Friday’s Favorite Products: September 14
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products are on our radar right now.
If your gear doesn’t breathe, biking in the rain is a soggy affair from the inside out. Not so with the highly ventilated Showers Pass Elite jacket. Made from waterproof eVent membrane fabric that allows sweat to escape, it lets you ride dry and arrive chill free. $240 at www.showerspass.com.
There’s only so much room for bike tools in that tiny seat bag, especially given the range of mechanical pitfalls possible on a long ride. This handsome ergonomic all-in-one tool from Ortre has two tire levers, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, and 4 mm to 8 mm hex wrenches. You’re officially ready for anything. $25 at www.ortre.com.
This heat-resistant silicone veggie steamer from Chef’n will squish comfortably into just about any pot in your kitchen, and lays down flat in the cupboard for easy storage. No more fumbling with the hot metal rings that top conventional steamers, either: The loop handles make for easy removal. About $12 from kitchen stores. www.chefn.com
Catch a Buzz
They look like art objects, but these recycled glass vessels serve an entirely practical purpose: They catch wasps and other stinging insects. Based
on a design used since the Middle Ages, they deploy sugar water or lemonade to lure bugs inside, protecting yard dwellers from stings and toxic insect repellents. $13 each; $30 for set of three. At www.gaiam.com.