9 Summer Fitness and Fashion Essentials

by Andrew Villagomez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Ready to reveal that summer body? Perhaps, it's time to refresh your workout wardrobe. From the gym to mountain trails or the sea, having the right clothes are essential. These nine versatile pieces work outside the gym, too, perfect for running errands or lounging around.

Check out some of the best men's workout clothes of 2019:

Lululemon Metal Vent Short Sleeve
Finding the perfect workout T-shirt can take some time, but you can't go wrong with starting your search at Lululemon. The athleticwear fitness brand has been around for two decades and firmly established as an industry leader. The men's metal vent tee features a lightweight fabric that offers four-way stretch, mesh constriction for breathability, and sweat-wicking technology. ($68)

Rhone Sentry Bulldog Tank
Engineers of athletic attire for men, Rhone offers a range of simple and seamless clothing that helps you move. Rhone's Sentry Bulldog Tank is quick drying, made with ColdFusion technology to fight those sweaty workouts, and features Flatlock stitching for chafe-free seams. ($38)

Hill City Easy Swim Shorts
Hill City is a high-performance men's apparel brand that offers technical yet stylish versatile clothing. Founded by former MLS soccer player Noah Palmer and part of Gap Inc, Hill City is also a certified B Corp and it integrates sustainability throughout many of its products by using high-quality renewable, recycled fibers. Their Easy Swim Shorts can easily be worn beyond the pool and ocean and used casually or for workouts and hiking. ($68)

Columbia Men's F.K.T. Shorts
Providing gear for outdoor enthusiasts for over 80 years, Columbia has everything you need for hiking and running gear. These trail running shorts feature the brand's well-received sweat-activated technology to keep you cool as soon as you start heating up. Other features include Omni-Wick technology for ventilation, UV-protecting fabric, and reflective detail. ($55)

Helly Hanson Newport F1 Deck Shoe
If your summer fitness and outdoor activities bring you to the sea or wet areas, you'll want a good pair of water shoes around. Helly Hansen's Newport F1 Deck shoe features a classic deck-style upper made of waterproof leather that is designed for performance. Fully waterproof and highly breathable, the shoe also features custom traction zones and the brand's proven HellyGrip rubber compound. ($140)

Under Armor Men's UA HOVR Infinite Running Shoes
Since Under Armor's Pride HOVR sneakers are sold out (unless you're size 14), try the award-winning Infinite style this summer. Designed for runners who need flexibility and versatility, the shoes feature the brand's Record Sensor technology, which tracks, analyzes and stores every running metric virtually to help you get better. Specially designed foam in the shoes helps give you back the engird you put in, and the mesh upper is both lightweight and breathable. ($120)

2(X)ist Speed Dri No-Show Brief
Providing men with stylish underwear for the past couple of decades, 2(X)ist offers performance-ready briefs. In an ultra-low rise style, the brief features a supportive pouch and temperature-regulating fabric to wick moisture away from the body. ($26)

Stuart & Lau Regimen Gym Bag
Crafting stylish travel and commuter products, Stuart & Lau's Regimen Gym Bag can you take from the gym to work to the plane! Made from waterproof Duralite fabric with a full grain leather trim and handles, there are outer compartments on each side to help store all your work and non-gym related essentials. Inside is made from wipe-away waterproof nylon for an easy clean after use, and also a ventilated shoe pocket. ($395)

Hari Mari Brazos Flip Flop
Hari Mari launched in 2012, combining clever and colorful designs into a must-have flip flop. The company's philanthropic division, Flops Fighting Cancer, donates a portion of profits to pediatric oncology and hematology centers. The Brazos is great for the beach and will float in the water, and also features soft-squeeze foam and brushed nubuck.

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.