Get Geared Up: Equipment for seasons and situations

By AFM Staff – November 1, 2014
Photography by Kevin Brice Garner & Brian Fitzsimmons

While fall doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to bust out the winter wear, temperatures can dip enough in Central Texas to require some bundling. Layering provides the best option for working out—as you warm up, you can peel off outerwear. Fabric is an important element, as materials like cotton can trap and hold moisture next to the body. Luke’s Locker (115 Muraida Way) helped AFM compile some Nike product essentials for layering through the season…and a few goodies that just might make that holiday wish list.

Sweatless Training Vest, $80

Don’t let bad weather keep you from getting out. This lightweight vest keeps the water out, allowing you to maintain focus, even in the rain. The adjustable hood is also handy for extra warmth and coverage. 

Compression Tights, $50

Worn as a base layer or under any uniform, these tights provide a great fit. Their stretch fabric and ergonomic seams give a comfortable, locked-in fit that moves with you without binding or chafing. 

Dri-Fit Long Sleeve, $80

Variations in fabric density provide an element of climate control to this shirt, allowing you to keep warm or cool as necessary. 


Dri-Fit Knit Infinity Cover-Up, $110

What makes this cover-up unique is the funnel neck, complete with drawstring for adjustability. The knit fabric is soft and cozy, and a mesh panel in the back allows for additional ventilation. 


Epic Lux Crop Tight, $110

For those who tire of the traditional black, these tights come in a variety of eye-catching prints. Elements such as a higher spandex content and wide elastic waistband provide comfort no matter the distance or activity; the design conforms to your shape and reduces bulk for great range of motion.


Generation UCan, SuperStarch Sports Drink Mix, $60 

Originally developed to help children with life-threatening energy imbalances, this product is a complex carbohydrate that is gluten-free, all natural, and non-GMO. The formulation keeps blood sugar stable and delivers steady energy while providing necessary electrolytes without adding sugars. Try it before exercise as a pre-workout snack or during long endurance workouts.

Under Armour Trance Sackpack, $35

Perfect for books, a basketball, or doggie essentials for an afternoon at Zilker Park. The logo is also reflective for low-light visibility, and padding provides a layer of carrying comfort.

RumbleRoller Beastie, $25

The Beastie is an aggressive massage ball to provide more intense, versatile, portable, and affordable massage options. Use it to dig deeper into a troublesome area or to work with greater detail on smaller muscles—like the forearms and calves. These are latex- and phthalate-free.

Ultimate Direction Jurek Essential Waist Hydration Racing Belt, $30

The Jurek Essential provides efficient carrying space—and access—for a variety of items: a phone in a pocket, food in a stretch mesh pocket, and valuables in a secure smaller pocket that can be re–positioned as needed (Scott Jurek’s mad skills not included). Lightweight material works with moisture-resistant fabrics for performance; adjustable race bib clips are a nice added feature. 

Garmin Vivofit, $130

It’s the fitness band that learns—and works to help you improve. Vivofit tracks daily progress and prompts you to move after an hour of inactivity. It’s also water resistant to 50 meters, meaning you don’t have to worry about taking it off for a shower or a swim.

Mio Alpha Strapless Heart Rate Monitor, $199

Ditch that uncomfortable chest strap! The Mio Alpha provides continuous heart rate monitoring—plus it’s water resistant and utilizes Bluetooth technology for compatibility with a variety of fitness apps and devices.


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