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14 Gym Kit Essentials | Birthday Must-Haves

14 Gym Kit Essentials | Birthday Must-Haves
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert6 years ago
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A little bird may have told you it was our birthday. That’s right, we’ve been fuelling your ambitions for 14 years now, and we’re in the mood to celebrate!

For the occasion, our designers have put together a list of 14 gym kit essentials — so if you don’t already have them, it might be worth making a note for your own birthday wish list, or as present ideas for somebody else.

Check out these top picks…

1. Tropical Leggings and Crop Top

Okay, so we're super-excited about this freshly launched collection, and this is why you should be too...

The crop top provides medium support with built-in cups and a racer-back detail, and the leggings are squat-proof with printed sculpting panels for shape enhancement. They’re also completely reversible so you can switch up your look whenever you want — whether you’re feeling the summery print one day, or a subtler look the next.

Take a step towards summer in these gorgeous jungle-print training pieces, both crafted with sweat-wicking, 4-way stretch fabric so that they can keep up with any workout.

 2. Ignite Sports Bra and Shorts

Feel confident throughout every session in the bold colour-block panels of the Ignite collection. The shorts are just what every summer gym kit’s been waiting for — they’re dual layered for maximum coverage, so you’ll be set whether you’re squatting or skipping, and have a concealed zip pocket on the hip for safely storing tech.

The bra comes with an elasticated underband, removable cups, and a stylish mesh back panel — which doesn’t just look amazing, but helps airflow too. Featuring sections of deep navy, fierce blue, coral, and bright white, you’ll be turning heads in this vibrant piece.

3. Breeze T-Shirt

The ultimate lightweight layer of coverage.

Crafted with burnout effect fabric, it has a semi-transparent look and is designed with a flattering dropped hem and scooped neckline.

You’ll have the freedom for any movement — whether it’s a yoga pose, kettlebell swing, or triceps dip.

 4. Seamless Leggings

One of our bestselling lines (with good reason), these definitely deserve to be a staple in your gym kit.

Created with super-soft yarns to create the comfiest, silkiest, second-skin fit, they’ll move just as you do throughout every activity, contouring your form with sculpted knit panels.

Plus, they’re sweat-wicking, breathable, and — perhaps most importantly — they’re totally squat-proof so you’ll be covered from warm up to cool down.

5. Shape Seamless Crop Top

Another must-have for summer training, this second-skin crop top is constructed with unique knit technology to give contrasting panels for flattering shape enhancement. Finished with raglan sleeves to allow maximum range of motion, you’ll be able to combat any workout in this sweat-wicking, soft-touch material.

Available in black for a sleek look, or softer shades of light coral and blue marl for a more seasonal outfit — you may as well get all three to be on the safe side.

6. Shadow Sports Bra and Leggings

Make a monochrome statement in the Shadow outfit, which combines bold-print fabric with sculpting panels to deliver style, comfort, and shape-enhancement all in one.

The leggings have a high-rise waistband for a flattering fit, and the sports bra has a racer-front design with built-in cups and a longline length so that you’ll be supported from burpees to sprints.

What more could you want?

7. Boost Jacket

Moving on to men, this is a great piece to start with.

The Boost Jacket is made from a lightweight, water-resistant fabric and has an adjustable hood, making it the perfect layer to shield you from the elements — whether you’re training outdoors or just wearing to and from the gym.

Featuring secure zip pockets and a built-in headphone outlet, it’s totally tech compatible, so you never have to be without your motivational playlist.

It’s also finished with reflective prints, meaning it’s safe for outdoor runs in the early morning or late at night.

8. Performance Short-Sleeve Top

No gym kit’s really complete without this training top, it’s one of our firm favourites.

Crafted from lightweight stretch material to give you maximum range of movement and breathable comfort — it’s ideal whether you’re hitting the weights or tackling some cardio.

Finished with a ribbed crew neckline and raglan sleeves, it’s available in a huge range of marl dye colours, so you can switch up your style from session to session.

9. Sculpt Seamless Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Seamless is all about definition. Our Sculpt T-Shirt is constructed with unique knit technology, with engineered sculpt lines to give a second-skin fit and ultimate shape enhancement.

Created with breathable, sweat-wicking fabric and thumbholes for comfort, you’ll be set to tackle anything your regime throws at you.

10. Dry-Tech Infinity Tank

A must-have for workouts in warmer weather — this lightweight, relaxed-fit tank top is the perfect loose layer that won’t restrict your movements.

It’s sweat wicking with flatlock style seams, a curved hem, and it’s treated with an antibacterial finish, meaning it’ll stay fresher for longer between sessions.

11. Power Shorts

Another piece that should be a key feature in your summer kit — these training shorts are double-layered and designed with 4-way stretch fabric to give a tight, comfortable fit — and the coverage to be confident whether you’re rope-jumping or deadlifting.

They’re finished with styled seam lines, an elasticated waistband, and invisible zip pockets to keep all your tech safe. We’ve covered all bases.

12. Tru-Fit Pullover Hoodie

Super warm, super soft… everything you’d want from a hoodie, right?

Our Tru-Fit Pullover Hoodie is designed with a new-and-improved tailored fit, and internal fleece so that you’re always snug, whether at home or the gym.

We think it’s the ideal comfortable layer to throw on wherever you are.

13. Hand Towel

Back to basics. This is a training essential that you shouldn’t be without — you’re safe to sweat in style with our soft-touch cotton hand towel. Finished with embossed branding and available in black or white, it’s a gym kit classic.

 14. Barrel Bag

So obviously you need something to carry all of this amazing kit in! And we couldn’t think of anything more suitable than our spacious barrel bag — featuring a large main interior for all your training essentials, a Velcro side pocket, dual carry handles, and an adjustable shoulder strap. Head to the gym in style.

Now you're clear on the gym kit essentials and know where to begin with our fabulous clothing range, you might want to check out some of our latest style guides to get up-to-date with new releases.

Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class. On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin. Find out more about Lauren’s experience here: