. The shorts are available for $68.


30. Vuori Grandview Tech Tank

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A performance tank with an engineered kit designed for maximum comfort and minimal chafing. Also quite breathable due to its loose construction and sustainably made with recycled polyester, the Grandview Tech Tank comes in two different colors, and a size range of S - XXL.

SHOP NOW AT VUORI, (Was $64, Now $44)

31. Vuori Ponto Performance Crew

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A lightweight crewneck made with performance stretch knit that is quick drying and moisture wicking. The Ponto Performance Crewneck also has a zip stash pocket that can hold your keys and gym card, and allows for plenty of flexibility as you carry on your workout. You can cop for $110


32. Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

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The Sunday Performance Joggers are premier in fit, function and offer soft stretching functions to assist you with your workouts. The joggers comes with plenty of helpful features like an elastic cuff and waistband, tapered leg, and moisture wicking properties through its recycled polyester and elastane construction that makes them very convenient and helpful.


33. Vuori V1 Tab Socks

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And a fresh pair of socks for the yoga mat that's softly made with recycled polyester, recycled cotton, elastane, and nylon. Vuori gives you three color choices, a size range of S - L, and an affordable pricing of under $15. Gotta love it.


Best for Running - adidas

Whether you choose to take your warm up run inside or out, you’ll need some comfortable athletic wear.

Pros: A very large category that is updated almost daily with new products.

Cons: Even though that category is large, there is a chance that you can encounter products being sold out as adidas items sell quite quickly.

34. Adicolor Classic 3-Stripes Pants

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A classic that is great for running, especially with the ankle design. Made with a blend of cotton and recycled polyester fleece, the pants include side zipped pockets, ribbed cuffs, and a drawcord to tie it all together. Sizing runs up to a 2XL, and you can purchase for $70.


35. adidas Pump Workout Hoodie

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A training hoodie made with recycled materials that is both effective and eco-friendly, the Pump Workout from adidas is made with soft French terry, and also features AEROREADY technology that assists with keeping the icky sweat away. An under $100 buy, this hoodie will last you quite a while should you choose to make the investment.


36. adidas Designed for Training Shorts

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Exactly what the name says. These shorts are designed to help give you maximum flexibility and comfort during your training sessions as they are made with AEROREADY technology to help keep you dry as you sweat. Should you need them, there are also a couple of zip pockets for storage that you can use to your advantage.


37. adidas Techfit Training Long Sleeve Tee

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A fit long sleeve tee made for intense training sessions. Also moisture absorbent with AEROREADY stretch fabric that flatters your muscles while not clinging to your body with its recycled polyester and elastane blend, you'll get plenty of energy with this $35 Techfit Training Long Sleeve Tee.


38. Mahomes 1 Impact FLX Playtime

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One of adidas’ best sellers, Patrick Mahomes knows exactly what it takes to get the workout done. The Mahomes 1 has a BOOST Midsole that keeps you ready for any and everything along with a sturdy mesh upper and a durable rubber outsole. You can currently purchase these comfortable digs for roughly $120.


Most Accessible - Nike

Pros: Nike is very accessible. You can almost always find either a Nike store or a store that carries Nike products near you.

Cons: Certain products are hard to get, and sometimes can be a little expensive as well.

39. Nike Dri-FIT Tee

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The ultimate Nike training tee that works for every workout. Priced at $55, the shirt is made with a cotton/polyester blend, and includes Nike's Dri-FIT technology, which helps promote quicker drying times and breathability. There's also an embroidered underarm eyelets help circulate ventilation, an underarm gusset to help with extra movement, and knit fabric construction for softness.


40. Nike Pro Dri-FIT Tank

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A lightweight tank made with polyester and spandex fabric that's built into heat zones to keep you cool and dry from warmups through cool downs, the Pro Dri-Fit is lightweight, stretchy, prevents any kind of sticking and chafing, and is to wash. The under $25 price tag makes it an attractive option as well in our opinion.

SHOP NOW AT AMAZON, (Was $24.43, Now $21.99)

41. Nike Dri-FIT Training Pant

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Same deal as the tank and t-shirt, but in a pants version, the Dri-Fit Training Pant is made with 100% recycled polyester, offers sweat-wicking technology and a comfortable/slightly loose (but not too loose) fit, and snap buttons that you can store your smaller belongings in. Pricing is currently under $60, and sizing runs from a S - 4XL Tall.

SHOP NOW AT NIKE, (Was $75, Now $58.97)

42. Nike Cushioned Socks

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Those who workout a lot have to frequently buy new pairs of socks. Nike has a deal where you can get three at a time for under $30 (basically a little less than ten per sock), which isn’t bad if you ask us. There's multiple colors and sizes as well, so you should be able to snag the perfect socks for you.


43. Nike Metcon 8 MF

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And a solid training shoe to match because real ballers need a baller shoe from a baller to elevate their training to previously unseen levels. A workout shoe that has a durable rubber sole, Nike React foam for optimal comfort, rubber wraps that grip to your arch as you are climbing (should that be your forte), and a wide flat heel to lock your foot in place, the Metcon 8 is the real deal.

SHOP NOW AT AMAZON, (Was $95, Now $65.93)

Best for Everyday Wear - Fabletics

Pros: The cool thing about Fabletics is that they provide quality gym clothes that hold up well over time without any sudden wear, tear, or unbearable stenches. Fabletics is also very much on the affordable side as far as the investment you're making, so its not like you're out tons of money if you decide to spend. Additionally, their clothes last for years.

Cons: The only real negative about Fabletics is that sometimes thing can go out of stock very quickly because of their demand. In that way you have consistently keep up with what it is you're eyeing so that it doesn't sell out before you buy.

44. Fabletics The One Jogger

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The One Jogger by Fabletics has been a high seller for the brand as its lauded for its comfort, stretch factor, and breathability. Fabletics gives you a size range between XS - 4X, several different colorways should you want options in that regard, a comfortable nylon/spandex blend, and really detailed features such as UPF protection and anti-stink properties that make the $60 more than worth it. A great pickup.


45. The 02 Tank

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The 02 Tank has its name because of the excellent breathability it provides. Cut with polyester and mesh material, the tank features a mesh construction that is moisture-wicking while also circulating air, and has a four-way stretch component that gives you plenty of movement. Under $40 with great reviews, the 02 Tank is a steal.


46. The Baselayer Full-Length Tight

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Some prefer wearing workout tights underneath their shorts/pants. If this is you, the Baselayer Full-Length Tight from Fabletics is right up your alley. Made with the standard Fabletics polyester/spandex blend, you get breathability, sweat-wicking properties, anti-stink properties, anti-chafe, and 4 way stretch. All of this for under $40. Not bad. Not bad at all.


47. The Year Round Terry Short

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The name says it all. Not all products can be worn all year round, but these Fabletics Terry Shorts can. Coming in four different colors and a size range of XS - 4X, Fabletics describes the Year Round Terry Shorts as a classic style with a streamlined fit made comfortably with a blend of recycled polyester and cotton. You can purchase these shorts for under $50.


Best for Breathability- Talentless

Pros: There's nothing "talentless" about Talentless. They have great clothes made with great materials, the prices are more than reasonable when you look at the quality, and they give you a range within their catalog. The gym clothes Talentless offers also have an ability to be worn outside of the gym should you choose to use them for that purpose.

Cons: The only real con is that the brand doesn't have as extensive of a size range as other brands that carry athletic clothing as the largest size on average is an XL. Of course that's doable, but it's always helpful when brands offer products in a 2XL, 3XL, etc., to give more options to bigger/taller people.

48. Men's Lightweight Sweatpants

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A lightweight pair of sweatpants that are versatile and comfortably made with 100% cotton fleece, these pants do a good job at keeping you comfortable through its breathable features, while also providing you an adequate amount of space to move around in. Lightweight like a cloud, eight colors are available, and the pants are priced at $99.


49. Men's Drop Shoulder Tee

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Oversized enough to not cling to you, but not too oversized to where its actually problematic as you're working out, the Drop Shoulder Tee is garment-dyed by hand which adds to its overall quality, and is cut with 1005% jersey fabric. Should you want to wear it for working out you can, but the shirt also works casually if that's the purpose you are looking to use it for. You can cop for $48.


50. Men's Everyday Sweat Short

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Surely you don't want to miss out on a great pair of sweat shorts that were originally almost $100 for just a little over $25 (at the time of this writing at least) now do you? Garment-dyed and made with 100% breathable cotton that you can easily workout in without discomfort, the shorts fit true to size, and you get several colorways to choose from as well. What else can you ask for here people?

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