Sports & Outdoors

Monkii Bars 2

Can’t sit still long enough to consistently work out at one given gym? Maybe Monkii Bars 2 is more your speed. This compact fitness device is made of powder coated aerospace-grade aluminum and accommodates a variety of environments to help you work out anywhere, including parks, hotel rooms, or your own home. The Ultralight Kit (shown) contains a pair of handles and straps that stash inside the former and are easy to rig up to a tree or playground. An Adventure Kit is a bit more complete and includes a case that transforms into door attachments and that double as a phone holder to let you follow along on your device. And on that subject, their app hosts a large catalogue of workouts and individual exercises if you’re not quite sure what to do with your Monkii Bars 2.

Learn more at Kickstarter – $120+


Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle

You probably don’t walk around in public with a foam roller much. But strap a water bottle to it and you may have more incentive to. The Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle — Mobot standing for Mobility Bottle — is the first such creation, combining a thick-walled 18/8 stainless steel water bottle with a washable, heat-pressed foam roller. This foam also doubles as insulation to keep your water cool a little while longer, and the wide mouth bottle opening accommodates ice cubes. Besides from the 27 ounce Grace (left) and 40 ounce Big Bertha (right) models shown here, a smaller 18 ounce Firecracker is also available, all in a variety of colors.

Find it at Mobot – $39 to $59


MostFit Core Fitness Sledgehammer

You could slam an enormous truck tire with a sledgehammer repeatedly and call it a workout. Or you could ditch the tire and swap out the latter with a MostFit Core Fitness Sledgehammer. Available in two weights — 8 lbs and 12 lbs — the American-made sledgehammer boasts a solid urethane head at the end of a plastic-covered fiberglass handle. Slam it into the ground and it rebounds upon impact, so all you’ll need for a workout is a [very solid] concrete or asphalt floor or sidewalk.

Grab one at MostFit ($200 to $225) or grab the 8 lbs version at Amazon ($200) [via]


Misfit Shine 2

While its predecessor was one of the thinnest and most understated wearables around, the go-anywhere Misfit Shine 2 is even thinner — a near-invisible 8mm — and stronger thanks to a T6 aircraft-grade aluminum construction. The device’s internals includes a 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer to accurately track both sleep and activity, also optionally nudging you via a subtle vibration to get you off your chair and moving, if for a moment. Twelve multicolor LEDs display daily activity progress while a capacitive touch sensor on its face lets the device respond to your touch. It also doubles as a wireless remote to playing/pausing music, snapping photos, and more, is equipped with 6 months of battery life off of a single coin cell battery, and offers smart notifications (and wakeup alarm) by way of vibrations, ensuring important alerts never go unnoticed.

Get it in black or rose gold at Amazon – $100