Hip Hydration

 

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As Solange Knowles highlighted on the red carpet last week at the Met Gala… it’s hip to hydrate! But forget those old plastic water bottles… the most coveted are those of stainless steel and glass, as refined as your favorite barware. Molded into a variety of shapes and sizes, from tall and sleek, to fat and stout, fill her up with one of these style-minded, eco-friendly vessels!

 
ROW 1: KLEAN KANTEEN INSULATED 20 oz. REFLECT $40.95. The Insultated Reflect water bottle comes in a brushed and mirrored stainless steel that features a sustainably harvested bamboo top. Non-toxic and BPA-free, double-wall vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and iced for 40 hours.

HIP TRITAN 22 oz. $14.99. New from acclaimed designers Richard Smiedt and Karim Rashid comes the flask style Hip Tritan. In partnership with Water For People, this BPA-free, reusable and recyclable water bottle provides 2 days of safe drinking water to someone in need with every bottle purchased. Available in 6 stylish colorways too.

YETI RAMBLER 26 oz. $39.99. Known for their supercool coolers – temps that is – Yeti water bottles are equally matched. Sleek and durable, double-wall vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold (or hot) for days, with no sweat tech to prevent moisture buildup. Available in three sizes: 18, 36, and now 26 oz.
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Anoraks & Fanny Packs

 

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WE LIKE AN ANORAK!

Lightweight, highly-packable, and weather-resistant, the anorak is a layering essential for hikes, rides, runs, to and fro – especially in all these fun color combos!

COTOPAXI TECA WINDBREAKER $79.95; K-WAY LE VRAI $84
STELLA MCCARTNEY FOR ADIDAS ESSENTIAL JACKET $120

 

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…AND ALSO A FANNY PACK!

Yes, the fanny pack is back and a fashion favorite for Spring from designer and sport brands alike! Stash your essentials and wear them go with this handy accessory!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: KAVU SPECTATOR $25; PATAGONIA MINI HIP PACK $29
MARC JACOBS SPORT LEATHER TRIMMED SATIN BELT BAG $350;
MOUNTAINSMITH VIBE $29.95

 

BUT WE REALLY LIKE A FANORAK!

The North Face Fanorak $79 is an anorak in a fanny pack! This trusty weather resistant anorak – available in a wide array of bold patterns and vivid colors – stows away in its own kangaroo pocket fanny pack. 

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Style On Wheels

 

 

Cruise around town on a bicycle built for two: comfort and style!

Chic, simple, and reasonably priced, these bikes have got all you need

and nothing you don’t.

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BENNO BALOONER $679.99 (above)

Playful but elegant, the 8-speed Benno Ballooner is your retro but modern everyday bike. As comfortable as it is stylish, with its balanced upright position and bump absorbing balloon tires, it offers a smooth and effortless ride. Shown above in the men’s model, the women’s throws in an extra dash of panache. Read More

 

Powering Life Off The Grid

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: CAMPING AND COOKING WITH BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE; BIOLITE BASECAMP STOVE; COOKING WITH BIOLITE HOMESTOVE IN UGANDA 

 

When Jonathan Cedar and Alex Drummond decided to build a better campstove, little did they know they would be finding a solution for a much larger health, environmental, and economic challenge. What started as an afterhours project for two campers and product developers evolved into a full time business and line of outdoor products with a much larger global mission called Biolite.

Half the planet lives in “energy poverty”, lacking safe and reliable ways to cook, charge, and light their lives. Imagine having an open campfire burning in your home every day. Three billion people cook over smoky open fires, which is the cause of 4 million premature deaths annually – more than HIV, TB, and malaria combined. These emissions are also the world’s leading carbon pollutants and source of climate change. Tired of having their campstoves run out of gas, Jonathan and Alex simply wanted to design a campstove that didn’t rely on fossil fuels. What they discovered serendipitously was that the needs of families around the world living in energy poverty were very much aligned with those of outdoor enthusiasts.

Biolite founders Jonathan Cedar and Alex Drummond met at Smart Design in New York City where they quickly bonded over their interest in sustainable design. Cedar told Style of Sport in an interview last week, “It wasn’t meant to be business. It was just meant to be to be fun. Let’s make a stove that doesn’t use gas.”  Their concept was a portable wood-burning stove able to utilize its own thermal energy to improve combustion. Using the technology of thermoelectric panels – the same concept as solar panels but for heat – a fan could power combustion with the energy generated from the heat of the fire. A self-sustaining cycle was the result: burning wood generates heat; heat generates electricity; electricity powers the fan; fan stokes the fire and makes more heat. And so it goes. The electricity generated could charge personal devices too. Read More

 

Eye Candy: The Season’s Hottest New Shades

 

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In a wild assortment of eye-popping colors, this season’s new performance eyewear is not for just a pretty face. Aerodynamically designed for optimal vision, fit, and comfort, these 8 shades can handle the toughest conditions in which top athletes thrive – and with max style too!

 
LEFT COLUMN: SMITH ATTACK MAX $249. Offered in two sizes, the Attack and Attack Max shown above, these new performance rimless eye shields feature Smith’s ChromaPop performance lenses that reveal natural color, enhanced visual clarity, and greater definition – along with a second ChromaPop Contrast Rose flash lens for low light conditions. Perfect for cycling, and other speed sports, a magnet-based innovation enables fast lens swapping with a simple click. A lowered-brow offers increased ventilation, while the two-position adjustable nosepiece provides a perfect fit. The nosepiece and temples are comprised of Megol which reacts to perspiration by gently adhering to the skin for a comfortable, no slip fit at any velocity.

ROKA SR-1 CUSTOM SUNGLASSES $210. Pick your frame, temple and nose pad from a palette of rich glossy colors, and lens shade of your choice, to create your own unique custom design of the ultra performance SR-1 from Roka. Also available in 4 other rimless and full frame models, these sunglasses are designed and optimized for road cyclists and runners. They feature patented GEKO™ technology for superior grip; a locked-down fit courtesy of adjustable titanium core wires; and world class lenses by Carl Zeiss Vision with simple lens interchangeability. Weighing in at only 24g, the custom SR-1 delivers an uncompromising sport frame for racing and training in over 42,000 possible combinations! Read More

 

Spring Fling

 

PHOTOS BY KELLY RYERSON

Last Wednesday on the first day of spring, the fourth Nor’Easter of March blanketed New York City in a foot of snow. While some complained, I rejoiced in the Winter Wonderland that became Central Park. Equipped with a closet full of snow gear I had been wanting to demo all winter, I wrangled my buddy, photographer Kelly Ryerson, and we trekked out to the park armed with snowshoes, cross country skis, snow running shoes, and lots of layers. Who needs spring? Here’s hoping for another snow storm! Read More

 

Headgames

 

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CLICK HELMETS & GOGGLES TO SHOP!

From the half pipe to slopestyle, downhill to slalom, the only thing as dazzling as the Olympic athletes’ performances on the snow has been their headgear. The helmets and goggles designed to protect these skiers and snowboarders in high speed crashes, big air wipeouts, and blustery conditions have been putting on a show in Pyeongchang. With their vibrant hues, graphic designs, and high shine glosses, the gold medal winners are…

LEFT COLUMN: OAKLEY MOD3 MIPS SNOW HELMET $180. As previewed in Pyeongchang 2018: Gearing Up, it’s been hard to miss the Oakley Harmony Fade collection of neon yellow and orange goggles on so many of the skiers and snowboarders. The more understated Oakley MOD3 helmet has a clean and simple aesthetic, and is designed to integrate seamlessly with any goggle with its Modular Brim System. Offering all-mountain versatility with all-day comfort, the MOD3 features MIPS industry leading safety protection (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System), BOA fit system, and easy magnetic buckle closure. 



LINDSAY VONN IN BRIKO VULCANO HELMET & OAKLEY HARMONY FADE FLIGHT DECK GOGGLES

 
ANON M2 GOGGLES $239.95. Anon is Burton Snowboards line of goggles, as seen on Shaun White in his historic 3rd gold medal win in the Mens Halfpipe! With multiple styles available, the M2 features a rimless design and a super fast and easy, magnetic lens change technology.  It’s spherical lens mimics the curvature of the human eye for superior optics, while Zeiss lenses enhance contrast for the best possible definition and terrain recognition. Also available is the Anon MFI facemask which attaches to the goggle for extra warmth and protection on the most frigid of days!  Read More

 

Have Your Cake & Ride It Too

 

 

As bicycle commuting has become increasingly popular, perhaps the hottest category in the bike industry is now the e-bike. For those who want to avoid a sweaty push up a hill before arriving at an important meeting, e-bikes offer riders a boost of propulsion when they need it. With a small integrated motor that uses a rechargeable battery to assist the riders own pedal power, there is no noise or fuel emissions.

This eco-friendly technology has evolved off road as well into mountain bikes, and now into KALK, an electric high-performance off-road motorcycle. Designed for exploration and discovery, the KALK allows riders to travel as far as 50 miles, and as fast as 50 miles per hour, with the single charge of its battery. Emitting zero fuel emissions, lightweight and silent, the KALK encourages off road riding with responsibility and respect.  Read More

 
 

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