Entries in Triathlon (2)

July 15, 2016 - Up and Running

The first thing you notice is the bullet-shaped protective case. This thing looks and feels like it could be dropped from the top floor of a tall building and an egg inside wouldn't crack. That's just the beginning. What's inside is even more impressive.


AMO, (Advanced Multi-sport Optics) contacted us and asked if we'd like to try out a pair of their top-of-the line sports sunglasses. AMO is an up-and-coming brand but with a global following that provides high quality sports sunglasses and is fighting hard against the mega sports brands. It is niche, small but very interesting.

The pair they sent us was their Ironcatcher model, which looked very similar in style to another well-known name. However, digging in, one finds that these are not simply knock-offs, (though they do cost less), but that the AMO brand is out to beat the competition in quality and, from what we can see, they've succeeded.

The AMO frames are made from Grilamid TR90 – the best of the best. It is lightweight, resistant to stress cracking and material fatigue and stands up well against UV exposure and extreme temperatures.

The polycarbonite NXT lenses are vented for optimal performance when going fast, (think running, cycling). NXT lenses hands-down beat other lenses on the market. They're optically clearer, UV resistant, with hydrophobic and anti-scratch coatings. They are also interchangeable and easily clipped in and out of the frames.

Maybe the greatest benefit to the athlete is the way these glasses fit. With an adjustable nose piece and adjustable temple arms, you can actually contour your AMO's to fit your face, the way you like. This customization option means it is almost like ordering from the factory to meet your individual specifications. I can tell you that I've never worn a pair that fits better than these. We also liked the cool style feature of being able to switch out the black temple arms with an included set of yellow that give the glasses a hot two-tone look.

They market their products for action sports like cycling, running and triathlon. Being a baseball dad and having to wince at the cost of the most popular baseball sunglasses out there, I could totally see these for hardball players too. But whatever your sport, we'd be surprised if you didn't find them to be superior in quality to those big boys. And you'll be surprised that once you put them on, you won't want to take them off.

Source: AMO

May 27 - Non-Friction

bodyglide2.gifThere’s a saying in NASCAR that “rubbin’s racing.” But if you’re racing on two wheels (or two feet) instead of four, rubbin’ is the last thing you want. Friction, or rubbing, is a root cause of blisters, chafing, saddle sores, rash, and other forms of skin irritation while riding a bike. Body Glide (www.bodyglide.com) is anti-friction, anti-blister skin formula.

Body Glide and new Foot Glide help guard against friction – and help moisturize skin and protect it against dryness, cracking and chafing. It works in dry, hot, cold, humid, and even wet conditions - and it stands up to wind, fresh and salt water. Year after year, and around, the world, marathon runners, cyclists, triathletes, and adventure racers depend on Body Glide to see them through the toughest competition. The formula combines all natural plant-derived triglycerides (waxes), with aloe and vitamin e – and it’s packaged in a convenient stick. Body Glide is not messy and it does not evaporate - which sets it apart from all the products made with petroleum, mineral oil, lanolin, water or alcohol. It works with surface skin cells to create an invisible barrier. It feels soft, not oily, sticky or wet, it’s invisible, and it doesn’t fly away like a powder. We applied some to tough calloused heels and even felt the difference the rest of the day just walking around.

Apply Foot Glide or Body Glide skin protectant stick directly onto your feet or any part of your body where annoying irritation may occur. If blisters or chafing have ever prevented you from running or riding that extra mile, now you can “glide” through your next race with ease.

Source: Body Glide

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