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Top 100 Sports Trends in 2018

From Muscle-Massaging Water Bottles to Total-Body Workout Devices

— January 13, 2019 — Lifestyle
These 2018 sports trends deliver a wide range of elements that make the athletic experience more efficient and seamless. There is also a focus on functionality, convenience, and sustainability when it comes to the products and services that surround the purpose.

The 'W&P Design Water Bottle Roller' is a prime example of something that blends both form and function together from an athletic angle. Muscle rollers are an essential part of workouts, to soothe out any muscle knots and decrease soreness. The water bottle design is multi-functional, created from a high-density foam on the exterior -- it can also be removed for efficiency. Another great sports-centric concept is the 'xChain' total body workout device. It is compact for portability and can take on new shapes to serve new workout purposes.

For more sports trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Cushioned Lightweight Sneakers
Cushioned Lightweight Sneakers
'On' Introduced Performance-Driven Cloud X Sneakers
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99
AI Running Shoe Inserts
AI Running Shoe Inserts
Arion's Insole Tracks a Runner's Statistics in Real-Time
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98
All-Black Lifestyle Runners
All-Black Lifestyle Runners
adidas Unveiled the NMD R1 Primeknit STLT in a Triple Black Colorway
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97
Convenient Healthy Protein Shakes
Convenient Healthy Protein Shakes
PROTYGO is a Ready-to-Drink & Nutritious Protein Shake
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96
Stylish Everyday Trainers
Stylish Everyday Trainers
LANE EIGHT's Trainer AD 1 is Performance-Driven & Aesthetically Pleasing
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95
Famous Art-Inspired Sportswear
Famous Art-Inspired Sportswear
Uniqlo Released a New Line of Artistic Athletic Clothing
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94
High-Performance Athleisure Garments
High-Performance Athleisure Garments
The Born Primitive Collection is Ready for Action
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93
Ultra-Elegant Luxe Outerwear Collections
Ultra-Elegant Luxe Outerwear Collections
Prada's Fall/Winter 2018 Offering Has Sporty Undertones
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92
Digital Personal Trainer Headphones
Digital Personal Trainer Headphones
The K Sport Headphones Support Independent Training
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91
Luxury Sporting Equipment Lines
Luxury Sporting Equipment Lines
Chanel's Sporting Accessories are for the High-End Athlete
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90
Specialized Gym-Ready Wearables
Specialized Gym-Ready Wearables
The PUSH 'NEXUS' Tracks Reps, Work-to-Rest Ratio and More
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89
Low-Impact Floating Backpacks
Low-Impact Floating Backpacks
HoverGlide is a First of Its Kind with Its Suspended Load Technology
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88
Digital Sports Equipment Kiosks
Digital Sports Equipment Kiosks
The Adidas Sport Tower Lets People Rent Their Favorite Gear
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87
Vaporwave Fitness Platforms
Vaporwave Fitness Platforms
Our Body Electric Offers Live and On-Demand Fitness Classes Online
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86
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
NFC-Enabled Towel Clips
The 'Ninja Clip' Clips onto Your Towel to Integrate Smart Features
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85
Smart Bike Lights
Smart Bike Lights
The Smart Bicycle Light Comes Equipped With Safety Features Like Turn Signals
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84
Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
Vintage-Inspired Athletic Wear
P.E Nation Launches Its First Ever Menswear Collection
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83
Blueish Chic Athletic Clothes
Blueish Chic Athletic Clothes
KCA-LAB Connects Comfort and Agility with Fashion-Forward Design
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82
Aquatic Ball Games
Aquatic Ball Games
The New Spikebuoy Game Set Brings the Spikeball Sport to the Water
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81
Athletic Recovery Slip-on Shoes
Athletic Recovery Slip-on Shoes
The 'Parásole' Recovery Socks Protect and Support the Feet
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80
Ultra-Versatile Activewear Collections
Ultra-Versatile Activewear Collections
KITH's Women's Activewear is Chic and Performance-Driven
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79
Retro Tracksuit Collaborations
Retro Tracksuit Collaborations
Patta and Nike are Releasing a 90s-Inspired Tracksuit in Pink
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78
Boundary-Pushing Publicity Stunts
Boundary-Pushing Publicity Stunts
Björn Borg Shows Strong LGBTQ+ Support at the FIFA World Cup
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77
Performance-Driven Duffel Bags
Performance-Driven Duffel Bags
The Sidekick is a Functional Gym Bag That is Aesthetically Friendly
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76
Inaugural Comfort-Focused Menswear
Inaugural Comfort-Focused Menswear
Lolë Launches Its First-Ever Men's Activewear Collection
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75
High-Speed Luxe Yachts
High-Speed Luxe Yachts
The Numarine 26xp Expedition Yacht is Fast and Packed with Amenities
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74
Water-Friendly Running Shoes
Water-Friendly Running Shoes
The Vivobarefoot Swimrun Shoes are Ultra-Thin and Ergonomic
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73
Featherweight Scuba Diving Systems
Featherweight Scuba Diving Systems
The 'Nemo' Offers Underwater Air Supply in a Compact Package
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72
Workout-Friendly Phone Cases
Workout-Friendly Phone Cases
The adidas' Grip Phone Case is Comfortable and Durable
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71
Multifunctional Versatile Back Rollers
Multifunctional Versatile Back Rollers
The Back Roller 48 is Effective, Efficient and Powerful
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70
High Performance Compression Tights
High Performance Compression Tights
2 XU Provides Superior Support and Faster Recovery Rates
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69
Custom Workout Subscription Boxes
Custom Workout Subscription Boxes
The Lolë Box is Personalized and Prepared for Any Activity
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68
High-End Athletic Fashion Lines
High-End Athletic Fashion Lines
OFF-WHITE's SS19 Womenswear Boasts an Experimental Quality
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67
Rechargeable Diving Equipment
Rechargeable Diving Equipment
The 'SEAGOW' Underwater Breathing System is Simple to Use
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66
Trail-Ready Sneaker Boots
Trail-Ready Sneaker Boots
The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Has a GORE-TEX 3D Waterproof Lining
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65
Skate Culture-Inspired Tees
Skate Culture-Inspired Tees
Marino Infantry Drops a Modest Graphic Collection for Summer 2018
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64
Undulating Athlete Muscle Rollers
Undulating Athlete Muscle Rollers
The Rumbleroller Deep-Tissue Massage Roller Accelerates Recovery
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63
Luxurious Designer Belt Bags
Luxurious Designer Belt Bags
Gucci's New Drop is Playful, Vibrant and Eye-Catching
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62
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Video-Integrated Treadmills
Peloton Debuted a Fully Immersive Video Training Treadmill at CES
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61
90s Street Culture-Inspired Collections
90s Street Culture-Inspired Collections
SSUR's 2018 Capsule Boasts Nostalgic Street Chic Clothing
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60
Personalized 90-Day Meal Plans
Personalized 90-Day Meal Plans
The Lazar Angelov Diet is Catered to Each Consumer's Lifestyle
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59
Functional Bike Gear Bags
Functional Bike Gear Bags
Tailfin's AeroPack is Durable, Lightweight and Super Stable
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58
Stability Enhancing Shoe Accessories
Stability Enhancing Shoe Accessories
The 'StepRight' Trainer Footwear Attaches to Existing Shoes
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57
Handsfree Athlete Shoe Lights
Handsfree Athlete Shoe Lights
The Night Tech Gear Night Runner Lights Affix onto Footwear
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56
Graphic Clothing Pop-Up Shops
Graphic Clothing Pop-Up Shops
PUMA Basketball & Chinatown's Tee Offerings are Fierce and Limited
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55
Portable Suspension Workout Gear
Portable Suspension Workout Gear
The Hyfit Wearable Gym is Technologically Advanced and Effective
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54
Inclement Weather Training Sneakers
Inclement Weather Training Sneakers
On Running Waterproof Running Shoes are Light and Waterproof
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53
Pocket-Sized Massage Tools
Pocket-Sized Massage Tools
The Multifunctional 'Backrelease' is a Self-Massage Device for Relief
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52
H2O-Filled Boxing Bags
H2O-Filled Boxing Bags
The Aqua Training Bags Prevent Injury by Undulating Under Your Punches
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51
Total Gym Doorway Machines
Total Gym Doorway Machines
The Doorway Fitness Tower Enables an Array of Workouts
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50
Tank-Free Diving Equipment
Tank-Free Diving Equipment
The bLU3 'Nomad' Tankless Dive System Offers 60 Minutes of Use
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49
Warm Weather Workout Gear
Warm Weather Workout Gear
Nike's Gyakusou Performance Line is Ideal for Challenging Weather
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48
Adaptable Bicycle Designs
Adaptable Bicycle Designs
Canyon's New Grail Bicycle Adapts to Ride Well On and Off-Road
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47
Portable Total-Body Workout Gyms
Portable Total-Body Workout Gyms
The 'Rove Gym' Enables Full-Body Workouts with a Single Machine
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46
Ultra High-Tech Jacket Collaborations
Ultra High-Tech Jacket Collaborations
The Terra 65 Jacket Has a Built-In Backpack
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45
Hybrid Workout Weights
Hybrid Workout Weights
The 'Torpedo' by Alchemy is Ideal for CrossFit and HIIT
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44
Wavy Futuristic Sneakers
Wavy Futuristic Sneakers
The Latest Nike Air Pippen Silhouette Comes in a Gray Colorway
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43
Flexible Movement Shoes
Flexible Movement Shoes
The VIVOBAREFOOT Kanna is a Lightweight Shoe for Yoga, Dance or Pilates
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42
Artful Adventure Denim Pants
Artful Adventure Denim Pants
Meridian Line's Performance Denim is Perfect in Dynamic Environments
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41
Gamified Training Activities
Gamified Training Activities
SmartFit's Programming Trains Both the Brain and the Body
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40
Debuting High-Performance Athletic Gear
Debuting High-Performance Athletic Gear
NikeLab ACG's SS 2018 Line Boasts GORE-TEX Jackets
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39
Deadlift Training Equipment
Deadlift Training Equipment
The Rogue Wagon Wheel was Co-Developed with Mark Bell
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38
Illuminated Athlete Indicators
Illuminated Athlete Indicators
The 'SeniTurn' Indicator Keeps Everyone Informed of Your Next Move
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37
AI-Powered Running Coaches
AI-Powered Running Coaches
The '1Coach' Wearable Monitors Your Performance for Optimized Runs
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36
Retro Multi-Colored Clothing Designs
Retro Multi-Colored Clothing Designs
Forever 21 and Wilson Partner for a Tennis-Inspired Capsule
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35
Finger-Protecting Utility Knives
Finger-Protecting Utility Knives
The Morphing Karambit Hand Keeps Your Digits Out Of Harm's Way
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34
Gym Equipment Backpacks
Gym Equipment Backpacks
The Pakama Lifestyle Backpack Provides Consumers with a Gym On-the-Go
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33
Yoga Block Water Bottles
Yoga Block Water Bottles
The Ujjaya Balance Bottle Merges Essential Equipment for Yogis
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32
Performance-Enhancing Massage Balls
Performance-Enhancing Massage Balls
The MyoStorm 'METEOR' Alleviates Pain and Aids with Recovery
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31
Cozy Active Lifestyle Fashion
Cozy Active Lifestyle Fashion
The North Face Releases the 'Copper' & 'Antarctica' Line for Winter
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30
High Altitude Pop-Up Shops
High Altitude Pop-Up Shops
The North Face Offers a Revived Line of Professional Rock Climbing Gear
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29
Updated Performance Windbreakers
Updated Performance Windbreakers
NikeLab's Spring 2018 Line Combines Performance and Fashion
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28
Millennial Shuffleboard Bars
Millennial Shuffleboard Bars
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Brings the Sport to a Younger Audience
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27
Skate-Inspired Technical Apparel
Skate-Inspired Technical Apparel
Palm Angels Joined Under Armour for the Recovery Collection
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26
Lifelike Fighter Sculptures
Lifelike Fighter Sculptures
Edgar Askelovic Created a Conor McGregor Sculpture for His Birthday
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25
High-Speed Drifting Jet Skis
High-Speed Drifting Jet Skis
The Mantra Jet Ski is Inspired by Traditional Asian Race Boats
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24
Customer Experience-Focused Retail Stores
Customer Experience-Focused Retail Stores
The North Face Shop in Brooklyn Boasts Exclusive Ranges
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23
Multipurpose Bike Accessories
Multipurpose Bike Accessories
Seatylock Allows You to Lock Your Bike with Your Seat
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22
Condo-Sized Treadmills
Condo-Sized Treadmills
The 'WalkingPad' Exercise Device Can Fit in Any Home or Office
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21
Portable Total Body Gyms
Portable Total Body Gyms
The 'Booty LYFT' Supercharges Workouts with Simple Equipment
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20
Muscle-Massaging Water Bottles
Muscle-Massaging Water Bottles
The W&P Design Water Bottle Roller Merges Two Essential Items
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19
Pocket-Sized Camping Hammocks
Pocket-Sized Camping Hammocks
The Kammok Roo Hammock Compacts into a Small Size for Easy Carrying
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18
Home Gym Mirrors
Home Gym Mirrors
'Mirror' is a Space-Saving Interactive Fitness Device for On-Demand Classes
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17
Total Body Workout Benches
Total Body Workout Benches
The 'ALLN-1' Fitness Bench Enables Over 174 Different Exercises
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16
Affordable Electric Mini Boards
Affordable Electric Mini Boards
The Boosted Mini Offers Performance in a Compact Package
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15
Core-Engaging Workout Tools
Core-Engaging Workout Tools
The 'MARRKO CORE' Workout Gear Targets 29 Muscles
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14
Multipurpose Transforming Fitness Handles
Multipurpose Transforming Fitness Handles
The Jayflex 'CrossGrips' are Simple Yet Effective
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13
Lifeproof Travel Duffles
Lifeproof Travel Duffles
The OtterBox Yampa Series Offers Multiple Waterproof Duffle Bags
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12
Cartoon-Inspired Skateboarding Collections
Cartoon-Inspired Skateboarding Collections
Primitve Skateboarding Made a Rick and Morty Capsule
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11
Compact Cubic Workout Gyms
Compact Cubic Workout Gyms
The 'FITT Cube' Enables You to Perform 100 Different Exercises
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10
Multifunctional Protein Shaker Bottles
Multifunctional Protein Shaker Bottles
The Reflex Bottle Boasts Efficient Intake & Convenient Use
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9
Ultra-Compact Yoga Mats
Ultra-Compact Yoga Mats
The Portable Banale Mat Rolls to Roughly the Same Size as a Water Bottle
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8
Pocket-Sized Gyms
Pocket-Sized Gyms
The 'POCKET MONKII' is Positioned as the Most Portable Fitness Device Out There
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7
High-Speed Electric Bikes
High-Speed Electric Bikes
The Swind Eb-01 Bike is the Fastest Eletric Bike on Earth
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6
Sleek Low-Profile Treadmills
Sleek Low-Profile Treadmills
The IPO Sports 'Mini Walk' Fits into Any Living Space or Office
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5
Back Pain Relief Products
Back Pain Relief Products
The Plexus Wheel+ is a Tool for Convenient At-Home Massages
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4
Compact 3D-Printed Jetpacks
Compact 3D-Printed Jetpacks
The CUDA Jetpack Pushes Users Forward Underwater
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3
Total-Body Workout Devices
Total-Body Workout Devices
The 'xChain' Lets You Workout from Anywhere without Machines
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2
Practice-Guiding Yoga Mats
Practice-Guiding Yoga Mats
The 'KYOMA' Yoga Mat is Covered in Instructional Info
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1
Futuristic Diving Masks
Futuristic Diving Masks
This Sci-Fi Diving Mask Could be the Future for Underwater Exploration
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