Inspired by the announcement that the WNBPA (the official union representing WNBA players) would be opting out of its current CBA, under which they are grossly underpaid, Chance’s “Bet on Women” basketball raises awareness for the WNBA and its players. Officially sized and coated in performance leather with rich pebbling and deep channels, this ball works indoors and out and comes complete with a statement of solidarity. Chance also works with various organizations like Project Backboard, Enfants du Bénin Debout, and Hoops for Haiti.
Designed to keep you warm during rides in the coldest months, Pas Normal Studios’ one-size-fits-all neck tube proves heavy enough to combat wind, but is still comfy and flexible. Its Polartec® Power Wool composition means it’s fast-drying and breathable—so sweat won’t get trapped inside. While hand-washing is advised, this accessory shouldn’t retain odor, thanks to merino wool’s antimicrobial traits. Price is in DKK.
An 8.5-inch board dedicated to one of their team members, Canadian skateboarder Dustin Henry, the “Feline Vision” deck from NYC-based Alltimers features a dozen cats staring out with their eyeballs flared in a camera flash. The top is a purple woodgrain and sports the familiar Alltimers martini glass logo. Alltimers boards are of solid enough construction for skating on the street, parks or pools.
At 200+ pages, the sixth issue of Franchise Magazine features reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (with a focus on his Greek upbringing) as the cover story. UK-based, Nigeria-born photographer Ruth Ossai photographed Giannis alongside his family in their adopted country. Also inside is a profile of Japan-born rising star Rui Hachimura, who is broadening the NBA’s fanbase by drawing attention from his homeland. With this and plenty more content, the magazine proves once again just how global basketball culture really is.
Trusted by NBA and NCAA teams and trainers all over, the Homecourt app uses artificial intelligence and your smartphone to monitor basketball workouts and provide in-depth analysis. By opening the in-app camera, the intelligence picks up and records shot type, release time, release angle, leg angle, speed, and vertical, as well as makes, misses, hot zones and areas to work on. All of the data is then presented in easy-to-ready formats, like shot charts and precise percentages. A yearly pro subscription affords unlimited shots, video reviews, workouts, drills, and more.
Fusing Brooklyn-based streetwear brand Flan Labs’ most prominent interests—food and sports—this hockey jersey, inspired by NHL all-star iterations of yesteryear, comes covered in 18 Michelin stars, as well as little flan pastry logos, and embroidered text across the front. Available in six sizes, this jersey can stand in as a long-sleeve shirt in mild weather or a top layer in wintry conditions.
Merchandise from a fictional basketball invitational in 1991, New York Sunshine’s “American Dream On Fire” long-sleeve is printed with nondescript “tribal” patterns that are very reminiscent of the era. Made from 100% cotton, it features a rib-knit collar and comes in sizes small to XL.
Intended only for cold water, LARQ’s Bottle Movement eliminates 99.9999% of contaminants, courtesy of its built-in UV-C LED technology. Available in two sizes (24- and 32-ounce), the smart bottle self-cleans every two hours, but can also be manually prompted with the touch of a button. Made from a lightweight stainless steel, the bottle is ideal for the gym and outdoor adventures.
Made from odor-resistant merino wool, Tracksmith’s Harrier long-sleeve top comes in six colors and happens to be ultra-soft. Antimicrobial, sweat-wicking, fast-drying and warm, it’s an ideal garment for cycling or jogging in the colder months and is still breathable.
In honor of the late Floyd Patterson, “The Gentleman of Boxing,” Saturdays collaborated with Everlast on all-white leather boxing gloves. They’re elegantly adorned with complex crown motifs and sleek black and gold accents. Whether you dare to wear them for a bout or boxing workout, or stow them away as art pieces, these satisfy both athletic and artistic audiences.
Part of an ongoing collaboration between Chinatown Market and Smiley, this tie-dye basketball adds extra flair to anybody’s game. Crafted from composite leather and inflated to official regulation size, this colorful ball affords equal opportunity for performance as it does expression. Best of all, it’ll be nearly impossible to mix this limited-edition ball up with others at pick-up games.
Made in Colorado from 1000D Cordura® and 400D nylon, this Topo Designs bike bag is made to be strapped to your handlebars, but doubles as a mini tote. Weatherproof all the way down to its waterproof zipper, the nifty triangle-shaped bag will hold bike tools, as well as a couple small items. With a secret interior pocket and daisy-chain webbing on the outside (making attaching a light easy), it even has a padded base to keep your possessions safer.
Printed on recycled paper from French Paper Co, NYC-based Poem Press’ “Court Notecards” feature a grainy, sky-blue basketball court on one side and blank space for notes on the other. Measuring out to be 3.25” by 5.25”, there’s ample room for messages and doodles—or plays on the court.
Made from 100% recycled fishing nets, House of Holland and Speedo’s long-sleeved swimsuit boasts a somewhat retro tie-dye pattern, but the silhouette is contemporary and sleek. With high-cut legs, the suit’s plunging zipper offers a little flexibility and breathability.
Victory Journal shifts its focus for the 17th issue, and centers on outliers and rebels who are changing the sports they play. From an essay about Bushwick’s drag wrestling scene to Kosovo’s emerging gymnastics program, and an interview with self-proclaimed outsider David Shrigley, the insights are fascinating and varied. With plenty of accompanying art and photography, the Victory again proves it’s also a welcome outsider in the world of sports publications.
Produced and assembled in Italy, Yniq goggles for skiing and snowboarding blend a luxury aesthetic with functional components seamlessly. Protecting against harmful UV rays, the goggles offer an extreme peripheral field of vision and an anti-fog coating—so you’ll see more no matter the mountain conditions. Anti-scratch, the lenses come in several different tints but we can’t go past this intense orange iteration. Price is in Euros.