Not all running gear has to make you look like you walked out of an energy drink commercial. Tracksmith is a new technical apparel company out of New England that takes track tradition and brings it into the 21st century with high performance materials and considered design.

Each piece has been designed to be lightweight, luxurious, and classic. Though the styles are technical in nature, Tracksmith's designs are handsome and heritage-inspired. One of the key pieces, the Longfellow Short, boasts four-way stretch, moisture-resistance, and a clever pocket design that was sized perfectly to fit your essentials and keep them from shuffling around.

$35-$90, Tracksmith

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Wax/Surf Co x Kaufmann Mercantile Surfboard


Built exclusively for Kaufmann Mercantile, Wax/Surf Co has created a special funboard for beginners and experts alike. The versatile board was designed by Brooklyn-based duo Michael Farley and Tyler Jorgenson who have channeled their experience in architecture into unique, custom boards.

For the KM Edition, the two designed a board with a single fin and box tail that ends in a squared off rail. Taking twenty hours to build just one board, each one is built in-house and is shaped from fiberglass and is then cured with polyester resin which all surrounds a foam core.

$990, Kaufmann Mercantile

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Suunto Ambit3


This September, Suunto will release its first Bluetooth-enabled watch line, the Ambit3. The watches will work with their Movescount iOS app that enables Smartwatch functions that lets the watch display text and call notifications and even lets you take photos that show realtime speed and distance.

The Ambit3 will come in two models: The Ambit3 Sport which has features for running, swimming, cycling, and training and the Ambit3 Peak, their flagship watch that will boast a variety of outdoor features such as route navigation, altimeter, barometric info, and more. Both will be compatible with Suunto's new Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring and will be included in the Peak and Sport HR models.


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Nike Vapor 360 Fielding Glove


Baseball purists may scoff at a non-leather glove, but if we told you Nike's Vapor 360 Fielding Glove required no break-in whatsoever then you might change your tune.

Nike has done that and then some with their high-tech Vapor 360. Using an engineered perforated pattern on the leather palm, the glove is game-ready without all the effort and traditional techniques required in the break-in process. Taking a page from their footwear line, the glove uses Hyperfuse to create an almost one-piece panel and Flyknit lacing allows for structure and quick adjustability. It also features PORON foam for comfort and high-frequency molded web that contributes to the glove's lightweight qualities. Available this Holiday season.


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Hard Graft Bicycle Bags


Commute on your bike to work everyday? Then you probably like to keep your daily carry as minimal as possible. Hard Graft has got a great new pair of bags for everything you need to carry in a compact package that you can attach to your bike.

The bags come in two sizes: the Frame Pack which is a great size for notebooks and small electronics and the Frame Folio which is perfectly-sized to hold a tablet, documents, and other small essentials for your workday. Both are made from the company's rugged vegetable-tanned leather and feature convenient carry straps and leather attachments to secure to your bike.

$391-$408, Hard Graft

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Budnitz Bicycles 2014 Model No. 3


Budnitz says if you're going to own one bike for the rest of your life, it should be their new Model No. 3.

Now, that's a pretty big statement, but take one look at the components and build quality and you'll see that it's a statement that has a whole lot of merit. First off, the bike has a stiff, double curved down tube made out of titanium that not only makes it strong, but keeps it light at 3.6 lbs. It also has a long wheelbase and big 29-inch wheels for a versatile ride on just about any terrain and a clean and quiet belt drive helps contribute to the bike's lightweight build.

From $2,545, Budnitz Bicycles

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Giro Empire SLX


If you've got ambitions to join the peloton, you're going to need some pretty serious footwear to keep up. Giro presents their Empire SLX Shoe, a new lightweight road shoe that weights just 175 grams.

It is one of the lightest production shoes ever created and is said to be even lighter than many custom shoes. The Empire SLXs feature Easton EC90 SLXII carbon outsoles, World Cup-grade KDL Techno Laces, and a Teijin Evofiber SL one-piece upper that let your feet breathe while still maintaining a lightweight design and optimal fit.

$350, Giro

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Nike Golf Performance Fitting Center


Ahead of the start of the Scottish Open, Nike Golf is opening its first worldwide Performance Fitting Center in the birthplace of the sport, Scotland.

Located right outside of Edinburgh, Scotland at Archerfield Links, the Performance Fitting Center will give customers access to Nike's full line of golf products and access to the club's elite coaching staff which includes former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart and European tour coach, Gary Nicol. One of the ultimate fitting packages includes a three-day stay that includes club and ball fittings, game-assessment, and a lesson on Archerfield's Fidra or Dirleton Links.



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Bell Star Pro


Just in time for cycling's biggest race, Bell unveils their latest lid, th new Star Pro road helmet. Bell is saying this is the fastest aero helmet available today aided by its biggest feature: Active Aero Technology.

Active Aero Technology is a system of adjustable vents that lets riders adjust aerodynamics and cooling with just a flick of the switch. Need to cool down? Just hit the slider to regulate and adjust airflow and when you're ready to become a two-wheeled road missle, adjust the slider to close the vents for optimal aerodynamics. It also features a magnetic Zeiss shield attachment which can be quickly removed and stored on the helmet when not in use.

$240 (October), Bell

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Specialized S-Works McLaren Tarmac


How do you build a supercar-grade bicycle? When you're Specialized you don't team up with just any car company, you call upon one of the best and brightest in the business: McLaren. The hypercar builder is assisting them with what is essentially a 650S on two wheels, the new S-Works McLaren Tarmac.

Limited to 250 examples worldwide, the bike will be the finest example of Specialized bike engineering and the most exclusive. Purchasing the bike is akin to the same service you get when buying a bespoke supercar, once you've made your order, the company brings you into a dealer to get a Body Geometry Fit consultation to get you setup and customized with the perfect frame size and even handlebar and saddle width, stem length, and crank size are tuned specifically to each individual rider.

On the spec-front you can imagine they spared no expense with every little detail and component. The bike's frame uses a carbon layup process developed with McLaren to achieve a lightweight design without compromising the bike's strength and performance. Even the paint is supercar-grade with a special two-tone colorway that combines a black paint with a subtle flake and an orange based on McLaren's signature color. You'll also receive an exclusive Prevail helmet and Road shoes which are designed with the same color scheme as the bike. Reservations for the bike will begin on July 2nd and closes on July 31st.

$20,000, Specialized


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