Reignite those Resolutions with some Fresh Gear

New Year’s resolutions have come and gone, now it’s time to settle in and get the work done. While the impetus to stick to them everyday may begin to show signs of fading, a new piece of gear can help rekindle the inspiration back into full swing. We have been testing out some great products that can help keep those goals alive and make the process just a bit easier.

Tranya Rimor Earbuds

Musical Motivation

The Tranya Rimor Earbuds were made for heart-pounding and strenuous actives, thanks to their IPX5 water and sweat resistance and streamlined fit. From exercise, phone calls or just everyday wear, the Rimor earbuds are ultra lightweight, coming in at only 5 grams each and deliver a comfortable and no-slip fit. The powerful 10 mm titanium-coated diaphragm delivers premium quality sound and the earbuds stay connected, whether you are taking a call or listening to music. With an impressive 5 hour non-stop audio streaming on a single charge and another 20 hours when stored in the charging case, the Rimors will keep you company all day long. Delivering the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and performance, these wireless earbuds are ready to help you tackle any endeavor. MSRP $79.99 – Use promo code MQT4E2UC on tranya.com or amazon.com to get 20% off.

Swiftwick Flite XT

No Slip Grip

Swiftwick FLITE XT is a cross-training sock that is engineered to improve stability during fitness activities that require quick lateral transitions, as it incorporates Swiftwick’s GripDry Fiber and AnkleLock Technology. GripDry uses an innovative grip fiber that helps keep your foot from slipping inside your shoe and the AnkleLock Technology adds support around the ankle which provides an extra sense of stability during high-intensity training. With an anatomical, close-to-skin fit that prevents hotspots the Swiftwick FLITE XT is ready to support you when you want to pick up the tempo. MSRP $19.99 – $23.99 swiftwick.com

Altra Solstice XT

Stable Support

The Altra Solstice XT is a lightweight, foot-shaped cross-trainer that delivers a durable grip in the gym while providing a natural, ergonomic fit that supplies superior comfort, stability, power, and lateral support for the hardest and most demanding workouts. When you’re lifting heavy weights, the wide toe box in the Solstice XT allows your toes to splay naturally for increased stability while the Balanced Cushioning offers stability so you can push yourself even further without losing energy and focusing on your feet. The durable caged upper delivers multi-directional support and flexibility so you can flow through whatever your workout has in store. Weighing in at just 8.4 oz, the multi-directional lightweight flexibility built into the shoe allows you to adapt and react, no matter how varied the workout. If hard training in the gym is your thing, you’re not going to want to show up without wearing the Altra Solstice XT. MSRP $110.00 altrarunning.com

Ridge Merino Journey Merino Wool T-shirt and Wool Boxer Briefs

Merino Makes It Better

The Ridge Merino Journey T-shirt is made for all types of activities. The Journey T-Shirt is durable enough for serious work and light enough to wear when you’re on the move and the temperatures are heating up. The ultra-fine 17.5 micron material combines merino wool with Ridge Merino’s (m)Force technology, to give the shirt a luxurious feel and greater durability, as well as natural stretch, anti-odor properties, and breathability. The Journey T-shirt is perfect for intense gym sessions as well as casual outings. MSRP $49.95

Wearing a pair of cotton boxers to the gym can turn a long session into a grueling one, keep your lower half comfortable  with the Ridge Merino Wool Boxer Briefs. The design features a gusseted crotch, easy-to-use fly and is sewn with flatlock seams that eliminate uncomfortable rubbing. Their performance fabric wicks moisture for a dry fit and feel, while the addition of spandex keeps them stretchy and mobile when you up the intensity. MSRP $29.95 ridgemerino.com

Withings Pulse HR

Data Makes it Easier to See Progress

Staying in good shape can be tough, and whether you’re getting bad sleep, or hitting the gym without enough recovery time between workouts, it doesn’t take much to throw you off your game. With the Withings Pulse HR not only can you track your workouts and general health, but you can get visualize results with the Health Mate companion app to improve your fitness and well-being. The Pulse HR features an automatic sleep tracker that lets you view the length and quality of your sleep, a step counter and heart-rate monitor to track your all-day fitness, as well as a calorie tracker to show you how many calories you burn throughout your everyday activities. When you connect the tracker to your smartphone you’ll be able to log and track your workout with GPS tracking while you run or ride. And with 50 meter water-resistance you’ll also be able to log your pool workouts. Bluetooth capabilities link up to your smartphone letting you transfer data directly to Health Mate app (both iPhone and Android devices), and also wirelessly receive fully customizable email, text, and phone call notifications. Being that this watch is tailored towards those who are constantly on the move, the USB-rechargeable battery lasts up to an unbelievable 20 days. MSRP $99.99 withings.com

Wahoo TickrFit

Easy HR Tracking

Streamlined and minimal, the Wahoo TickrFit armband replaces those bulky and uncomfortable heart rate chest straps for a boost in comfort. With Wahoo’s optical heart rate technology you can accurately track your heart rate, performance and calories burned right from your forearm. The TickrFit sends data through both Bluetooth and ANT+ signals to communicate directly with your watch, GPS bike computers, or apps on your phone for immediate access to data when you are monitoring your stats. The TickrFit has two adjustable bands (small and large size) that compliments various arm sizes, ensuring you can cinch things down just right for a fit that’s both comfortable and secure. It recharges with a USB cord for up to 30 hours of continuous battery life in each full charge. The Wahoo TickrFit is compatible with smartphones, tablets, smart and sport watches, exercise equipment, and many other devices that support Bluetooth® Smart or ANT+ heart rate data as well as a huge array of apps. Being able to accurately monitor, measure, record and transmit heart rate data is a fantastic way to analyze just how hard you can push yourself during any training session. MSRP $79.99 wahoofitness.com

Yeti 18 oz. Rambler and Yeti Rambler Spout Cap

Hydration is a Necessity

If your day calls for a long gym session you can count on the Yeti 18 oz. Rambler Water Bottle to keep your vital hydration cold. The DuraCoat and stainless steel construction deliver rugged durability, and the Rambler is double-wall vacuum-insulated to keep your water crisp and cold. It is also capable of hauling around hot liquids, so you’re able to bring along hot coffee or tea on those early morning sessions. The TripleHaul Cap features an easy carry handle and is leak-proof when closed. Ideal for long workouts when you need to keep your hydration cold (or hot), the Yeti 18 oz. Rambler will keep fluids fresh. MSRP $29.99

Want to guzzle that drink faster, add on the Rambler Bottle Chug Cap. It just takes a quick half-twist of the TripleHaul Handle to open and then you’re good to go, making it easy to steal a sip without slowing down. Its classic spout allows for speedy gulps, plus it’s shatter-resistant and dishwasher safe. MSRP $12.99 yeti.com

TriggerPoint Impact Percussion Massage Gun

Recovery Management

Move better and recover faster with the 4-speed, controllable Trigger Point Impact percussion massage gun. It helps increase blood flow, hydrate muscle tissue and improve the body’s performance both pre and post-workout. The shorter head-to-handle distance on the Impact provides enhanced control and dexterity. When used after a training session the Impact massage gun increases blood flow that helps relieve sore and stiff muscles and helps accelerate recovery time. The angled handle with a top weight design provides more comfort, a better grip, and easily allows the pressure to be controlled. The universal massage head on the Impact is optimized for use on multiple muscle groups to improve range of motion. The Impact has a quiet, brushless motor which not only maximizes battery life, but also optimizes the lifespan of the massage gun. The Percussion Massage Gun can be used before training to activate muscle groups and get the blood flowing and more importantly after a workout to help accelerate recovery time. MSRP $199.99 triggerpoint.com

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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