This Month in Gear: September 2014

All the apparel, accessories and equipment we tried this month

BRD Sport G18 Knee Brace

For athletes suffering from instability, irritation, tendonitis or other similar ailments around the knee, BRD Sport’s sturdy G18 Knee Brace provides extra support during almost any athletic endeavor. Improved, pain-free function is a result of the brace’s compression features as well as an elastic insert that directs pressure away from the patella and provides a massage for the surrounding soft tissue.

The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket

Created specifically for running in windy, rainy weather, the Stormy Trail jacket features durable wind- and waterproof material while its well-thought-out, lightweight design still allows for breathability. Its sleek construction helps to minimize wind drag and its innovative venting system draws cool air in through the front and releases hot air out the back.
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The North Face Vault Day Pack

A pack that’s truly perfect for all your day trip needs, the Vault offers 26 liters of space to keep your gear safely stashed. It features two compartments; one large main zip section with a laptop slot and a smaller (but still very spacious) secondary zip compartment with internal organization. A foam back panel, comfy straps and a removable sternum strap make for a secure, snug carry.

AD Activewear Hytail Ponytail Hat

Never before could you pair the high pony tail with a baseball cap. But Tess Rogers, a former executive and engineering recruiter quit her day job in order to change that. Her creation, the Hytail hat; a baseball cap with a wide band and a higher set rear band that easily provides the ability to sport a sleek, off-the-neck ponytail look while also wearing a hat.

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