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Summer Gym Bag Essentials

10 Summer Essentials For Your Gym Bag

It's easy to stick to the same gym bag routine — throw in your workout clothes, hair tie, water bottle, and head for the door. But this Summer, shake things up and give it a makeover. After you've picked out a stylish Summer tote to take you from gym to beach, stock up on these seasonal essentials. Whether you're taking your workout outdoors or sticking to the gym, our picks are perfect for the hot weather upon us.

  • Swell Insulated Water Bottle ($35): Keep your water cold — up to 24 hours! — while you exercise in the heat thanks to Swell's sleek bottle that comes in a range of Summer-friendly colors.
  • iLuv iPhone 5 Armband ($30): In a sea of bulky bands, this one is modern, moisture-wicking, and even comes with reflective highlights to alert drivers when you're out for a Summer night run.
  • Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil ($9): Now that you know the power of tea tree oil, stock up to heal weather-chafed skin after being active outdoors.
  • Towelmate Towel ($25): A small-sized, germ-shielding towel will free your gym bag from bulk so you can go Summer socializing post workout.
  • Nuun Hydration Tablets ($5, originally $7): Replace lost electrolytes after warm-weather workouts with flavored hydration tablets. All you have to do is dissolve them in 16 ounces of water.
  • Yes to Cucumbers Cleansing Face Wipes ($8): How refreshing and soothing will these convenient face wipes feel after sweaty, outdoor yoga?
  • Alba Botanica Bloom Terratints Tinted Lip Balm ($12): With just a few swipes, keep lips protected from the overhead sun and moisturized with a hint of color thanks to this SPF-15 balm.
  • Lavanila "The Healthy Deodorant" ($14): A deodorant that promises to fight odor while soothing and conditioning the skin? Consider it your must-have Summer toiletry.
  • Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen ($17): Sunscreen is essential for the hot months, and even more so when you're spending hours outside exercising. A paraben-free, SPF-40 version will become your summertime best friend.
  • Luna Fiber Blueberry Vanilla Bar ($24 for 12): Work a Summer fruit flavor into your post-workout snack with this blueberry-based bar that's equal parts healthy and tasty.
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Grace-Wilcox Grace-Wilcox 4 years
Great picks! I love those nuun tablets for pre or post-workout. Also, I use the cucumber wipes all the time!
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