8 Must Have Sporting Goods Items
With everything from fishing gear made in Iceland to a mouthguard brand co-founded by a dentist, we found everything under the sun for those who love sports and the outdoors! Take a look below for some sporting goods items you need to suss out for Sports & Outdoors Week.
While filming Flying Fisherman TV shows in the early 70’s the founders had to deal with the need for tinted polarized lens filters on cameras to knock down glare emanating from the water without distorting natural colours. After a lot of research they found sweet spots in the colour spectrum that “turned on the lights” for spotting fish, but didn’t distort natural colours. The brand ultimately adapted that research to polarized eyewear for anglers.
Family owned and operated, Flying Fisherman offers quality products for anglers, and promises more than excellent service. Their dedication to creating absolute product value is a testimonial to their 30+ years in business and is why the Flying Fisherman brand is recognized by anglers worldwide.
Armpocket has come a long way since its inception. The brand launched at the Miami Marathon Expo in 2008, where they introduced eco-friendly and patented armband designs. The founders passion for eco-friendly materials, coupled with their philosophy to make the very best product, laid the foundations for the development of Armpocket.
Ampocket has a singular focus on the athlete, which is their only priority. Armpocket offers first-to-market, innovative armbands, and their customers enjoy the most comfortable, durable and protective armband in the industry.
Armpocket believes in saving the planet. The company is very selective on the materials they use, the conditions in which their products are made and how they treat the planet.
Einarsson Fly Fishing
Einarsson Fly Fishing is born out of the fanatical pursuit of fly fishing and a passion for exemplary engineering. The pedigree of this company is firmly rooted in 25 years of manual and automated machining and engineering combined with a lifetime of fly fishing and guiding.
The founder of the company worked as a guide in Iceland for a many years. For a long time it had been his passion to make high quality fly reels. He produced seven reels for personal use and received interest from local fly fisherman, fast forward to 2015 and Einarsson Fly Reels are sold worldwide.
Einarsson Fly Fishing is proud to present a unique technical revelation which has the ability to store the fish-generated energy experienced whilst fighting the fish within the reel system. This patented invention offers you the smoothest brake system you have ever experienced.
Any basketball or volleyball player knows the difference traction makes on the court. Court Grabbers is the only ‘on-court’ traction system that allows athletes to restore the traction to their shoes without having to constantly use their hands to wipe the soles of their shoes.
Court Grabbers was born after the founder was watching his son and his friends practice and noticed they were slipping due to poor court conditions. He started experimenting with ways to put traction on the court within the players control and five years later we now have the first ‘on-court’ traction system ever developed.
One of the many benefits of Court Grabbers is it works great during practices providing not only better traction but increased performance and stability.
Damage Control Mouthgaurds
The creator of Damage Control Mouthguards was participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when somebody’s head collided with his mouth causing fractures to his two front teeth. He then partnered with his wife, a licensed dentist, and set out to create the most comfortable best fitting mouthguard.
Damage Control Mouthguards have done scientific research to determine the most shock absorbing material. They use a proprietary material called Damprotech™ which is 150% more shock absorbent than the material used by most mouthguard companies. Top UFC athletes like Jon Jones, Holly Holm and Carlos Condit who get kicked and punched in the face for a living use and trust Damage Control Mouthguards to protect them. The material is very soft and feels fantastic in the mouth.
The owner of NorCross Marine grew up on boats. His father was a boat dealer and also an avid angler so it was destined that he would stake his claim in the marine industry.
All of the products NorCross manufactures under the HawkEye and NorChill brands are driven by customer focused innovation. NorCross has continued to evolve their line to fit the needs of our customers and that is what drives them.
The name NorCross actually came from the owner closing his eyes and putting his finger on a map of the US and it landed on NorCross, GA.
King Par Canada
King Par Canada is a family operated business that saw a need for innovative products at affordable prices. This company distributes a ton of awesome products including Golf clubs, balls, bags and accessories. King Par is one of the largest golf specialty stores and has something for everyone.
Greatland Laser was founded and developed in Alaska by a pilot and sailor that ran an air transport service out of Anchorage. Understanding the challenges of the Alaskan wilderness, the vast distances, and limited communications capabilities led to the development of their unique outdoor adventure survival devices. Their laser line signaling technology is patented and are included a number of survival kits such as life rafts, bug-out bags, and prepare gear.
We love that Greatland Laser is involved in a project with an association in the South Pacific that donates emergency grab-bags to small fishermen and boat owners in Pacific Island communities.
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