Style Guide: Pumping Iron

Aug 6, 2021

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All too often, gym rats see their time in the weight room as an excuse to let their style slide. But here’s the thing — just because you’re regularly pumping iron, doesn’t mean that you still have to be rocking that sweatshirt from your college glory days. On the contrary, as there are tons of options on the market that go big on performance whilst still looking the part. For this very reason, we can’t get enough of what LA-based Legends has to offer.

As such, we’ve built out a style guide that’s ideal for those who like to get their pump on. Much more than just a mashup of athletic apparel, it includes everything from blender bottles to jump ropes to gym bags so that you can stay on top of your fit from head to toe. Of course, you’re more than welcome to keep using that tired drawstring sack and those torn Apple headphones, but we feel that one of these pieces could very well be what your routine needs. And besides, there’s a reason that the saying ‘look good, play good’ holds truth.

Legends Fairfax Hoodie Tie Dye Black

This street-ready staple is ideal for wearing to and from the gym, keeping you warmed up and ready to perform at your best. With details like dipped cotton drawcords, an embroidered sleeve patch, and ribbed cuffs and hems, it’s a true cut above the rest. Oh, and if you’re looking for a bit of extra flair, we’d recommend this eye-catching tie-dye black colorway — it really pops.

Purchase: $95

Blender Bottle Strada Stainless Steel

When you’re a busy athlete on the go, Blender Bottles are essential for making those protein shakes are mixed correctly. Along with looking subtle and understated, this black-on-black stainless steel option features built-in insulation to keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

Purchase: $25

Legends Enzo Tank

If you’re looking for a shirt that’s ready to work as hard as you’re willing to sweat, you can’t go wrong with this Legends tank. Its moisture-wicking Enzo fabric is lightweight, ultra-breathable, and plenty stretchable to keep you cool and comfortable throughout even the toughest of sessions.

Purchase: $40

RPM Session 4 Jump Rope

Jumping rope is a great way to kickstart your cardio routine, as it’s incredibly time-efficient and chock-full of aerobic benefits. We’d suggest the Session 4 from RPM because its dual-bearing system makes for a smooth spin and its knurled aluminum handles ensure a confident grip no matter how much you sweat.

Purchase: $65

Legends Fairfax Sweat Short Tie Dye Black

Ditch those crusty cutoffs and give your workout wardrobe a much-needed upgrade with this pair of sweat shorts from Legends. Crafted from 100% heavyweight cotton fleece, they’re stylish, hard-wearing, and made locally in Los Angeles.

Purchase: $70

Reebok Nano X

When nothing but the best cross-trainer on the market will do, Reebok’s Nano X is the shoe for you. Equally capable for sprints and squats alike, it comes with a breathable Flexweave upper, some lightweight EVA foam cushioning, as well as a raised collar for extra support.

Purchase: $130

Aer Gym Duffel 3

Level-up your carry with Aer’s Gym Duffel 3, a bag that’s tough, spacious, and smart as they come. Beneath its 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon exterior, it sports a host of clever pockets like a stowaway shoe compartment, a padded laptop sleeve, and some inner organizers for keeping your essentials in check.

Purchase: $170

Jaybird Vista 2

As the only headphones on the market that satisfy MIL-STD 810G standards, Jaybird’s Vistas offer a build quality that speaks for themselves. The best part is: they’re not just tough, but technologically superior too — with features like active noise canceling, custom EQ settings, and even built-in tracking capabilities to locate lost earbuds.

Purchase: $200

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