How Jordan Clarkson Packs a Gym Bag for His Daily Workouts


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JORDAN CLARKSON is among the boldest and most fashion-forward players in the game right now. The star Utah Jazz guard has been known to sport everything from Chanel purses to actual kilts on game night. The only thing more on-point than his brash, carefree aesthetic is his workout routine. So, we sat down with J.C. to hear what gym bag essentials he carries to maintain such peak performance.

For starters, Clarkson is a diehard fan of Lululemon—he loves the brand so much that he recently signed to be featured in the new Your Move collection campaign. Clarkson likes a good Lululemon gym bag to carry all his gear, specifically the Command the Day Large Duffle Bag since it offers a generous 37 liters of storage for his workout clothes, fitness equipment, and sunglasses. Clarkson says he carries his gym bag with him everywhere, and not just to the gym, “It’s very essential to everything I do everyday. I keep a lot of stuff in the bag.” But even more important for Clarkson is looking good and feeling good on the court. He loves the Lululemon Pacebreaker Shorts in jet-black. “Lululemon always puts out great workout gear—stuff that’s very functional in everyday life for me.” Clarkson also relies on a good durag too. “You know you can do a lot with this [the durag] just to make sure my hair’s always fresh [after a workout or game] and you stay pretty.”

Another essential Clarkson packs is his Beats Pill and Beats Headphones. “You see rappers playing hoops … it’s all part of our culture. Music is a big part, a big play, it's everything. These things get us through tough times, the greatest times, celebrations ... Music and sports play hand-in-hand always,” he says.

And you can’t forget post-workout recovery essentials. Clarkson uses a foam roller and massage ball. He admits these tools are amazing at easing tension and relaxing his sore muscles before and after workouts. For continued comfort, Clarkson always carries a cushioned pair of recovery slides. “My Lululemon Slides—something I put on after workouts. When I’m in the gym, I’m usually [in] gym shoes, basketball shoes but when I’m in the weight room or when I’m around my house, I’m either in socks or slides.”

Even for an NBA pro, it’s not all business 24/7. Clarkson always packs both a PSP and a Nintendo Switch for serious post-workout R&R. “They always stay with me in my bag,” he says. Lastly, and above all else, are Clarkson's shades. He loves a good pair of sunglasses, especially his designer Givenchy Geometric Sunglasses. “Just something I always keep on. Keep it cool, playah.”

The best part of Clarkson’s essentials? You don’t have to drop thousands of dollars to get a setup like him. Everything he recommends, from his gym bag to his foam roller, to the Nintendo Switch, is within reach, even for a budget-conscious fitness enthusiast. Well, everything minus the designer shades.

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