Fitness is booming this summer after many people realised the physical and mental benefits it offers during lockdown earlier in the year.
Whether training for a race, pumping iron at the gym or enjoying more gentle activities such as yoga and walking, the below clothing and accessories all enhance physical activity in some way.
ActionSleeve 2 by Twelve South
ActionSleeve 2 is a high quality fabric armband that allows you to wear your Apple Watch on the bicep instead of the wrist.
It’s ideal for sports and activities that rely on wrist mobility or Apple Watch gets in the way (such as boxing).
ActionSleeve 2 still keeps Apple Watch’s sensors close to your body, offering the same precise tracking you’re used to.
It’s made of a non-allergenic polyurethane that’s soft against the skin and each seam is precision stitched and extra fabric is placed beneath the hardware to eliminate any rubbing or pinching.
ActionSleeve 2 adjusts to fit arms up to 15-inches (13.4 inch maximum for the 40mm ActionSleeve 2).
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Groov-e armband universal mobile phone holder
Affordable and robust, Groov-e’s sports armband will hold your mobile phone in place on the bicep while training.
Ideal for a number of different sports, particularly if you’re interested in tracking distance/steps.
The adjustable neoprene strap is comfortable and the clear shield protects your phone’s screen while still allowing you to use touchscreen controls.
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Hex MCR ORGANICS Barrel Bag
Hex MCR ORGANICS barrel bag is part of the first drop from the Manchester urban streetwear brand.
It is made from 100% Organic cotton canvas which has OCS 100 certification. The minimalist design is available in three different colours and features the ‘ORGANICS’ slogan.
The 20-litre capacity makes it ideal for sports and hitting the gym.
The bag arrives in eco-conscious packaging that can be disposed of by dissolving in hot water.
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Hex MCR Unisex Triple White Trucker Hat
Channel the summer of sport in your workouts – whether you’re cheering on England at the Euros, Team GB at the Olympics or Wimbledon teen sensation Emma Raducanu – this triple white trucker hat from premium streetwear label Hex MCR is a subtle nod to supporting our athletes.
Ideal for outdoor sports and activities, the cap will shade your eyes from the sun while the mesh sides offer breathability. The hat is unisex and one size fits all.
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Hex MCR Unisex Triple Black Caged Trucker Hat
Although Hex MCR is a new brand, the stylish trucker hat drop is already being worn by celebs including footballer Danny Simpson.
The triple black distressed caged hat offers an underground look, perfect for hitting the gym, boxing ring or while on a run.
Protecting your head and eyes from the sun while outdoors, the mesh side panel is breathable, so you can keep your cool.
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Groov-e portable wireless charger
A power bank is essential for long trail runs, hikes, cycles and other adventures.
The Groov-e wireless charger gives you the option of wireless charging or USB and USB Type-C output so most phones, tablets, e-readers and cameras are covered.
The generous 8000 mAH capacity offers multiple device charges.
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The ever-popular Groov-e SportsBuds are an affordable pair of Bluetooth headphones designed especially to withstand sweat and exertion.
Get some motivation from your favourite running playlists or follow guided workouts without disturbing the neighbours or fellow gym goers!
At just £39.99 they offer excellent sound quality, comfortable ear hook design and have IPX4 sweat resistant rating.
The included charging case has an 1800mAh offering 28 hours wireless playback while on the move, ensuring you’re covered for long cycles, hikes and runs.
The built-in microphone means users can easily make wireless calls or use voice commands too.