Summer is heating up and so is gear for running and outdoor sports. Check out some of the great products folks cannot stop talking about!
Garmin fenix 5 Series • $550-650
fenix 5 is the premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate, advanced fitness features, and interchangeable bands that let you go from workplace to workout. Whatever sport you want to track, fenix 5 has it covered. It has built-in activity profiles and performance metrics, plus smart notifications.
Patagonia Houdini Jacket • $100
If there was ever that one essential piece of equipment, this is it. At only 3.6 oz, this featherweight 100% nylon ripstop fabric with a water-repellent finish jacket is the superhero of the windbreaker world.
Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones • $120
BackBeat FIT helps you go further. It withstands rain or a rinse under the tap with a waterproof design that meets the IP57 rating and an additional sweat-proof nano-coating. Whether you wear them running roadside or on the trail, the open ear-tip design lets you hear the sounds around you. With up to eight hours of listening from a single charge, BackBeat FIT helps you power through a full week of workouts. Subtle voice alerts let you know how much listening time you have left, and the 15-minute quick-charge provides an hour of play to get you through the day’s challenge.
Squirrel’s Nut Butter • $8-16
SNB salve consists of just four all-natural ingredients: Coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil. It’s a multipurpose salve that effectively prevents chafing and blisters on feet, and heals and restores dry, irritated skin, including eczema. SNB salve is used by ultra runners, marathoners, mountain bikers, road cyclists, triathletes, hikers, backpackers, and just people who enjoy softer skin. No squirrels or animals are touched or tested in the manufacturing of SNB products.
Nike Zoom Fly • $150
Built with a carbon-infused nylon plate inspired by the VaporFly 4%—Nike’s most efficient marathon shoe ever—the Nike Zoom Fly Men’s Running Shoe is the perfect response to the demands of your toughest tempo runs, long runs, and race days.
Do you have questions about getting started or finding a plan to work for you? Stop in and talk to anyone on our staff. We’ll be happy to help!
Rachel Randall is the go-to girl for all marketing, media, and events at Fleet Feet Sports. She has run more marathons that she can count, including the 2017 NYC marathon in November.