180s Strobe Earwarmers, Foundation LED Gloves and CRG LED Gloves $50 (Strobe Earwarmers) $55 (Foundation LED Gloves), $60 (CRG LED Gloves) Why you want them: Stay visible during your winter workout with 180s’ LED products. The Strobe earwarmers have a row of red LED lights along the back that can shine steadily or flash, while the gloves include integrated LED lights along the knuckles. The CRG glove also features a water-resistant hood to turn the gloves into mittens for extra cold days. Where you can find it: Uncle Dan’s
ThermXRoller $59.99 Why you want it: This unique foam roller, created by a Chicago-based business, combines the powers of heat, cold and foam rolling all in one device. The center of the roller features an “X” design to provide targeted pressure, while the cotton cover surrounding the X can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer to provide additional recovery benefits. Where you can find it: Fitness Experts, Urban Tri Gear, www.korefit.com
Swiftwick RECOVERY+ $69 Why you want it: Jumpstart your post-workout recovery with Swiftwick’s newest sock, the RECOVERY+. This knee-high compression sock has embedded antimicrobial elements to fight odor and bacteria and wicks away moisture to keep your feet dry. Where you can find it: Roll: Clybourn, Kozy’s Cyclery, Element Multisport, Fleet Feet Sports Chicago, Universal Sole, Trek Highland Park, Urban Tri Gear, Get a Grip Cycles, Runners High ‘n Tri
Zoot ETHERwind Jacket $75 Why you want it: Stay warm and dry without feeling weighed down with this ultra lightweight jacket. With zippered hand warmer pockets and a back cape ventilation, this jacket will help keep you comfortable throughout the winter. Where you can find it: Urban Tri Gear, Running Away Multisport, Amphibian Multisport MYCHICAGOATHLETE.COM
Chicago Athlete Magazine November/December 2014 Issue Swim, Bike, Run and Tri.