How can men pay less for sports gear?

Are you looking to save on your next sportswear purchase? Keep reading to find out how men can pay less for sports gear.

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In the UK, several sports and activities have become a favourite pastime of many. According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Adult participation in sport: Analysis of the Taking Part Survey, “Men (60.8% +/- 1.5) are also more likely than women (46.0% +/- 1.3) to take part in sport more generally.” Football, cycling, swimming, snooker, and general health and fitness (i.e. the gym) are the top five most popular activities men enjoy around Britain but to get the best of the best, they can all garner quite the bill. Keep reading and we will break down the best ways for men to save on their latest sports gear.  


Man-sized Multipack Offers

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Multibuy offers are something that we don’t always think about when we are trying to save money. It turns out that you may have been overlooking a brilliant money-saving alternative. 

Being a sporting enthusiast means having a wardrobe filled with t-shirts. Doing this is made cheap and easy when you take advantage of the multi-buy offers that can be found at many sporting goods retailers. At brands such as ASOS, men can find a selection of multipacks. 

This includes offers such as 5 t-shirts for £32, 2 oversized jumpers for £23.50, and 2 hoodies for £27.50 so no matter the weather, you can be sure you’ll be warm while working out. Equally, you can find similar offers at H&M, Mainline Menswear, and Very.com. Crucially, you can also find a variety of sock and underwear multipacks so you can sweat and never run out of a clean pair!


Secondhand Shopping Savings

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Secondhand shopping has grown in popularity in recent years and it’s clear to see why. Not only can you find high-end names for less, but you can also find a myriad of sportswear available suitable to lower budgets. 

Sites such as Vinted, Depop and eBay are the first to spring to mind when we think of secondhand shopping but more and more brands are stretching out to include a resell service. Thrift+ has teamed up with many well-known sport-centric retailers such as Nike, Adidas, GymShark, and Under Armour. Thrift+ enables consumers to sell their preloved clothes and redeem vouchers with chosen brands. Whether you’re buying or selling, sites like Thrift+ are a great way to save on your next sports gear purchase. 

For more information on the benefits of secondhand shopping, check out our article How much money you can save buying second-hand clothes.


Man Oh Man - Look at the Sales!

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If searching the sales section of your favourite brands and retailers isn’t your first port of call when you’re looking for the best deals on your latest sports gear then you could be missing out!

In the sales sections of Sports Direct, ASOS, and Tesco, you can find everything you’ll need to update your workout wardrobe with unmissable discounts. At Sports Direct, there are discounts of up to 70% on a whole range of sports gear from footwear and clothing to sport-specific items. Savings like this can be found amongst several of our favourite retailers including 55% off men's sporting goods at Adidas and 60% off in the JD Sports sale.

When it comes to finding the right footwear for your sporting activities, ex-display could be the way to go. Contrary to popular belief, these products aren’t damaged or faulty in any way but have merely been displayed on a shop floor at one time or another. You can typically find some heavy discounts which makes this a valuable tip to saving on your ideal footwear. You can find the benefits of ex-display shopping in our article, ‘How much can ex-display footwear save you?’.


Can men really pay less on sports gear?

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Whether you’re running, cycling, swimming, or playing football, you need a suitable wardrobe to join you. Men in the UK can save on their sportswear as they shop with loads of popular brands and footwear. Our top tips can be broken down into these; 

1. Check the sales. 

2. Take advantage of multipacks and 

3. Shop on secondhand platforms. 

So, before you commit to a full-priced purchase, remember that you can save your pennies just by checking out our recommended shopping avenues.

Shona Moreland
Fashion Editor

Hi there! My name is Shona and I’m the Fashion Editor here at MyVoucherCodes. I’ve been writing for 5 years, and now I’ve been focusing on fashion, and I’m loving every minute of it! From the freshest releases to the hottest trends and movements that keep the industry buzzing.

I have a number of interests, ranging from playing the drums, drawing, reading and writing to enjoying nature with my puppy! And let’s not forget about the all-important interest … Fashion!