UP is a system, wristband and iPhone app, that tracks how you sleep, move and eat so you can monitor your activity throughout an entire day. The UP by Jawbone Wristband tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and time spent active vs. idle. While sleeping the band records how many hours you slept, how long it took you to fall asleep, time spent in light vs. deep sleep and how many times you woke during the night. All the data can be assessed in the free iPhone App and you can also input your food and drink intake to really get the full picture of your daily health.
GET IT: $130
Ever head out for a run and tie a key to your shoelace or drawstring? The Kickstarter project PocketBands aims to end that nonsense. Perfect for going to the gym, running, swimming, surfing, biking, and more – PocketBands are lightweight wristbands with a secret compartment to stash a key and/or some cash without interfering with your activities. Why has nobody thought of this before?!?
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In the spirit of the blizzard Nemo that is descending on the northeast US, we thought we’d share some quality boots with our readers. Rugged and waterproof, Timberland Earthkeeper Boots are also made with recycled and green materials (such as organic laces, recycled lining). I’ve recently bought a pair of them, and I can also say that they are extremely comfortable.
GET IT: $150
If your new years resolution was to get in shape, it’s time to get up and do it. The purchase of a new cross-training shoe may help your inspiration, and it’s easy to forget what a difference new workout shoes make when you’ve been wearing your old beat up pair for some time. The New Balance Minimus Cross-Trainer is a thin and light shoe sturdy enough for the gym, but also great for running. With a minimal drop from heel to toe, they also enable neutral running.
GET IT: $110
If you’re planning to hit the slopes to ski or snowboard this season, make sure you’re wearing a proper jacket. A high-quality ski/snowboarding jacket can be a great investment as a good one can last for multiple seasons. With 100 grams of 3M Thinsulate, the waterproof Spyder Leader Jacket will keep you warm and dry on the mountain without being too constrictive. Other features include Interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes, core ventilation system, removable helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, and internal mesh goggle pocket.
GET IT: $425
Wet and cold feet is the best way to ruin your fun in the snow. If you’re planning to be adventerous this winter, make sure you have a proper pair of boots. Sorel Caribou Boots are made with a vulcanized rubber bottom and seam-sealed waterproof leather upper to keep your feet dry. The removable ThermoPlus liner will keep your toes warm in temperatures as low as -40 degrees fahrenheit, making them suitable for virtually all of your snow covered activities.
GET IT: $160
Retro is in for fashion, but what about fitness? This Vintage Everlast Boxing Set will provide a great way to get in shape and blow off some steam after a long day. Includes vintage heavy bag, speedbag, gloves, and handwraps. Now you just need to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
GET IT: $126
All ski masks are designed to keep your face warm, but few will make as much of statement on the slopes as the Beardski. The Beardski is made with neoprene and thermal woven fleece to protect you from the cold, and the attached 12″ synthetic beard will definitely make you stand out on the lift lines. Shown above is the “prospector” and the Beardski is also available in several other beard styles.
GET IT: $37
The Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit is a great stocking stuffer for an outdoorsman. Includes a Gerber Miniature Multi-tool (Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Fine Edge Knife, Phillips Screwdriver, Small Flat Driver, Medium Flat Driver, Lanyard Ring, Bottle Opener, Tweezers), Waterproof Bag, Miniature Light Hand Saw, Signaling Mirror, Survival Blanket, Fire Starter, Waterproof Matches. Cotton Ball – Fire Tinder, Snare Wire, Emergency Cord, Waxed Thread Fishing Kit, Sewing Kit, Lanyard Whistle, Lightweight Ripstop Nylon Bag with Waterproof Zipper, Land to Air Rescue Instructions, and Bear Grylls Pocket Survival Guide. Yep, that should do it.
GET IT: $40 (41% OFF)