Here at Sportsister we get inundated with news of new products every day. In our monthly feature we will bring you some of the favourite things we have come across. It’s our guide to what’s new…..what’s good…..what works…..what’s worth spending your money on…..what’s fun….what’s hot….what’s special….Enjoy!
The Surf Girl Handbook
Stockists: Extremehorizon Surf shop and all good surf stores
This book covers everything you need to know about surfing. Packed with priceless information, amazing photography and insider tips from the pros, it is an essential reference for any surf girl.
It features more than 500 cool photos of surfing and lifestyle inspired by the ocean. There are sections on fitness, diet, travel, equipment, swell prediction, surfing etiquette, technique and the ocean environment.
There are also easy to follow how to guides to get you riding a wave in next to no time.
It’s best suited to those who are totally new to the sport or still at beginner level, and would make an excellent present for any sporty girl.
Price: 79p – £1.00
Ditch the mid afternoon bag of crisps in favour of something altogether healthier. These snack size packs of green olives are marinated in either basil and garlic; chilli; lemon and garlic or a light vinaigrette and are only 50 calories per pack.
They are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians and are sure to make any picnic (whether in the park or at your desk!) a whole lot more interesting.
Arc’teryx Phase Base Layer Collection
Price: £23 – £50 : The Phase SL Crew (pictured right) £34.00
A new addition to Arc’teryx’s range is the Phase line of base layers. Including shorts, vests, full length leggings, tees and long sleeve tops this line uses an innovative new bi-component material that has been engineered to give stretch without using Lycra. The advantage of this being that Lycra can get heavy whilst this is super lightweight. It also dries very quick, wicks moisture away from the skin, is odour resistant and offers UV SPF 50 sun protection.
Coming in three weights of fabric, the Phase collection has something for every type of athlete, providing a warm foundation under a mid-layer, or acting as a primary layer on a warmer winter day.
Puma FAAS 500
Just out this month are some brand new colourways in the Puma FAAS (meaning fast in Jamaican) collection. For those of you have not seen this shoe before it has been designed to be a super responsive running shoe created after years of close study of some of Puma’s fastest athletes.
Puma studied their movement, foot placement and overall running skills. There were three proven and consistent skills that were identified as critical to top performance. PUMA translated these elements into three categories—Rocker, Flex & Groove—that become the cornerstones of the BioRide™ technology and the FAAS shoes.
The Faas 500 has a complimentary balance of added structure and cushioning to provide a comfortable run with improved speed and performance.
Cushe Manuka Wrap flip flops
Stockists: www.cushe.com or 0207 860 2100
Cushe’s flip flops are great for girls who are interested in taking care of themselves – the zero degree pitch on the sole means that they’re like walking barefoot, so your posture is improved and your feet aren’t forced into an unnatural position.
All of Cushe’s shoes are designed with comfort, wellness and the Cushe lifestyle in mind, from the sculpted footbeds which support the foot, to the use of memory foam and Eco Cell technology which increase comfort and fit.
The Manuka Wrap style (pictured right) features Cushe’s iconic Manuka Honeycomb sole as well as pressed canvas detailing in the rubber for extra durability. Sure to become a summer staple in next to no time.
Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine