It may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean you need to put your short game on ice. With one of these Brunswick Putting Greens, you can keep your putter hot all winter long. They're available in a variety of sizes — from 2' x 8' all the way up to 4' x 20' — individually handcrafted in the USA from hardwood and advanced artificial turf, and offer between 50 and three million possible break combinations depending on the model, created by moving the manual levers on the sides. Included is a matching putter rack, so you can leave the rest of your clubs stored away until it's time to hit the course.
You're probably (definitely) not going to be the next Michael Jordan, but you can improve your pickup game by putting in some work with the ShotTracker. This intelligent system includes a sensor that hangs on the net and another you slide into your wrist band or sleeve. Link them up with the companion app, and you'll be able to track your shot attempts, makes, and misses, letting you get detailed analysis that you can use with the built-in workouts to identify and fix the holes in your game before your opponent exploits them.
Most fitness trackers are designed only to record your activity, measuring your movement throughout the day and maybe even supplying some performance metrics. The Moov can certainly do all that, but it serves as a personal trainer, too. By pairing either one or two of the waterproof 9-axis motion sensors — the number depends on the activity you're doing — with your phone over Bluetooth 4.0, the companion app is able to give you audio and visual instructions while you're working out, serving as a virtual personal trainer, and helping you to maximize your efforts while avoiding injury.
Smartwatches are increasingly becoming the de facto way to track your activity. But what if you like the watch(es) you already have? The Jawbone Up Move is an affordable alternative. This waterproof, clip-on activity and sleep tracker pairs with your phone using Bluetooth — just like it's "smarter" brethren — for tracking and advice from the Up app's Smart Coach, while 12 on-board LEDs give you an at-a-glance look at your daily progress. And since it's available in five colors, you should be able to find one that fits in with your lifestyle.
This isn't your in-laws motorhome. The Travato from Winnebago was made with outdoor explorers in mind, those who consume the outdoors and then need a comfortable spot to land after a full day. The 20′ long Travato not only comes equipped with a Ram ProMaster chassis, but also features a design with innovative features that make the most out of your space. And with a large trunk with multiple doors and sliding storage trays, you'll have space to bring along all of your outdoor toys as well. Top it off with premium leather throughout the vehicle, MCD blackout roller shades, exterior speakers, and Winnebago's Flex Bed System, and you have a plug and play adventure vehicle that makes outdoor living easier than ever.
Billed as the most advanced, whitewater capable packraft ever produced, the Alpackalypse Raft was six years in the making — and it was worth the wait. Thanks to smaller tubes than standard packrafts, it offers more internal room for the paddler, is quicker to accelerate and easier to maneuver — more like a kayak than a raft. Features include a super tough 400-denier Vectran fabric build, a heavy-duty seat, knee cups, a foot brace, a back band, inflatable hip pads, and a cargo system that lets you store gear in your tubes, keeping the bow clear of gear.
It's a fitness watch with smart features. Or it's a smartwatch with fitness features. Either way you view it, the Fitbit Surge is worth a spot on your wrist. Thanks to an arsenal of eight sensors — 3-axis accelerometers, a gyroscope, a compass, an ambient light sensor, GPS, and a heart rate monitor — it can deliver a host of stats, including pace, distance, elevation, calories burned, workout intensity, and even sport-specific metrics. Its backlit LCD touch screen provides support for smartwatch features like Called ID, text alerts, and music control, and with a battery that lasts up to a week, it'll keep on going long after most of its full-color competition has gone running for their chargers.
Take your time on the powder seriously by hopping aboard an Igneous Custom Snowboard. Handmade in Jackson, Wyoming, these rugged high-performance boards are built layer-by-layer, including hard maple and white ash cores, black sintered graphite bases, oversized hardened steel edges, two layers of stitched triaxial fiberglass, hardwood topsheets, and bulletproof Kevlar to protect from rocks. And since they interview you before making your board, you can be assured it will fit the way you ride unlike any off-the-shelf rig.
See the slopes like never before with the new line of Oakley Prizm Goggles. 15 years in the making, the new Prizm lenses use precision color tuning to enhance the human eye's ability to perceive detail in snow that's normally lost with traditional lenses. While normal lenses are developed to provide contrast in a wide variety of conditions, Prizm's snow lenses are focused on enhancing the contrast of the white surface, enabling you to see holes, bumps, and other small details that simply weren't visible before. The lenses are available in three shades — Black Iridium for bright sun, Jade Iridium for a mix of sun and clouds, and Rose for snowy or overcast conditions — and in a wide variety of frame styles, ensuring there's a solution that's right for you and letting you ride or ski with added confidence.
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You can layer up. You can put on the thickest, warmest coat you can find. But sometimes all that still isn't enough to keep you warm. For those occasions, you need the Brunton Heatsync Vital. This personal heating system is designed to rest against your base layer, and relies on a 5V/2.1Amp USB power source — like the company's Power Bank — to help it keep your core warm in the most extreme conditions.
When it comes to running, logging laps on a treadmill is rarely better than going outside. The Landice L8 Executive Treadmill is a notable exception. It features a four horsepower motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a one-inch thick reversible deck that can be elevated by 15% and sports a VFX Shock Absorption System that makes it five times softer than grass, an integrated cooling fan, stereo speakers, and water bottle holder, an included wireless heart rate monitor, and a nine-inch touch screen with iPod/iPhone connectivity to make sure your runs are never boring, even if you're just moving in place.
Find your way around the course more easily than ever before with the TomTom Golfer. Combining the GPS giant's location-tracking expertise with over 34,000 pre-loaded course layouts, this sports watch offers a black and white screen with user-friendly graphics that shows accurate distances to hazards and layups, as well as a green view mode that will have you finding the pin with ease. Other features include a slim weather- and water-resistant body, a battery good for up to 10 hours of use, wireless updates when paired with your phone, and the ability to keep track of your score, distance, and time for every round.
Nike remains at the forefront of cross training footwear with the Zoom Hypercross Trainer. The latest innovation from the sneaker giant features a lightweight mesh upper backed with soft, pliable foam, a full rubber outsole and Dynamic Flywire cables to wrap the forefoot through the most strenuous workouts. It's also one of the first shoes to utilize the new Hexagonal Nike Zoom Air technology, blending high responsiveness with lightweight versatility.
Combine your love of cycling with your love of the water with the Schiller X1 Water Bike. Made in California, this high-performance, human-powered watercraft features a hard anodized, powder-coated aluminum frame, a proprietary multi-speed, pure rotary drive train with Gates Carbon Drive Belts for maximum speed, handlebars with integrated steering, and twin oscillating propellers that do away with the need for a rudder. Other features include a comfortable saddle, LED lighting, the ability to fit on most bike racks or in most trucks, a teardown/assembly time of under 10 minutes, and a watertight storage compartment for anything you don't want getting wet.
Take your game to the next level with the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor. Compatible with a number of rackets from major players like Wilson, Prince, and Yonex, this waterproof/dustproof sensor offers real-time shot visualizations via a companion iOS or Android app, thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. It also features on-board vibration, wave, and motion analysis that allows it to track shot count, impact spot, swing speed, ball speed, and ball spin, as well as what type of swing the shot was, whether it be a slice forehand or volley backhand. It fits conveniently at the bottom of the racket, and don't worry if you forget your phone or tablet in the locker room — it's Memory Mode can store up to 12,000 shots for later review.
Whether it's a home run derby, nights in the batting cages, or an adult league, your baseball game will never be quite the same once you get your hands on an Axe Bat. Unlike traditional bats, the axe bat has a unique axe-like handle, giving you a more comfortable, controlled grip all the way through your swing. This lets you hold on tighter, move more naturally, and hit the ball harder than you ever have with a normal straight-handled bat. Made from either composite or alloy, these bats are perfect for fast pitch, slow pitch, and league play. So ditch that old bat, and step up to the plate with something new.
Everyone knows that you should try to hit the ball in the center of your iron — that's where the sweet spot is. Strangely, however, that's not the center of gravity. At least, not unless you're playing with a set of Nike Vapor Irons. Developed with input from Tiger Woods, Modern Muscle weighting technology moves the CG to the center of the iron, resulting in more solid hits and improved flight. The Vapor Pro uses it to provide maximum performance, while the Pro Combo uses it — along with a RZN insert — to provide blade-like workability with the power of a distance iron. And for the rest of us, there's the Vapor Speed, which combines the tech with FlyBeam-reinforced hollow cavities in the long irons for maximum forgiveness. We hit all three sets last night over a couple hours, and can't wait to get them on the course. We also asked Tiger for some pointers, but he just laughed, shook his head, and walked away.
In case you haven't noticed, Bubba Watson hits the ball far — really far. And while we're pretty sure it's not all because of his Ping G30 Driver, it certainly doesn't hurt. The latest in the line of Ping's flagship big sticks, the G30 features a 460cc head with turbulators in the crown to help direct wind and increase clubhead speed, a lightweight T9S titanium face, a new high-balance-point shaft, and Trajectory Tuning+ Technology to let you add or reduce loft up to one degree in either direction. That might not mean a lot to you, but what it's meant for us is drives that travel 20 yards longer and are straighter than with any other club we've tested.
The select few pitchers in history who mastered the knuckleball were nearly unstoppable — and the batters who could actually hit it, remarkable — it's the toughest pitch in baseball, whether swinging or throwing. The Knucklebook: Everything You Need to Know About Baseball's Strangest Pitch – the Knuckleball is an exhaustive exploration of this bizarre pitch. Detailing the mechanics of the pitch, and the reasons a pitcher might want to use it, this book dives deep into the confounding knuckleball. Compiling in-depth diagrams on how to throw a knuckler, interviews, commentary, and more, there's no resource on the pitch that's more complete.
When you buy handmade gear, there's shopping local, and then there's shopping local — Octovo x Tilley Surfboards fall squarely into the latter camp. Individually crafted by hand in his Port Orford, Oregon shop from locally-sourced Cedar native to the region, these boards are made with rugged pacific coasts and cold water in mind. With five designs in total, the surfboards feature original graphics and paint schemes to set them apart from every other board out there. And each one comes with a custom carrying bag complete with shock-resistant padding, waterproof materials, leather covers and handles, titanium hardware, and padded shoulder straps.
Tennis followers know that Roger Federer has been seen playing with a mystery racket this year — and now we know why. The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Tennis Racket is the 17-time Grand Slam champ's new signature tool, developed over three years in a close collaboration between Federer and Wilson. Features include a 97-inch head that provides outstanding feel, a 26-percent wider racket beam for more power, a 10 percent larger sweet spot, and a matte black finish. Still not sold? Well, consider this: the RF97 will be Wilson's first Autograph racket in 30 years, and the last one, the Jack Kramer, was the best-selling racket in history.