Over the past year, The Happy Athlete tested and reviewed the most promising new products. Here are our selections for the Top Products of 2017, selected for their quality, reliability and innovative features to improve your health and athletic performance.
ELEVATION TRAINING MASK 3.0
Using the TrainingMask 3.0® will unlock your untapped fitness and athletic capacity. Variable load air flow powered by NXT FORC3® gives you access to limitless variety in your workouts at the turn of a dial.
Pairing Halo Sport with training accelerates improvements in muscle memory, strength, explosiveness, and endurance. Are you ready to smash your PR, nail that song, or push the extra mile?
AMEO POWER BREATHER
Breathe in the water as freely as never before. The Powerbreather is an innovative sports tool for swimming, triathlon and diving. Ameo PowerBreather is an essential tool for all levels of swimming that will maximize your training quantity and quality without compromising your oxygen or neck strain.
ROKA R1 GOGGLES
ROKA has been on a mission for two years to optimize the mechanics of sighting and rethink goggle design to #findfaster at R1.
NORMATEC PULSE LEG RECOVERY
The PULSE Leg Recovery System is our most popular and most essential package for athletes at all levels. It comes with everything you need to get started. No matter what your sport, your power probably comes from your legs, so keeping them fresh is essential for victory. Having a total package weight of just 11.5 lbs means that you can take this package with you and recover anywhere.
GARMIN VIRB ULTRA 30
Get spectacular footage with the ultra HD action camera for your active lifestyle. Compact, lightweight, waterproof and easy to use, VIRB Ultra 30 captures 4K/30fps video and features G-Metrix technology, which adds to the experience by letting you overlay gauges and graphs with action data. Built-in image stabilization makes for crisp, steady footage. And for easier use, voice control lets you start and stop recording or even take a picture with a simple spoken command while you’re busy doing your thing.
WAHOO FITNESS KICKR SNAP
The Wahoo KICKR SNAP brings a realistic ride experience indoors and into a wheel-on smart trainer. The SNAP’s legendary flywheel features technology that creates the same resistance experienced in outdoor climbs and descents. Plus, no other indoor bike trainer has more software training options, including Zwift and Trainer Road. Join the Wahoo Fitness family and become a part of the most connected cycling experience – both indoors and outdoors.
OMNIUM PORTABLE TRAINER
This simple fork-mount design is optimized for pre-race warm-up, travel, and those days when life (or the weather) gets in the way of your ride. The Omnium trainer utilizes Internal Progressive Resistance (IPR): delivering a real-road feel with minimal noise.
Searching for a workout that maximizes calorie burn, tones muscle and increases flexibility…look no further than the WaterRower. Whether you are after a high-intensity sweat or a soothing rowing session, the WaterRower offers an unrivaled, total-body exercise for users of all fitness levels.
Quarq’s power meter cranks continue to be reliable, accurate and easy to use. The DZero series offers more data transfer and frame fit compatibility.
BePRO features state-of-the-art technology to measure real-time power output with outstanding precision. Check your progress during racing and training workout. Light, compact, rechargeable, compatible with the best cycling computers, bePRO will help you win any challenge.
BONT VAYPOR 2016
A luxury Sportive shoe combining classic materials with state of the art technology. Bont’s Vaypor + 2016 version is the most customized performance and innovative shoe
SHIMANO S-PHYRE RC9
A luxury Sportive shoe combining classic materials with state of the art technology. RC9 is the pinnacle of road competition footwear for long distance, comfort and efficiency. The Shimano S-Phyre RC9 are a high-performance cycling shoe that optimizes power transfer, efficiency, comfort and are among the top cycling shoes I’ve tested. Run, climb, slide, grind, lift…. these kicks have you covered. Lightweight, breathable and flexible protection that moves the way you do. Like a ninja.
Knowledge is the key to become a winner. Know more with Swimmo. Work on your speed and pace, never count laps again. Understand your weakness and be proud of your progress.
SUUNTO SPARTAN SPORT WRIST HR WATCH
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR is an advanced multi-sport GPS watch sporting wrist heart rate measurement, color touch screen, 100m water resistance and up to 12h of battery life in training mode. Spartan Sport comes with 80 pre-set sport modes and rich sport specific metrics. Follow your progress and train smarter with community training insights available in Suunto Movescount.
GARMIN FENIX CHRONOS
Top-tier performance meets sophisticated design in a highly evolved timepiece that fits your style anywhere, anytime. Crafted of premium jeweler’s grade materials, Fenix Chrono’s is the first Garmin watch to combine a durable metal housing (containing an EXO Omni-directional GPS and GLONASS antenna in the bezel) with the latest outdoor navigation and fitness training features. These features include Elevate wrist heart rate technology, daily activity tracking, smart notifications, activity profiles and more.
Live Ready. Introducing ŌURA. Your new solution for optimal sleep, health and performance.
Laird Hamilton is a world-renowned big-wave surfer, fitness guru and coffee connoisseur. He created this blend after years of experimenting withadding energy-sustaining and nutrient dense ingredients to his coffee.
SuperBeets is highly concentrated and scientifically formulated to provide optimum levels of essential Nitric Oxide.
TRiPWIRE is not just another gel. It is an ultra-premium powdered concentrated fuel mix, perfect for running events. TRiPWIRE mixes into the perfect portable nutrition-solution that’s easy on the taste buds (even after hours in the heat) while still being easy on the gut