Whether you're playing soccer, basketball, or football, odds are you're gonna take some hits from time to time — which is why there's Nike Pro Combat ($21-$80). These high-tech undergarments are made from Dri-Fit fabric to wick sweat away while allowing for the maximum freedom of movement, and also feature hard plates and foam cells in the most contact-prone areas to keep you protected and help keep your mind on the game.
Despite the name, these aren't some crazy Andriod-based Power Glove replacements — in fact, they're about the farthest thing from it. Knox Handroid Gloves ($TBA; March 2010) are designed to protect your pinchers when riding dirt bikes, ATVs, or other high-speed, minimal-protection vehicles. They accomplish this by offering exoskeleton protection, a system for stopping scaphoid injuries to the bone connecting the thumb to the wrist, honeycomb gel impact protection, wrist guard shrouds, and a BOA lacing system. [Thanks, Eric]
Perfect for the changing weather that occurs during football season, the Under Armour AllSeasonGear Reversible Crew ($50) is the ultimate base layer for your athletic gear. Featuring both a light, smooth side that enhances cooling, and a dark textured side to keep you warm and dry, this unique top also offer flatlock seams, anti-odor technology, 30+ UPF protection, and 4-way stretching fabric for the best in mobility and fit.