UNIQUE GEAR Emily Polacheck assembled a handful of interesting products that runners could find useful, or even indispensable, in her article for Competitor.com in April 2015. “5 Unique Inventions Geared Toward Runners”. This article was Tweeted to the running magazine’s followers again earlier this summer. All the links in the article are active and take you to a company site. Check out the information Polachek proves on the following:
1. Night Runner Shoe Lights (~$60)
2. Volvo LifePaint (13/20 British pounds with shipping/handling; not sure it can be mailed outside UK)
3. LifeStraw (~$20)
4. Snapbuds (~$10)
5. RollRecovery R8 ($119)
Personally, I think the LifePaint could be very useful for runners, and an ideal tool for parents hoping to keep children safe at low light hours. I would consider a purchase. Reflective clothing is quite expensive and LifePaint would change the affordability equation. The LifeStraw has potential as a survival tool to be kept in a car or in a first aid box on trips if back-country hiking or ultra-running are not recreational pastimes.
At the very least one or more of these items could make a great gift to a fitness enthusiast who is tough to please.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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