Originally designed for cold-water surfers battling Britain’s chilly seas, Finisterre is the brand to know if the outdoors are your thing. Whether you’re into trail running, surfing, hiking, paddle boarding or wild swimming, Finisterre’s style-conscious pieces – think wetsuits, merino base layers, knitwear, waterproofs and more – will see you through, whatever the weather throws at you. Finisterre develops its own materials and is on a mission to eradicate single-use plastic from its supply chain.
Garmin Venu Sq
With smartwatches getting smarter, prices can quickly rack up, but Garmin’s latest launch, the Venu Sq, is an affordable version of its more technical models. It still packs in the vast majority of features you’d expect from a Garmin – think GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor, a sensor that gauges blood oxygen saturation and advanced sleep monitoring – and an impressive battery life. We also rate the Garmin Coach functionality – a personal running coach on your wrist, it’ll help you train for your next 5k, 10k or half-marathon.
Upgrade your snack habit with Grounded’s plant-based protein shakes, made from 100% natural ingredients. By using coconut cream instead of milk, each carton contains 40% less sugar than traditional chocolate milk drinks; the addition of organic sunflower protein helps it pack an impressive 20g of protein per serving. Plus, the blends are gluten-free, soya-free, nut-free and GMO-free. Available in chocolate and mint chocolate flavours, each paper-based carton is recyclable – buy online or find in your local Planet Organic; also available in Selfridges.
Kit out your home gym with these stylish dumbbells – the only on the market with nautical grade 316 stainless steel handles. Designed for the superyacht market, expect style, functionality and durability, with materials tested to be used in the harshest environments. The clever urethane ends are odour-free (unlike their rubber counterparts) and won’t mark the floor of your gym or living room.
Key To Food
If you struggle with meal prep, Key To Food delivers freshly prepared meals direct to doorsteps across London Zones 1 to 3. Every dish is macro-calculated and there’s the option to choose your portion size depending on your goals. You’ve got flexibility too: try a two-day taster, a seven-day package, a week of lunches only, or a longer-term Transform Plan. Sample dishes include teriyaki salmon with black rice; superfood overnight protein oats; roasted harissa chicken; and peanut butter protein milkshakes.
Psycle At Home
If the pandemic has wreaked havoc with your fitness motivation, Psycle’s new offering will appeal. For £35 per month, users get unlimited access to pre-recorded and live classes, featuring Psycle’s renowned line-up of Ride, Barre, Strength and Yoga. With classes spanning 20 to 60 minutes, there’s something for everyone, and the more you use the platform, the better it understands your workout habits. If you want to spin, you’ll need a bike – fortunately, Psycle has teamed up with Stages Cycling for an exclusive discount.
Limitless by Tim Peake
Your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut might have passed, but Tim Peake’s latest autobiography can take you back there. Charting his road to becoming an astronaut – from military duty in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan to the European Space Agency and into the stars – Limitless is a book about the power of following your dreams. Expect unique insights and never-heard-before stories, including anecdotes from Peake’s six years of astronaut training, which tested him psychologically, physically and intellectually.
It was only a matter of time before Peloton spread its wings after the success of its spin bikes. Peloton Tread, the brand’s new treadmill, is the ultimate piece of kit for your at-home gym. Like the bike, it offers studio classes, connecting you with other runners in real time, as well as hundreds of pre-recorded classes. A slatted running surface (similar to a Woodway), touchscreen console and easy-to-reach speed dials guarantee a slick experience. Register your interest now – Peloton Tread launches on 26th December.
Whether you’re heading back to the gym or have swapped the Tube for a bike, Tapplock’s smart fingerprint padlock is one to keep on your radar. Durable and built to withstand the elements, this intelligent, Bluetooth-enabled padlock can be opened with an app, fingerprint or a custom Morse code. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to one year, but if you do happen to run low, an eight-second charge is all you need. The lock can also store up to 500 fingerprints, with an app making it easy to add permanent, one-off and temporary users with specific access times and dates.
Keen yogis should check out new men’s activewear brand Warrior Addict, which is on a mission to get more men onto the mat. The collection features everything from t-shirts to accessories: highlights include its bestselling yoga shorts, made from certified organic cotton and lyocell, as well as clever yoga mats, which are slightly longer than your average, eco-friendly and anti-microbial. If your workout routine needs a refresh, head over to Warrior Addict’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find dozens of free yoga classes, including sessions aimed specifically at triathletes and cyclists. Plus, 15% of sales from the new collection will go to Calm – the UK’s leading male suicide charity.
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