Polk React Soundbar
Introducing the Polk React, the audio brands newest soundbar. With built-in Alexa, the soundbar not only allows you to control volume, ask questions and control other smart home devices, but it also supports Alexa’s Communication feature, which means you can add your contacts to call people and also communicate via other Alexa enabled devices. The soundbar also has Multi-room Music, allowing you to group speakers together and play music in sync around the house. The Polk React also supports Dolby Digital and STS 5.1 virtual surround sound too. Available to purchase from mid-February. £249.00, Available polkaudio.com
TFench really does take ‘Functional Fitness’ to a whole new level with their highly durable ‘Sandballs’. Mainly used for cleans, pressing, single shoulder carries and versatile enough to be used for squatting and carries these really are the total body workout everyone is looking for at home. The Sandballs are double skinned with a separate inner to hold the sand needed to give the ball its weight, with a larger circumference than the Sandbags; the 130cm circumference can make it a little more ‘grippy’ for the user and enables you to really get your hands on it. Coming in weights starting at 20KG and going up to 80KG there really is a weight for everyone. One thing we would note is serious gym goers will need to start at least the 40KG mark to throw around the sort of weight you’re used to in the gym. The use of sandbags as a training modality can have a plethora of improvements on your training. One major training benefit when utilizing sandbags is battling the sand that shifts throughout the movement. This is known as dynamic resistance, and it facilitates our ability to stabilize and hold the odd object in place throughout various movement planes as well as a host of other benefits laid out in our upcoming review of the bags. Starting at £55.00, Available Tfench.com
Lanson Gourmet Valentines Food Box
Lanson Champagne have taken the trouble out of cooking this Valentine’s Day with an exclusive limited-edition three course menu including mains from H.G Walter paired with a bottle of Lanson Le Rosé, to be enjoyed at home with your special woman. Diners will start by enjoying the fruity and delicate taste of Lanson Le Rosé, which is sought after for its pale salmon colour and characteristic freshness. Complementing the champagne, is the delicate yet tantalising starter of oak smoked salmon, horseradish crème fraiche, pickled cucumbers, beetroot and apple remoulade, served with sour rye kernel and cultured whipped butter. For the main event, Hereford beef fillet wellington wrapped in a buttery puff pastry served with a sandy carrot puree, crispy pomme Anna potato and sprouting broccoli, provided by H.G Walter, the leading butchers in the UK. Finally, last, but certainly not least, a mouth-watering chocolate fondant with a salted caramel sauce and chantilly cream. A vegetarian option is also available & orders need to be made by Wednesday, 10th February.
£130.00, Available postboxbakery.com
Under Armour UA Rush Seamless Top & Reign Woven Shorts
Our favourite ever sports brand, UA, have dropped their latest collection of sports apparel for the new season. Leading the charge is their UA RUSH Collection, with their brilliantly designed seamless long sleeve that will keeping you sweat-free with its sweat wicking technology and comfort/performance led design. To pair with the UA RUSH top are the brands new Reign Shorts, just like board shorts, but better because of their stretchy and lightweight design these shorts dry fast after a swim or a sweaty workout. These really are the perfect pairing for any workout and as with all things Under Armour, you know it’s going to last.
£65.00 (Top) £60.00 (Shorts), Available Underarmour.co.uk
Nike Go Flyease Hands-Free Sneaker
Nike’s FlyEase program has been employed in more than 20 footwear styles across basketball, running, and sportswear, with the goal of making shoes easier for everyone. The Go FlyEase may be the pinnacle of this idea. It uses a bi-stable hinge that allows it to be secure in both fully open and fully closed states, along with a tensioner to help power the movement between the two states. The result is an entirely hands-free experience. To put them on, the wearer simply steps into the shoe; a step on the rear “tail” activates the tensioner, letting them step easily out when it’s time to take them off. The shoe is currently available via invite for select Nike members and is slated for a broader release later this year.
Helly Hansen HH-118389225 Collection
Helly Hansen are the premium outdoor clothing provider and they’ve once again proved it with their boundary pushing Capsule “212” or AW21, which draws inspiration from Helly Hansen’s 140 year history in technical sailing apparel, and in particular the “ÆGIR” Offshore Collection that was created to outfit sailors competing in the ‘Ocean Race‘ around the world. The collection incorporates modular products that are integrated and designed to be worn together, with a visual aesthetic and colour palette suited to the current urban cross over. Key styles include the “HH 5-1 Storm Coat”. A modular full length oceanic parka that can be worn in 5 ways and features interchangeable spray hood, removable panels and reflective details for heightened visibility, along with the “HH Flow Parka” built for varying temperatures with minimal weight, which features Helly’s H2Flow system. A temperature regulation system that was developed together with professionals to provide versatility in changing weather condition. Full collection available Hellyhansen.com
Hollister X The Mix World Teen Mental Wellness Day Hoodie
Hollister Co., the global teen lifestyle brand, has partnered with The Mix, a UK charity dedicated to providing essential support to under 25s. The partnership will see the launch of exclusive World Teen Mental Wellness Day products, like this standout hoodie, with 100% of net profits benefiting The Mix. In light of the challenging past year experienced by many, and as we look ahead to World Teen Mental Wellness Day on 2nd March, the partnership couldn’t be more timely. World Teen Mental Wellness Day was founded in 2020 by Hollister to recognise and celebrate its commitment to ensuring that teens feel more confident, comfortable and capable. Now an annual event taking place on March 2nd, World Teen Mental Wellness Day aims to normalise conversations and dismantle stigmas around teen mental health issues. Together, Hollister and The Mix will encourage teens to use 2nd March as an opportunity to practice self-care, be kind to themselves and remember that, while social media might portray a different story, it’s okay to not be okay.
Visit TheMix.org to find out more.