Traditionally, autumn represents a return to normalcy. Students return to school, offices return to regular hours. Many of us return to fitness practices that may have gone neglected during the summer months (low-cal hard seltzer was supposed to make it all okay, right?). But routines are different this fall. Despite gyms opening, half of all members say they won't go back. Public transportation ridership remains low, and the bicycle boom booms on. It's only natural that much of the new athletic gear released this month is for breaking a sweat at home or outside.
Brooks Hyperion Elite 2
At 7.6 ounces, the Hyperion Elite 2 is made for logging lightweight miles. Everything about the shoe is designed for energy savings, from its bouncy, nitrogen-infused midsole to its rockered outsole, shaped to roll you from one stride into the next. There's also a springy carbon fiber plate for race-day performance.
Black Sheep Cycling Adventure Collection
It's the beginning of springtime in Australia, where Black Sheep Cycling has established itself on the lighthearted side of a sport too often seen as overly serious. With casual profiles and all-weather materials like merino wool, the Adventure collection is built for any season and occasion, especially gravel riding.
Tracksmith Mission Backpack
With schools and businesses reopening in many places, city dwellers may find themselves looking for alternatives to their old public transport commute. Sure, e-bikes and electric scooters are taking off, but run commuting offers a cheaper method that includes a cardio workout. The key to getting it right is a great backpack for plodding along with a laptop and change of clothes, and Tracksmith teamed up with Mission Workshop to make one.
Saysky Running Commuter Backpack
European cities have long bested American ones when it comes to commuting, so it's no surprise that Copenhagen-based Saysky is also debuting a run-to-work pack for fall. This one is waterproof, fully adjustable, has space for a 15-inch laptop and looks pretty dang slick.
Theragun Duo Adapter
Already have a Theragun? There's a new way to upgrade it in the Duo Adapter, which, according to the company, offers "twice the treatment, twice as fast." The adapter lets you use two massage heads at once and is ideal for targeting contoured areas of the body.
Article One x Ciele GTGlass
Sport shades that look this good need no explanation, but it's worth noting that this particular pair draws inspiration from the '70s and '80s while using state-of-the-art materials. That technical collaboration is underscored by the one that brought it about, a team-up between Article One and Ciele, maker of our favorite running headwear.
Ten Thousand Tactical Short
To make a short that can handle workouts that border on masochism, Ten Thousand tapped a crew of over 50 former and current members of the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders and other Special Forces groups. That brain trust dreamed up the Tactical Short, which can handle hikes as well as HIIT workouts, thanks to a unique ripstop fabric that's both durable and lightweight.
Following up on its digitally adjustable kettlebell, Jaxjox revealed a new pair of free weights with a range of eight to 50 pounds. Selecting the amount you need is as simple as pressing a button and waiting a moment. With Jaxjox's app, these dumbbells also count reps and sets, calculate average power, volume and more.