6 Summer Fitness Favorites

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Our best finds for hot day or night workouts.

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1. PowerSpurz and PowerArmz

When it’s too hot to run in the sun, many runners take to the street at night. Keep yourself safe when you do with LED-lit shoe and arm safety bands from 4id. Just pop it onto the heel of your shoe or strap to your arm before running into the night. Choose from flashing or continuously lit modes. Note that these are sold individually so buy two if you’d like a set. Available in five colors, including pink for breast cancer awareness. $19.95 each 4id.com
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2. Pearl Izumi Women’s Flash Singlet and ¾ Tight

Transfer dry fabric paired with mesh accents make these pieces perfect for a summer run. The top is very fitted, but doesn’t look or feel to body hugging. The 3/4 Tight has a subtle pattern that makes it stand out in a sea of black tights without being too bold to wear with most shirts. $40 Top, $65 Tight pearlizumi.com

pearlflashjacket3. Pearl Izumi Flash Jacket

When summer showers loom, make this wind and water-resistant jacket your sidekick. Mesh inserts keep you from getting sweaty and there are zippered pockets for stashing your goods. Testers liked the flattering fit. $100 pearlizumi.com

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I can’t say I often need a Bluetooth speaker and microphone on my wrist, but I tried it out for road biking and it was perfect! I could hear my tunes while I rode without blocking external noise, and it reads caller’s name to you out loud so you know if it’s important enough to pull over to take a call. Technically, you can talk to the caller through the microphone on the speaker band, but this seemed like a dangerous distraction while biking and could be tough for the caller to hear. Bargain priced compared to other bike speakers. $30 bemwireless.com
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5. Dare2B Mollify T-shirt

This seamless sport shirt makes wearing short sleeves more comfortable than ever! The fabric wicks sweat fast and has an antibacterial finish that keeps you smelling fresh too. Love the air mesh details around the shoulders for breathability. dare2b.com

glove6. Human X X3 Competition Open Finger WristWrap Glove

After suffering a wrist injury in the winter, I found out what amazing benefits these WristWrap gloves provide. The tension can be wrapped tightly or loosely to offer the support you need from full stability to barely there. The grippy leather also helps when holding weights or bars and the wrist wrap can be totally loosened and pushed out of the way when you don’t need it for certain exercises, allowing you to keep the gloves on throughout a workout. My pair ran smaller than expected in the fingers so consider ordering a size up from your usual. $45 Human X Gear

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Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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