Our Favorites: March 2013 Fitness Products
Check out the fitness products that are on our radar right now.
The versatile Arctic Yowie can function as head warmer, cozy scarf or protective face mask for biking into a cold wind. Or turn it into a fleece-lined beanie to rescue yourself from a bad hair day. $12 at www.outdoortechnology.com.
The BioForce system monitors heart-rate variability; differences in heart rate reveal your body’s changing tolerance for stress. Use daily readings to determine when to train hard and when to take a guilt-free recovery day. $197 includes app, wireless receiver and training manual. www.bioforcehrv.com
Get a Grip
Face the final days of sleet and snow in fearless style with these amped-up galoshes. The Pajar Grip boot is made from waterproof nylon and leather with an insulated midsole for true comfort. $185 at www.pajar.com.
Part faux-down, part fleece, the Patagonia men’s NanoPuff Hybrid jacket is ideal for transitional seasons. Lightweight and insulating, it keeps you warm but not overheated. Comes in blue/green, orange/red, and black/black. $249 from www.patagonia.com.
The Jungle Gym XT suspension bodyweight trainer is a big step up from the average home pull-up bar. Adjustable strap widths and hand (or foot) cradles accommodate a wide range of strength-building workouts. A steal at $100 from www.lifelineusa.com.