Friday’s Favorite Products: October 19
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products are on our radar right now.
The Right Cord
The “survival strap” is a stylish, unisex bracelet designed for one-time emergency use. Pop the clasp and the bracelet unravels to produce up to 16 feet of sturdy paracord, which wearers have reported using for everything from improvisational dog leashes to the rescue of drowning river rafters. $25–$35 at www.survivalstraps.com.
Tired of dragging your feet down the trail in heavy boots? The Montara lightweight hiker from Ahnu has tough Vibram soles and a sturdy waterproof exterior for secure protection without all the bulk. That should put a little spring in your step. $150 at www.ahnu.com.
Maqui, a super-potent antioxidant berry from South America, gives the Juve Maqui Juice blend a smooth, rich, super-concentrated flavor that provides all the satisfaction of a glass of red wine — but without the headache. Add to sparkling water for a celebratory, nonalcoholic treat. Two for $30 from www.juvejuice.com.
Stand and Deliver
Simplify your life and save your iPad from kitchen dangers with this elegant Chef Stand + Stylus from Belkin. The stand holds the screen at two readable angles while the wand allows you to scroll through recipes (and search the Web for save-this-dish suggestions), so you never need to touch the glass with gloppy hands. $40 from www.belkin.com.