Spring Workout Wear

Indie brands making intentionally thought-out performance pieces

Workout gear goes through a lot for you—not only soaking up sweat and grime in all corners and putting up with your body’s various contortions from downward dog to dancer’s pose, but it’s the armor we don in our commitment to self-care and health. It turns out, there are some noteworthy brands that are killing it beyond just the “look great, feel great” department and …

Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask

Applying the sneaker brand's innovative, forthcoming material to a fitness prototype

As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam’s Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series of “active sitting” chairs. NYC’s Joe Doucet proposed form fitting running gloves. And London’s Modla ventured into the territory of high altitude training masks. These items all employ …

Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch

The newest Android-compatible smartwatch could be the best yet

by Michael Frank Fitbit has had a simple formula for success: target women. Think about the average Fitbit wearer and it’s not only a woman, it’s a younger, gym-going woman. To make progress Fitbit needs men to care about its wearables, too, which is one good reason they’re now debuting their first smartwatch, the Ionic. The greatest market strategy isn’t necessarily competing with the Apple …

Mild Peppermint Freshness From Zero K Single Cooling Wipes

An easy-to-use way to keep cool on the go

Whether you’re trekking the urban or actual jungle cooling soap, we grabbed hold of some Zero K wipes offer a new (and proprietary) way to keep your cool. On spunlace nonwoven fabric pads, a 98% natural or naturally derived, proprietary cooling solution—with peppermint oil and menthol—activates when it touches the skin. With a light peppermint burst it spreads a cooling sensation. The peppermint doesn’t linger, …