As 2021 (née, 2020) Summer Olympics in Tokyo Finally, get off to a faint and sluggish start to the epidemic, and all eyes will be on Elite athletes, And Great clothes and gear they use in their quest for gold. Although the Olympics were originally contested in Greece where participants competed with shame, the modern incarnation uses a lot of equipment—shirts, shoes, shorts, gloves, swimwear, helmets, you name it—to help Olympians perform at their best. And imagine what? You can get the same equipment as the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
We ran into some of the coolest parts of equipment athletes will use in games so you can reap the performance benefits. Here are the innovative gadgets, apparel and accessories that the world’s best athletes use to earn milliseconds in their competition. Use it to burn off your goals.
You can buy summer Olympic equipment in Tokyo now
1. Black Diamond Ernet
Developed with Czech phenom Adam Ondra, one of the top climbing medal contenders, the Airnet is a thin series of Dynex fibers wrapped in mesh, so the exceptionally light, soft and breathable construction distributes the load across the entirety. curl, which reduces pressure points.
2. Speedo LZR pure intent
This jammer-style suit is the result of the reactions of more than 300 swimmers — and research on sharks. Three new fabrics add flexibility for unimpeded movement and compression to enhance blood flow. Shark skin texture on the butt also reduces drag. The combo has real results, with recent world records in this suit.
[From $281; speedousa.com]
3. La Sportiva Cobra 4:99
These shoes are built to break records – specifically, the 5-second fast climb over a 15-meter wall. La Sportiva has removed half of the sticky rubber sole from the Cobra 4:99, perfect for vertical runners who push their toes. More time saving feature? It’s 5.6 ounces.
4. Misuse of Gamechanger
Steer than a time trial bucket, and faster than a road-racing-obsessed hoodie, the Gamechanger is a new cycling standard: an aero helmet. Abus combined aviation science with feedback from top professional racers in Team Movistar to develop shape Cut headwinds and cross breezes while vents suck in head cooling air with minimal drag.
5. Scott Foyle
To make it more aerodynamic, Scott integrated a shim handlebar, stem and fork—to route cables through the frame to cut the drag. Variable Speed Carbon Fiber – stiffer in the main powertrain areas and softer elsewhere for more road contact.
[From $4,000; scott-sports.com]
6. Nike Aerosoft
Nike’s Aeroswift fabric will help athletes survive the infamous summer heat in Tokyo. 75 percent recycled thread wicks and dries faster than previous Nike fabric. Knit, corduroy-like ripples create bumps that move air along the skin (and add tons of stretch). In track shorts and soccer jerseys, the body is designed to ventilate sweaty areas.
[From $84; nike.com]
7. Brooks Hyperion Elite 2
Representing the go from flat to greasy in marathon running shoes, Brooks uses nitrogen (instead of the usual chemicals or carbon dioxide) to inject a higher concentration of air pockets into the Hyperion Elite 2’s EVA foam. The result: more responsive cushioning for less weight. With its carbon thrust plate and high rocker shape, it weighs just 7.6 ounces.
8. Arena Powerskin Carbon
These jammers leave athletes more refreshed for the next race, with carbon fibers adding compression to improve blood flow as well as stability to reduce core fatigue. The body-arranged neoprene is ultra-thin over the shoulders and arms to encourage optimal swimming position.
[From $300; arenasport.com]
9. Oakley Cato
Oakley developed a new lens-making process to shape the masquerade-like Kato, as well as adjusting the angle of the arm in three positions to ensure it would define any athlete’s face. The large, frameless nose contour design will improve sight lines and clarity of vision For athletes in everything from baseball to volleyball.
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