The edit: easy-to-pack gym kit essentials
Looking to make strides in your fitness during your next getaway? Ed Cooper explores some lightweight fit kit that will bring the burn to workouts away from home without tipping the scales
Myprotein resistance bands
Perfect for mobility sessions and low-kit strength workouts, resistance bands are the ultimate carry-on gym accessory. Myprotein’s bands come in pairs, provide from 11kg to 36kg resistance and can be stowed away without fuss.
Oakley Sylas with Prizm Jade lens
If your idea of the perfect break is days mixed with morning runs and beach lounging, see yourself through it all with these cool Californian-style shades. Designed and tested under extreme conditions, the Prizm lens helps you see everything in greater detail.
Bulldog Gear JR1 2.0 skipping rope
Skipping is the new running (haven’t you heard?) and this adjustable, affordable jump rope is a favourite of CrossFit enthusiasts. Made from a durable nylon resin, it’s lightweight and nimble, and its six-bearing design makes it ideal for perfecting your fast double-unders.
Ocean Bottle hot/cold flask
An anti-leak lid and easy carry loop make this 500ml hot/cold bottle a fitness fanatic's best friend. Not only does the Ocean Bottle look good, it does good, too, as it’s made from upcycled ocean-bound plastic. Take it on your morning walk, your day trip and into the night.
Garmin HRM Pro strap
Log swims, runs, hikes and almost everything else with Garmin’s heart rate monitor strap, which transmits real-time data – including calorie burn, steps and intensity minutes – to your smartphone during exercise. That’s a lot of power for something that weighs only 60g.