Fitness Gadgets and Gears

Getting fit is hard enough without spending hours in a soul-destroying sport centre. Tone yourself up while getting back in touch with nature at one of these outdoor events.


Mountain Biking

Blasting down trails is fun way to boost core strength and cardio fitness

Time Atac XS

For the best results, bolt your feet down with these pedals. They’ll shrug off mud and their springs will help prevent achy knees.

Garmin Edge 500

This pops on your bike and tracks time, distance, route and heart rate, and lets you analyse your training online when you’re done.

Giro Athlon

With 23 air-munching vents and a detachable visor, the Athlon will keep you cool when you’re racing, as well as protecting your noggin.

Osprey Syncro 20

This pack carries up to three litres of water, plus tools, snacks and an extra layer. The ventilated back helps prevent sweating, too.



Upgrade your heart and lungs with a dash through the great outdoors

Gore X—Running AS Jacket

This jacket is water- and wind-proof, breathable and made with abrasion-resistant materials to prevent backpack chafing.

Blood Pressure Monitor

Actual fitness is hard to measure, but your blood pressure is a good gauge. Add this to an iOS device and monitor away.

Brooks Pure Grit

Trail running shoes can be a bit heavy, but these minimalist trainers weigh just 252g while still giving you a grippy outsole.

2XU Compression Leggings

These leggings apply pressure to the legs to reduce muscle fatigue, speed up healing in recovery and make you look like a superhero.



Mash up multiple sports and orienteering for a physical and mental workout

Kirton K1 Tempest

Kirton makes world-class kayaks, and the Tempest is built for stability as well as speed, ma king it ideal for adventure racing, Kayaks built from lighter materials cost more, but then the pain of paddling goes down — your call.

Klipsch Image 55i

These oval-shaped buds will lock into your skull, and the remote means your iPod can stay in your waterproof during the bike stage.

LED H7 Head Torch

Avoid falling into a ditch at night by wearing a head torch, The H7 uses a 3W lamp to throw light 500ft in front of you for up to 75 hours.



Strengthen those pins with a sightseeing tour over the UK’s finest scenery

Ultra Midweight Hike sock

Give your feet some extra protection (and mileage) with these socks’ cushioning and moisture-wicking powers.

UL Thermolite poles

These light-but-strong titanium trekking poles from Leki Makalu spread the weightload over your body and have adjustable length.

Salomon Hydro Bag

You can keep plenty of kit in your 2 litre lightweight bag and this one comes with a bladder pack and hose for instant refreshment.

Merrell Intercept GTX Shoe

The Merc of hiking footwear. The waterproofing, breathable ‘Aegis Antimicrobial’ solution and air cushion sole provide comfort.

Zoggs Predator Flex Polarized Goggles

Even with arms and limbs flailing, these goggles stay suctioned to your face, while the polarised lenses help reduce sun glare. Anti-fog and curved lenses mean even Iron Man himself couldn’t out-swim these.

Orca Perform Race Suit

Made from breathable material that regulates body temperature and dries last, this suit is designed to reduce drag, not your speed.

Cube Agree GTC Pro

The cycle is the longest part of a triathlon, so this Cube’s carbon frame. Ultegra gears and light DT Swiss wheels will speed you up.

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