The SOS Gift Guides: Fit, Fab, Fun!

 

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FOR THAT SPECIAL SWEATY SOMEONE,

IT’S OUR FAVORITE FITNESS GIFTS OF THE SEASON!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PELOTON BIKE $1995. The Peloton Bike has revolutionized the stationary bicycle, delivering an at-home workout as strenuous as what you’d get in a SoulCycle class. This state of the art indoor bicycle features a gorgeous tablet monitor with classes available to be live streamed or downloaded anytime. For those who like the convenience of working out at home, it’s like having a cycling class come to you!

TORY SPORT RUNNERS TOTE $148. Designed to carry all your workout essentials, and organized with multifunctional mesh pockets, this lightweight metallic nylon tote has such playful style it need not be for the gym only!

KT TAPE PRO STRIPS $19.99. For injury treatment and prevention, Kinesiology Tape is designed to reduce pain and inflammation, while supporting muscles in movement. KT Tape Pro Strips offer the convenience and easy application of pre-cut strips, in all sorts of fun colors. Unlike traditional sports tape, KT Tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion,  and will stay in place through the most demanding workouts. This editor been using it to rehab her own hamstring strain! Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Run, Bike, Swim!

 

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RUN, BIKE, SWIM… FOR THE ATHLETE WHO DOES IT ALL, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL THREE, HERE ARE A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS THAT EVEN YOUR HARDCORE TRIATHLETE WILL LOVE! 

 
ROW 1: SPECIALIZED CIRRUS EXPERT CARBON $1850. Shown here in the women’s model, the Sirrus Expert Carbon is designed for both performance training and the everyday commute. With a lightweight carbon fiber construction, its geometry delivers comfort and efficiency along with the speed and responsiveness to hit your fitness goals hard. The all-new suspension system provides a smooth ride and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable control through any terrain or conditions. 

NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 $120. The Nike Zoom Elite 9 is a lightweight everyday trainer with a racing flat feel that packs a lot of responsive cushioning into its 8.2 ounces. The shoe features a lightweight mesh construction with a form fitting upper, and delivers a snappy, smooth ride on both short tempo and longer distance runs.

ROW 2: POLAR M430 RUNNING WATCH $229.95. The new Polar M430 is the ultimate running watch integrating state-of-the-art metrics, advanced GPS, and strap-free heart rate technology. The M430 harnesses the latest in GPS and accelerometer technology to track speed, distance, pace and with interactive smart coaching and 24/7 activity tracking that monitors both movement and sleep. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits your goals right there on your wrist.
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The SOS Gift Guides: The Great Outdoors

 

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SURF, SNOW, AND TRAIL… FOR THAT NATURE LOVING OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST, HERE ARE A FEW GIFT IDEAS THEY’LL LOVE AS MUCH AT HOME AS IN THE WILDERNESS!

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE MEN’S CAMPSHIRE PULLOVER HOODIE $149. Get cozy indoors and stay warm outdoors in this plush sherpa fleece hoodie. Front kangaroo pocket features secure-zip top entry and hand warmer side pockets.

YETI ROADIE COOLER $200. Hard to believe that a cooler has become such an object of desire that it warranted a recent feature in The New York Times, but Yeti coolers did just that. Pricey, but noted for their ability to famously keep products cold for days, the Roadie is the baby of the bunch, holding up to 20 cans or bottles of your favorite beverages. A wide range of sizes and prices go up from there, but for those who love the great outdoors — and a tailgater too — this is the ultimate cooler.

LEATHERMAN SKELETOOL RX MULTI-TOOL $84.95. This lightweight, compact, pocket multi-tool packs all your essential functions into a slim and lightweight profile: a serrated knife, wire cutters, needlenose and regular pliers, large bit driver, and bottle opener. Integrated carabiner clips it on to any bag or belt loop for easy and convenient carry. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Ski & Snowboard

 

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OUR SOS GIFT GUIDES KICK OFF WITH THE 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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The Gift of Sport: Fun & Games

 

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For that football, basketball, golf, boxing and all around sports and fitness fanatic, we’ve got all the toys they’ll love you for giving them this holiday season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LEATHER HEAD CREEN CAMO FOOTBALL $180. This heirloom quality football is made to last, crafted like the sporting goods of days gone by and updated with a modern camo design.

THE ELDERSTATESMAN X NBA CASHMERE SWEATER $1620. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, luxury label The Elder Statesman and the National Basketball Association have teamed up to create a collection of high-end sweaters, tees, scarves, and hats incorporating the logos of fan favorite teams.

SIDE PROJECT SKATEBOARDS LONGBOARD CRUISER $415. Handcrafted with a vintage-inspired profile and materials, Side Project Skateboards pay homage to your old school boards. Sturdy but smooth, the longboards are made for sailing down hills and gliding across the flats, all with a relaxed and chill vibe. Read More

 

The Gift of Sport: For the Snow

 

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For that skier, snowboarder and all around snow lover,

here are 9 great gift ideas they will be sure to love all winter long!

 

LEFT COLUMN: ROXY & COURREGES SNOW JACKET $599.95. House of surf and snow, Roxy, comes together with house of style, Courreges, for a mod capsule collection of sportswear that includes this snowboard jacket. Slim fitting in white, accented with pops of orange, the jacket offers the protection required in the most adverse weather conditions and the warmth of PrimaLoft® Gold insulation.

ELECTRIC ELECTROLITE GOGGLES $120-$160. The award-winning new Electrolite goggle is one of the lightest on the market, weighing just 77 grams and flexible enough to fold in half. It features a compression molded silicone strap; fixed dual cylindrical thermo-formed anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-reflective lens; and is available in a wide range of great colors and finishes.

POC BLOCK STRIPE BEENIE $40. From POC´s Team Gear collection, this sporty color blocked hat keeps you warm in style from the slopes to the trails to the lodge.

KJUS MENS BT 2.O GLOVE $399. These game-changing Bluetooth ski gloves keeps hands warm while you make and receive phone calls without taking your smartphone out, with an integrated OLED display shows who’s calling. A waterproof speaker and microphone are built into the gloves, which are also incredibly warm, comfortable and 100% waterproof.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Great Outdoors

 

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For the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman, here are 11 great gift ideas perfect for

camping, hiking, or any outdoor activity — be they urban adventures too!

 

TOP ROW: PATAGONIA MEN’S DOWN SNAP-T PULLOVER $199. This down-insulated, wind-resistant version of Patagonia’s classic Snap-T Pullover is made of featherweight, recycled polyester ripstop with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down.

FILSON SMOKEY BEAR WATCH $1000. This limited-edition Smokey Bear Watch is individually-numbered and boxed with a collection of Smokey Bear goods that includes a certificate of authenticity, a commemorative book, and six postcards of reimagined, vintage Smokey posters. It’s a rugged timepiece built to last by Shinola.

THE NORTH FACE ORIGINAL BACKPACK $225. The backpack that started it all in 1968 has been reissued in a Limited Edition, crafted with 17-ounce canvas and premium leather trimmings. Available in vintage white and black.

ROW 2: FALKE SK2 SKI SOCKS $25. Expertly crafted for winter sports, these moisture wicking, thermal insulating ski socks feature protective cushioning panels, a right and left toe-box, anti-wrinkle toe, and anatomic foot arch for all day comfort on the slopes. Their assorted color combos look great apres-ski too.

YETI HOPPER 20 COOLER $299. Made for the serious outdoor enthusiast, Yeti Coolers are known for their rugged durability and ice-for-days performance. Completely leakproof, the Hopper 20’s mobile design allows for easy transport of 12 cold ones or 20 pounds of ice.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Cyclist

 

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THE GIFT OF SPORT CONTINUES WITH

GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT SPECIAL CYCLIST… BE IT HE OR SHE!

 

ROW 1: KESTREL RT-1000 $1899. This sleek flat bar road bike offers a dream ride for any cyclist. From long training rides to cruising around town, the carbon fiber Kestrel RT-1000 combines a fast aerodynamic design with high performance Shimano components, and an upright geometry that delivers comfort too. POC FONDO LIGHT MEN’S JERSEY $99. With a sophisticated 3-tone monochromatic design, the POC Fondo features a lightweight wicking fabric, with a full-length front zipper and mesh inserts under the arms for optimal flexibility, breathability and comfort. Three cargo pockets on rear too.

ROW 2: CASTELLI ELEMENTO 2 7X(AIR) WOMEN’S CYCLING JACKET $399.95. For that ultra stylish but hardcore cyclist, the Castelli Elemento is ready to take on the rain, wind, and winter cold. The lightweight quilted 7x (AIR) fabric blocks wind and water while remaining permeable to air, and the inner layer is a soft, insulating microfleece. WindShear panels on the arms and shoulders, articulated fleece collar, and raw-edge wrist cuffs that easily fit under gloves, are a few more features determined to make any rider love winter cycling. SILCA SUPERPISTA ULTIMATE PUMP $445. With a name that befits its design, the Silca Superpista bicycle pump is as much a work of art as a tire inflator, and the “ultimate” gift for the cyclist who has everything. With a hand-turned rosewood handle inspired by top-of-the-line Japanese knife makers, a stainless steel barrel and hardware machined to NASA-level tolerances for performance, and a hose originally designed for race cars, inflating one’s tires becomes an aesthetic experience with this pump. GIRO KNIT MERINO GLOVES $27.95. For chilly rides to and fro, these warm New Zealand merino wool cycling gloves feature rubber dotted palms for grip and touchscreen-compatible fingers — all in a stylish two tone package. More colors available.
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Snowbound

 

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In the lodge and on the slopes, ski style has gone retro chic this season

with a little modern flair. Forget about those baggy snowboard cuts, it’s time to show off those curves and carve those lines wherever the snow may find you.

 

LEFT COLUMN: HESTRA MOJE CZONE MITT $125. This classic women’s ski mitten is new from Hestra. Made of durable and waterproof goat leather with Primaloft insulation, other features include leather pull straps and neoprene cuffs. FUSALP LINDSAY QUILTED DOWN SKI JACKET $701. With its cool retro style, this little yellow ski jacket will turn heads as you rip down the slopes. Crafted from a water-repellent technical stretch fabric and down filled, it also features a cozy funnel neck, internal jersey cuffs, and a snow skirt to keep you warn and dry. MONCLER GRENOBLE TWILL SKI PANTS $725. These twill ski pants have that classic racer style with a fitted flared leg and articulated knee protection. Water and wind-resistant, they also feature a RECCO® Rescue System receiver at the leg to track your location in case of emergencies.

CENTER COLUMN: EMILIO PUCCI REVERSIBLE PRINTED DOWN BOMBER $2580. From the fashion runways comes this Pucci snow covered mountain print down jacket — just one of the alpine themed pieces from the Fall 2016 collection. ELECTRIC STACKER SUNGLASSES $180. These stylin’ aviators feature a removable eye mask and directional airflow system for extra protection in the cold and elements. LACOSTE WOMENS CREW NECK SKIER SWEATER $275. From the runway collection, this wool crew neck with its skier embroidery is the perfect sweater apres-ski and for any winter sport. ROSSIGNOL MINI SKIRT $200. From the Rossignol + Jean Charles de Castelbajac collection, this down mini-skirt features stretch side panels and can be worn with leggings or over ski-pants for eye-catching slope style.

RIGHT COLUMN: UVEX JAKK+ SKI HELMET $219. The new uvex JAKK+ ski helmet is a remarkably lightweight helmet with no compromise on safety or stability. The patented octo+ adaptation system is based on the design of an octopus and attaches firmly to the head. BOMBER SKI ALL MOUNTAIN WOODIE $2500. Named one of the Best Skis of 2016 by SNOW Magazine, Bomber is the Official Supplier of the US and Canadian Ski Teams.  TECNICA MOON BOOT APOLLO SLIPPER $60. From Moon Boot now comes the Moon Slipper, with a design that’s destined to become another iconic apres-ski classic.

 

9 Shades of Gray

 

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TEES, TANKS, BASEBALL, SWEATSHIRTS AND HOODIES…

WE’VE GOT THE FULL SPECTRUM COVERED IN GRAY

OF ALL YOUR SPORTY FAVORITES! 

 

ROW 1: J.CREW MARLED BASEBALL T-SHIRT $42.50. It’s your classic two-tone baseball shirt, updated in heathered shades of gray. MADEWELL SLUB V-NECK POCKET TEE $22.50. A must have staple, this soft slub lowcut tee will be a fast favorite and comes in a few other shades of gray too. ZOE KARSSEN MISS YOU HOODED SLEEVELESS SWEATSHIRT $110. Send a message to the one you love in this playful sleeveless jersey sweatshirt.

ROW 2: FREECITY LIGHTBLAST TEE $115. This charcoal and black unisex t-shirt is printed with a lightening bolt on the front and back. The “glasswash” dye process produces a beautiful watercolor-like finish and makes each garment one of a kind. EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS CITY SERIES SWEATSHIRTS $79. Hollywood is universal but with almost 50 cities to choose from the choice is yours. Inspired by vintage sweatshirts from the 1940s, the City Series are made of 100% cotton large loop French terry fabric and adorned with sewn felt letters in the style of the most popular baseball teams in history. MONROW TIE FRONT TANK $78 now $44. Workout or hang out in this cool and comfortable tie front slub tank.

ROW 3: OUTDOOR VOICES CATCH-ME-IF-YOU-CAN HOODIE $85. Available in a few shades of heathered gray itself (along with a bunch of other colors), this hooded sweatshirt is constructed from OV’s softest fabric with an easy fit that’s slightly loose, but designed to hug a bit here and there. SWEATY BETTY PIROUETTE DANCE CAMI $110. Dance, yoga, pilates, barre, this elegant seamless camisole supports and flatters all your moves. PARKS PROJECT EVERGLADES CREW $34. Each item in the Parks Projects collection of fun and fine goods, is made to promote, protect, and preserve one of our National Parks. Shown here is the Everglades National Park tee, and for every 50 sold, 20 non-native species are removed.

 

SOS Gift Guides: For The Cyclist

 

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Wondering what to get that special cyclist in your life? Here are some great gift ideas for both men and women. It’s the coveted cycling gear and apparel for the 2015 Holiday Season!

ROW 1: TREK MADONE 9 SERIES PROJECT ONE $6499. Fully customizable in a variety of hot color combos, this sleek set of wheels is an aerodynamic speed machine and the ultimate gift for that cyclist ready to break away from the pack! POC AVIP WO SPRING JACKET $250. Featuring that ultra cool POC signature style, this cycling jacket offers ideal protection against the elements with freedom of movement. Available in both mens and womens styles, it features a windproof front, made from bonded 4-way stretch fabric, and is highly breathable and water repellent. Reflective logo on back and arm, plus orange wrist cuffs, add improved visibility and extra styling details.

ROW 2: RAPHA WOMEN’S BREVET GILET $120. This cute striped cycling vest is as functional as it is stylish. Windproof and made for riding in low-light conditions, the stripes are reflective for extra visibility. SPECIALIZED S-WORKS 6 ROAD BIKE SHOES $400. What puts the S-Works 6 on every cyclist’s wish list is simply explosive speed and superior comfort. It’s a  direct result of great fit and better connection with the pedal, for more efficiency and power. With the new PadLock heel, a super strong and lightweight upper, and the legendary adjustability of the dual-Boa® closure system, this shoe is guaranteed to make your special cyclist a very happy rider! Available for men and women. OAKLEY JAWBREAKER $210. Fully customizable — lens, top and bottom frame, side detailing, and more — the Jawbreaker is a cyclist favorite, offering extended field of vision; earsocks and nosepads to keep glasses securely in place; and patented High Definition Optics® for superior optical clarity and razor-sharp vision at every angle. CASTELLI ILLUMINA GLOVES $59.95. A perfect in-between glove, the Castelli Illumina are ideal for those cooler days where half-finger gloves aren’t enough, but insulated ones are too much. With a women’s specific fit, the palms are lightly padded and the first two digits are silicone treated for better grip. Also available in black and lime.

ROW 3: GIRO AIR ATTACK SHIELD HELMET $249  now on sale $143.97 (different colors than shown above). The super stylish Giro Air Attack Shield features a magnetically-fastened Zeiss™ eye shield, easy to flip up and down, that provides wrap-around eye protection with exceptional optical clarity. With superior aerodynamic efficiency, enhanced airflow, and precision fit, this is an aero helmet versatile enough for all your training and race days. BROOKS ENGLAND MT21 CYCLING MULTI-TOOL $70. From the bespoke heritage cycling brand, Brooks England, comes a most practical tool, accommodating every rider’s essential needs in one elegant package. Complete with a handsome brown leather casing, it makes a lovely and very useful gift. POLAR V650 CYCLING COMPUTER $249.95. For the devoted cyclist who wants to analyze every aspect of their riding and boost performance, the Polar V650 makes a great gift. It features integrated GPS with long usage time that tracks speed, distance, and route tracking, and syncs wireless with phone or computer via Bluetooth. 2.8-in. color touch screen can be customized to display cyclist’s preferred data.

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THE COZY WINTER WEEKEND

FITNESS GETS GRAPHIC

ALL HALLOWED ORANGE

 

Cozy Winter Weekend

 

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With wintry weekends in the forecast and snowy holiday getaways soon to come, it’s all about that classic apres-ski look. Chunky knits, nordic patterns, and snowflaked accessories have that cozy cabin vibe, and are ruggedly stylish both indoors and out. All these pieces make great holiday gifts too!

ROW 1: CHLOÉ SNOW CAPSULE INTARSIA CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER $1035. Chloé’s capsule ski collection is a throwback to the French Alps in the ’70s. This sumptuous turtleneck sweater is knitted from soft cream cashmere with a graphic navy and red intarsia. WOOLRICH CHALET SOCK $69.95. Snuggle up by the fire in these cozy nordic slipper socks. Textured rubber sole lets you run outside to grab more logs and top ties keep them perfectly in place. GUCCI INTARSIA WOOL BLEND SCARF $520. This geometric black and burgundy intarsia scarf is knitted with a chic textured contrast of soft wool and fuzzy mohair. Wear it in the lodge or city streets!

ROW 2: SKILOGIC HOWITZER SKIS $849. Skilogik skis are such works of art that even those who don’t ski might want to own a pair. Two halves make a whole, and each ski completes the design of the pair, but don’t be fooled, they are made to perform as well. The Howitzer, shown above, is an all mountain ski ready to charge the backcountry and bomb through anything ungroomed. Made with double layers of carbon fiber in a hardwood core, it’s light but stiff, with the control to go full throttle anywhere on the mountain. Skilogik is the leader in the use of sustainable materials, and at least 95% of the wood used in making each pair of skis is sustainably harvested. For every pair sold, Skilogik makes a donation to plant a tree in a reclaimed forest that is being set aside for permanent protection. Click and check out the full line of Skilogic!

ROW 3: PERFECT MOMENT CHRISTY JACKET $441. Perfect Moment’s Christy quilted-down jacket is playfully decorated with a scenic mountain print, and features a detachable hood trimmed with faux-fur. The sleeves are detachable too, transforming it into a vest for that layered look. SWEATY BETTY SEAMLESS SNOWFLAKE LEGGINGS $105. These festive winter base layer leggings are seamlessly constructed with a seasonal jacquard print. Sweat wicking thermal fabric keeps you warm and dry, while a deep ribbed waistband and ankle cuffs add a little fashion flair. SMARTWOOL FLAKE ISLE HAT $42. With a pom, earflaps and chevron pattern, this cute and cozy lid has a warm, heavy knit construction made to keep the heat in and the snow out.

ROW 4: BURTON CORA MITT $29.95. Toting skis, luggage, or groceries from the car to the cabin, keep your hands warm and toasty in these shaggy fleece mittens. PAJAR CANADA GAETANA BOOTS $170. You’ll be dreaming of snow days in these rugged mocassin styled boots! With a leather and suede upper, retro lace-up and tough rubber soles, these dogs are ready to go outside and play.

 

All Hallowed Orange

 

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Halloween may be behind us, but it’s still time to celebrate our favorite sporty color… ORANGE! From snow boots to snowboards, watches to sunglasses, backpacks, ski gloves, sweaters and more, orange is popping up on all sorts of fun stuff ready to put a little play in your day!

ROW 1: SOREL WOMEN’S 1964 PAC™ GRAPHIC 15 BOOT $140. A classic Sorel silhouette, updated with a new chevron-inspired pattern, this versatile snowboot is warm, waterproof and features a removable liner. TECHNE 245 MERLIN QUARTZ WATCH $120. Manufactured to Swiss standards with the highest grade materials, Techne military-inspired pilot watches are distinguished by their legibility, accuracy, and durabilty under extreme conditions. We love the vintage style, and of course, the bright orange nylon band! MARMOT INNSBRUCK JACKET $425. Stay warm and dry on the slopes in this two-layer insulated Gore-Tex jacket. It’s got a breathable lining with a soft brushed interior, and the helmet-compatible hood is removable.

ROW 2: ANYA HINDMARCH EBURY MAXI TOTE $1550. Anya Hindmarch’s signature leather tote is your cheerful everyday companion. Handcrafted in Italy, it fuses a soft but durable leather with a stone suede backing for a lightweight feel, and features her playful perforated “Slow Down” slogan. BURTON FISH SNOWBOARD $629. This short and floaty pow board has revolutionized performance with it’s surf-influenced design. Double swallow-tail shape enhances acceleration and cornering control, while the reduced rear sidecut lets the tail sink more naturally for smoother flow from edge to edge. And did we mention the crazy graphics!

ROW 3: VUARNET CAT EYE SUNGLASSES $205. The iconic Vuarnet Cat Eye has gotten a colorful makeover, featuring a matte red frame with reflective orange “flash” mineral glass lenses, treated with a hydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (grease) coating to keep vision crystal clear. SLATER ZORN PATCH CARDIGAN $475. You can’t beat this classic 100% cashmere, 2-ply, button down cardigan with contrasting elbow patches — especially in this burnt orange and gray combo!

ROW 4: HESTRA LEATHER FALL LINE GLOVES $150. Offering the warmth of a mitten with the dexterity of a glove, these toasty 3 fingered hand warmers are the perfect solution for those seeking both! Neoprene cuff with velcro closure keeps moisture out and gloves secure. JANSPORT HIGH STAKES BACKPACK $40. This compact backpack featuring the classic Laguna Beach sunset features padded shoulder straps with adjustable fit, a large main compartment for your daily essentials, and front utility pocket for your little extras. GIRO SONNET HELMET $89.95. Designed for the rider who wants style, comfort, and protection, the Giro Women’s Sonnet Helmet has a low-profile design that features excellent ventilation and sleek styling. The Roc Loc 5 fit system lets you dial in both tension and vertical positioning with a single hand, using a micro-adjusting dial for optimal fit and protection.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

Free Wheelin’

 

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Looking for a ride? Motorized or self-propelled, these wheels are ready to take you to all your summer destinations. Skateboards, scooters, jeeps and more… jump in, jump on, and let’s go!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: GOCYCLE E-BIKE from $4999. The e-bike offers a little extra boost of power when you need it, and is a nice option for hot summer months when arriving sweaty at your destination is not the preferred look. The award winning Gocycle provides e-cycling transport in style with its sleek ergonomic design. It features predictive electronic gear shifting and is one of the lightest e-bikes we’ve seen at 35lbs. The Gocycle’s low center of gravity offers agile handling and easy lifting, and it folds for convenient storage and transport. With speeds up to 15.5mph and 40 miles per charge, this is the way to go!

PENNY SKATEBOARDS $159.99. New from Penny Skateboards is their longboard collection, made for summer cruisin’! Heading to the beach or zipping through the city streets, no matter the destination the unique concave shape and natural flex of these plastic longboards offer a smooth and easy ride. Available in six color combos, the Penny 36″ Longboard is the cool way to travel this summer!

FUZION CITYGLIDE $79.99. Why should kids have all the fun? The Fuzion CityGlide scooter is made for grown-ups and can handle up to 220lbs. With oversized wheels and a lightweight durable aluminum frame, the CityGlide provides a smooth and fast ride, designed for a speedy commute or a zip about town. Featuring a large rear brake, innovative folding system, and comfortable telescoping handlebars, this is the ideal adult push scooter for those looking for a new way to get around.
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Backyard Fun & Games

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: OF ONE SEA PADDLEBALL SET $90. This beautifully hand-crafted birch plywood paddleball set includes two playing balls and a canvas carry-all bag. KAUFMANN MERCANTILE WOOD & METAL BIRD CALL WHISTLE SET $240. Highly accurate, wood and metal bird call whistles are handcrafted by a French birder, and come in a set of six including Black Capped Chickadee, American Robin, Golden Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove and Black-billed Cuckoo. BEST MADE CO. AMERICAN LONGBOW $690. As an introduction to archery or the pursuit of mastery, this is the perfect bow for all levels. Free of the high tech aids of modern bows, the simplicity of the iconic American Longbow teaches instinctive form and style, and is designed for a comfortable and confident feel in hand. WOODEN DICE YARD GAME $59.95. Roll these jumbo dice and liven up your backyard BBQ or summer picnic. The set of five beechwood dice comes in its own canvas carrying bag with instructions for four dice games.VIVA SOL FORGED HORSESHOES $124.99. Included in this walnut finish wooden carrying case (with a convenient built in bottle opener!) are 4 forged steel horseshoes and 2 stainless steel stakes for summer fun on the go. JAQUES LONDON BOULES SET $49.99. The national game of France can be played anywhere, and these beautiful polished alloy Boules are ready to go in their own zipped canvas carrying case. JAQUES LONDON MAGNUM OUTDOOR CHESS & CHECKERS $69.99. This almost 3ft. square chess and checkers set is made to be played outdoors and includes a waterproof canvas mat, lawn stakes and a canvas carry bag. Each disc is 2 5/8 inches with the chess piece stenciled on one side. JAQUES LONDON EDENBRIDGE CROQUET SET $799. Another gorgeous outdoor classic from Jaques London, the Edenbridge Croquet Set is designed for 6 players, with everything you need for a big game of croquet, and it all fits in this stylish red pine box.

 

The Art of Sportography

 

 

The GIFT OF SPORT continues with these 4 new sport themed art books, celebrating the athletes, culture and lifestyle of surfing, baseball, cycling and snowboarding. Chosen for their gorgeous photography and layout, authoritative and insider point of view, these are our favorite gift books for this holiday season.

JOHN SEVERSON’S SURF

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Born in 1933, John Severson revolutionized pop culture’s vision of surfing and surf culture through a prolific artistic output that spanned decades and disciplines. John Severson’s SURF explores his odyssey through painting, photography, film and publishing. Severson began his career as a painter, and later took up photography, capturing scenes of Hawaiian and Californian surf culture. In 1958, he expanded his repertoire and created a series of popular surf movies, such as “Surf Safari”, “Surf Fever”, “Big Wednesday” and “Pacific Vibrations”. The posters he designed for them remain collector favorites today. Severson’s graphic skills translated easily to Surfer magazine, which he founded in 1960. The magazine was the first to celebrate and revolutionize the art and sport of surfing, establishing it as a powerful pop culture phenomenon. John Severson’s SURF documents the birth of surf culture and serves as a testament to the indelible influence of Severson on its mainstream popularity.

 

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JETER UNFILTERED

Relive and peek inside his unforgettable final season with the only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter’s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees. Featuring archival images and original photos of the 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson, Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images. Fans will have unprecedented access to “The Captain,” as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes—inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more—as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career.

 

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1001 BICYCLES TO DREAM OF RIDING

The latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series surveys the world’s most popular mode of transport, the bicycle. Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, and authoritative, 1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world’s most influential and high-profile models from every discipline, including mountain and road biking as well as BMX and track racing. A visually stunning compendium, this book allows readers to trace the fascinating evolution of the bicycle from its early incarnations in wood to the latest racing machines made of titanium and carbon fiber. Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within a single illustrated volume, and it is the perfect book for cycling enthusiasts and bike experts alike. Read More

 

The Gift of Running

 

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THE GIFT OF SPORT CONTINUES WITH GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT RUNNER IN YOUR LIFE

(OR ALL-AROUND SPORTY SOMEONE)!

 

LEFT COLUMN: NIKE SHIELD FLASH MAX WOMEN’S RUNNING JACKET $495. This running jacket combines reflectivity and powerful weather protection to help keep you visible and dry on your run. The allover dot print produces 360 degrees of high reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low light. Laminated vents on the hood and back increase airflow while resisting wind and water with ultra-durable Storm-FIT fabric. SOLEUS ULTRA SOLE RUNNING WATCH $75. So fun it’s design, you’ll want to keep wearing this colorful sport watch even after your run. It features a 100 hr Chronograph, a 15 second backlight, and a hydration alarm that reminds you to fill up on fluids. GORDINI STASH LITE TOUCH GLOVES $35. Made with flexible ripstop nylon, these neon sport gloves are waterproof and windproof. They feature a rubber grip palm, breathable silk insulation, a spandex cuff with stash pocket, and are touch screen capable.

CENTER COLUMN: SMITH PIVLOCK ARENA SUNGLASSES $159. Driven by the needs of elite level athletes, the Pivlock Arena has an ergonomic face fit to perform in the most extreme conditions. Lightweight performance is further enhanced with two-position adjustable nosepiece, slide-on temple ends, and a vast array of performance mirrored lens tints. BEATS BY DRE POWERBEATS2 WIRELESS EARBUDS $199.95. Inspired by LeBron James, the new redesigned Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones will take your workout to the next level with its sweat and water resistant design, 30ft Bluetooth connection, rechargeable battery, 6-hour nonstop playback, and Beats signature sound. FEETURES ELITE RUNNING SOCKS $14.99. Ultra Light with a No Show Tab, these technical running socks deliver targeted compression on the arch where it’s needed most. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection from blisters. MIZUNO WAVE UNIVERSE 5 $124.99. The lightest shoe on the market, weighing in at less than 3 ounces, this race shoe or minimal trainer will have you running fast! U4IC midsole provides resiliency and a smooth ride at a fraction of the weight of traditional midsoles and the G3 sole features superior lightweight traction.

RIGHT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S BETTER THAN NAKED™ SINGLET $45. This ultralight, race-ready tank is constructed with stitchless seams in critical areas for reduced chafing. Engineered jacquard mesh with body mapped ventilation improves breathability down the spine and FlashDry™ fibers speed drying during long, sweaty runs. SMARTWOOL NTS MID 250 REVERSIBLE CUFFED BEANIE $30. For all your outdoor sports, this beanie is an all season essential and the reversible pattern lets you wear it twice as much. An adjustable ear band determines more or less heat and clean seams provide a no-bulk fit.

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Black Friday Is Black

 

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Today is Black Friday. No really it is, because in honor of our national shopping holiday, we are featuring the most fab sport gear and apparel that is black. Unfortunately it is not on sale, but with such badass stealth style, you may not be able to resist these selections, even at full price.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RIZOMA METROPOLITAN BIKE $4700. From internationally renowned motorcycle company Rizoma comes this head turning carbon fiber and billet aluminum bicycle. Revolutionary in its design and aesthetic, it is as light as it is gorgeous, and can be ridden single speed or fixed gear. ARC’TERYX ATOM LT HOODY $229. Ideal as a stand-alone piece in fair weather, or as a layering piece in cold conditions, this jacket is designed as an active use insulation layer, providing vital core warmth with liberal mobility and breathability. ADIDAS MIKA LUMI SNOWBOARD BOOTS $200. These black snowboard boots have a sophisticated street style but are built to take on any slope. They are made from full grain leather with a women’s-specific fit, and feature a molded tongue, dual zone speed lacing system and soft EVA outsole.

SUGOI RSE SUBZERO GLOVE $70. For all you diehard winter cyclists, this windproof thermal glove offers the protection you need for extreme weather rides. They feature a Thinsulate liner, pre-curved ergonomic fit, and full finger design for easy braking and shifting. FABER NORTH HIKER SNOWSHOES $92.95. These light and sturdy snowshoes are designed for a variety of terrain and conditions, and with their easy access, secure fit binding system, they are made for fun in the snow. NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS FLASH $115. One of the most popular running shoes in Nike history, this Pegasus is the quickest and most responsive yet, and feature reflective visibility and weather protection for the dark winter months. VOLKL V-WERKS KATANA $1099. One of the most technologically advanced skis, Volkl’s V-Werks has now added a big mountain ski to the collection. Constructed with a wood core and carbon exterior, the performance of this lightweight ski is enhanced by its thin profile and full rocker for big beautiful all mountain turns that float though powder and carve up the groomers.

CENTER: OAKLEY CANOPY SNOW $180. The expanded lens volume and low-profile frame design of the Canopy provides a wide-open view with maximized peripheral and downward vision. The razor-sharp optics filters out 100% of all UV, and the dual vented lens architecture combined with F3 anti-fog coating, keeps sight lines clear. RIP CURL SEARCH GPS SURF WATCH $400. For you serious surfers, now you can track your surf, register your top speed and distance, and rack up your wave count in each session. Sync your data to the Rip Curl SearchGPS App or website to re-live your surf with location maps, image sharing and graphic charts which showcase each session. ELIZABETH ROBERTS QUILTED VEST $295. A great layering piece, this thin fitted vest skims the body with a subtle quilting pattern, nipped-in waist and belt detailing at the back. It features a proprietary SMARTSHIELD™ pocket technology and is made with imported Schoeller performance fabric, which is water, oil, and stain repellent.  

 

The SOS Gift Guides: For The Cyclist

 

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The week by week, sport by sport,  STYLE OF SPORT Holiday Gift Guides continue this week with great ideas for that cyclist in your life. Whether they ride for transportation, fitness, fun, or just like cool stuff, we’ve got the gear every rider will be asking for this holiday season.

ROW 1: SIDI WIRE CYCLING SHOES $499. Top of the line, the new Wire is the choice of WorldTour athletes and pros everywhere. The Tecno 3 closure system provides even pressure across the entire foot for ultimate comfort and pedaling efficiency. Micro-ratcheting buckles allow easy one-click adjustment in either direction, for simple fine-tuning on the go. BUDNITZ NO.1 DISASSEMBLED PRINT $100. From one of our favorite bike companies, Budnitz, makers of some of the most uniquely beautiful bikes, comes this high-quality Giclée archival print of their No.1 Titanium bicycle disassembled.

ROW 2: RAPHA MERINO BRETON $170 From the sophisticated cyclist’s favorite brand Rapha, comes their Merino interpretation of the iconic Breton sweater. BROOKS VICTORIA SADDLE HANDBAG 160€. Originally conceived as a stylish saddle cover with incorporated saddle bag, the Victoria is also a whimsical handbag in the iconic saddle shape. CRANK BROTHERS STERLING SG PUMP $44.99. This sleek alloy mini pump is big on function as well as style. It features a high pressure air switch and gauge, and is compatible with both schrader and presta valves. MOVADO PARLEE CHRONOGRAPH $7500. Inspired by their ultra racing bikes, this 46mm automatic chronograph watch incorporates 250 layers of unidirectional carbon fiber, the super-lightweight bike frame material refined by Parlee Cycles. The edition is limited to 250 individually numbered pieces with a choice of 4 dial accent colors: blue, white, green or orange.

ROW 3: LAZER STREET DLX URBAN LUXURY HELMET $59. Heads will turn in this wood finished bike helmet! It features leather straps and metal strap dividers to complete the unique look, along with 16 vents will keep you cool while riding with such style. GIRO XEN GLOVES $40. Lightweight but durable this all-day mountain bike glove is engineered for fit, comfort and protection, and features touchscreen technology in the fingertips. Crash pads wrap around the palm onto the lateral edge of the hand for added cushioning in the event of a fall. SONY POV ACTION CAM $349. While we all know the GoPro, this palm size Sony POV camcorder is a cool competitor, and boasts a host of features inside its tough waterproof exterior. For cycling or any action sport, SteadyShot™ image stabilization conquers bumps and blur, and up to 5 cameras can be controlled with Live-View Remote via your phone. With 5 video modes including 1080/60p and 2x slow motion, it also captures amazing high quality 11.9MP still images in photo mode. Read More

 

Tis’ The Ski Season: The Snow Gift Guide

 

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Winter has come early with a dip from that crazy Poler Vortex. For those who love winter sports, it’s never too early and if you’re wondering what to get that skier, snowboarder and snow lover in your life for the holidays, here are a few of our favorite things. These bright and colorful jackets, sweaters, boots, googles, skis and more are made for fun in the snow and are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of your snowy someone come holiday time! This is part 1 of our Style of Sport Gift Guides with lots more sports to come!

LEFT COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT SUPER DAY JACKET $490. This 700 fill water resistant down jacket has all the warmth you need and the style you want for those coldest days on the slopes. SWEATY BETTY AMAZING KNITTED HEADBAND $65. This fleece lined jacquard knit headband has an ergonomic design to keep ears snug and warm on the slopes and off. BOGNER ZIP SHIRT ALINE $339. It’s high altitude style with this zip pullover featuring a fun heli-skiing print. Made from Techno Jersey, it offers moisture wicking properties, as well as protection from the cold and UV rays. HESTRA HENRIK PRO MODEL MITT $180. This top of the line cowhide mitten has a quilted, retro style pattern on outside with super warm thermolite insulation on the inside.

MIDDLE COLUMN: POC FORNIX COMMUNICATION $240. The award-winning Fornix helmet is now offered with Beats by Dr. Dre headphones built into the neckroll. With the remote control, compatible with most smart phones, it’s easy to take calls, switch tunes and adjust volume right with the touch of your thumb. SCOTT “THE SKI” $699. It’s back! First introduced in the late 70’s and the hot freestyle ski into the 80’s, “The Ski” has been redesigned as an all terrain performer with 3D Sidecut and a Pro-Tip Rocker profile.

RIGHT COLUMN: MOONBOOT VINYL $120. Another 70’s ski style classic, The Moonboot is now available in a wild array of retro style and colors, and shown here is an eye-popping acid green vinyl. SPY OPTICS BRAVO $184.95. The Bravo is a midsize low profile goggle featuring Lock Steady™ technology, Spy’s signature super fast and fingerprint free lens change system. Anti-scratch and anti-fog, a free mirrored bonus lens is included. AIMO RICHLY CARDIGAN $690. This perfect apres-ski cardigan is hand-loomed from a luxurious blend of wool and angora, and features a fun retro style mountain graphic. FIMBULVETR SNOWSHOES $350. From Norway comes the ultimate reinvention of the snowshoe. Stronger, lighter, more durable and ergonomic, these snowshoes will have everyone wishing for a snow day!

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Rub Yourself

 

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In between massage appointments, on the road, or as part of your daily fitness regimen, every athlete and active person needs at least one self massage tool in their training tool box. Designed for warming muscles up pre-workout and relieving muscle tension and soreness post-workout, there are a wide array from which to choose, ranging from a very inexpensive ball to a foam roller to a fancier motorized sports massager. A foam roller or stick is great on big muscle groups, while a ball can work in between muscles and is ideal for trigger point release. Available in all sorts of fun colors, most are easily packable which make them ideal for travel too.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BABYBELLE BODYBUFFER $295. Marketed as a cellulite reducer, this pretty little massager packs a lot of power in it’s oscillating motion! Using the babyBelle Bodybuffer before a workout is a great way to kick-start circulation and warm up muscles. After training, it enhances blood flow to the muscles, flushes out lactic acid, and relieves soreness. It is also available in a larger two handed size for a more vigorous, deep-tissue massage.

GRID 2.0 $64.99. A foam roller is an absolute must and probably the most versatile of all the self massage tools. The longer 26″ GRID 2.0 and smaller 13″ GRID, are our favorites for their multi-dimensional surface, that roll through the nooks and crannies of tight muscles, knots and kinks.  The GRID provides a more realistic massage experience: low and flat feels like the forearm or palm
; high and firm feels like the finger tips. The GRID is also available on a stick, GRID STK. Read More

 

Favorite Carry-All

 

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Tote, Messenger, and Backpack, there are so many great sporty bags to choose from this fall! Rugged but chic, our favorites are inspired by classic heritage designs, constructed with durable canvas and full grain leather, and pumped up with a pop of color for extra fun and style. For the gym, work, or a weekend getaway, we’ve got the ideal carry-all for all your daily extras, perfect for both guys and girls.

ROW 1: HERSCHEL STRAND DUFFLE PLUS $69.99. Fully padded and fleece lined, with a 15″ laptop and iPad Sleeve, this small duffle also features a mesh organizer with a phone sized pocket. JACK SPADE DIPPED INDUSTRIAL CANVAS SQUARE MESSENGER BAG $198. This orange rubber bottomed canvas messenger bag features an exterior slip pocket, interior organizing pockets and iPad sleeve. JUNYA WATANABE SEIL MARSCHALL LEATHER-TRIMMED QUILTED BACKPACK $625. A collaboration between Japanese designer Junya Watanabe and German heritage brand Seil Marschall, this backpack is as stylish as it is practical.

ROW 2: CHESTER WALLACE DRIVER $210. Natural canvas with a waxed grey canvas bottom, this super durable and stylish carry all features two large pockets inside and three outside, with bridle leather handles riveted for strength. DULUTH LAPTOP SCOUT PACK $140. Now with a padded laptop sleeve, this simple canvas backpack features roller buckle closures, cotton web shoulder straps, grab handle and interior zippered pocket. Available in a host of different colors too. L.L.BEAN EVERYDAY LIGHTWEIGHT TOTE $24.95. Made from durable, lightweight nylon, this camo tote is big enough to haul as much as you can carry and packs down to nothing. Makes a great weekend bag too!

ROW 3: FJALLRAVEN KANKEN BACKPACK $75-120. Originally designed in 1978 for Swedish school children, the Kånken has become a Swedish classic and a bestseller with kids and adults around the world. It is constructed with a durable moisture repellent fabric, and available in vast color palette and variety of different sizes. PORTER-YOSHIDA & CO. BEAT LEATHER-TRIMMED CANVAS TOTE BAG $345. With expert hand-construction and acute attention to detail, this minimalist red cotton-canvas tote is trimmed with flexible, rip-resistant elk leather and features a zipped exterior pouch and waterproof pocket to organize and stow your essentials.  PENFIELD® FOR J.CREW SWEETWATER BACKPACK $80. In this collaboration with heritage brand Penfield, J.Crew took their everyday backpack, added a resurrected vintage label and released it in exclusive colors for a new take on a classic bag. Read More

 

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

 

 

THE STYLE OF SPORT HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE CONTINUES WITH FUN IDEAS FOR ALL THE SKIERS, SNOWBOARDERS, SNOWSHOERS AND SNOW LOVERS IN YOUR LIFE!

 

Clockwise top left: KASK SKI HELMET. The Elite Man shown above is one of 4 gorgeous Kask ski helmets that feature an integrated anti-fog and anti-scratch visor goggle that hinges up for convenience with style. $499.95

THE NORTH FACE WOMENS VILLAGE NUPSTE VEST. From the official Villagewear Collection to be worn by the US Freeskiing Team this February at the Winter Olympics, is this star studded warm, lightweight, and highly compressible 700-fill goose down vest. Support Team USA and check out all the other great red, white, blue, stars and stripes in this limited edition collection. $160

BURTON SNOWBOARDS LIP-STICK RESTRICTED. “Push It Real Good” on this Salt-n-Pepa adorned snowboard designed to have you dancin’ on the slopes. Frostbite Edges grip the iciest of ice, and a scoop nose and tail keeps it free flowin’ in the soft stuff. $479.95

SWEATY BETTY ALBERS SEEMLESS LEGGINGS. You’ll be eager to strip down by the fire and reveal these work-of-art base layer leggings with their Bauhaus-inspired design. Seamlessly engineered in soft sweat-wicking fabric, they are double cable-knitted for better opacity and feature a waistband that can be folded over or worn high for added warmth. $95 Read More

 
 

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