NYC/Outdoor Retailer, SLC
words/images Judith Ecochard
Just in time for the IRONMAN in NYC---TYR Sport, Inc. - (with an assist to the Challenged Athletes Foundation) launched a new do-it-your-way custom goggle option for three of its most popular swim goggles styles-the Special Ops, Remix Switchkit and kids Swimple.
|TYR Goggles-some color options|
A user friendly consumer site makes the personalized combos a cinch to design---with realistic looking previews...VERY FUN!!!! About $14.99-$39.99
|Head-aquatic offerings including goggles, masks, and swim fins|
With lens options (colors/mirrored for different swim environments and lighting), and a patented exclusive process tat bonds two different liquid silicones together for a secure fit and comfort---there were several styles on display---
We tried on the racer worthy STEALTH LSR---that comes with 4 different nose bridges for a perfect fit, and PC lenses with UVand anti-fog treatments. They were easy to adjust-and super comfortable...and def a pair we'd like to try in the water.
Other styles included Swedish style sockets-in the Ultimate LSR-(also with 4 different nose bridges) and swimming masks---with an advanced buckle system---and larger frame---good for waterskiers, surfers, kite boarders etc.
We wear a ROAD ID more than any item we own (review) and we noticed that many other triathletes do too. So we were curious about LIFESTRENGTH® myID that's a bracelet with a one of a kind QR Code link to an online health profile (also a telephone#)...that we were told first responders are trained to look for.
Here's why...the slip-ons are made from a new closed-foam compound that's proprietary...that absorbs 37% more of a body's impact than other traditional foams...plus it is supposedly ore durable too.
One has to wear them around a bit---as the unique foam conforms to one's foot-so good for all arch types...and added pluses---non-marking, super light weight, in bright colors (and soon navy/plum) and affordable at $39.95 ($49.95 for the clogs).
VAPUR®'s patented designs for its new Reflex "Anti-Bottle" ($9.99) allows for easy transport of liquids ...in a foldable, re-usable water bootle...with a sport cap, attachable grommet---dishwasher safe and BPA fee too.
AND MADE IN THE USA.
|Runway -in fun colors/designs|
PAT's Backcountry Beverages---are carbonated drinks on the go....thanks to a unique micro portable carbonator bottle...and soda concentrates ready for the mix (or make your own).
These sodas have less sugar than the usual-sweetened by natural cane sugar, some vitamins-C and Bs, natural flavors---and of course, the bottle is eco friendly too,
The company even moved to Colorado for it's more liberal liquor laws. Soda/carbonator starts shipping late Auust.