Pinnacle RunLite Hydration Vest
Launching in Spring 2024, this ultralight and breathable vest weighs just over 4 ounces and is built for the minimalist runner. Designed to fit like a second skin, it features the brand’s new compression technology, making the Pinnacle RunLite Vest ($110) fit more like a compression shirt than a traditional pack. Side straps offer additional adjustability to lock in fit around the torso for a completely bounce-free run. The vest’s mesh shoulders and upper back offer breathability to keep the wearer cool. This vest comes with one 14-ounce soft flask, though front pockets on both sides of the vest can accommodate an additional soft flask for longer runs.
R3 Explore Convertible Pack
New for 2024, the R3 Explore Convertible pack ($65) joins Amphipod’s popular Run.Relax.Repeat. Collection. The brand-new patent-pending pack is uniquely designed to easily convert from a performance running pack to a stylish crossbody, taking customers from run-time to social-time in a snap. It wraps more storage, lightweight breathable comfort, performance features and multi-mode versatility all in one. Designed for all runners, and multi-use, the new R3 Explore features a minimalist profile with enough room for needed essentials, a 600mL or 1.5L reservoir, and a shell. It is available in four vibrant colorways: Ube, Matcha, Agave and Noire.
The Coaster Splash ($49) is a stylish, technical hat for runners from Alter Ego. The hat is breathable, lightweight, and features water-repellant technology that ensures water beads up and runs off the hat, preventing it from getting waterlogged. It also has sweat-wicking properties and a hidden inside pocket for items such as keys.
Reflective Elite Hat
Runners can shine bright with this customizable, 360-degree reflective hat, new for 2024. The Elite Reflective Hat ($34.99) features a premium, all-over reflective material that bounces light away from the hat’s surface, ensuring max visibility at all angles in low-light conditions. The hat is also lightweight and breathable and features the premium fit BOCO Gear is known for. Available in a variety of colors, including Hi-Viz.
VaporLite Cape Cap
New for Spring 2024, the VaporLite Cape Cap ($50) is super-ventilated for maximum evaporation, and has a strategic design that makes it easy to stow the cape without adding bulk. The cap is made with 100% recycled bluesign fabric and PFAS-free DWR. It has a crushable brim, reflective elements, a wicking sweatband and a sunglass lock to keep sunglasses in place. Plus, the VaporLite Cape Cap offers UPF 50+ sun protection.
Five-panel caps are trending up in running, and this ultralight cap is right on the mark. Made at Buff HQ in Barcelona, the Speed Cap ($30), has a soft, yet snug fit that combines comfort and performance. A breathable fabric, laser cut ventilation holes and moisture wicking sweatband work together to ensure dry workouts. Reflective details will provide visibility during night runs. It comes in two sizes S/M or L/XL for a better range of fits.
Part of the next evolution of the company’s Theragun devices, the $229 Theragun Sense is the first Therabody device to combine scientifically proven percussive massage therapy for pain relief with biometric feedback and calming breathwork to ease everyday stress. Quieter than ever, the device has a built-in heart rate monitor that reads the user’s heart rate to show the benefits of the breathwork. It can also be used with free routines and TheraMind content in the Therabody App to help lower heart rate to ease stress. The Theragun Sense is for those seeking moderate intensity so they receive the relief that’s right for them.
Portable Recovery Device
This uniquely designed product can help athletes recover from workouts 3x faster by increasing full-body blood flow. Unlike traditional recovery devices, Firefly ($47) doesn’t have a bunch of wires and bulky equipment. It’s designed to fit into an active lifestyle. It sends small electrical pulses to stimulate the peroneal nerve (in the leg) creating a slight foot “flutter” which the brand says increases blood flow by 400%. Each Firefly device delivers 30 hours of recovery treatment (suggested recovery time of 1-4 hours based on training intensity).
The brand-new Suunto Wing open-ear sports headphones ($199) use bone-sound technology that transmits vibrations directly to the inner ear via the cheekbones, bypassing the eardrum. This allows users to continue to hear sounds around them, increasing safety. Made of titanium and silicone and weighing 33 grams, the headphones can withstand temporary submersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, and can be fully charged in just one hour for approximately 10 hours of use.
HF8R Core Headlamp
This lightweight, yet powerful headlamp ($120) is a marquee product in the brand’s new HF line. It is a smart, hands-free headlamp featuring Adaptive Light Beam Technology, which measures light, temperature and lamp performance 400 times per second, automatically responding to different lighting needs and ranges, from flood, mid to spot lighting as needed. It can also be manually operated.
Made for use in an active lifestyle, Garmin’s new vívoactive 5 ($299.99) is a smartwatch that packs premium features into a stylish, affordable smartwatch. It offers on-wrist fitness coaching, personalized health insights, detailed sleep stats and more, all designed to help users meet their overall health and wellness goals. It has a bright AMOLED touchscreen and offers 11 days of battery life between charges.
Duro | Dyna Running Belt Extended Fit
Designed to help runners stay hydrated and comfortable, the lightweight Duro | Dyna Running Belt ($70) provides a bounce-free fit and has “smart pocketing” to keep essentials like nutrition or a phone accessible while out on the trail or around the neighborhood. It also has reflective graphics, a 100% mesh construction for full breathability, and comes with dual angled bottle sleeves and with two 360 mL soft flasks included. Plus, to fit a full range of sizes, it has an extended hipbelt that will accommodate up to 70-inch hips and features substantially more extended padded for comfort and effective load transfer.
Xtreme All Weather Soundtouch Hyperlite Glove
These waterproof, breathable and warm gloves are also comfortable and lightweight. Plus, the Xtreme All Weather Soundtouch Hyperlite Glove ($59.99) features Soundtouch Technology that allows the wearer to answer texts or calls, or control apps on a phone without taking them off. They are warm, yet also form-fitted and waterproof.