After two years of development and testing with NYC-based athletes and Japanese engineers, District Vision’s running sunglasses are functional and stylish. Instead of wearing goggle-style shades when you jog, now you can wear performance sunnies that are light and comfortable while also striking in appearance. Featuring a hypoallergenic adjustable nosepad, the sunglasses weigh just 22 grams.
For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely assembled and has seat and handlebar adjustments in order to change as your child grows. The minimal design is available in green, pink, powder blue or red.
A dynamic 12′ long kayak, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 ($929) has the technical capabilities to handle day-touring comfortably. The sleek, stable design allows for maneuverability in many conditions. Ideally, this is a recreation kayak for ponds, lakes, slow rivers and gentle coastal waters but with features such as a Phase 3 AirPro seating system with 6-way adjustment you can customize your seating position for longer comfort. Further, with this flatwater kayak can handle small challenges safely.
The perfect pullover for working out on cold days, the Membrane sweater by ONU will keep you warm, but once you’re in motion, it won’t let you overheat. Thanks to CORDURA® Combat Wool® merino, this piece is breathable and also fights odor. Regarding what goes on outside, it’s waterproof and features clever wind-blocking technology. With kangaroo pockets to keep your gear safe, the pullover is available in khaki, navy or black.
Incorporating Martí Guixé’s colorful, graphic fruit and veggie designs, this Australian-manufactured skate deck is vibrant and playful. Of course, skateboards have long been used as a platform for artistic exploration and Guixé’s work succeeds as a colorful piece to be proud of—whether using it to skate on or to hang on a wall. For foodies, skaters, art enthusiasts and more, it’s a piece that caters to all types.
New Albion Sports has collaborated with NYC’s Prize Pins and Yimmy Yayo to create a pin to help you get with the winning team. Silver metal and black enamel are shaped into this playful pin that mimics the foam finger, with just as much team spirit—but a less cumbersome size.
There are many who will say that to introduce someone to fly fishing is to give them a gift for life. Patagonia’s SImple Fly Fishing Kit can get anyone started in the art of tenkara, a lo-fi Japanese technique. They’ll get a 10-foot rod and line with a box of a dozen flies, a book on the craft and a quick set-up guide. Plus, the company donates $10 of each purchase to Montana’s Madison River O’Dell Creek restoration project.
Hopping into a helicopter with a few of your closest friends and family with your skis and snowboards in tow is the ultimate in winter sports. Make the dream a reality this winter in beautiful British Columbia, where the snow is deep and the runs are steep. Book a week or pay as you go, just keep an eye on the snow reports, you don’t want to miss a powder day.