A Pickleball paddle is a tool used in the game of Pickleball. The paddle is made of wood or composite materials and is used to hit the ball over the net. The paddle is also used to block the ball from the other player.
Pickleball shoes are shoes that are specifically designed for the sport of pickleball. The shoes are typically made of a lightweight material and have a rubber sole that provides traction on the court.
Hoka shoes are shoes that are designed to provide extra cushioning and support. The shoes are popular among runners and athletes who are looking for a shoe that will help them to cover more distance without experiencing fatigue or pain.
A dry robe is a robe that is designed to be worn after a shower or a swim. The robe is made of a lightweight and absorbent material that quickly dries the body. The robe is also designed to be comfortable and stylish.
Grip socks are socks that are designed to improve traction and prevent slipping. The socks are made of a non-slip fabric and often have a textured surface to provide extra grip. They are ideal for activities such as yoga, Pilates, and barre.
A Car PPF is a car protection film that is designed to protect a car's paint from scratches, chips, and other damages. The film is made of a durable material that can be applied to the car's exterior and is meant to last for years.
Gozney is a company that designs and manufactures outdoor pizza ovens. Gozney offers a wide range of wood-fired ovens from portable to built-in and freestanding ovens.
Cargo pants are pants that have large, pleated pockets on the sides. The pockets are typically used to store tools, equipment, or other items that may be needed while on-the-go.
A padel racket is a type of racket that is used in the sport of padel. Padel is a racquet sport that is a combination of tennis, badminton, and squash. The padel racket is smaller and lighter than a tennis racket and has a larger head size.
Ebike Locks are locks that are designed to secure ebikes. The locks are typically U-shaped and attach to the frame of the bike and the wheel. They are made of hardened steel and are resistant to cutting and sawing.
Golf joggers are a type of jogger that is designed to be worn while playing golf. The joggers feature a number of pockets that can be used to store golf balls, tees, and other golf-related items. The joggers are also designed to be lightweight and breathable, to allow the wearer to stay comfortable while playing.
Wing foiling is a water sport that involves using a wing-shaped foil to ride the waves. The foil catches the waves and allows the rider to glide across the surface.
A waterproof tote bag is a bag that is made out of a water resistant material and is meant to be used for carrying items while outside in the rain or at the beach. The bag is typically spacious enough to fit a number of items and is often equipped with a number of pockets.
The SBD belt is a weightlifting belt that is designed to provide support and stability to the back and abdominal muscles. The belt is made of durable materials and is adjustable to fit most body sizes. It is meant to be worn during weightlifting exercises to help prevent injuries.
Cargo joggers are a type of jogger pants that have cargo pockets on the sides. The pockets are often large and roomy, making them ideal for storing items such as keys, phones, and wallets.
A temperature bottle is a bottle that is designed to keep liquids warm or cold for an extended period of time. The bottle is made of a material that is meant to maintain a consistent temperature, such as stainless steel or copper.
Vessi is a brand of waterproof shoes or sneakers that are designed to be lightweight and 100% waterproof. The sneakers are made of breathable knit fabric with a patented waterproof technology.
A water bottle with straw is a water bottle that has a built-in straw that allows the user to drink from the bottle without having to remove the lid. The straw is typically located on the top of the bottle so that it can be easily accessed.
A thermal monocular is a device that allows the user to see heat signatures in the dark or in low-light conditions. The device amplifies the heat energy emitted from objects and displays it as a visible image. This can be used for tasks such as hunting, security, and night navigation.
Oofos is a footwear brand that offers shoes designed for recovery. The shoes are made with a foam sole that is said to be beneficial in relieving pain and swelling. The shoes are also said to be helpful in promoting better circulation and faster muscle recovery.
Naturehike is a Chinese outdoor gear company that specializes in backpacks, tents, and other camping gear. The company has become popular in recent years for their affordable and high-quality products.
Trend Highlight – The Rise of Wing Foiling: A New Sport
Wing foiling, a variant of windsurfing, is a sports trend so early the equipment is being sold only on Alibaba, not yet on Amazon.
Part of why high-performance water sports products have had relatively small markets is they require such high skill—a product like a wing foil can help grow the market, introducing people to these sports in an easier context.
Wing foiling is similar to pickleball–the fastest growing sport in the US– in the sense that by lowering a game’s difficulty to play, the market can be significantly grown.
Pickleball doesn't offer a big edge to people who are at a particular level of fitness or experience. Wing foiling also benefits from having a larger available market than kitesurfing; since it needs less wind, there are more beaches where it can work and more days when it's an option.
Trend Highlight – Why Motorsport Shoes Are Rising In Popularity
In 2017, a Private Equity firm bought the entire sport of Formula One for $4.6B, thinking the sport had huge untapped potential. One strategic change they made, to expand to a younger demographic, was simple: adding shorter races.
The new races are 1/3rd the duration of a traditional Grand Prix and have driven a surge in interest among the youth: F1 is now the fastest-growing large-scale sport on social media in terms of follower count.
The industry has also been pushing for more Hollywood marketing. The popular Netflix series “Drive to Survive”, in partnership with F1, was seen as a move to help sell the European sport to an American audience.
Unlike most other sports though, a surge in viewership doesn’t mean a corresponding surge in participants, as racing is prohibitively expensive for nearly everyone who watches it, especially the newly adopted youth demographic. This has led to a rise in driving simulators, which cost just a few hundred dollars; equivalent to the average price to race on a track for just a few hours.
Racing simulator products, including motorsport shoes, are consequently taking off. Even when racing in a simulator, many say the shoes are necessary – their thin and flexible soles help maximize the driver’s feel of the petals and give them better control.
Some reviewers even say they bought it because they drive long hours for Uber and the shoes help them extend their comfortable working hours, letting them earn more in a given day.
Trend Highlight – Why Spiked Golf Shoes Are Such A Popular Trend
Rainfall across the US has grown considerably since the 1900s and the current decade is the wettest, according to NOAA data.
And when a golf course is even slightly wet, it’s far easier to slip during the downswing. Many golfers, as a result, have turned to spiked golf shoes. Maintaining weather conditions outside and across such a large scale is not realistic, so, as expected rainfalls grow, spiked golf shoes may become even more relevant to the future of golf.
Golf is seeing a boom among a younger, less experienced demographic, and spiked shoes help compensate for poor balance when swinging, lowering the barrier to entry in the traditionally less-accessible sport.
Trend Highlight – The Rise of Temperature Bottles
When Hydro Flask’s B2B sales reps were first selling their product – water bottles that kept cold water cold – they filled the stainless steel bottles with ice and mailed them to prospective accounts in hot climates, demonstrating how long they kept their contents cold.
In 2015, the hardware company grew to $54M in sales 6 years after starting out and yet they hadn’t invented anything necessarily new - in fact, they were selling century-old technology to a new generation of consumers by flipping the marketing around to focus on keeping liquids cold rather than hot — a growing need as outdoor activities like camping become more popular.
Another factor some attribute to Hydro Flask’s success is the size of the bottles, though it’s the opposite of what most would expect: their large size was a benefit. Not only were they large enough to fit ice cubes, but unlike their competitors, the bottles could not fit inconspicuously into backpacks. Instead, young consumers carried them separately, which made them highly visible.
Now, as batteries get more compact and far cheaper (97% price decline over 30 years), several brands are selling water bottles with built-in temperature regulators.
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