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The best new gear to pack in your gym bag

The best new gear to pack in your gym bag

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The best new gear to pack in your gym bag

A well-stocked tote goes beyond basics with gear and gadgets to ensure that you're always workout-ready.

The bag: Resolute Gym Duffel, $69, mec.ca.

Get a grip: Carry it by the padded handles or use the removable shoulder strap to lug it hands-free.

Pockets aplenty: Multiple interior and exterior slots in various sizes neatly store essentials.

Durable coating: Waterproof bottom and side panels let you set it down in wet conditions.

Water-resistant lining: Stash damp towels and workout clothes in the interior.

Hang tight: Secure a yoga mat with adjustable side buckles.

Sneaker sidekick: Stow runners in their own cubby.

GYM BAG ESSENTIALS

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1. Toe the line
Moisture-wicking fabric keeps feet dry. InStance Fusion RunLite socks, $20, blacktoerunning.com

2. Tune up
This handy smartphone holder adjusts to bigger or smaller arms. Nike women's distance armband, $45, blacktoerunning.com

3. Dry run
A quick-drying hair towel is a gym bag must-have. Aquis Lisse Luxe hair towel, $36, sephora.ca

4. Bundle of energy
Refuel with a natural endurance booster. Endurance Tap Energy Gel, $3.50, sportchek.ca

5. Lend a hand
Grip and lift sans calluses with machine-washable gloves. Freedom gloves, $45, propsathletics.com.

6. All tied up
Topknots and ponytails stay put with reinforced silicone grips. Scünci No Slip silicone elastics, $7 per pack of 18, rexall.ca

7. H2Go 
Add ice and your choice of flavouring to the built-in caddy. Flavour-It-2-Go water bottle, $15, indigo.ca

8. Body armour
Ward off blisters and chafing. Bodyglide for Her Anti-Blister Stick, $7 per pack of three, sportchek.ca

9. With the band
A silicone strip keeps this hair band in place. Scünci No Slip honeycomb-textured head wrap, $11, rexall.ca

10. Undercover undies
After hot yoga, you'll need a fresh ready-to-wear pair. Cheeki Sleekini Bikini underwear, $16, cheekibrand.com

11. Good scents
Soothe muscle aches with this blend of rosemary and marjoram essential oils. Saje Pain Release analgesic remedy, $24, saje.com.

12. On the ball 
Drop these odour-blocking balls into runners to stop stink in its tracks. Diadora Odour-Away scented balls, $6 per pair, sportchek.ca

13. Spritz away 
When you're short on time, dry shampoo is your BFF. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Clean & Classic Original, $6.50, rexall.ca

14. All ears 
Opt for sweat-proof buds that promise to stay put. Yurbuds Inspire 100 earphones, $30, blacktoerunning.com.

 

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