The RUSH Short Sleeve top had the honour of making its debut appearance on the final day of my three-month Tough Mudder training, this had involved 8-mile runs, hour-long circuit training, hill sprints and many MANY pull ups, thankfully my last session consisted of a very gentle 5 miler (although it was chucking it down at the time, nice weather would be too easy).
I remember when I first started running about 14 years ago I used to do it in cargo shorts, I thought the baggier the better, cover up all those lumps and bumps (I also remember running in hiking boots once, how I didn’t bust a shin I do not know). Looking back I realise how difficult I was making things, not to mention the friction burn between my thighs, ouch. I never really understood why people used skin-tight clothing whilst working out, surely it was more restrictive, then my Mum got me some capri tights and the penny dropped.
There seems to be a bit of an issue with the men I work out with and the idea of exercise leggings, I guess as there is a lack of leggings for men in everyday high street fashion they are worried that putting a pair on will result in the Dude Police rocking up and revoking their male membership. It was only after pointing out that the buffest and most muscly PT in the gym wore leggings that I managed to persuade one of them into giving it a go and, albeit wearing shorts over the top, he realised how much better it was
As anyone with long hair will tell you, not all hairbrushes are born equal, a decent well-made hair brush can last you a lifetime and leave you looking great in the morning, a bad one can damage your hair and leave you looking worse than when you first got up. Mason Pearson is a family business that dates back to the peak of the Industrial Revolution. Over 130 years ago, Mason Pearson was an engineer and inventor, beginning with crafting wool processing looms in Bradford.
Now not everyone would find themselves fawning over a camera bag but the Protactic BP 450 AW II is as beautiful as much as its name is boring. If you are into your photography chances are you have some pretty expensive gear so ensuring it is protected on the go is an absolute must. Not only is the 450 AW II gorgeous, it is also high-performing and functional, it has a modular design, weighs 2.84kg when empty, and can hold up to a 15-inch laptop, 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom or DJI Osmo+.
The Circle 2 from Logitech is a versatile home security camera that can be used in a wired or wireless configuration, inside or outside the home.The super easy-to-install camera features a 180° wide-angle lens that records in 1080p HD and is Wi-Fi connected to allow you to store your footage in your own private cloud. The Circle 2 is beautifully made, using premium materials, looks attractive, and you can choose to power it from the mains or via the rechargeable built-in battery which gives you total freedom when it comes to installation location.
We all know cleaning isn’t exactly at the top of the list of things we love to get home and do - I can think of exactly 597 things I would choose to do before reaching for the mop and bucket - but sadly part of being an adult means having to do dull things like cleaning the floor (the price we pay for being able to stay up late and eat dessert before mains). Thankfully, gadgets are available to make these chores faster, easier and more enjoyable (if you have ever used a mechanical apple peeler you will know what I mean) and the Kärcher Hard Floor Cleaner F
Good things come to those who wait, and the JR Ultra 8000 S2 Whole Slow Juicer takes juicing to a whole new level; it can juice continually for up to 2 hours, longer than any other household slow juicer, and is suitable for both home and commercial use. The 8000 S2 uses advanced juicing design and technology with a new upgraded Advanced Squeeze Technology, two-step auger design and filters with a large mesh surface area to extract the maximum amount of juice, even from leafy greens.
Joshu+Vela was founded in 2010 by Noah Guy who, after working for years with major design companies, began designing his own bags. With an intention to place functionality at the heart of every product and ensure only the best natural materials are used, Joshu+Vela strive to create products that last a lifetime. The Stone Backpack, a name inspired by Noah’s father’s photographic project titled The Stone Journey, is available in either a Natural or Black finish, both with a black fastening.
There’s a lot to be said for working out at home; it’s cheaper than signing up to a gym, you can make all the weird noises/faces you need too, and you probably know who has been in the shower before you. However, not all of us have the space for a full gym rack and weight set in our homes, so we are going to let you into a little secret: you don’t need a load of gear to work out. The KettlebellConnect is a good example of how a single piece of equipment can provide a whole range of workouts at different weight intensities to target every muscle group.