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Best Functional Fitness Equipment 2022

Best Functional Fitness Equipment

Functional fitness is huge. Many people are eschewing traditional strength training for activities like CrossFit, Metcon, high intensity interval training (HIIT), and rucking. Our Best Functional Fitness Equipment highlights some of the best shoes, apparel, and sporting goods for those pursuits. Whether you’re getting the gear for yourself or others, this list can be a nice starting point to find well made, comfortable, and durable gear.

We’ve rigorously tested all the items on the list and know they perform well. Our team includes several testers who regularly cycle through various functional fitness activities. If you have follow up questions about any product on the list, ask us on Twitter

We’ve also reviewed a ton of workout and cross training shoes this year and many other products not featured on this page. With that said, let’s unveil our list of the best functional fitness equipment for 2022.

Last updated 1.17.2022


Best Greens Supplement

Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens

  • Simple way to get your greens daily
  • Best tasting greens supplement on the market
  • Easy to mix with water or a protein shake
  • NSF Certified for Sport
Buy at Athletic Greens

Price: $79 (at time of publication)


Best Weight Carrier

GoRuck Ruck Plate Carrier 3.0

GoRuck Ruck Plate Carrier 3.0

  • Add weight to any workout
  • Fits tightly to your back like a slim fit backpack
  • Chest strap keeps any load secure during movements
  • Super durable and even comfortable without a shirt
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $95 (at time of publication)


Best Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

TriggerPoint Textured Massage Ball

  • No brainer price under $10
  • Perfect 2 inch diameter for feet and massaging plantar
  • Easy to target pain points in feet, calfs and hands
  • Great option for home treatment of plantar fasciitis
Buy at Amazon

Price: $9 (at time of publication)


Best Foot Roller

Roll Recovery R3

Roll Recovery R3

  • An upgraded foot and plantar fascia massage tool
  • 3 ridge design hits medial, center and lateral foot
  • Non-slip and lightweight for easy use during travel
  • Can double as an ultra small body roller
Buy at Fleet Feet

Price: $30 (at time of publication)

Best Training Short

Rhone Essentials Training Short

Rhone Essentials Training Short

  • Lightweight, soft recycled polyester build
  • Plenty of stretch
  • Hidden inner pocket for keys or phone
  • Fits true to size
Buy at Rhone

Price: $50 (at time of publication)


Best Insoles

Move Insoles

Move Insoles

Buy at Move

Price: $40 (at time of publication)


Best Training Tee

Rhone Essentials Training Tee

Rhone Essentials Training Tee

  • Lightweight, soft recycled polyester build
  • Plenty of stretch for good range of motion
Buy at Rhone

Price: $50 (at time of publication)


Best Sandbag

GoRuck Sandbag

GoRuck Sandbag

  • Almost indestructible 1000D Cordura nylon build
  • Various weights available
  • Includes filler bags (to avoid sand explosions)
  • Good amount of padded, reinforced handles
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $85-$110 (at time of publication)


Best Percussion Massager

Hypervolt Go

Hypervolt GO

  • Quietest and lightest massage gun
  • Super portable, great for carry on luggage
  • Doesn’t pack as much punch as other Hypervolt massagers but it’s more than enough for most people
Buy at Amazon

Price: $159 $199 (at time of publication)


Best CrossFit or Metcon Shoe

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

GoRuck Ballistic Trainer

  • Off the charts durability
  • Gradient density midsole for cushion in the right places
  • Comfortable, supportive upper
  • Extremely grippy traction
  • Read the full performance review here
Buy at GoRuck

Price: $125 (at time of publication)


Best Foam Roller

Roll Recovery R4

Roll Recovery R4

  • Center groove/ridges that align with the spine and neck
  • Built to better tackle IT band issues
  • High density foam backed by TPU with hollow core
  • Includes support column for increased durability
  • 18″ hollow body is travel friendly
Buy at Fleet Feet

Price: $50 (at time of publication)


Best Yoga Mat

nike mastery yoga mat

Nike Mastery Yoga Mat

  • Available in regular (71″) and long (79″) lengths
  • Super grippy surface to help maintain poses
  • Not too thick, not too thin, the yoga sweet spot
  • Made with 20% recycled materials
  • Grey and Black color options
Buy at Nike

Price: $110-120 (at time of publication)


Best Sleep Supplement

Beam Dream

Beam Dream

  • Blends with hot water or milk
  • Taken 20-30 minutes prior to bedtime
  • Promotes deep, quality sleep
  • Tastes sort of like hot cocoa
  • Available in capsule form
Buy at Beam

Price: $76 (at time of publication)


Best Budget Friendly Performance Gear

Eastbay Performance Gear

Eastbay Performance Gear

  • Compression, WindTech and TempTech options
  • High quality fabrics (soft, stretchy and breathable)
  • Minimal branding
  • Priced way below name brand options
Shop Eastbay Performance Gear

Price: $12-42 (at time of publication)


Best Tall Fit Workout Gear

Nike Tall Clothing

Nike Tall Clothing

  • Extra body and sleeve length or tall men and women
  • Avoid showing stomach when lifting up above the head
  • Compression, jackets, hoodies, tees and shorts
  • Casual clothing also available
  • Lots of Nike favorites now getting tall sizes
Shop Tall Clothing at Nike

Price: Various


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