WICKED AUDIO HELIX HEADPHONES
There is nothing worse than headphones falling out of your ears when you are on a long training run or moving around in the gym. The new Helix collection is designed with ear-hugger technology to ensure a secure fit, and they also look uber cool with various vibrant dual-color designs. The earbuds ensure maximum noise isolation for crisp sound quality and are available for purchase at FYE, Fry’s Electronics, InMotion, and Verizon Wireless.
Blue/Orange, Black/White, and Magenta/Yellow, $14.99
MOVEMBER COUNTRY GENTLEMAN RED PLAID BUTTONDOWN
Clothing company Five Four has created a limited edition button down shirt inspired by and for Movember, the charity that rallies men to grow a mustache throughout the entire month of November for men’s health. This 100 percent flannel plaid shirt exudes confidence with the classic pairing of red, black, and navy, and is worn best as an accessory to your flourishing moustache.
*20% of the purchase of this shirt will go towards supporting the 2011 Movember campaign.
WNVL LOGO TEES
These 100 percent cotton navy blue long and short sleeved tees are screen printed with the Women’s National Volleyball League (WNVL) brand logo and volleyball graphic on the front. Show your WNLV pride by throwing one on after an intense game, or during your weekend workouts.
S, M, L, XL, $28.95 (long sleeve), $24.95 (short sleeve)
SOFFE PRINTED AUTHENTIC SHORTS
Who doesn’t love Soffes?! These juniors shorts are made of 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester jersey knit and are good for just about anything: playing, practicing, or just lounging around. With a 3 inch inseam they allow for plenty of movement when playing, and with all the different designs available (yellow buffalo check, anyone?) and low cost, you might as well stock up with a different pair for each day of the week.
XS – XL, $13.99
CHAMPION FAST BREAK DOUBLE DRY® CAP SLEEVE JERSEY
Dig deeper with this Champion stretch semi-fitted cap sleeve jersey. Back neck mesh keeps you cool and Double Dry® fabric wicks moisture away to control buildup smash after smash.
XS-XL, $40 (Adult)
CHAMPION SHAPE T-BACK SPORTS BRA
Attack the net in total control with Champion® Shape T-back Sports Bra. This item is designed for high impact support with maximum bounce control and wicks moisture away for cooling comfort. Racerback straps and a shapely natural look will keep you in from jump serve after jump serve.
SCOSCHE MYTREK WIRELESS PULSE MONITOR & APP
Are you giving someone the new iPhone 4S for the holidays this year? If so, this wireless pulse monitor with accompanying app, created for the iPhone and iPod touch, is the perfect addition. The device wirelessly sends your pulse rate, calories burned, total workout time, and distance right to your iPhone, plus you can control your music from the armband and the lithium-ion battery provides up to five hours of workout time. Available at Apple stores, 24 Hour Fitness locations, Target, and other retailers.
CHAMPION WOMEN’S DOUBLE DRY ® 5” COMPRESSION SHORT
Spike with confidence with Champion’s compression short. The Comfort Sport® shaped waistband and Double Dry® fabric wicks moisture away to keep you cool and dry for every bump and block.
S-XL, $26 (Adult)
PURE LIME COMPRESSION BRA
European women’s sportswear specialist Pure Lime has created a technologically-advanced sports bra that reduces chest movement by 75 percent, while also allowing for a heart rate monitor to easily be attached to the bra and wirelessly transmit data to a monitor watch, gym training system or mobile phone. Together it is a winning combination for all female athletes.
Sizes 28B – 44GG, $99
JAYBIRD FREEDOM EARBUDS
These wireless, sweat-proof earbuds are for the most active of athletes. As the official training headphones of USA Triathlon, they have an ultra-secure fit and are on a tangle-free cord. These earbuds, which come in a hard-shell carrying case with a magnetic closure, are also equipped with Bluetooth technically so you can use them with your phone as well.
Originally published in December/January 2012