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.
Measuring seven inches, this mini Spalding NBA Basketball is the perfect size for younger ball players to refine their skills. The rubber cover offers plenty of grip and is durable enough for outdoor play. Available in eye-catching orange and red or orange and blue, these mini basketballs also come in team iterations.
Once an exclusive accessory for DB Method Machine users, the brand’s DB Method DreamDiscs are now available for at-home use. While these are intended to act as a warm-up to a more all-encompassing routine, they work well as a standalone exercise. Place them on hardwood, carpet, or tile flooring and the Discs will glide with ease, allowing you to partake in exercises like mountain climbers, leg curls and the ilk.
26 beneficial ingredients compose mindbodygreen’s Organic Veggies+ supplement, which aims to enhance the immune system and metabolism. From ginger and turmeric to sea vegetables and dark greens, the USDA- certified organic, nutrient- and antioxidant-rich formula can be added to any meal.
With a subtle pink stripe across the merino wool cuff, Rapha’s winter gloves are otherwise entirely black. These cozy but durable (and water-resistant) gloves provide insulation on the back of the hand, while the abrasion-resistant suede palm features padding for comfort. Inside, they are fleece-lined for warmth. Rapha also offers free repairs on their products.
Radinn electric jet-boards are like a stand-up paddle-boards without the paddle and the Urban Rebel is one of their most versatile designs. If configured with a standard motor and battery, it can speed up to 25mph and run for 25 minutes. Upgrades can boost those numbers to 35mph and 45 minutes of ride time. Pricing is subject to change depending on your particular configuration.
Reigning Champ uses Polartec’s breathable Delta pique fabric to craft the ideal long-sleeve workout shirt. Not only is the innovative fabric cooling, it also increases airflow, wicks sweat and evenly distributes excess wetness to avoid clinging. Plus, the material prevents lingering odors and stretches naturally while you exercise. Set-in sleeves offer free range of movement and a woven collar stands up against stretching.
Patagonia’s R4 wetsuit (available for all genders) is constructed from Fair Trade Certified Yulex natural rubber and synthetic rubber, a first-ever for the category. The formfitting garment protects against exposure to cold water—specifically, 38 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit—and increases circulation through compression. The suit now boasts increased stretchability, with recycled liners employed throughout to improve flexibility. The new front zipper and a redesigned hood also make getting in and out easier and faster. Available in size four through 12 in traditional women’s sizes and small to XL in men’s.
NYC-based fitness studio The Brrrn focuses on slide board workouts in colder settings. Their in-person slide classes, for example, happen in 50-degree gym spaces. For those who want to do the same workout at home, classes and accessories are available through The Brrrn’s At-Home Subscription, a monthly plan that provides members with access to classes whenever they’d like. All of the classes use the studio’s eponymous Brrrn Board, a five-foot-long surface flanked by two wooden bumpers. From skating-type stance, you slide back and forth, following the instructor’s guidance for knee bend, hand placement and pace. Seasoned sliders can opt for fast-paced classes, longer sessions or workouts that reinvent the way you use the board. Each board weighs 28 pounds and comes with booties and wipes.
With a top speed of 16mph, mobility company Onewheel’s new Pint model proves powerful but less cumbersome than earlier editions. While users stand on this iteration, the same as previous models, both the wheel and the platform are considerably smaller. The Pint promises six to eight miles of range over even terrain—sidewalks, paved streets, and blacktop. Every order comes with the Pint home charger and an attachable Maghandle.
Any fitness enthusiast—especially those with a fondness for boxing—will confirm the impact and efficiency of jumping rope. Easy and inexpensive, this activity also eschews the need for bulky gear. CROSSROPE’s Get Lean Jump Rope Set (2020) includes the brand’s newest handles, .25-pound and .5-pound ropes (which are offered in multiple lengths and are easily swapped), a carrying pouch and access to the free version of the workout app—everything you need to jump with confidence.
Awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for comfortability and performance, the X-SCAPE NBK Low by Deckers Lab are a sneaker, slipper and performance shoe hybrid. On the exterior, an EcoTan nubuck leather upper flows into an ultra-soft Xponent HD midsole. Inside, a high-rise heel stabilizes the foot, while a Looped Wool liner offers thermoregulation and sweat-wicking. The X-SCAPE NBK Low model is available in an array of colors, but our favorite remains the classic black-and-white combination, which proves viable for everyday or exercise wear.
Fit for commuting or cruising, Levy’s baseline Electric Scooter features a first-ever for the consumer e-scooter market: within the stem (the pole that attaches the handlebars to the frame) there is a swappable battery system. This allows riders to change the internal battery (which should last 10 miles on a single charge) when it dies, lengthening rides and saving owners from the hassle of lugging the scooter home. (The scooter isn’t terribly heavy, though—just 27 pounds.) Further, the scooter is available with either 8.5-inch tubeless or solid tires—the latter eliminates the possibility of a flat while out on a ride.
Beloved Long Beach, CA-based roller skate brand Moxi started making skates in 2008 and now routinely sells out of their retro-vibed releases. Available for pre-order (and shipping in November), these Panther Skates feature a drum-dyed suede boot with a curved collar and ankle padding for comfort, high-rebound wheels for outdoor use, and animal-print toe-caps to protect against scuffs. The brand also purveys safety gear for all, as the brand is committed to make “sizes to fit the full spectrum of skater bodies.”
LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.