Goggle Heads: All-In-One Helmets

 

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The integrated visor helmets that have been popular on piste abroad have made their way to the slopes of the USA. Once considered an accessory for the more recreational skier, brands like POC, Smith, and Oakley have recently introduced all-in-one goggle helmets for the more aggressive, mountain charging skier. Offering the convenience of eye and head protection in one stylish package, they are great for those who wear glasses too.

 
LEFT COLUMN: POC LEVATOR MIPS $550. The first visor helmet from POC offers panoramic vision with ultra protection inspired by their ski racing heritage. The Levator has an extended visor with a field of view larger than any POC goggle and an easy swap lens-changing system. Safety features include Mips Evolve® for extra rotational impact protection, multi-impact protection zones in areas most likely to be hit in a fall, and a RECCO® Avalanche rescue reflector.

SMITH SURVEY MIPS $260. The Smith Survey ski and snowboard helmet combines MIPS™ and zonal Koroyd® safety innovations in a lightweight design for all-mountain use. An integrated visor features the terrain-defining clarity of ChromaPop™ and simplifies goggle wear over the glasses compatibility. The Survey is lined for comfort with adjustable vents and an adjustable dial that fine tunes fit. Read More

 

The Ultramite Trainer

 

SPEEDLAND GS:TAM

 

Speedland has unveiled GS:TAM, the third iteration of their ultra-marathon distance — 50K and beyond — trail running shoes. Speedland is known for the revolutionary design of their shoes, that combine cutting-edge technology with premium materials for optimal performance and comfort. The GS:TAM was designed with Speedland athlete Dylan Bowman, top American professional trail and ultrarunner, who has made his home the trails of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County for which the shoe is named.

Like its predecessors, GS:PDX and GS:HSV, GS:TAM has been crafted with unrivaled components. It picks up where these previous models left off, with the next level in industry leading technology. GS:TAM is Speedland’s first max cushioned shoe. With a full 37/30 mm midsole stack, it provides high energy return without sacrificing compression, increasing the lifespan of the shoe. Read More

 

Mask Up In The Pool

 

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AQUASPHERE VISTA; TYR ROGUE; ARENA THE ONE MASK; TYR ORION

 
While many swimmers prefer smaller goggles that sit inside the eye socket, others want bigger goggles for comfort and because they leave less of a mark. For those of us of a certain age, the imprint swim goggles leave around the eyes stays visible long after we’ve gotten out of the pool. The solution many have found, including this editor, are swim masks, the oversized goggles that have traditionally been for open water swimming.

Made for triathlon training and competition, these sleek swim masks feature a low profile design that eliminates drag. We demoed swim masks from TYR, Aquasphere, and Arena, and the wider design offers an extended field of vision, distortion free, which is just as nice in the pool as it is in open water. The soft silicone skirt that frame the orbital socket seal out water and are ultra-comfortable too.

Whether you’re lap swimming or Ironman training, these sleek swim masks are great alternative to oversized goggles. All are available in multiple lens tints and frame colors — and best of all, they don’t leave a mark! Read More

 

The Pink Pack

 

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We honor and support the cause with this collection of sporty pink gear and accessories. Brands highlighted in pink like Ralph Lauren, The North Face, and Yeti have partnered with organizations such as Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF), Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), and others to raise funds and awareness for prevention and life saving treatments.

COLUMN 1: DRAGON ALLIANCE NFX2 GOGGLES $200; RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY FLEECE SWEATPANTS $128; YETI LIMITED EDITION ROADIE HARD COOLER $250

COLUMN 2: THE NORTH FACE NUPTSE SHORT JACKET $280; PENNY SKATEBOARDS CACTUS WANDERLUST 22″ $140; ADIDAS TERREX FREE HIKER 2 BCA $200; GO PRO HERO 8 PINK SLEEVE & LANYARD $11.99

COLUMN 3: FRESHTHINGS FRAGMENTS X BICYCLE PLAYING CARDS $12; GOLDBERGH FREEZE GLOVES $219; COLUMN 4: NIKE SWOOSH WRISTBANDS $8; FISCHER RANGER SKIS 2023 $499.99

 

Chronological Order

 

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From deep seas, to motor speedways, to the moon and back, the chronograph watch has a long history of precise timekeeping for those whom every second counts. For the rest of us, they are the ultimate in style when it comes to a sports watch. Distinguished by their stopwatch design and functionality, with 3 dials that time elapsed seconds, minutes, and hours, plus a numbered bezel, there are endless variations as seen in this collection. Playful to refined, classic to modern, affordable to ultra luxe… we’ve got the chronograph for everyone and every budget:

ROW 1: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA “PAUL NEWMAN” $335,ooo; BREMONT SUPERMARINE CHRONO JET $6995; LIV GX-AC SIGNATURE ORANGE $1090; BREITLING SUPEROCEAN HERITAGE B01 CHRONOGRAPH $7950

ROW 2: BVLGARI X DUCATI SPECIAL EDITION $5000; TUDOR HERITAGE CHRONO $4525; HAMILTON AMERICAN CLASSIC CHRONO-MATIC 50 LIMITED EDITION $2495; ZENITH CHRONOMASTER OPEN $10000

ROW 3: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER CHRONOSCOPE CO‑AXIAL MASTER $8650; NIXON 51-30 CHRONOGRAPH $500; CITIZEN PROMASTER SAILHAWK $495; SWATCH TECKNO BLACK $210

 

Higher Ground

 

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Training day to race day, get a boost from the max cushioning of the new fleet of running shoes. Don’t be fooled by their ultra comfort, these performance trainers are built for speed with energy returning technology, rocker design propulsion, and responsive cushioning every stride.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ON RUNNING CLOUDMONSTER $169. Ultra comfort meets superior performance in the Cloudmonster, that features ON’s massive CloudTec® cushioning in a bold rocker shape for more energy return and propulsion.

SAUCONY ENDORPHIN PRO 3 $225. Designed for speed with a carbon-fiber plate and max stack of cushioning, the Endorphin Pro 3 adds SPEEDROLL technology that propels you forward for the ultimate go-fast experience.

NIKE ZOOMX INVINCIBLE RUN FLYKNIT 2 $180. Responsive and lightweight Nike ZoomX foam is molded in a rocker shape, that provides support, cushioning, and flexibility throughout your stride. Wide, exaggerated shape at the forefoot and heel offers a more stable ride. Read More

 

The Outdoorsman

 

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Hiking, paddling, trail running, camping, surfing… Outdoor Retailer is the premiere tradeshow, showcasing the outdoor industry’s newest gear, apparel, and accessories for these sports and more. Just back from the show, we previewed the coolest new stuff to come for 2023 — and discovered great gifts for that sporty dad available now!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP RIGHT: HARI MARI MEN’S DUNES FLIP FLOPS $55. These all-weather, adventure-ready, water-loving flip flops are ultra-comfortable too. MemoryFoamToe™ post eliminates break-in period for instant comfort, and footbed features water siping channels to keep feet from slipping when wet. Boat-safe outsoles provide extra grip with 100% rubber traction.

SHWOOD CAMP TOPO SUNGLASSES $79. Built with adventure in mind, the CAMP Eyewear collection merges rugged durability with classic style and an added natural twist. The mixed-materials of the collection feature signature Shwood inlaid wood panels on temples. Lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection and glasses come with custom sleeping bag travel pouch.

DECATHLON QUECHUA HIKING BACKPACK 30L NH500 $49.99. This stylish, waterproof, and versatile daypack is made for the trail but with a refined style for everyday carry. Strap on trekking poles or slide in your laptop, the Quechua is equipped to handle it all with its foam-padded back and straps, chest strap and waist belt, 5 zipped pockets, 2 water bottle holders, external straps and loops. Read More

 

The Coolest Coolers

 

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As summer kicks off, we’ve got the coolest coolers in every size and shape. From the backyard to the beach to the campsite, chill out with your favorite drinks wherever and whenever you want a cold one.

ROW 1: STOIC HYBRID BACKPACK COOLER $149.95. This 28 liter waterproof backpack holds and keeps 24 cans chilled. Compression-molded bottom increases durability. Handy bottle opener is attached too.

MOBOT BIG BERTHA 40 OZ. FOAM ROLLER WATER BOTTLE $59.95. It’s a foam roller. It’s a water bottle. It’s conveniently two-in-one, sustainably built with high-density, non-toxic foam and 100% recycled stainless steel. Available in smaller sizes too.

YETI SILO 6G WATER COOLER $300. Take the water cooler to go for icy hydration anywhere you want it. Yeti is the gold standard in coolers with its Permafrost Insulation, Interlock Lid, and Coldlock Insulation that blocks out heat and locks in cold. Read More

 
 

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