When it comes to gym-based apparel, function – and in particular, robustness – trumps style every single time.

Humanx Weight Vest

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Humanx Weight Vest

The trouble with most weight vests is that they’re either uncomfortable or they’re so flimsy that they are unable to stay put during vigorous workouts. The beauty of this offering from Humanx is that, as well as being supremely comfy, this beefy vest stays exactly where it’s meant to be, even during the most taxing workouts. The fact that leading CrossFit competitors like Jason Khalipa swear by it speaks volumes.

Casio G-Shock

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Casio G-Shock

Casio may not be up there with the OMEGA, Rolex or Breitling watches of this world, but ask yourself this: how would you feel if you dropped a dumbbell on your Breguet Grande? This modestly priced offering is tested to military standards, so you can be pretty confident it will stand up to all the rough stuff.

Reebok CrossFit NANO 5.0

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Reebok CrossFit NANO 5.0

A long-favoured choice of CrossFit competitors, the NANO’s standing as a robust and ever-reliable footwear choice is something that all ‘in the know’ gym goers are aware of. Reebok has reinforced the most wear-prone areas of previous incarnations with Kevlar. That’s right, Reebok has gone and made bullet-proof trainers.

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