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2012 Summer Gear Guide: Workout Gear That Brings the Heat

Turn up the wattage on your workout with the latest next-level gear that says you mean business.

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Sea and Be Seen

Rock the color-block and surf trends in a single sizzling piece.

Roxy K-Meador 2MM Cross Back Short John wet suit, $100, roxy.com. H&M wedges, $35, hm.com. Dita Raygun sunglasses, $600, ditalegends.com. Freestyle Shark X 2.0 watch, $95, freestyleusa.com. KT Tape Pro, $20, kttape.com.

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Cruise Control

Onesies are chic this season. Just zip in and spin!

Pearl Izumi Drop Tail cycling suit, $145, pearlizumi.com. Giant Avail 1 bike, $1,370, giant-bicycles.com for dealers. Giro Selector helmet, $275, giro.com. Giro LX gloves, $65, giro.com. Nike+ Fuelband watch, $150, nike.com.

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Breathe Easy

Tie-dye and tops go cropped for summer.

Rebecca Taylor mesh rank top, $195, rebeccataylor.com. Champion Double Dry Shiny Seamless sports bra, $28, championusa.com. Athleta Tie Dye Organic Cotton Chandra capris, $84, athleta.com. Native Shoes Blanca sandals, $35, nativeshoes.com.

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About Pace

Peekaboo cutouts are hot to trot in.

Muse Activewear mesh sports bra, $40, museactivewear.com. R Collection by Raisins Monokini, $84, macys.com. Lucy Activewear I Believe in Sweat shorts, $55, lucy.com. Brooks T7 Racer shoes, $85, brooksrunning.com. Adidas by Stella McCartney Organic Cotton visor, $30, adidas.com. Sweaty Betty Run Bumbag, $52, sweatybetty.com. Garmin Forerunner 610 watch, $350, garmin.com.

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Lookout Point

Blaze ahead on the road less traveled in these sleek separates.

Stoic Luminous vest, $59, backcountry.com/stoic. Lisa Curran Katherine swimsuit, $230, lisacurran.com. Jimmy Taverniti Paratrooper pants, $189, Fred Segal Trend Men's, Santa Monica, California; 310-458-6365. Olympus Outback 10 X 21 RC1 binoculars, $70, amazon.com. Thom Browne sun­glasses, $800, 305-532-0070. Nixon The Axe watch, $250, nixon.com. Diesel Basea belt, $158, Diesel stores. Stanley Nineteen13 Carbonated Drink bottle, $28, shopstanley-pmi.com.

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Ride Strong

Track your rides with the Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS bike computer and heart rate monitor. ($250, timex.com)

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Sound Splurger

"The Monster iSport Immersion sound quality is superb," says senior editor Bethany. "I can even clean these in the washing machine!" ($180, monsterproducts.com)

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Convertible Cruiser

Sweaty Betty's three-in-one Velocity jacket converts to a vest and a shrug. ($250, sweatybetty.com)

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It's Glow Time

This water-resistant G-Shock DW6900SN watch has a stopwatch and a countdown timer. ($99, gshock.com)

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Put a Lid on It

Keep your cool in the Specialized Propero II cycling helmet with vents. ($110, specialized.com)

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Go Preppy Pro

Lacoste Technical Jersey Tennis shorts with ball pocket. ($45, lacoste.com)

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Serious Striders

Merrell's retro Eagle Origins Perf hiking boots. ($115, merrell.com)

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Cool Runnings

Seamless New Balance Minimus tank with body-mapping technology. ($45, newbalance.com)

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Tread Lightly

Lightweight Saucony Kinvara 3 running sneakers. ($100, saucony.com)

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Stay-Put Hooks

"Not only did the Polkaudio UltraFit 3000 Sports Headphones fit my small ears, but the lightweight cord never got in the way during my workout," editor-in-chief Betty says. ($100, polkultrafit.com)

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Pass the Baton

Sweat-wicking Nike Relay Boxy tank and Dri Fit 2" shorts. ($38 and $32, nike.com)

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Guzzle on the Go

The North Face 5.5-liter Torrent 4 hydration pack has plenty of room for essentials. ($90, thenorthface.com)

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Shady Lady

Stylish women-specific Oakley Commit SQ sunglasses with 100 percent UV blockage. ($150, oakley.com)

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Wave Rider

Fashion meets function in the O'Neill Bahia Long Sleeve Short Spring wet suit. ($105, oneill.com/wetsuits)

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Make It a Fun Run

Adidas by Stella McCartney Tennis Performance shorts. ($120, adidas.com)

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Never Miss a Beat

"The Sony W-Series Walkman Music Player headphone-and-MP3-player combo eliminates tangly cords and lets me run with free hands," editorial assistant Samantha says. ($60 for the 2GB, $80 for the 4GB; sony.com)

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Bounce Buster

The Prana Crissy sports bra wicks moisture. ($49, prana.com)

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For the Lap Lover

Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite Mirrored goggles are hydrodynamic to the max. ($100, speedousa.com)

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Ponytail Pump Up

These adorable Under Armour Braided headbands stay put. ($10, ua.com)

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Be a Beach Bunny

Vibram's lightest-to-date SeeYa shoes are perfect for sand or land. ($100, vibramfivefingers.com)

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Stylish Swimmies

Take a dip in the reversible Lululemon Heatwave Monokini. Cutout sides and flirty tie tassels in the back make this one-piece fit for a workout or sunning session. ($90, lululemon.com)

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Blooming Buds

"Thanks to the cone shape of the Yurbuds Personalized Series, they never fell out as I ran," fitness editor Jenna says. ($30, yurbuds.com for products and specialty stores offering personalized fittings)

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Feet Treats

You can feel good about wearing these OKA b. flip-flops. Not only are they recyclable, you can toss them in the dishwasher after a day on the beach for a quick scrub! ($14-$40, oka-b.com)

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Sun Stopper

Protect yourself paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, or sailing with the Cabana Life Nautical Bliss Rashguard. It's stocked with UPF 50+ protection, so you won't suffer from sunburn at sea. ($50, cabanalife.com)

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Drip-Free Downward Dogs

The super soft Kulae Elite Hot Hybrid combines the functionality of a yoga mat with the absorbing properties of a towel. Perfect for sopping up sweat without slipping mid-pose. ($88, kulae.com)

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Toning Threads

Practice your poses or work up a sweat in this comfy yet stylish YAS Wear braided tank. A built-in bra and extra length on the bottom make it easy to work out without worry of a midriff slip. ($45, go2yas.com)

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2012.

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moonlit3924753 wrote:

Sunglasses for $600. are you people insane?!

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i ride my bike for a great work out! I purchased it at http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2012/06/butt-workout-slideshow#slide=1. They have the best prices around!

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