Puff Stuff

 

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Stay warm and toasty this season from head to toe in these insulating layers. A range of modern styles and silhouettes make these pieces just as stylish too!

LEFT COLUMN: MM6 MAISON MARGIELA X THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE SCARF $650. Martin Margiela has collaborated with The North Face on the MM6|TNF collection, reinterpreting a number of iconic pieces from the Expedition Series that include the Nuptse Scarf shown above. The MM6 signature scarf takes its inspiration from the Nuptse design and technical features, and is reimagined into a shawl with 700 fill down certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), and protected by high sheen ripstop nylon that features Durable Water Repellent (DWR). Stowable hood packs into collar. Also included in the MM6|TNF collection are Denali fleeces, jackets, and puffers.

SNOWPEAK FLEXIBLE INSULATED CARDIGAN $230. Part of the signature Snow Peak Flexible Insulated Series, the Flexible Insulated Cardigan provides versatility as a lightweight, functional piece. The thin quilting makes it easy to layer both over and under in transitional weather, with a windproof and water-repellent outer layer that insulates in colder temperatures as well. This season both the shell and filling are constructed of recycled polyester to minimize environmental impact. Read More

 

Wheee-Bike!

 

ZIPPING AROUND ON THE EEYO EBIKE

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The Gogoro Eeyo is an electric bike, or “eBike”, a mode of transportation that has become increasingly popular — even more so since the Coronavirus pandemic — as an environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and health conscious way to get around. We’ve been writing about eBikes for a while now, since their evolution from junkyard delivery bike with a big battery, to a refined breed of modern commuter bikes. Almost all the major bike companies, along with a host of other bespoke brands, now manufacture an eBike.

The eBikes we are talking about are not like a moped or motorcycle. They do not have a throttle. You have to pedal for your power, and on some bikes harder than others. Class 1 eBikes max out at 20 mph,and Class 3 at 28 mph. Class 2 models are different in that they have throttles and don’t require pedaling. That’s typically what you see the delivery guys riding and not really an eBike. When buying an eBike you want to be sure it has the power, range, and comfort you need for your ride. How long is your commute? Are there a lot of hills? Do you like to ride fast?

The advantage of these “pedal-assist” eBikes, even for the most fit and active rider, is an extra boost of power that is there when you need it… on a long commute, if you’re in a rush, or you’d prefer not to arrive sweaty at your destination. Plus, they’re a heck of a lot of fun! And for you bike geeks and design obsessed, a few of the latest models are so sleek and chic, with the battery and motor integrated into the frame, you’d hardly even know they were eBikes! Check out these 3 new models that are sure to appeal. Read More

 

Fleecy Piecy

 

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Your coziest layers from head to toe…

stay warm and toasty, indoors and out, in our favorite fleecy pieces!

 
LEFT COLUMN: L.L.BEAN WOMENS MOUNTAIN PILE FLEECE COAT $149. This extra-plush sherpa fleece coat features windproof protection, along seat warming drop tail. Two zippered pockets keep essentials handy and secure, and hands warm too.

PENFIELD WATERFORD FLEECE VEST $145. We love the entire collection of fun and functional sherpa fleeces from Penfield! Shown here is a basic black fleece and nylon vest with zip chest pocket. It’s a perfect layering piece with any look.

MONCLER HELIS FAUX SHEARLING HIKING BOOTS $880. Moncler goes inside out with these cream and brown faux shearling hiking boots, rendered in a classic silhouette with lace-up front, logo-engraved gold eyelets, and chunky rubber tread soles.

CENTER COLUMN:ROAM PRISM SLIPPERS $132. Go anywhere in these stylish faux shearling two-toned slippers that feature memory foam, custom molded footbed, breathable neoprene, and are backed in cotton fleece for added comfort and softness. Read More

 

CBD 101: The Athlete’s Guide

 

MUSCLE MX, BROOKLYN HEMPOLOGY, ELEMENTS BY DR. RICHARD FIRSHEIN, PLANT ALCHEMY, KOI CBD

 
Walk into any health food or drugstore these days and you’ll see shelves filled with CBD products. In particular, there are a multitude of CBD creams and balms targeting muscle pain and inflammation, the common symptoms of overuse or injury any athlete encounters. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is the relaxing but non-psychotropic component of the cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant. Its counterpart is THC, the component that gets you high. CBD and THC are the most well known components, but there are many more cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, all of which have different therapeutic benefits.

There are three different categories of CBD products: CBD isolate, which contains no other cannabinoids or THC; broad-spectrum CBD, which contains most cannabinoids; and full-spectrum CBD, which in addition to the full range of cannabinoids also contains THC, up to the maximum 0.3 percent allowed by law. With such a miniscule amount, there are generally none of the mind-altering effects associated with THC.

While CBD isolates and broad-spectrum are ideal for consumers who want to be sure there is no THC in their product, without the other cannabinoids, the overall therapeutic benefits of CBD are reduced. Without the THC, what is known as the “entourage effect” is reduced as well. Even with just the trace amount allowed, CBD is more effective with THC. With so many options to choose from, including all the different dosages available, how do you know which one to buy? We asked Dr. Richard Firshein of the Firshein Medical Center for some answers. Read More

 

The Bike Commuter Style Guide

 

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If you’re like many these days, you are riding your bike to work, run errands, or just get around town. There are certain basics you need on the road, especially as the weather turns cooler. A rain jacket, insulated layer, sunglasses, bike helmet, and more… here are a few chic and functional essentials to ride in style!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PATAGONIA NANO-AIR VEST $199. The versatile Patagonia Nano-Air vest is an essential layer for any sporty activity. It’s warm and stretchy, with lightweight breathable insulation to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable — on and off the bike.

LINUS PRONTO 10 BICYCLE $895. Linus bikes appeal to that sophisticated rider looking for classic style at a reasonable price. The Linus Pronto 10 is their premium commuter, and features 10 speeds with a trigger shifter, all-weather hydraulic disc brakes, premium alloy tubing — all in a sleek Matte Meteor package.

VELOCIO RECON SNAP JACKET $289. From chilly trail rides to your everyday commute, the Recon Snap Jacket has the technical features you need in a bike jacket with casual style for all-day wear. The Pertex Quantum Air shell provides wind protection, water-resistance, and mobility in an ultralight stretch weave, with Polartec insulation for breathable warmth. Available for men and women. Read More

 

Have Your Carbs & Eat Them Too!

 

 

Fat free, low carb, high protein… every few years a new diet trend comes along, eliminating one major food group while promoting another, touting the miracle health and weight loss results. What goes around comes around, and the cyclical nature of what to eat and what not to eat can get very confusing. The diet and nutritional trends we feature on STYLE of SPORT are a trickle-down from elite athletes and what they eat for sport performance. Carbohydrates used to be considered the go-to fuel source, but in recent years that has shifted to fat, which as it turns out is great for weight loss too. But the latest trend lets you have it all!

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel source, generally because that’s what we feed it. The body converts carbs into glucose for fuel. What it doesn’t use, it stores as glycogen. But there is a limited capacity to how much glycogen it can store, 2400 calories in fact, and after that the excess glucose is stored as fat. Carbs are easier to access for fuel than fat, and what the body will turn to first for energy. “Carbo loading” used be the norm for endurance athletes, with bowls of pasta consumed the night before a long race, and sugary gels during the race.

When carbohydrates are not available however, the body will tap into other fuel sources, namely fat. If you think of your metabolism like a fire, carbs are the kindling. But kindling burns fast, as opposed to those slow burning logs underneath which you can compare to fat. As such, many endurance athletes have discovered that fat is actually a better source of energy, and trained their bodies to be fat burners instead of sugar burners. The low-carb, high-fat Keto diet is a popular reflection of that trend. Gone are the bowls of pasta before a race, replaced the body’s own supply of fat, something many of us have handily stored in places we don’t want it.  Read More

 

Lift Off

 

 

It’s surfing without a wave, snowboarding without the powder, flying without a plane… it’s eFoiling, your new (albeit expensive) board sport! An eFoil is a motorized surfboard with a sleek hydrofoil design that lifts the board out of the water at speeds of up to 25 mph with control of a wireless handheld remote. Lift, the family-owned, Puerto Rico based company, is the creator of the best-selling eFoil on the market — and one can be yours for a mere $12,000.

You are likely familiar with the concept of foiling as it applies to sailing, and have seen the hydrofoil race boats that have become standard design in the America’s Cup. As speed increases, wing-like foils propel the board up and you float above the surface as the blade slices through the water below. A two-hour charge lets you ride for about 90 minutes.

Described by some as a cross between a Jet Ski and a surfboard, thankfully the electric motor is silent, and eFoiling takes some athletic skill to master. I’ve been wanting to demo an e-Foil for a while, and Lift hooked me up with a lesson in Montauk, L.I. earlier this week. Kai Costanzo, owner of KaiKai sandals located at Gossman’s Dock (and other locations) was my instructor. Telling me most people don’t stand up on their first lesson, such would be my motivation!
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Funky Fall Favorites

 

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Colors, patterns, styles collide for a fashion twist on your fall favorites. Mix and match with sporty classics for a rugged country look with big street style.

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE SALTY DOG BEANIE $26. Keep that noggin’ toasty with this classic docker style beanie, jersey lined for extra warmth. It features a shallow fit and heritage branding on a woven patch for added vintage style.

SACAI LAYERED COLOR BLOCK BOMBER JACKET $1170 (now 35%off). Your bomber jacket goes hunting for fall. Color-blocked and layered with army green and safety orange, it’s a be seen look this season.

MONSE FLANNEL CASCADE HOODIE $1150. Sweatshirt meets flannel shirt with this cashmere blend, asymmetric hoodie. It’s a luxe fashion spin on your basic hooded sweatshirt.

CENTER COLUMN: PATAGONIA NANO PUFF SCARF $69. Your scarf is now a windproof and water-resistant insulated layer. The Nano Puff scarf is made from lightweight, compressible PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco that is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. It features a handy little zip pocket too! Read More

 
 

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