Almost everybody works out (or at least everyone should), but if there’s one mistake that most men make, it’s of not wearing the right workout apparel or worse, turning up to the gym in loungewear.
Unfortunately, your gym is the one place that calls for specific apparel, technologically-enhanced clothing (made from sweat absorbing fabric), to ensure you work out in your best capacity and don’t end up annoying your skin too much. After all, the wrong fabrics through excessive sweating can cause more harm to your skin than good.
But why do a lot of men not invest in proper workout gear? In our opinion, besides laziness, it has a lot to do with budget constraints as well; a lot of brands aren’t affordable for the common Indian man.
Here’s top 5 Affordable Gym Wear Brands in India
1. HRX by Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik has always been a fitness freak! Hence, he channelled all that passion and created an apparel brand for the gym wear needs of Indian men. HRX is your one-stop-shop for literally everything — gym trainers, socks, T-shirts, vests, joggers and track pants, all available in a range of sizes for Indian men. Made from breathable cotton fabrics, each of these HRX’s pieces allows the skin to breathe, while you’re working out and sweating profusely.
USP: Literally, A one-stop-shop for Gym Gear
Approx. Price Range: Rs. 500 – 2,000
2. Fiber Fit
Though Fiber Fit is a brand that specialises in T-shirts and vests for the gym, their motivational slogans are the biggest USP. Every piece is made of bio-washed cotton, that’s extremely soft and very durable. The company aims to create relatable and affordable pieces to wear to the gym and be your go-to source for effective but also, very spiffy clothing.
USP: Motivational Fitness Slogans on Must-Have Gym Apparel
Approx. Price Range: Rs. 400 – 600
3. Alcis Sports
Alcis Sports is a performance wear brand, that offers clothes for different types of workouts ranging from yoga, running, training to racquet sports. In fact, there’s also an option to customise your clothing (a first in this price bracket)! The brand invests in apparel technology and each of their pieces is lightweight, allow all-round movement and are very easy to wash/clean. With Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as their brand ambassador, the brand already has a famous name behind it.
USP: Technologically-Enhanced Performance Wear
Approx. Price Range: Rs.400 – 2,200
4. Aesthetic Nation
A brand that aims to add some aesthetics to your gym wardrobe, Aesthetic Nation’s clothing range is very diverse- track pants, shorts, T-shirts, vests and even hoodies for when the temperature drops. While the T-shirts and vests come with Cool-Dry technology, we love their Performance Bottoms that are made of soft, sweat-wicking fabrics; for absolute and dry comfort, and easy mobility.
USP: A Mecca of Activewear
Approx. Price Range: Rs.500 – 1,100
5. Skult by ABOF
A terrific collaboration between a commerce portal and Shahid Kapoor — Skult — is an athleisure brand, boasting of apparel that’s best suited for the gym, but can be easily worn outside too. Skult offers activewear as well as pieces from Shahid’s wardrobe (like a thumbhole T-shirt or a pair of drop-crotch jogger pants) and that’s exactly why Skult is your ultimate answer to celebrity-approved gym wear!
USP: Athleisure Clothing, Not Just Workout Gear
Approx. Price Range: Rs.700 – 2,000