A hipster bike bag, tie-dye running shoes and more summer workout accessories.
It’s time to get in shape for summer. Pump up the volume — and your efficiency — with gear designed for peak performance.
Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones ($200 at amazon.com). No wires, no cord going around your head, no fuss: These wireless Bluetooth headphones fit comfortably in your ears, stay put and deliver bass-forward sound and a reliable connection from your phone, even when it’s stashed away in your pocket or gym bag. Water-resistant for your workout (and Seattle weather).
Fleet Street Sports Garmin Forerunner 235 ($250 at Fleet Feet Sports, Capitol Hill, and fleetfeetsports.com). Track your distance, pace, time, heart rate, steps, calories, sleep and more with this sporty GPS watch and heart-rate monitor. Post-workout, view your progress in simple graphs and charts. It even reminds you to get up and move when you’ve been sitting for more than an hour. This black and “Force” (think “Star Wars”) yellow design is available exclusively from Fleet Feet Sports.
Nike NSW Jacket ($130 at Nordstrom and nordstrom.com). This sporty performance jacket is slimmed down to eliminate bulk and keep you moving. The sleek, street-smart look transitions seamlessly from a morning run to breakfast with friends to a hustle to work in the rain.
Walnut Studiolo Bicycle Barrel Bag for Handlebars ($145 at walnutstudiolo.com). Travel in style with this handsome barrel bag handcrafted in Portland from American vegetable-tanned leather, waxed sailmaker’s thread, nickel-plated steel hardware and aromatic Northwest FSC-certified cedarwood. It attaches to your bike’s handlebars to keep your necessities in sight and in reach. Choose from honey, dark brown or black leather with a waterproof finish. Monogram optional.
Brooks Running Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series ($100 at Brooks Trailhead, Wallingford, and brooksrunning.com). Get your groove on in these limited-edition tie-dye sneakers from the Seattle running experts (and a sponsor of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series). The fun, free-spirited sneaks ran right out of the store during their first release, but you can text LTDSHOES to 33233 to be the first to hear when they’re restocked in June. In men’s and women’s sizes.