Double-Duty Wellness Gifts: Wellness Gear with Hidden Benefits
- Published: Friday, December 7th 2012
- in Relationships
Being active isn’t always easy. At SpaFinder® Wellness we expect as much out of our gear as we give to our workouts, so when we come across multi-functional gear that can be used towards fitness, wellness and beyond, we’re in seventh heaven.
Whether it’s a stylish cut, fair trade standards or hidden compartments, we’re always on the lookout for special innovations to make our investments count. Here are 10 products we find especially worth it.
Mizuno Cabrakan Jacket
This wind-and-water resistant jacket has all the necessities: lightweight construction, ventilation, a slim-but-moveable fit and reflective accents. And then, it has the nicety: the entire jacket stuffs into its own back pocket and includes a wrist strap for easy stowing. It’s the ultimate answer to “Should I wear a jacket?” And the answer is always, “yes.” $75, mizunousa.com
Organic Cotton Legwarmers
Cute and cozy to wear at the studio, out with a dress and tights or at home, these legwarmers are hand-knit by underserved women artisan groups using organic cotton yarn. They’re also designed with stirrups so they stay in place during chilly morning yoga sessions, without covering your feet. $75, prancingleopard.com
Speedo Pro Backpack
This cute backpack has a retro look but tons of modern features including: pockets for all your gadgets; a headphone port for your music; a pouch for wet things; padding at the back and shoulders; straps at the waist and chest; a water-resistant rubberized bottom, good for everything from the pool to the subway floor; external towel holders; and ventilated pockets. $64, speedousa.com
Rejuvahealth Compression Leggings
These slimming support compression leggings allow wearers to indulge in the fashionable look of leggings while producing the svelte effect of modern shape wear and providing the health benefits of compression.
While most tights can claim two of these three effects, RejuvaHealth’s leggings have medical-grade graduated compression knit right into the legs. The compression energizes tired legs, relieves swelling and more. Beyond leggings, the line also carries some pretty cute hosiery patterns, in addition to socks for both women and men. Prices start at $12.95, rejuvahealth.com
Timex Run Trainer Watch
This watch definitely looks sporty, but it’s sleek enough to leave on after your walk or run. But what we love is its power to provide freedom. How can a watch do such a thing, you ask? A little GPS tracker measures your pace, distance and speed in real time, allowing you to change up your route or routine on a whim, without losing track… or going to the track. As a matter of fact, you may never have to go to the track again. $225, timex.com
SpaRitual Conglomerate Nail Lacquer
The brand new Rock Collection nail polish from SpaRitual was designed to remind wearers of the natural beauty of the earth. All of the collection’s colors are infused with Rhyolite, formed from volcanic magma. We can’t get enough of the multi-hued “Conglomerate” shade, and that’s before we remember that it’s vegan, too! As you gaze at your beautiful nails, be confident that this polish is free from DBP and formaldehyde. $10, pharmaca.com
ModCloth Headphone Earmuffs
As if cable-knit earmuffs with faux-fur lining weren’t good enough, these “Speaker Softly” earmuffs are also headphones. If you were looking for a reason to run your winter errands on foot, we just found it. $30, modcloth.com
Bliss Fabulips Cleanser (DISCONTINUED)
Maybe it seems weird to have a cleanser specifically for your lips, but if you’re at the gym or exercising outdoors in the sun and wind—and trying to look presentable in the same day—you’re probably slathering on a lot of different lip product: SPF chapstick, regular chapstick, balm, gloss, and lipstick.
And maybe you sometimes end up with those bits of chapped skin that look white in the corners of your mouth? Ensure your pout looks perfect with the Fabulips lip cleanser from Bliss. Not only will it clear away the gunk, it’s made with shea butter, cocoa butter, and rice bran extract for instant moisture. Your pout will be prepped for its next adventure. $18, blissworld.com
Adidas by Stella McCartney Thallo Shoes
Ballerina shoes in a stunning cobalt blue, the Thallo by Stella McCartney hit the mark on chic simplicity. Hidden inside the minimal design is an AgION odor-resistant technology and mesh sock liner to keep your feet as fresh as they look. $90, adidas.com
Wool Ruched Touch Glove
Made from naturally warm and sweat-wicking wool and nylon, these gloves from Echo Design Group are rugged but sweetly detailed. With added patches of eLink fabric on the thumb and index finger, you can use your smartphone without having to take them off! $38, athleta.com