Continuing their tradition of following in Nike’s footsteps, Adidas just jumped into snowboarding with a line of boots developed with the sport’s top athletes. The Jake Blauvelt Pro Model boot takes style cues from the OG Samba, featuring the classic 3 stripe vamp and tech features like Recco rescue technology, Aerotherm thermal barrier, and natural odor-neutralizers.
Fortified Bike Lights was born when one of the brand’s founders had his bike light stolen & then got nailed by a car. The MIT grads at Fortified set out to design & develop a super-bright, anti-theft bike light & that’s exactly what they’ve done. Their Li-Ion powered headlight & taillight system is simple, solid, and comes with a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty.
When it comes to frame design for high performance cycling, carbon fiber has been around for decades but the IsoTruss construction coming out of Utah’s Kovit Cycles is something new. These designs replace standard carbon fiber with a web-like carbon structure that even by cycling standards is ridiculously light. These frames weigh in at just 1.3 pounds but are just as rigid and rideable as other high-end racing bikes.
Loading, transporting & unloading a traditional kayak isn’t easy. That’s why these modular kayaks make sense. They clip together or apart for easy set-up & breakdown in just seconds. Instead of struggling with an unwieldy 16-foot plastic pontoon on & off the car roof, simply throw the pieces in the trunk and go. via
Rideye is a black box for your bike, an onboard crash recorder that features HD video, one-touch operation, & a one month battery life to keep an accurate, objective record of your car versus bicycle battles.
Garmin’s newest wi-fi enabled touchscreen smartwatches measure all the crucial fitness metrics plus they offer recovery data, training plan support, & track personal records, laps, & calories. They also offer Live Track, which allows family, friends & stalkers to follow where you are on your run.
If you don’t want to show everyone your shiny & bulbous helmet, consider the Helmate. This lightweight little bracket mounts to your bike’s seatpost so you can secure your helmet to the bike instead of always having to bring it inside. This clever Dutch design also includes a rain cover to keep your domepiece dry as well as your saddle when it starts to pour. via
For those special boards you want to just admire instead of ride, this wall-mounted rack makes a great display. Available in regular or stainless steel, it features padding to protect the board & the wall-mounting hardware comes with brass covers for a clean finish.
Even while out for a run, what you really want to do is stare at a screen & absorb more data, right? This Smartwatch indulges your desire. As long as your phone is somewhere on your person, it will deliver data from your favorite fitness apps right to your wrist.
After years of creating some of the best looking & safest helmets for action sports, Massachusetts-based Bern Unlimited has finally released a cycling-specific model. For all you cyclists’ dying to ditch your pointy, space-age, Tour de Nerd style helmet, Bern’s Allston is the one. All the features you want, & no conehead. About time.