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!

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE SPORTS TO COME!

 

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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The Gift of Sport: For The Runner

 

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LET THE GIVING BEGIN WITH THE GIFT OF SPORT!

We kick it off with great gift ideas for him and her, sure to make

your special runner very happy this holiday season.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX NORVAN SL HOODY $299. Available for both men and women, the ultra minimal Norvan SL Hoody is the lightest, most breathable Gore-Tex® jacket available. Made with Gore’s new waterproof-breathable fabric, called Gore-Tex Active®, this feather weight but tough little jacket goes the distance through any weather condition. ON RUNNING CLOUDFLOW $139.99. Run on air with a revolutionary new shoe so comfortable, 10 runners were able to run the NYC marathon without ever having run in them before. 18 pods independently cushion and propel each step, with the added lightness of unique Zero-Gravity EVA foam. Built with a responsive flex and rocker, the natural rolling process is enhanced with explosive take-offs that provide a new level of comfort in a performance running shoe. THE NORTH FACE RUNNERS 2 ETIP GLOVE $30. Forget cold hands on long runs with these midweight, weather-resistant fleece running gloves. Built-in touchscreen conductivity keeps hands warm during electronic communication too. SALOMON TRAIL RUNNER WARM MID-LAYER ZIP TOP $59.99. For him, this 4-way stretch French terry mid-layer offers warmth without bulk and essential venting for optimal regulation of body temperature. Contrasting pocket panel offers secure stash for essentials with added style too.

FOURLAPS ADVANCE SHORT $49.50. A perfect match for above, these Fourlaps training shorts were voted Best Training Shorts by Men’s Fitness. 9” inseam hits just above the knee and they feature quick-dry, four-way stretch, with wicking technology in the boxer brief liner. Zipper pocket on the back, along with side pockets, and zippered side stow away pouch, offer a variety of options to keep essentials secure during training. ROKA PHANTOM SUNGLASSES $275. Breaking the mold in performance sport eyewear, these aviators are designed to compete. At just 20 grams, the Phantom’s titanium frames are remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. Carl Zeiss lenses deliver outstanding optical clarity with anti-scratch, anti-fog, anti-reflectance, oleophobic & hydrophobic coatings. FEETURES ELITE MERINO+ SOCKS $15.99-16.99. From this editor’s favorite running sock brand comes the new Elite Merino+ socks made with a unique blend of super fine Merino wool and silky soft rayon from bamboo. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters. Patented Sock-Lock Technology provides targeted compression where it’s needed most. OAKLEY OFF-CENTER VEST $95. For her, this asymetrical zippered vest offers cool styling with technical features to match. Hydrofree™ bonded fleece provides an extra layer that protects from the elements, with O-Form™ stretch insets at sides for fit and mobility.
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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.

 

The Great Outdoorsy

 

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NATURE LOVERS, SNOW PLAYERS, OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS… WE’VE GOT THE GEAR THATS MADE FOR WINTER FUN!

LEFT COLUMN: GNU SNOWBOARDS BEAUTY (womens) /BEAST (mens) $539.95. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of our National Parks with graphics by Pendleton Woolen Mills, this freeriding, freestyling snowboard is ready for any and everything — the pow or the park! Also available in split board model. L.A.M.B. x BURTON IRIE BEANIE $44.95. From Gwen Stefani’s capsule L.A.M.B x Burton collection is this rockin’ reggae inspired colored knit beanie. HESTRA MOON MITT $80.Windproof and waterproof, this puff ball of a mitten is heavily insulated with Primaloft to provide exceptional warmth on snowy winter days.

CENTER COLUMN: TOPO DESIGNS X GIRO BLOK™ GOGGLES $90. From the capsule collection of helmets and goggles with Giro, that melds the latest in technology with the retro Topo Designs aesthetic, the Blok goggles feature advanced EXV technology and deliver crystal clear vision through precision ZEISS lenses. J.CREW CANADIAN SWEATER COMPANY™ COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN SWEATER $400. Indoors and out, stay warm and cozy in this artisanal classic wool cardigan, handknit exclusively for J.Crew in a vibrant colorblock pattern. HOKA ONE ONE TOR ULTRA HI WP $230. The ultra cushioning for which Hoka is known, is combined with supportive waterproof trekking uppers and Vibram® MegaGrip rubber outsoles for a trail running, hiking boot that can take on any outdoor terrain. MOUNTAIN BOY SLEDWORKS ULTIMATE FLYER $179.99. The 52″ Ultimate Flyer is an elegant, hand-made sled — built to last with thick birch planks, hand-carved willow hand rails, and stainless-steel hardware. The entire front section pivots, allowing much sharper turns than on a conventional flexible flyer. It makes a great decorative piece too.

RIGHT COLUMN: BEST MADE CO. FISH KNIFE $22. Silver and Gold Fish knives are native to the Czech Republic. Tied on a red waxed lanyard, they are a favorite of seafarers, fishermen, and knife enthusiasts worldwide. ELECTRIC FW01 NATO WATCH $175. It’s a playful take on the classic field watch and PM only on its 13-24 hour face. Highly precise however, Electric utilizes the most accurate and durable Japanese and Swiss analog movements on the market.

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SOS Gift Guides: For The Dude!

 

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For that special sporty guy,

these are the ultimate gifts he’s gonna love you for giving him!

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: POC SPORTS DID GLACIER JEREMY JONES $250. The Signature Edition of POC Team athlete Jeremy Jones, boundary breaking backcountry snowboarder, these glacier style sunglasses are made for high altitudes where the sun is extra strong and intensified by the snow. The grilamid frames are slim and lightweight, the lenses extra dark, and the side panels are made of laser cut goat skin. OMEGA SEAMASTER 300 “SPECTRE” LIMITED EDITION $7500. For 20 years the Omega Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch of choice, and it stars again in Spectre. For the first time in 007 history, the watch is available in a limited edition of 7,007. Powered by the revolutionary Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 precision movement, resistant to magnetism up to 15,000 gauss, it is presented in a stainless steel case, on a 5-stripe black and grey James Bond NATO Strap, on which “007” is engraved. This is the ultimate gift for any James Bond fan!

PATAGONIA MEN’S BIVY DOWN VEST $179. This rugged and warm 600-fill-power duck down vest is wind and water-resistant and insulated with 100% Traceable Down (birds that were never force-fed, never live-plucked). Two handwarmer pockets are lined with brushed polyester, and an internal zippered chest pocket keeps essentials secure. J.CREW STRIPED BEANIE $24.50. Can’t go wrong with this sporty striped head warmer. It’s guaranteed to look cute on any guy! LEICA M-P SAFARI DIGITAL CAMERA SET $9,990. The first Leica cameras to use olive-green enamel were designed for use in the field. Discreet and scratch-resistant, this exceptional digital model is one of only 1500 limited edition sets, and contains the high-precision Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens for remarkable clarity and focus. Included is a full-grain leather strap as a sophisticated accent. Read More

 

The Stylish Life

 

 

Recently published by TeNeues is the fabulously chic book series, THE STYLISH LIFE, with the subject of each volume the lifestyle, fashion, destinations, and iconic athletes of six different sports. Tennis, Golf, Skiing, Equestrian, Yachting, Football (soccer), each book is a photographic compendium featuring a stunning array of images, vintage and contemporary, that highlights what makes each of these sports so uniquely stylish.

 

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THE STYLISH LIFE: GOLF

This bountiful tome features the world’s most fashionable golf destinations, from tropical islands to prestigious country clubs, and takes the reader on a photographic tour of the finest courses and clubhouses. The Stylish Life: Golf delves into the illustrious pedigree of this leisurely sport with its high-profile players, chic and quirky dress code, and highlights why socialites, captains of industry, and celebrities are drawn to this sylvan sport.

John F. Kennedy playing with children © The Stylish Life Golf, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC/Corbis

 

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 THE STYLISH LIFE: SKIING

The Stylish Life: Skiing is a nostalgic and glamorous journey through alpine history that features the sport’s pioneers, superstars, celebrities, and the evolution of its resorts, fashion, equipment, and more. It looks at both the technical side and cutting-edge equipment that has evolved skiing into a fiercely competitive and popular sport, as well as the cultural side and jetsetter destinations that have created this distinctively aspirational lifestyle.

L-R: Ski resort of Courchevel, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France © The Stylish Life – Skiing, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © Neil Emmerson/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis. Mirja and Gunter Sachs © The Stylish Life Skiing, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Photo © Pierre Vauthey/Sygma/Corbis
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It’s Still Black Friday… Really, It’s Black

 

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Black Friday! Prices are slashed and there are crazy bargains everywhere… just not on these items shown (except for the gloves!) We apologize for the full retail prices, but you know we love a holiday color theme, and it’s an excuse to celebrate the best in sporty Black! A Chanel surfboard, Celine sunglasses, Rapha leather bike gloves, Rossignol apres-ski boots, Koral lustrous leggings, and more favorites… nothing is more sleek, chic and totally badass than black!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: GT GRADE CARBON ULTEGRA COMPLETE ROAD BIKE $3499. One of the hot new “adventure” bikes, this sleek black beauty is built for speed on paved roads, but is just as comfortable on gravel, dirt, and even easy single track. The full carbon frame construction combined with Shimano’s Ultegra components, create a bike luxuriously at home on any surface. SPECIALIZED AIRNET MIPS $170. Clean and simple, the Airnet MIPS helmet is the ideal blend of functionality and performance for riders seeking both adventure and style. It is equipped with MIPS technology (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System), ultra-light Mindset micro-dial fit system, and 4th Dimension Cooling System with deep internal channels for enhanced ventilation.

FUSALP MURES SMOCKED JACKET $270. From luxe French ski brand Fusalp, the Mures jacket can be worn as a mid or outerlayer. This stretch jacket features smocked yokes on front and back, for a functional but chic look on both the slopes and city streets. KORAL LUSTROUS LEGGINGS $92. Put some party in your workout with these shimmery black leggings, with style to go from the gym to the club with ease. CELINE ADELE SUNGLASSES $259. Ultra chic and super sporty, these black aviator inspired shades are a must have for the holiday season! PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE DUFFEL 90L $149. Pick your size, backpack, or wheeled duffle — the Patagonia Black Hole bags are sporty favorites. Shown here in a mid size, these shiny duffles are highly durable and weather-resistant, with lots of room and multiple compartments for easy stowage and access.  CHANEL RUNWAY LIMITED EDITION SURFBOARD $12,500. Now a collectors item and available on 1st Dibs, the Chanel Runway Limited Edition Black Carbon Surfboard takes surfing haute couture in the most fashionable intersection of sport and style.

CENTER: RAPHA WOMENS LEATHER TOWN GLOVES $245 now $171.50. These elegant cycling gloves are cut from African hair sheep leather, with marksman-grade palm padding, a merino silk lining, and a cuff zip — ultra stylish both on the bike and off. ROSSIGNOL CHAMONIX SHINY BLACK APRES-SKI BOOTS $475. Elegance and performance are combined in the classic Sport Chic collection of après-ski boots that pays homage to Rossignol’s venerable ski heritage. The Chamonix features a fiberglass and rubber outsole, inspired by ski edges, offering great stability and traction on ice and snow.. The Chamonix features a fiberglass and rubber outsole, inspired by ski edges, offering great stability and traction on ice and snow. Waterproof leather lining and Wintherm® insulation insure feet stay warm and dry all winter long.

 

SOS Gifts For The Mini Sport

 

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We like to call them “lil’ SOS”, and here are some perfect last minute gifts for those sporty little ones, hand picked by a few of our favorite minis: your editor’s niece, ELLIE DIAMOND, 11 years old, and a competitive gymnast for NYC Elite; SOPHIA OSHRIN, almost 9 years old, all around athlete, currently an angel in The Nutcracker, and daughter of Michelle Smith, Founder and Designer of Milly; and Maya Henkin, 11 years old, equestrian, mini yogi, and daughter of big yogi, the righteous Halle Becker.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RAZOR HOVERTRAX SMART SCOOTER $599. The hottest gift this year is the self-balancing scooter and it’s on top of both Ellie and Maya’s list! There have been some safety issues reported lately with models from unregulated manufacturers, so we’re going with one from a trusted brand we all know, Razor. POLOROID CUBE ACTION HD CAMERA $99. This colorful cube may look like a toy camera but it takes crisp 1080P HD video and 6 megapixel stills. Splash-resistant and shockproof means it’s kid proof too. MILLY MINIS CUPCAKE TEE $65. Like mother like daughter, Pippy (Sophia) picks her mama’s tee. Just like the adult tees and tanks, the Mini Millys feature fun sayings, and while these ones are made for kids, we’d like “Cupcakes for Breakfast” too!

TUBBS SNOWGLOW SNOWSHOES $49.95. Your kids will love snowdays even more with these fun snowshoes featuring LED lights that flash with every step. ZARA TEREZ LIGHTBEAM LEGGINGS $52. Girls go crazy for leggings and Maya thinks this cosmic Lightbeam print from Zara Terez is out of this world! RALPH LAUREN DIAMOND-STITCHED PULLOVER $55. This bright quilted sweatshirt looks great with jeans, leggings or anything on this page! BUREO MINNOW COMPLETE CRUISER SKATEBOARD $149. Help your kids help the planet by cruising on the Minnow. Like all Bureo products, it’s made from recycled fishing nets, a major contributor of ocean pollution.

HERSCHEL SUPPLY HERITAGE KIDS BACKPACK $39. Ellie loves this color popping pint size backpack. It has plenty of room to stash her stuff, and looks awesome hanging on her back too! O’NEILL KIDS EPIC 3/2 WETSUIT $134.95. Your kids will stay warm and look cool surfing or just making waves. NIKE ALLIANCE GRAPHIC REVERSIBLE VEST $100. Pippy suggested a bright puffy vest and we found this reversible one from Nike — polka dot on one side and colorful camo on the other.

 

The Homebody

 

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For those who prefer the comfort of home to the gym, or are looking to supplement their workouts with a few extra moves, we’ve got the fitness gear and apparel for you! Workout or chill out in activewear that’s got that relaxed all day style. And while the sleek dumbbells, beautiful WaterRower, and vintage leather jump rope add a nice decorative touch, this equipment is ready get you off the couch and into shape fast!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PERFECT AB CARVER PRO $39.99. Get long and lean, flat abs fast with the Perfect Ab Carver Pro. Its kinetic engine provides resistance as you roll out and assistance as you roll in. Ultra-wide wheel and performance grips offer stability throughout the strength building core moves, and arms get a great workout too! STACEY G + MILLY TANK TOP $80CAN YOU NOT? Yes you can in one of these 12 limited edition collaborative tanks and tees from designer Milly and favorite Soul Cycle instructor Stacey Griffith! FITBIT SURGE GPS WATCH + HEART RATE MONITOR $249.95From industry leader Fitbit, the sleek and playful Surge smart watch has got you covered day and night. Built-in GPS tracking and multi-sport functionality monitors all your activity, heart rate, and sleep — as well as tunes, texts and calls. Switch to minimal analog face when the time is all you need. KIT AND ACE QUINCY CARDIGAN $258. From workout to chillout, this luxe and sporty Technical Cashmere™ cardigan can handle a bit of sweat. It’s machine washable with added stretch and designed to be a sophisticated performance cover up. J.CREW WEEKEND SKINNY SWEATPANTS now $65. Before the gym, after the gym — these skinny two tone cotton sweats have a relaxed sporty style that looks great all day.

S’WELL WATER BOTTLE WOOD COLLECTION $45. This wood printed double-walled stainless steel water bottle keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. Presented in partnership with American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation in the US, for every Wood Collection bottle sold a tree will be planted. SHINOLA LEATHER JUMP ROPE $115. A re-release of a Shinola classic, this old-school leather jump rope features weighted wooden handles with ball bearings for smooth turning motion, ease and speed while working out. LOLE I GLOW YOGA MAT $39. This PVC and chloride-free cheerful yellow yoga mat will brighten up all your warriors, upward and downward facing dogs. Roll it or fold it to take it to go, its adhesive surface grips the floor to keep you grounded through all your poses, and feels great on feet and hands. HYPERICE VYPER VIBRATING FOAM ROLLER $199.95. Amp up your foam rolling with the HyperIce Vyper, the first high intensity vibrating fitness roller. With 3 speeds of vibration, this foam roller delivers high frequency oscillations that force muscles to rapidly contract and relax, allowing the therapeutic benefits to permeate deeper. Read More

 

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

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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.

 

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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THE SOS GIFT GUIDE GOES OUTDOORS

THE CYCLISTS GIFT GUIDE

TIS’ THE SKI SEASON: THE SNOWY GIFT GUIDE

 

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

 

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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

 
 

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