Family, Friends & Father’s Day

 

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L.L.BEAN STOWAWAY PACK $19.95; WHAM-O CLASSIC 90G FRISBEE MULTI-COLOR 4-PACK $16PRISM STOWAWAY DELTA KITE $44.95; AUGUSTA SPORTSWEAR MESH VISOR $5.95; ALITE MEADOW REST LOUNGER $70; ADIDAS 3-STRIPES TEE $36; REI CAMP THROW BLANKET $89.95; ROKA ULTRALIGHT ROSE GOLD TITANIUM AVIATORS $260
 

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Gather friends and family, and celebrate this Father’s Day together. With blankets spread, toys at hand, and refreshments in the cooler… a summer picnic in the park is your venue. Here are the essentials for your perfect play day — all designed for easy stow and go, and they make great gifts too!

Photos by Kelly Ryerson

 

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OTTERBOX TROOPER LT 30 BACKPACK COOLER $299; PRIORITY COAST CRUISER $499; RUMPL DOWN PUFFY BLANKET BAJA FADE $249; ALITE STONEFLY CHAIR $134.95; L.L.BEAN WAXED CANVAS OUTDOOR BLANKET $199.95; ADIDAS TELSTAR 2018 WORLD CUP GLIDER SOCCER BALL REPLICA $14.99SPIKEBALL (AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK) $60; FRANKLIN SPORTS SET OF 2 BADMINTON RACQUETS $8.99; SUNNYLIFE LUCITE BACKGAMMON SET $140; S’WELL 17 OZ. WATER BOTTLE $35; LACOSTE GABARDINE CAP WITH OVERSIZED CROCODILE $40; FILA REVERSIBLE BUCKET CAP $29  Read More

 

Happy Running Day!

 

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It’s Global Running Day, worldwide celebration that highlights the passion so many of us enjoy and encourages everyone to join in the fun. We’ve got all the cool gear to get you going, no matter how far or fast you may run!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: GARMIN FENIX 5 now $449. For any athlete, the ultimate sport watch is the Garmin Fenix. For runners it offers bio-mechanical measurements such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, in addition to total multi-sport functionality such as a heart rate monitor, GPS, and other cycling, swim and fitness specific metrics. A bright, high-resolution, full-color display with LED backlighting assures great readability in all ambient conditions. Each model offers a variety of stainless steel finishes, with quickfit watch band combinations to match both your fashion and athletic style. Wi-Fi enabled, automatically send activity uploads and receive smart notifications as well. 

ROKA RIO TITANIUM SUNGLASSES $260. Don’t be fooled by these stylish aviators, they are really performance sunglasses designed for the most demanding athletes. Titanium frames make them ultra lightweight and durable, with geko pads on nose and temples for multi-directional grip and comfort no matter how sweaty. Carl Zeiss lenses offer outstanding clarity with ballistic-impact resistance. Available in other sizes, colors (rose gold!), and models such as the Phantom and Falcon.  Read More

 

Volvo Ocean Race

 
 

From top: Leg 9 start day, Newport to Cardiff, May 20, 2018. Photo by Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race; Leg 6, Hong Kong to Auckland, February 18, 2018. Day 12 on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag with John Fisher (1970-2018) at the helm. Sadly underlining just how dangerous this race is, Fisher was swept overboard on March 26 in gale force conditions in the Southern Ocean and never recovered. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race; Leg 2 start day, Lisbon to Cape Town, November 5, 2017. Dongfeng Race Team drone shot from above. Photo by Eloi Stichelbaut/Dongfeng Race Team

 
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean as I write are 7 race boats sailing from Newport, RI to Cardiff, Wales in the 9th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. With 11 legs in total, ranging from approximately 3 to 22 days at sea, the Volvo Ocean Race is described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world. The race covers 45,000 nautical miles that cross four oceans, touch six continents, and visits 12 landmark Host Cities. What began in October of 2017 in Alicante, Spain will finish in The Hague in the Netherlands at the end of June 2018 in what will have been an 9-month test of endurance in some of the most grueling conditions imaginable.

Since 1973, the Volvo Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of teamwork and adventure. Originally known as the Whitbread Around The World Race, Volvo took it over in 1998. The race is held every three years, and for more than four decades has held an almost mythical power over some the sport’s greatest. In the current era of One Design racing, every team races the exact same Volvo Ocean 65, ensuring the race is all about the sailing and not about the boat. There is no prize money awarded for the relentless intensity and perseverance required in this round-the-clock pursuit, but for a sailor to see their name etched into one of the silver rings of the Volvo Ocean Race Trophy has a value beyond compare. Put simply, the Volvo Ocean Race is an obsession many of the world’s best sailors have dedicated years of their lives trying to win. Read More

 

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

 

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

 

Use The Force!

 

 

STAR WARS KETTLEBELLS

While the internet lights up with the release of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, fitness company Onnit has gone to the Dark Side with the release of a new series of Star Wars themed kettlebells, a slam ball, and a yoga mat.

Meticulously sculpted into 50, 60, and 70 lb. black cast iron kettlebells are a bounty hunter, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Darth Vadar himself, ready to wreak havoc with your workouts. Not to be mistaken for toy souvenirs, these soon to be collector’s items are high quality and chip resistant, built to withstand the most ominous workouts.
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Ready, Set, Show!

 

 
Now in its fourth year, The Rolex Central Park Horse Show has taken over Wollman Rink once again, transforming New York City’s famed ice skating rink into a Grand Prix show jumping ring. Nestled at the bottom of Central Park, with the city’s skyscrapers behind it, this urban yet bucolic setting makes for a spectacular venue. The show has become a highlight of the equestrian circuit, attracting the biggest names in the sport who come to compete under the lights and under the stars in the heart of New York City.

The course itself is extremely challenging for both riders and horses, squeezing the multiple combinations of head high jumps that define a Grand Prix competition into what is a small and oddly shaped arena. But first there is the metamorphosis of an ice skating rink into a horse ring which is no easy feat. From the first load of dirt to the first horse in the ring, it is about 5 non-stop days and nights of activity – one that we thought would fun to document. The time lapse video shown above takes place over the course of week, compressing the whole process into about 90 seconds.
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