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Elevate your athletic style and gear with this sleek and chic collection of Sport Noir, that’s got elevated performance to match!

LEFT COLUMN: ALO YOGA NADI CUTOUT SPORTS BRA $72. Don’t cover up this chic and sexy sports bra with a shirt. It’s ready for a night out (or day in) with its playful cutout design. Four-way stretch fabric has moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties, and triangle cups offer gentle support.

WHOOP STRAP 3.0. WHOOP has you covered 24-7 with all-day feedback whether you’re training, resting, or going about your day. This lightweight waterproof strap is engineered for the high-performance lifestyle, with daily personalized fitness, sleep, and recovery data delivered in real time. More than a fitness tracker, WHOOP measures and monitors your sleep and recovery based on 4 physiological markers: Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Resting Heart Rate (RHR), sleep, and respiratory rate. It then recommends a daily exertion level designed for your peak performance. Band is free, membership starts at $30/month.

KJUS VARUNA VEST $449. Apres-ski style meets on piste performance in this quilted down vest. With its modern shape, slim fit, off center zip, and high funnel neck, it doesn’t compromise on warmth and is coated with a water-repellent finish for added protection too. Read More

 

The Outdoor Life: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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For the outdoor lover in the urban dweller… gloves, fleeces, slippers, and more rugged sport gear and accessories that’s at home in any locale.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VUARNET AIR 2011 LARGE $320. Crafted from recycled materials, eco-responsibility, bold design and high performance are the hallmarks of these statement sunglasses. Photochromic Orange Flash lenses shown here feature 100% UV Protection and adjust to changing light conditions on the slopes, sea, and trails, enhancing vision with intensified color and contrast. 

TOPO DESIGNS SHERPA JACKET $169. This ever-popular fleece jacket is a can’t miss gift for any outdoor lover, with plenty of functional style for the city too. A reversible 2-in-1 piece, it features sherpa fleece on one side, and 2-way stretch nylon with a DWR finish on the other. Front zippered patch and hand pockets are detailed with colorful contrast pulls. Available for men and women.

POLER X FREEWATERS MOD SHOW $100. These comfy puff slippers are made for all your outdoor adventures. Featuring a climate control zipper/footwarmer pocket, lightly insulated upper, and Freewaters signature outsole, take on the elements from the campsite to the street in the fun and rugged Poler Mod. Read More

 

Sleek & Shiny: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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From a smart bike lock to a sterling silver dumbell cocktail mixer… for the more refined sports and fitness enthusiast, these gifts are still playful and fun.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: VIPER BY TITLE BOXING STRIKE GLOVES $59.99. Tough engineered matte leather and carbon fiber accents on the outside combine with molded foam padding and a shock-absorbing impact-resistant core on the inside for a bag glove that can handle the punches of the most elite fighters throw.

ONIVA PORATABLE PICNIC TABLE $145. Tucked away in a sleek silver suitcase is this aluminum picnic table, with built in seating for 4! Weighing in at 23 lbs, bring it along and pop it open whenever and wherever you want to dine al fresco.

BARBOUR BY ALEXACHUNG PIPPA BRUSHED TWILL JACKET $‌295. Designer Alexa Chung’s collection for Barbour brings a contemporary edge to this classic outerwear style. Made from brushed twill, this waterproof anorak features stylishly functional accents like a large front kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood that laces up the front. Read More

 

Fun & Games: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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From a folding eBike to a home putting green… for the chill and laid back, these are the sporty gifts to fit their vibe.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: J. COLE DREAMVILLE T-SHIRT $28. Screenprinted on heavyweight cotton and finished with a banded crew neck, this Dreamville t-shirt takes its graphic inspiration from baseball teams like the Dodgers and Cardinals.

SOAR RUNNING ALL WEATHER SOCK $29. These soft, insulating running socks feature a water-resistant treatment to guard against saturation in wet and wintry conditions, with the style and comfort everyday wear.

BOAST 6 PANEL CAP $40. No, it’s a Japanese Maple leaf. This classic cotton twill baseball hat comes in a variety of colors combinations featuring the Boast logo leaf embroidered on the front and Boast lettering on the back.

BROMPTON ELECTRIC FOLDING BIKE $3499. Brompton Electric maintains the iconic style and quality craftsmanship of the Brompton folding bike, turbocharged with electric assistance. Tucked into the front wheel is an electric motor, with its battery seamlessly integrated into a compact bag which clips on and off the front of the bike. It’s made for portability, simple and easy to fold and unfold. Read More

 

Snow Glow: The SOS Give & Get Guides!

 

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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

 

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

 

Wheee-Bike!

 

ZIPPING AROUND ON THE EEYO EBIKE

Photo by Jon Ross

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

 

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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