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

 
 

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