If you’re New Year resolution is to get in shape, but don’t want to schlep it to the gym in the cold – check out a set of adjustable dumbbells. This Bowflex SelectTech Set adjusts from 10 pounds up to 90 pounds in 5-pound increments with the twist of a dial. Plus, it’s currently 30% OFF.
There’s nothing like a good hat to really keep you from the cold. I’m definitely loving my new Mad Bomber Hat that I received as a secret santa gift (thanks Mike!) and it’s certainly a welcome addition to my NY winter wardrobe. Made with 100% real wool, the rabbit-fur-lined Mad Bomber is extremely warm and very wind resistant. The ear flaps buckle like a helmet strap keeping the hat nice and snug, and the elements out.
It’s time to burn those Christmas cookies off on the slopes. If you’re in need of a new ski/snowboarding jacket this season, checkout the Spyder Enforcer. It’s basically a top of the line shell, giving you the flexibility to layer underneath appropriately for the weather conditions – hence, allowing for additional breathability and comfort when out in slightly warmer conditions. Restyled for this year, the coat has features including a core ventilation system, removable and insulated helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, internal mesh goggle pocket, and chamois lens wipe. If you’re out in colder conditions, combine with the Spyder Exit Vest, which will insulate your core without interfering with your range of motion.
In the same spirit of our Stock Up For Spring feature, here’s 5 items that’ll help you get outside now that the weather is warming up.
If you want to get in on the kettlebell fitness craze, but don’t want to spring for a gym membership or an entire set – try an Adjustable Kettlebell that’ll take up minimal storage space at home. This versatile kettlebell weight system can easily change between six weights, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36 pounds, and also includes a pad to place the kettlebell on when it’s not in use.
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.
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?!?
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.
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.