The SOS Gift Guides: Ski & Snowboard

 

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THE ULTIMATE MUST HAVE GIFTS ON EVERY SKIER,

SNOWBOARDER, AND SNOW LOVERS WISH LIST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

 

LEFT COLUMN: BOGNER COOL SKI HELMET $659. While protecting that noggin, you gotta have a ski helmet that looks cool too. This aptly named helmet from Bogner does just that, making a bold statement on the slopes while increasing safety with its high visibility. Constructed from a weather-resistant, coated synthetic leather, in a bright watermelon color, this helmet is for the skier who’s not afraid of a little attention.

VUARNET ICE SUNGLASSES $330. New from Vuarnet is the Ice collection that blends the technical features of the iconic Glacier model with distinctly urban aesthetics. Featuring the ultimate high-altitude eye protection and clarity for which Vuarnet is known on the slopes, the Ice looks great off piste as well in a range of stylish color combinations.

BURTON STEP-ON BOOT & BINDINGS $549-649. Forget sitting on the snow and strapping in, new from Burton this season is the revolutionary Burton Step On™ boot and binding system. Combining a traditional snowboard binding for the first time, with click-in convenience and outstanding performance, simply step on and go shred the slopes, anywhere the mountain takes you.
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A Simpler Time

 

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While smart watches may be loaded with endless functions, the design and simplicity of a classic analog watch can’t be beat. These six field and military inspired timepieces won’t answer the phone, but they harken back to a day when all we needed to watch to do was to tell time us the time… and do it beautifully.

These six won’t break the bank either.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TECHNE MERLIN 296 STAINLESS STEEL AND WEBBING WATCH $235. The Merlin 296 was inspired by military timepieces from World War II and based on a British Ministry of Defence design. Engineered with precise Japanese quartz movement and encased in stainless steel, it has luminous markers and oversized Arabic numerals for legibility. 

WERENBACH MODELL 5 $1500. Every Werenbach is made from real space-traveled rocket material. This dial was cut from the exterior cladding of the rocket engine, and in its original condition, so no two watches are the same. The Launch Sequencer scale shows the three stages en route to orbit, with time, altitude and rocket stages I, II and III displayed on the watch.

TIMEX + TODD SNYDER MILITARY WATCH $138. From the Timex collection by designer Todd Snyder, this classic time piece has been reinterpreted with a modern sophistication. Inspired by 1970s military watches, this fresh style features vintage dial artwork based on rare pieces from the Timex archive, updated with a contemporary case and strap detailing for a stylish look.
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Rapid Fire Relief

 

THERAGUN G2PRO

From professional athletes to celebrities to everyday fitness enthusiasts like you and I, the secret weapon in everyone’s training arsenal these days is the TheraGun. Utilizing high frequency percussive massage, the TheraGun is a handheld, battery operated, professional grade, vibration therapy tool designed to reduce muscle and joint pain, improve mobility, and enhance performance.

Designed by Dr. Jason Wersland, D.C., a chiropractor and the founder/inventor of TheraGun, this power drill like tool uses vibration therapy to provide high frequency percussion massage to targeted areas. According to Wersland, vibration therapy works on the nervous system, in addition to the muscular system, to reset the body’s response to pain and immobility from overuse or an injury. It literally shakes it all back into place.
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Fan Club

 

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NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA Fans…

Throw away those old jerseys and cheer on your favorite team in style.

This collection of cool and sophisticated fan gear is sure to make

sports nut out of you! 

 
LEFT COLUMN: TODD SNYDER + NEW ERA YANKEES CAP $78. Shown here in a navy pinstripe lambswool, Todd Snyder’s collaboration with New Era also features a select group of other MLB team caps in posh herringbone, tweed and plaid.

MITCHELL & NESS HOUSTON ASTROS JERSEY $300. Celebrate the World Series Champion Houston Astros, with this vintage 1971 Jimmy Wynn authentic throwback jersey. See the entire Mitchell & Ness collection of iconic MLB, NFL, NHL and MLS apparel made famous by the leagues’ greatest players!

NHL CCM JERSEY PULLOVER HOODIE $94.99. Celebrate all your favorite NHL teams in this fleece lined pullover hoodie from CCM. Its bold and unique design features authentic applique graphics and a lace-up neck that any hockey fan will appreciate.
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3 Minutes to A Healthy Back!

 

 

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If you’re an athlete, being sidelined with an injury sucks. So many of us (myself included) don’t take simple preventative measures to keep them from happening, particularly when it comes to the spine. According to Dr. Scott Duke of Duke Chiropractic, our go-to resource for all things sports medicine, 80% of the walking population will eventually have some kind of back injury. We asked Dr.Duke for a quick, no-excuses routine anybody could do to keep their back healthy and ready for action!

The 3 X 3 Back to Back routine is 3 part series of moves that takes just 3 minutes!  This is an easy everyday workout designed to mobilize, stretch, and strengthen the spine without spending a lot of time. It’s a perfect warm up before working out that preps the body for activity and keeps us doing all those crazy workouts we love. Each section below is 1 minute.

 

PART 1: MOBILITY

This is your warm up, designed to loosen up and lubricate the spine. Each exercise is 20 seconds of continuous movement at your own pace.

 

1. Cat-Cow

On all fours, flex and extend spine. Head should move in line with spine.

 

2. Pelvic Release

Lie flat on back with left foot crossed on right. Arms flat at 90 degree angle. Drop left knee out to the side while turning head to right. Switch legs and repeat.

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Lady Liberty On the Run

 

 

It’s Marathon weekend here in NYC and to commemorate this always epic event, Saucony has released a special limited edition of their Freedom ISO running shoe. The NYC Freedom ISO celebrates the 2017 NYC Marathon and the iconic symbol of New York City, The Statue of Liberty, in all her green patina glory. Available for both men and women in slightly different hues, the NYC Freedom ISO features Saucony’s full-length EVERUN™ midsole, noted for delivering continuous cushioning throughout your run, no matter the distance.

The NYC Freedom ISO features Saucony’s dynamic ISOFIT™ system and a breathable mesh upper, with engineered overlays embellished in a liberty-green metallic glow. The sole is speckled with copper-colored flecks, reminiscent of Lady Liberty’s original copper-brown hue, and shiny copper covers the lace tips. The outsole displays her signature torch. Other details include an imprint of her crown on the sockliner, and NYC is printed on the heel tab.
 


 
This special edition shoe also honors runner Ryan Shay, who tragically passed away 10 years ago during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in NYC’s Central Park. Saucony has made a donation to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc, in his memory, and The Saucony family continues to honor Shay’s life with an annual private sunrise run during NYC Marathon weekend that finishes at Ryan Shay’s memorial bench in Central Park.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate NYC, its marathon, and a very special runner with this awesome running shoe that delivers a winning combination of enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning from your first step to your last.

The NYC Freedom ISO is now available at www.saucony.com.

 

Team USA Lifts Off

 

TEAM USA SNOWBOARDING UNIFORMS BY BURTON

With the Winter Olympics less than 100 days away, New York City saw the unveiling this week of the Team USA Snowboard and Freeski uniforms for Pyeongchang 2018. Burton Snowboards created the uniforms to be worn by the U.S. Snowboard Team for the fourth consecutive Winter Olympics, and The North Face is behind the design of the U.S. Freeski Team for their second consecutive games. Coincidentally, both uniforms feel like they came from outer space.

Inspired by the rich history of the American space program, the 2018 U.S. Snowboard Team uniform designed by Burton is both retro and futuristic in its design. On the retro side, the showcase piece is the down onesie for wear off the slopes, inspired by the iconic 1960s moonwalk suit. Featured in a jacket as well, it has been crafted from a bright white Dyneema® fabric, the world’s strongest fiber, that weathers over time for that space traveled effect.
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Olive Drab

 

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Moss, sage and nature’s other earthy greens are blended together for fall on everything from bicycles to watches to ski helmets and more. Olive is hardly drab in this collection of some of our fall favorites!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR STRETCH DOWN DS HOODED JACKET $340. Shown here in Green Fade, Mountain Hardware’s stretch down jackets break the mold with discontinuous lines that feature stretch-welded channel construction to trap more warmth than standard stitching. A stylish piece under a shell or on its own, 800-fill down resists heat-robbing moisture and retains loft when wet. 

NIKE METCON 3 TRAINING SHOE $130. Designed for the most demanding workouts — from wall exercises and rope climbs to sprinting and lifting — the Nike Metcon 3 is ready to take it on. A drop-in midsole is firm in the heel, softer and more flexible in the forefoot, providing the stability you need for training with the cushioning for short runs. 

BALMAIN LOW RISE SKINNY BIKER JEANS $1056. Half the reason we all workout is to look good in our jeans, and these skin-tight Balmains are a hot pair to show off all that hard work! Glamorous and baddass too, they feature gold hardware and chunky zips, finished with biker-style ribbed panels on the knees. Read More

 
 

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