Jacques’ Movement compression shorts (available in black, navy or bone) comprise a shell and liner, providing plenty of coverage and support. The four-way stretch fabric proves flexible, and also boasts odor- and temperature-control technology, UV protection, as well as moisture-wicking. Plus, the sophisticated-yet-durable gridded nylon fabric retains its shape even when stretched.
A collaborative design by C LAB and Champion Japan, the Reverse Weave StormShell Zip Front Hoodie provides the brand’s signature look and comfort, but with a tech-forward approach to weather-protection. The outer layer repels rain (or even snow), while the second layer offers protection against the wind. The three-panel hood and scuba collar create even more of a shield against the elements. Inside, Champion’s iconic fleece keeps you cozy and comfortable. With various types of pockets, all your belongings remain safe and dry too.
A simple, patented arm-strengthening system from p.volve, the P.Band utilizes two linked “gloves” for resistance training. This easy-to-use and effective upper body workout aims to sculpt through repetitions. P.Band, composed of latex tubing and woven polyester, neoprene and cotton mitts, is also lightweight and compact, allowing it to travel with ease.
Moonlight Roller’s retro-inflected, green Emerald City roller skates feature a little moon-shaped cut-out at the ankle—the brand’s hallmark. With a 100% suede upper, tongue stabilizer and 58mm 82A urethane wheels, they’re made for indoor or outdoor skating. Each pair comes with 82-inch laces, a cushioned insole and padded lining for comfort. These classic skates are for all genders, but the sizing is in traditional men’s—so keep that in mind when selecting.
A collaboration between independent Astoria-based skate brand Belief and Champion, this 12-ounce heavyweight reverse-weave sweater proves itself a heavier, warmer option than many. With ribbed side panels, the garment (available in black or light gray) provides extra movement and flexibility. The design features Lady Liberty’s torch, but really reps Queens—the borough where Belief was born.
Available in two styles—high-step, diamond-shaped frame or lower, step-through style—the Charge CITY e-bike makes long rides a breeze with pedal-assist and a thumb throttle. This complex machine proves simple to use, with a subtle handlebar display featuring the five-level pedal-assist controls, as well as a speedometer, distance traveled and battery life. Just below is the thumb throttle, which offers a powerful boost when struggling up steep hills. With a top speed of 20mph, and 50 miles of range, the bike boasts tremendous capacity for long rides or daily commutes. Shipped in fully recyclable packaging that’s almost entirely plastic-free, the Charge CITY comes in two colors.
For playing in the backyard or at a local park, CHANCE’s Rey Soccer Ball can be used by individuals of all ages for training, fitness drills or improving motor skills. Its seamless, non-stitch PU surface provides a durable coating that can withstand inclement weather while minimizing water uptake for less slippery touch. Available in size four (25.25 inches) or five (26.7 inches), there are plenty of colorways available too.
With several color options to choose from and nine potential icons to embroider (a process done just outside of NYC, with over 2,000 stitches attributed to each image), Nice Laundry’s slim fit boxers allow for thoughtful customization. Comfort still remains the brand’s highest priority and their pima cotton/nylon blend offers a comfortable fit with stretch and breathability.
Since 2007, Jahmal Williams’ Hopps has made “skateboards for skateboarders.” Among their many offerings are playful and artistic decks, each of which come in varying sizes. Their KEEP IT MOVING Coffee Deck is crafted from 100% hard rock Canadian Maple and comes in several different wood veneers. Plus, every purchase comes with Hopps-branded grip tape for you to apply as needed.
Crafting stunning, sophisticated takes on traditional workout equipment, Rhode Island studio Work in Use was born from a desire to combine high design and movement training. With all kinds of products available, the brand eschews commonly used materials like plastic and vinyl, replacing it with soft leather, cordovan steel and wood. The Lachi Pull Up Bar is easy to install, and should fit most doorways. It’s made in two versions: one from oiled walnut, cordovan steel and leather; the other from oiled maple, copper-plated steel and leather.
At first glance the MOTR looks like a foam roller (and it certainly can be used for that), but inside is a complex bar and pulley system with variable tension levels that enable a huge variety of exercises that emphasize core strength, balance and flexibility. The compact contraption weighs 20 pounds, and it’s easily stored or transported. You can create your own workouts or select from many videos in Balance Body’s library.
San Diego-based shop Arts-Rec offers an array of skateboarding essentials—from apparel and accessories to decks, wheels and hardware. Further, they stock a bunch of their own branded merchandise. One such item is this Boxing Coach Jacket, which is made from 100% water-resistant nylon taffeta (with a polyester liner), making it useful for strolls, rides in inclement weather and everything in-between. Designed for a relaxed fit, the jacket features two exterior pockets, an interior stash spot and a drawstring hem.
A slim-fitting base layer composed of soft, breathable tencel modal fabric, undergarment brand BN3TH’s Fireside Plaid Red Full-Length Underwear offers comfortable warmth. The long underwear features the brand’s signature pouch design, which aims to reduce human adjustment and shifting. The benefits of the sustainable fabric extend beyond the body and impact the environment, too.
Formulated in the US, Hawthorne’s Brightening Under Eye Corrector incorporates caffeine, cucumber and vitamin C (as well as other high-quality ingredients) to cool and de-puff bags under eyes. Though the brand is best utilized when taking their personalization quiz (so they can ascertain your specific needs), we have found this product to be very effective with daily use. Two other under-eye products can be found in the brand’s roster.
Ergatta worked with Rhode Island-based Water Rower to make a custom machine that’s perfectly suited to design-minded fitness enthusiasts. The wooden frame has a rich finish that’s pleasantly complemented by black components, so when not in use it’s easy on the eyes. The rowing action is smooth and friction-free with resistance coming from a paddle that spins in the water tank, making a pleasant whooshing noise. Most important is the screen experience Ergatta created to facilitate instruction, training and competition. The modern and minimal infographics are both useful and motivating which ultimately results in a better workout.
Hyperice’s sized-down version of their popular Hypervolt percussion therapy tool, the Hypervolt GO, proves helpful for pre-workout use as well as recovery. It seeks to improve range of motion and flexibility, reduce soreness and tension, and enhance muscle performance. The brand’s GO iteration weighs just 1.5 pounds (roughly 30% of the aforementioned original model) and features a 40-watt motor. Three speeds can tackle varying issues, while two heads offer different types of contact. Plus, the device is TSA-approved for carry-on luggage.