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.
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.