The stark resurgence of the coronavirus is bad news for anyone who counts an annual turkey trot as their favorite fitness event of the fall. And despite very good news regarding high success rates of potential vaccines, we’re almost certainly headed into a winter of living room gyms.
It feels like backtracking, but there is forward momentum to be found. Take Cannondale and EF Pro Cycling’s new initiative to launch cycling teams at historically Black and Tribal colleges and universities. The companies will provide “bikes, mentorship, and coverage of costs associated with riding and racing” in an effort to bring new faces into the world of cycling. As you run a pre-turkey 5k solo, that’s a nice thing to think about — as is this massive pile of recently launched fitness gear,
Lululemon Double Strap Face Mask
Lululemon used its super-plush Ultralu fabric — the same material it uses to make sports bras — to create a reusable face mask with two adjustable straps.
Update: This product has already sold out online but is available for pickup at Lululemon stores.
Maurten Drink Mix 320 CAF 100
Maurten hasn’t been around for that long yet seems to be the drink mix of choice for record-setting runners. The brand now works caffeine into its hydrogel formula, so you can get a kick while also providing your body with the max amount of carbs it can handle.
Price: $56 (14-pack)
Reigning Champ’s new collection of boxing-inspired clothing is extensive, and every piece is good. Don’t miss the photo essay on Triston Brookes, a Canadian boxer and 2021 Olympic hopeful.
Wahoo Fitness, the maker of high-quality bike computers, indoor trainers and heart rate monitors, released its first watch. One unique feature is a touchless transition for triathletes: the watch senses when you switch from swim to bike and bike to run and displays pertinent metrics accordingly.
Getting the right ratio of carbs and protein after an extended effort is crucial to your body’s ability to get up and go the next day. That’s the only excuse you need for adding Tailwind’s tasty and limited-edition recovery mix to your routine.
Price: $12 (4-pack)
Torsa is a new UK-based activewear brand that launched in September, and the design of its products — including tees, a half-zip, shorts and a training pant — is too good not to surface. Everything is made in Portugal with premium fabrics from Italy, Japan and Spain.
Scale up from eight to 50 pounds at the push of a button and forget about counting reps — these dumbbells will do that for you.
Thousand’s bread and butter are its versatile shorts, but you won’t need to wear those over its new tights — the company designed them with a three-layer front pouch that “guarantees modesty.” Beyond that, they’re odor-fighting and include vents for breathability.
Rapha teamed up with the folks who know wireless audio best to create a set of earbuds that look good enough to match its cycling apparel. Of course, pink is present here.
HVMN, a company known for science-based performance products like ketone esters, just released its first bars. They’re organic and contain only a gram of sugar, with most of their nutritional content made up of fat from nut butter, cacao butter and coconut oil. The first run of flavors includes chocolate chunk, Mexican hot chocolate, everything bagel and vanilla shortbread.
Price: $36 (12-pack)
The UK-based running brand’s latest tee is also its lightest to date — just over three ounces — and it’s made with a fabric constructed partially from recycled coffee grounds.
Since turkey trots will be DIY this year, you’d better have your own plate for finish line pie.
Free Shipping with $75+ Order
Right now, Mizuno is offering free shipping with your order of $75 or more. It’s the perfect time to pick up the brand’s ES21 golf wedges, which build up your effective short game — not just elevating spin, but maintaining it shot for shot.
$399.00 $299.00 ($100 off)
The Sonos Move is the brand’s first portable speaker and is the right speaker for anyone looking to add quality sound to their Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor space. It also can be a great speaker in any room of the house.
$145.00 $95.00 ($50 off) w/ code SUPERSALE
A versatile piece of cookware that’s rarely on sale, not to mention a Gear Patrol favorite, this 10-inch, 2.6-quart, non-stick cast aluminum sauté pan comes with a detachable wooden spatula, domed lid and nesting steamer tray.
$737.00 $352.75 ($384.25 off)
Our Just Get This pick for a better office chair, the Steelcase Series 1 chair is the best value on the market. On sale for under $400, this is the office chair purchase to make.
$379.80 $284.85 ($94.95 off)
A campfire without smoke, the portable FirePit is perfect for socially-distanced times outdoors. And you can also cook on it and charge your phone, at the same time.
$380.00 $250.00 ($130 off)
It’s braising season, and this classic Dutch oven can weather any dish you throw at it. If you haven’t added the classic Le Creuset Dutch Oven to your kitchen, now’s your chance.
$129.00 $70.00 ($59 off)
These relaxed slim fits with a medium rise were already a ridiculously good price before the $59 off. For the quality, this might be the best Black Friday deal on jeans you’ll find.
$399.00 $299.00 ($100 off)
While the Beam is an older version of the newer Sonos Arc, it’s a no-brainer buy. While it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, it still sounds great and is more than half the price of the Arc right now.
$399 $299 ($100 off)
Theragun’s percussive massagers are tough to beat – and they’re currently on sale. The Elite works deep to melt away tension and release soreness, making this a perfect gift for anyone (or yourself).
$180.00 $120.00 ($60 off)
The Adidas Ultraboost has been a Gear Patrol favorite since it launched in 2015. They’re a perfect crossover for training and run commuting. While they go on sale often, 30% off for all colorways is a good find.
If you’re in the market for a new coffee maker, Oxo’s 8-cup brewer is simple, fairly priced and brews the highest standard of coffee there is. And now it’s even more affordable.
$199.00 $149.00 ($50 off)
Patagonia’s Nano Puff Jacket is a modern classic — it’s light, packable and perhaps the most versatile layer one can own. While only three colors are on sale currently at Backcountry (Supply Green, Balkan Blue and Mango), the Nano Puff at 25 percent off is a deal to scoop up.
$259.00 $207.00 ($52 off)
This linen sheet set is as airy as you’d want it to be, but the weave isn’t too loose either, as was common in testing cheaper linens. The low cost and variety of colors make it a rock-solid starter set.
$220.00 $132.00 ($88 off)
The Rhodes Huxley Boots are handsome, built to last and a major value. At close to $100, these are a no-brainer buy for anyone in need of a Chelsea boot.
One Gear Patrol editor swears by these extra tough, well-fitting chinos that rarely go on sale. Sturdy, functional and ready to go anywhere, they make for a technical alternative to chinos or jeans.
$68.00 $34.00 ($34 off)
Everlane’s jeans come from a highly-respected Japanese denim mill but at a price point way less than you’d expect. And at half off they’re an easy buy in any of the washes.
$559.00 $475.00 ($84 off)
For years, critics and consumers have praised the Jarvis Standing Desk, and for good reason: its stability, design and breadth of customization options make it a worthy investment for the home or office.
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