Fact is, the game of football can turn brains into oatmeal. Which makes that college scholarship much harder to utilize after graduation day. With that in mind, neurosurgeons & engineers at Vicis worked together to create a new helmet design that mitigates impact on the brain. The shell uses an omni-directional columnar structure to reduce both linear & rotational forces.
Using a pioneering stretch-woven fabric, Rapha has developed single-layer foul weather cycling gear that sheds rain and blocks wind while allowing excess heat to escape. The race-fit Shadow jersey & Shadow bib pant have been tested & approved in all kinds of conditions by the elite riders of Team Sky.
Thule has added packs designed for skiing & snowboarding to its line of technical backpacks. There are two: a 35-liter and a 20-liter, both offering diagonal ski carry & horizontal or vertical board carry as well as easy access pockets you can reach without taking the pack off.
Created by engineer Sherman Poppen in 1965, the original Snurfer is the “toy” that started what we know today as snowboarding. Now, in a Poppen-approved reproduction, the original Snurfer is back, complete with the grab-rope on the nose.
Canada’s Reigning Champ is a retro-inspired sportswear brand. They teamed up with Spalding to create the custom One For One ball. For every ball sold, Reigning Champ will donate one basketball to a community sports program somewhere in North America.
BlackNet is the first portable basketball net that installs (and uninstalls) in just seconds, turning that hoop with the missing or neglected net into a legit basket. Made of soft, composite foam, it pops easily into the rim & back out when you’re done.
Snowboarding has finally hit middle age and what comes with that? Nostalgia products. In collaboration with technical apparel brand Neighborhood, Burton is now offering the Throwback, a bindingless snow-surfer modeled after their original 1981 Backhill board. It features plywood construction, traction padding, and a rope handle for that old school, stand-up sledding vibe.
The wi-fi enabled Forerunner 630 is the most advanced and connected runner’s watch that Garmin has ever made. It tracks stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, lactate threshold, stress score and performance condition, plus standard metrics like pace, speed, distance, time, calories burned, and sleep. Works with ANT+HR monitors as well.
The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.
Designed for on-the-fly bike repairs, this pocket-size multi-tool features 6 double-ended bits & offers 13 functions: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, SL3, SL5, PH1, PH2, T10, & T25 all encased in its smooth metal case. Choose from either a fixed head or reversible ratcheting version.