The Airboard is an inflatable snow sled that gives you a smooth downhill ride on a cushion of air. You can supposedly steer it, too. Sure. Just shift your weight. But unlike the old wood & metal toboggan, when you’re headed for imminent impact, you could try rolling onto your back & use the Airboard as an airbag. via
The MetCon 1 is Nike’s newest offering in the training category. It features a dual-density sole & firm heel to handle the demands of weight-lifting. The upper is constructed with abrasion-resistant breathable mesh & features rubber in the mid-foot that wraps from the outsole onto the upper to protect from abrasion indicative of rope work.
Enko has created a next-generation runner with mechanical, impact-absorbing shocks. The interchangeable shocks are adapted to the wearer’s weight and switch between walking & running mode for comfort when you’re walking & supportive joint protection while running. Available via Indigogo crowdsourcing February 2015. via
Just released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, XON Snow-1 is a sensor-enabled snowboard binding that tracks your movements and weight distribution as you ride. It also tracks speed and GPS location allowing you to review your riding with a video overlay function. Available Fall 2015.
Smith has built a solid reputation with their sport eyewear offerings, now they’re keeping the rest of your dome covered with their Overtake cycling helmet. This race-worthy design features AEROCORE construction which replaces standard foam padding with a Koroyd polymer core, material tested to absorb 30% more impact than EPS foam.
Made with leather from the rare Black Komodo dragon or even the elusive White Alligator. Nah, just kidding. Unofish offers premium basketballs handcrafted using deluxe Italian and imported leathers.
When it’s time to drag the kids along, The Snowcoach lets you do exactly that. It’s a trail-worthy tow-behind snowmobile trailer with seating for 2 kids that features high performance gas shock suspension, seat belts, body reflectors, and brake/running lights.
Maybe you really like having that GoPro jutting up off the top of your helmet like an electronic tusk. If not, the HD2 Camera Goggle from Zeal Optics is a great alternative. With its integrated camera you can still capture 1080p HD quality video of your epic airtime just without all that apparatus up on your head.
When it comes to bike locks, it doesn’t get much better than a U-Lock. Except that now an Italian company has introduced the smart version. Using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, the curiously named Ulock communicates with a PIN code-protected iOS & Android app to lock & unlock without a key. In proximity mode, it will automatically lock itself when the user (and their phone) moves more than 3 meters away & unlock once they come back into range. Shipping throughout Europe. No word on US availability.
The COBI system turns your normal bike into a smart bike. Connect with the App, drop your phone into the bar-mounted cradle/phone charger/LED headlight and simply ride while COBI enhances your pedaling experience with over 100 intelligent features like automatic lights, turn signals, theft alarm, accelerometer, and 96 others.