Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, or you’re a regular gym rat investing in quality, high-performance activewear is key. It boosts motivation and helps you slay your goals.
So, ditch those cheap, worn-out basketball shorts that chafe when you do those B-ball drills. And treat yourself to some serious performance wear that does it all in terms of design, quality, and price.
Our editors have been scouring the internet for a brand that supports your every move and has whatever you could possibly need. And Lululemon and Fabletics Men are the two top brands that kept popping up.
Keep reading to find out which gets our highest recommendation.
Both offer stylish athleisure and activewear...
...But Fabletics is all about quality, style, function, and simplicity. From shorts, joggers, pants, tees, tanks, to hoodies, underwear, and even socks, Fabletics offers affordable, high-quality, high-tech athletic wear.
We love that they have classic colors like navy while also featuring bold, two-tone purple and green shorts! They really have something for everybody.
Both are available online...
...But what truly sets Fabletics apart is their unique membership which features amazing discounts for VIP members.
Here's how it works: For $59.95 every month –you earn a member credit which can be applied to any 2-piece outfit or item up to $100, PLUS you gain access to new arrivals each week with 20-50% off, free shipping, and returns.
BONUS: You also get access to their Personal Trainer-Led Workout App featuring hundreds of live and on-demand classes ranging from Barre, HIIT, Cardio, and Pilates to Yoga and calming meditation sessions. On top of that, their subscription is super flexible – you can 'Skip the Month' by the 5th of each month, and you won't be charged.
Both are high quality…
...But Fabletics Men is waaay more affordable than Lululemon. Lululemon’s men’s joggers run $118 - $148. You can get an entire outfit at Fabletics for half that price!
Editor’s Note: That’s if you sign up for their VIP subscription – so worth it. You can save about $20 on an item!
Both are well-known brands...
...But Lululemon activewear frequently sells out which makes their shopping process annoying. Much of the gear we liked wasn’t available in the right size or preferred color. So we were forced to settle! Nothing’s more frustrating than endlessly scrolling through page after page of shorts and tanks, popping them in your cart, only to reach checkout and some quicker-clicker’s already snapped your stuff.
On the other hand, shopping at Fabletics is headache-free, especially with their membership. The site is a breeze to navigate and far less cluttered than Lululemon’s. A big thumbs up here!
Which do we recommend?
We’re going with Fabletics Men, hands down.
Their premium quality activewear fits great, feels great, and looks sharp – if not more so than Lululemon – and what an awesome price point. Lululemon’s prices are honestly outrageous and none of our faves are ever in stock. For that kind of spend and experience, we expect far more.
If you're looking for workout-to-weekend staples that’ll keep you fitness-focused and looking fresh in hot styles and startling colors, check out Fabletics Men!