They're obviously not the first company you'd think of when it comes to sporting goods, but given their reputation for rugged, quality leather goods, we suppose these Coach Heritage Baseball Bats & Gloves ($250-$350) make sense. The bats are made from American maple, dip-dyed by hand and wrapped with artisanal leather at the handle, while the gloves are crafted by hand in the USA using Coach's colorblocked glove-tanned leather. Crafted in collaboration with Warstic Wood Bat Co. and Insignia Athletics, respectively, these goods are available in a variety of colorways — but remember, they're limited edition, so if you're looking for a specific color, you'd better move quickly.
Not digging TaylorMade's recent obsession with white club heads? Don't let that keep you away. The TaylorMade R1 Black Driver ($400) gives you all the benefits of the venerable club-maker's latest flagship driver in a handsome black colorway. Those benefits include an adjustable loft sleeve that gives you twelve options between 8º and 12º, two moveable shot shape weights, and a face angle sole plate that gives you the ability to select between seven options of neutral/square, open, or closed. Overall, the club can be tuned 168 different ways to fit your game, leaving you basically no excuse for continuing to slice the ball into oblivion.
In soccer, every extra bit of advantage you have over your challenger counts. Nike kept that consideration front of mind when creating the Hypervenom ($75-$225), a soccer shoe built to enhance agility and speed. Constructed from a soft mesh outer, coated in polyurethane film and special weatherproofing technology, the shoe feels like the closest thing to playing barefoot. It was designed with feedback form some of the biggest names in the game — Neymar, Rooney, Ibrahimovic — with a stud configuration that allows fast movement and swift kicks, so they (and you) can defeat even the most skilled opponent.