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How to Look Good During Your Workout

These pieces of workout gear double as fashion–forward accessories to keep your exercise routine right on track.

When we feel good, everything else works better—even work. It’s easy to make excuses for not exercising, though, especially when you’re traveling on business and economizing your baggage space. But given that nearly 80 percent of hotel properties polled by the American Hotel & Lodging Association report having exercise facilities onsite, now it’s easy to stick to your routine when you’re on the road. For extra motivation, try these packable goods that match your active lifestyle: a water bottle that’s perfect in-flight and on the treadmill, a jacket that’s cool enough for a casual night out or a jog. You’ll be much more likely to find the room—and the time—for staying in shape.

Take cover

This lightweight Porsche Design Sport Lite Tech jacket by Adidas, $400, is lightweight and wind- and waterproof, making it ideal for travel or for an outdoor workout. It features a store-away hood and subtle reflective details.


Time master

This watch not only enhances your wrist, but it is also packed with tons of functions that’ll make your morning run or an impromptu hike a breeze. The T-Touch by Tissot, $850, is equipped with an altimeter, a chronograph, a compass, a thermometer and more.

Hydration nation

A high-quality water bottle, like this one by SIGG (1L bottle $24.99), makes for eco-friendly travel and quenches your thirst during a workout on the road. Made of pure aluminum, its interior is taste-neutral, so you can switch from water to flavored drinks in a flash—and it’s 100 percent recyclable.


Sound elements

This system protects your iPod or iPhone in the air or in the water. The Amphibix armband from H20 Audio, $59.99, can go into the surf or the pool, and the Surge bass-amplified headphones can take a deep-sea plunge of up to 12 feet.


Chic sneaks

If you want a shoe that looks great and can easily take you to the hotel gym, then this sporty pair will have you jumping for joy. The Klipspringer classic trainer by Vael Project, $66, weighs just 26 ounces and has a Vibram cup sole and an EVA sock liner to ensure support and comfort.


Foot light

When picking out an athletic shoe that travels, try these lightweight options—they’re packed with sleek performance and killer style.

Porsche Design Sport Lite Motion by Adidas, 24 oz./pair, $400, at shopadidas.comGEL Pulse by Asics, 23.8 oz./pair, $85, at asics.com

New Balance 70 by New Balance, 18 oz./pair, $80, at newbalance.comCell Volt by Puma, 23 oz./pair, $90, at finishline.com or store.puma.com

Smooth Fit Mobile III by Reebok, 21.6 oz./pair, $75, at reebok.com

STAN WILLIAMS is a New York-based style journalist. His vintage-decorating book, The Find (Clarkson Potter, 2009), recently hit the bookshelves.

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