May 18 2018
Our editors' top picks of the week for May 18, 2018.
What father doesn’t need an ice bucket? Whether Dad is looking for a way to keep his water bottles cool when he circles back around to the car during a long run or needs a way to keep beer bottles chilled on rest days, an ice bucket like Rabbit’s twist-to-lock version will meet his needs. Bonus: this stainless steel bucket is condensation-proof, so it won’t make a sandy mess when he brings it along on beach days.
For the father who enjoys cracking open a cold one on weekends, after work or really any other time the opportunity presents itself, there’s a healthy beer option made “by athletes, for athletes” who are just like him. Full of micronutrients (like iron, fiber, sodium and barley) without the gluten found in most beer, Sufferfest Beer Company’s three beers (the Taper IPA, the Shakeout Blonde and the Flyby Pilsner) were created by a trail runner who yearned for the opportunity to indulge without sacrificing her healthy diet. Available since mid-2016, Sufferfest is now sold in select athletic shops and gyms in California and is available for purchase online.
Hyperice has returned less than a year after releasing the Vyper 2.0 to deliver its latest in vibration-triggered muscle recovery: the Hypervolt. With four unique applicator shapes and three speed options, the Hypervolt is the kind of self-massaging tool that all athletes dream of pampering themselves with. It’s a brand-new product, so it isn’t available to ship until the end of May—just in time to arrive for Father’s Day.
Let’s be real: not all dads are comfortable working out in tights. But for the extremely dedicated running dads out there, this pair by 2XU is worth investigating. Featuring the kind of built-in compression that’s intended to prevent muscle soreness during cardio and cross-training activities, the tights can help Dad run and recover from workouts at optimal speeds.
Of all the Father’s Day gift options out there, sunglasses are among the few that you really can’t go wrong with. This affordable pair by Sunski features polarized lenses that’ll protect Dad’s eyes from the sun and provides an adjustable fit that’ll fit each individual wearer’s needs, whether he’s on the run or running errands around town. With four color choices available (including the Black Lime pictured above), you can pick a pair that’ll jive best with your dad’s sense of style.