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As 2017 approaches, Cape Union Mart is gearing up to meet the growing demands of South African’s New Year’s resolutions to get fit.
South Africans are known to love the outdoors and the New Year is a notorious time for achieving fitness goals set in the months preceding. Cape Union Mart’s extensive Active and Precision product range offering includes both the basic necessities as well as nice-to-have accessories; allowing for functionality and comfort while allowing you to push and track your performance along your favourite trails. It’s time to gear up and get out this New Year.
K-Way Swift 2L Pack
R499 (excluding bladder), available for purchase in all stores and online
The K-Way Swift Hydration Pack is an efficient, lightweight but durable pack which allows for a 2 litre hydration bladder. This is a crucial item for travellers, trail runners, mountain-bikers and explorers to keep hydrated on the trails and in the mountains. K-Way Athlete, Nicolette Griffioen says “The pack is spacious enough for your essentials, yet sleek and streamlined enough not to weigh you down.” The well-ventilated mesh back allows for breathing, the bungee straps provide easy storage and the sternum straps keeping the bag from moving whilst providing a secure fit on your back.
K-Way Men’s Raiden Moisture Manager
R299, available for purchase in all stores and online
The K-Way Men’s Raiden Moisture Manager has a performance enhancing base layer with moisture wicking properties which allows for quick-drying. K-Way Athlete, AJ Calitz, says that the long sleeves protect him from the sun and the light-weight material keep him cool whilst training in the summer months. The compact, 4 needle flatlock stitching reduces the bulky seams allowing for comfortability.
Salomon Speedcross 4 Men’s and Women’s Shoes
R2299, available for purchase in all stores and online
The Salomon Speedcross 4 has been created for steep and technical trails. It incorporates key updates to optimise comfort and traction for long distances. Winning features that the Salomon Speedcross 4 has inherited from its predecessor include the cushioned midsole for distance running comfort. Salomon’s one-pull-to-tighten quicklace system and a protective toe-cap allows for agility and durability. The tightly-woven, breathable mesh fabric of the upper prevents trail debris from getting into the forefoot area.
Garmin Fenix 3 HR Fitness Watch
R10 499, available for purchase in selected stores and online
The Garman Fenix 3 HR Fitness Watch is a multisport training GPS watch which is extremely durable, accurate and uses advanced technology to track a variety of activities such as trail running, cycling, climbing, skiing, rowing and many more. With feature sets for fitness training as well as for outdoor navigation, the Fenix 3 HR Fitness Watch is ready for any training activity and competition. The integrated activity tracker allows users to customize their watch by downloading free watch faces, apps and widgets from the Connect IQ store. The Garmin Fenix 3 HR Fitness Watch is the perfect watch to track your progress as you achieve goals in the New Year.
GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera
The GoPro Hero 5 Black Action Camera is the most powerful and versatile action camera yet thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. The stabilized video, crystal-clear audio and pro-quality photo capture allows everyone to take the perfect picture, no matter the conditions. Editing and sharing have become a whole lot easier due to footage automatically uploading on your GoPro Plus Cloud. The Quik and Capture app can also be paired to the GoPro through the wifi feature.
K-Way Men’s Arc Jacket
R699, available for purchase in all stores and online
The K-Way Men’s Arc Jacket is a lightweight, polyester, active shell jacket. It is 100% windproof and vapour permeable. There is a packable, secure chest pocket with a MP3 outlet to enjoy music along the trails. The elasticated cuff and thumb loop construction (single system) allow for comfortability and minimal sleeve movement. K-Way Athlete, Lucky Miya, says “the reflective branding is great as it allows for me to be seen as I train in the darker hours of the morning”. Miya continued to say “one of my favourite features is that the jacket folds into the collar, allowing you to store it without it taking up too much space.”
Suunto Spartan Sport Watch
R9999, available for purchase in selected stores and online
The Suunto Spartan Sport is an advanced multisport GPS watch, sporting a colour touch screen, 100m water resistance, compass and up to 16h of battery life in training mode. With 80 pre-set sport modes and rich sport specific metrics, the Spartan Sport is your ideal training partner. Follow your progress with personal bests and train smarter with community training insights. Discover new routes on Suunto Movescount using heatmaps and let the watches route navigation guide you. Spartan Sport watches are hand-made in Finland and their strong yet sleek design is optimized for racing conditions.
TomTom Runner 3 Cardio+Music Fitness Watch
R3999, available for purchase in selected stores and online
The TomTom Runner 3 Cardio+Music is a GPS enabled multisport watch and activity tracker. It has a built in heart rate monitor which reads your pulse through the wrist rather than the traditional chest band. It has a music player which can store up to 500 songs and the wireless bluetooth headphones allow for free movement when tackling the trails. The TomTom Runner 3 Cardio+Music Fitness watch incorporates an activity tracker to measure and provide feedback on steps, active minutes, distance, calories and sleep patterns while you go about your daily routine.