Snow Glow: Give It Get It!

 

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There’s a frost in the air, first snows are falling, and yes… ski resorts will be opening soon! Hit the slopes in these eye-popping styles that will have heads turning on and off the mountain. And for the perfect gift for that special skier or snowboarder, look no further.

 
ROW 1: THE NORTH FACE TEAM KIT JACKET $325. The 90’s are back in high flying colors with The North Face Team Kit collection. This jacket is made with breathable DryVent™ 3L fabric to keep the elements out, and offers rider-friendly touches like a media port pocket and helmet-compatible hood.

VUARNET SKI GOGGLES $225. When light conditions change, swap lenses with ease and change up your whole look too. These Vuarnet ski goggles feature magnetic lenses and offer a wider field of vision with a curvature designed for the utmost comfort. Available in 5 color versions, they are the perfect blend of style and protection.

ROW 2: CANADA GOOSE NORTHERN GLOVE LINERS $125. Worn as a liner or on their own, these down-filled quilted gloves offer cozy warmth in an innovative design. Touchscreen-enabled finger pads keep warmth in and fleece cuffs keep chilly drafts out. 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

 

What an Orangement!

 

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Tangerine, persimmon, carrot… all the flavors of orange come together in this collection, and the season’s favorite pumpkin spice too!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SMITH X DOC SQUAD XL GOGGLES $140. A collaboration with cult favorite graphic designer Aaron Draplin, these limited edition Smith x DOC Squad XL goggles are a bold and colorful vintage reissue that feature ChromaPop™ lenses for enhanced contrast and color; Cylindrical Carbonic-x lens for clarity and impact resistance; built-in Airflow technology for active ventilation; and Fog-X for a anti-fog inner lens.

HERMES YACHTING LARGE BEACH TOWEL $465. With the chic luxury of Hermes, this terry beach towel, shown here in geranium orange, features two simple stripes top and bottom, fringe edges, and “Hermès Bain” embroidery. Large size measures 68.9 x 68.9 in. Also available in other sizes and colors.

C.P. COMPANY UNDERSIXTEEN GOGGLE BEANIE $95. This 100% merino wool, ribbed beanie has a pair of goggle lenses playfully knitted into the brim See more colors here.

GLO SKIN BEAUTY PUMPKIN ENZYME SCRUB $40. The aroma of this face scrub is as delicious as your pumpkin spice latte! A gently exfoliating enzyme scrub, it is made with antioxidant-rich pumpkin enzymes and jojoba beads to break down dead surface cells, brighten and improve skin texture. Read More

 

Gotta Get A Gaiter

 

 

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When a face mask meets a scarf, you’ve got yourself a gaiter. This protective, warm, and breathable layer is ideal for training as temperatures get colder. Those options in merino wool are great for everyday warmth too!

AIRBAND GAITER $14.99 (above)

Available in a fun assortment of prints and patterns, the Airband gaiter features a unique design that includes a built-in breathable membrane and protects from 99% particulates. Over the ear loops and adjustable nose wire secure gaiter on face and keep it in place.

 

UA SPORTMASK FLEECE GAITER $40

Made with high-performance UA materials, this sport specific gaiter has the airflow, warmth, and fit you need for running or training in the cold. Soft, brushed fleece outer shell has 4-way stretch for warmth and comfort. Fabric is soft and smooth with UA Iso-Chill fabric on interior lining and anti-microbial treatment to help keep mask cool and fresh. Structured design sits up off the face and lips for added comfort and breathability. Read More

 

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

 

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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

 
 

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