No doubt you are feeling like the rest of us this January and have over indulged over Christmas and New Year. Getting back into shape can be a challenging and somewhat frustrating process. We have come up with a list of our favourite products that we feel will help you get into the shape of your life for 2013!
Garmin Forerunner 910xt Triathlon Bundle – £359.99| rrp £399.99
If you are looking for a new sport to take up this coming year, triathlon could be it! The sport is exploding in the UK and with the success of British heroes such as the Brownlee’s, Helen Jenkins and Chrissie Wellington in recent years this is set to continue. Give your training a boost with the Garmin 910xt Tri Bundle. It is a great multi-sport watch which is equally adept in the pool as it is on a hill climb in Alpe d’huez or a fell run up Scafell Pike. With detailed analysis of distance, calories, ascent / descent, stroke information and over 50 other fields, this is the perfect companion to help you achieve those Swim, Bike, Run goals!
Julbo Ultra Sunglasses – £90.00 | rrp £100.00
Whether you are out on the road cycling or hitting the pavement it is always important to look good. These Julbo Ultra Sunglasses will help to cut out the winter glare, meaning you can focus on your pushing yourself to your limits. With Stylish design and Cat 1-3 lenses and curved wrapping temples, they are equally suited to being sat with a beer next to the piste.
OMM Rapid Zip Tee – £34.20 | rrp £38.00
The OMM Rapid Zip Tee is our recommendation for an all round sports top this year. Available in Men’s and Women’s the Rapid Zip is a great technical tee designed to wick away sweat from your body therefore keeping you dry and comfortable when running / during exercise.
SealSkinz Waterproof Hats £22.00- £26.36 | rrp £25.00 – £29.95
Going out running on a bleak January night can be off putting to say the least. Add to that rain and snow, and the sofa becomes ever more inviting. Give a boost to your fitness efforts with one of the SealSkinz waterproof hat range. They are 100% waterproof and designed to keep your head warm and dry whatever the conditions.
Silva ex30 Pedometer – £28.00 | rrp £34.00
If your budget doesn’t stretch to that of a GPS watch, but you still want a way to record your fitness metrics then a pedometer is for you. Long gone are the days of just recording steps and being mildly inaccurate at best. The modern pedometers such as the Silva ex30 offer a range of features such as distance, time and calories as well as steps taken. A great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your fitness efforts if you are on a budget!
Trekmates Nite Life Armband – £7.20 | rrp £8.00
Staying visible and safe when running at night is imperative. This reflective armband from Trekmates not only comes in a high visibility yellow colour but features flashing red LED’s, allowing drivers, cyclists and other walkers / runners to notice your presence.
Silva Runner 550 Lumens Headlamp – £127.99 | rrp £160.00
Without a doubt our best selling product of Autumn / Winter 2012. The Silva Runner is a powerful 550 lumens head torch with multiple light settings and Silva’s intelligent light system amongst other things. It will help you navigate your way through the trails with ease. If you haven’t tried trail running at night with a headlamp, then we recommend it. It offers an exhilarating experience which requires, confidence, control and agility and is certain to spruce up any run training plan.
SealSkinz All Season Gloves – £30.80 | rrp £35.00
The SealSkinz All Season Gloves are a classic. Comfortable, warm and 100% water proof they are perfect for walking and running alike. They are also not too chunky so therefore retain the ability to grip things with relative ease.
Trekmates iRunner Armband £9.00 | rrp £10.00
We have all had the problem of needing somewhere to store your iPod / iPhone when running. The Trekmates iRunner fastens to your upper arm and easily slots your iPod or other similar MP3 inside, meaning you can focus on running without the distraction of your iPod and wires getting in the way.
Camelbak Classic 2.0 litre Hydration System – £40.49 | rrp £44.99
Staying hydrated on long rides and runs is essential. The Camelbak Classic 2 Litre Hydration Pack is an excellent system that fits tightly on your back just like a rucksack but features a drinking tube which allows you to rehydrate yourself without affecting your performance. It also features a zipped pocket allowing you to store those other essentials such as gels or a puncture repair kit.
Hopefully this article has given you some inspiration to get out there running this January. If you have some other recommendations for products we should be using, please comment below, we would love to hear them!