Exercising outdoors? Check out our top training-enhancing kit picks

We all know keeping fit al fresco is good for us – it boosts our mood, we burn more cals (who knew we’d ever be thankful for wind!) and it’s free – but we don’t have the handiness of the treadmill water bottle holder, the entertainment systems and the gym towel. So that means we need to make our kit work a little bit harder. Here’s our round-up of the best on the go workout gear.

PHONE HOLDERS

What to look for A comfortable fit and a protective plastic window that’s thin enough for your fingers to register on your screen.

Nike Ventilated Running Armband, £20, store.nike.com/gb

It’s breathable and adjustable for a comfortable fit while you run.

 

Yurbuds ErgoSport LED Armband, £24.99, uk.jbl.com

Run safe in low light with the portable LED clip attached.

 

Asics MP3 Arm Tube, £14, asics.com/gb

This has a small zip pocket so you can store your keys in it, too.

 

HEADPHONES

What to look for A comfortable, secure fit is a must – you don’t want to be put off your training by them falling out of your ears – so try before you buy.

Bose Soundsport Pulse, £89.95, bose.co.uk

Sweat-resistant and an inline mic on the cable to control volume, skip tracks and take calls.

 

Urbanista Boston Coral Island, £69.99, urbanista.com

Wireless earphones for a tangle-free run. Plus, they’re water-resistant too.

 

Aftershokz Trekz Titanium, £109.99, aftershokz.co.uk

With conduction tech that lets you stay aware of your surroundings.

 

RUNNING BELTS

What to look for Something with clever storage features for your stuff. Just make sure you’re not too weighed down, though!

Asics Waistbelt, £16, asics.com/gb

A clip fastens the band securely to reduce bounce and it has an easy-to-open pull cord on the top.

 

Zipper Sweatband Wristbands, £4.99, suddora.co.uk

Travel light – these will wick your sweat and store keys and change.

 

Nike Lean Two-Bottles, £10.99, store.nike.com/gb

Balanced with a pair of 170ml water bottles, and a front zip pocket for your other essentials

 

WATER BOTTLES

What to look for One that clips on or is easy to hold when running and is the right size for your hydration needs.

S’Well Star Crossed, £35, activeinstyle.com

This slimline bottle will keep your drink cold for 24 hours.

 

Thermos Double Walled Insulated Hydration Bottle, £15.95, thermosonline.co.uk

Has a push-button lid for one-handed drinking.

 

LifeStraw GO, £35, lifestraw.com

Clips on to your waistband and purifies water as you drink.