Gear Guide: Inner Athlete

The new year is in full effect, which means resolutions of all kinds are currently succeeding, or in some cases, already broken. In our eyes it doesn’t matter what month or week of 2019 it happens to be, there is never a wrong time to get things roaring in the gym. Our team at CYTIES has put together some key essentials to help you look sharp while staying in shape, and enhance a gym lifestyle to release your inner athlete.


Reigning Champ: Spalding Basketball 

Take this limited edition basketball from Spalding and Reigning Champ to your indoor court to stand out when you working on your crossover. This rock is made from high-performance leather composite for a soft touch and dry tack feel, and checks in at official NBA size and weight.

BUY NOW / +$100


Todd Snyder + Champion: Popover Hoodie

Todd Synder and Champion have brought back another key classic for active men. The Popover hoodie is a go-to  for post workout warmth or weekend wear when in the hunt for an early morning coffee. Toss it on like Ali and the boys did. The Popover is 80% cotton/20% poly, and produced in a family-owned factory in Toronto. 

BUY NOW / $138


DSPTCH: Gym/Work Bag

The Gym/Work bag from DSPTCH is made for the working professional who fits in his workouts amidst the grind of the busy week. The clutch shoe compartment makes it easy to carry your sneaks, while laptop and tablet compartments, a coated mesh pocket, and a hidden security pocket on the floor of the bag make it transition from the office to gym a breeze. 

BUY NOW / $192


MiiR: Wide Mouth

The perfect everyday water bottle built for people on the move. MiiR offers three sizes of the Wide mouth, 16oz, 20oz, and 42oz to cover all types of thirst. The wide mouth opening makes it easy to clean and add ice if needed. Keeps liquid cold for 24+ hours and hot for up to 12 hours. 

BUY NOW / $28


Onsen: Bath Bundle

This bundle is an easy toss in any bag and makes a big difference in the locker room. Onsen excels at two main jobs: drying your body and drying itself. The intricate waffle weave maintains the feeling as if these towels are brand new each time they hit your face or body. You never really know where those complimentary gym towels were before anyways. 

BUY NOW / $156


Triumph & Disaster: Gameface

Triumph & Disaster is a new men’s grooming brand out of New Zealand, and their Gameface Moisturizer needs to be in your Dopp Kit right now. The moisturizer is a hydrator and calming agent, relieving dry exposed and overly taught skin, energizing it with suppleness and elasticity. Rub on the mug after a shower to leave the athletic club and arrive for happy hour looking fresh to death. 

BUY NOW / $70


MWC: Divers Watch 

The Military Watch Company is now one of the worlds leading suppliers of robust military specification timepieces. This watch is the current military specification divers watch, assembled with a ceramic bezel, scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal, and a non-reflective coating, all powered by an automatic (self-winding) 24 jewel model with a 41-hour power reserve. In other non-watch terms, extremely badass.

BUY NOW / $335


Reigning Champ: Sweatpant 

Running, jumping, squatting, or plain old roundhouse kicking — these are what you need for your legs. Made from Tiger Fleece, these are warmest signature fabric in the lineup from RC. Handcrafted in the companies Vancouver factory, they are designed with flatlocked seams, rib-bound hand pockets, and premium ribbed ankle cuffs.

BUY NOW / $140


Adidas: UltraBoost Uncaged “Triple Black”



These bad boys are hard to track down, that’s why we used GOAT to locate them. The pair combines a black-based pixelated Primeknit with a matte black heel cup. The shoes also feature embossed black branding to stand out from the current Uncaged color options that Adidas offers. Remember, it’s not about the shoes, it’s about what you do in them.

BUY NOW / $210


“Often it isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” — Muhammad Ali