This Week’s Must-Haves: Summer Olympics Merch, the New Fitbit and A Sexy Mesh Singlet
It’s almost 2018, but you can get adorable 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics merch today. Also, with a new year comes a new Fitbit and new arrivals from some of our favorite underwear and activewear brands. Make a brand-new beginning with our final list of must-haves for 2017.
2020 Summer Olympics Merch
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are only two years away. But did you know they’ve already released some of the first Summer Olympics merch to honor this once-in-a-lifetime sporting event?
The Tokyo Olympic committee has chosen your favorite anime characters to act as ambassadors of Japanese culture. Astro Boy, Sailor Moon, Shin-chan, Luffy (from One Piece), Naruto, Jibanyan (of Yokai Watch), Goku (from Dragon Ball Super) and Cure Miracle and Cure Magical (both of Maho Girls Precure) welcome athletes and visitors from all over the world.
From T-shirts and totes to key chains, get into the Olympic spirit with this adorable Summer Olympics merch. $6–$22 from tokyo2020shop.jp
NikeLab ACG Pull-Over Men’s Shell
Move. Adapt. Protect. The ACG pullover from Nike is ideal for any and all weather. NikeLab ACG is the most innovative line from Nike — and this shell solidifies that reputation with its modular apparel system.
A fashion-forward functional pullover, it has an oversized ACG logo on the chest, plus an articulated fit through the sleeves. There’s a mesh pocket on the chest and an asymmetric zip at the neck and side seam. We also love the side pockets, and the hook-and-loop cuff closures add storage and security. And it easily adapts to protect you from the elements. It’s a must-have for any active urban guy. And it’s great for DEVO cosplay! $400 from nike.com
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
Even if you’re already grown up, many of us still like reading YA. If you’re a fan of YA novels and short stories, you’ll want to check out Meet Cute. It’s an anthology of original short stories featuring “How they first met” tales from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
The hardcover is available Jan. 2 and features short stories — like our favorite, about two Bay Area girls meeting over a cranky customer service tweet. There’s also a riveting trans heroine and a fun twist on dating shows. A page-turner, Meet Cute is a fun read, perfect for long flights or reading by the pool or fireplace on a lazy day. $13 from amazon.com
If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, the latest Fitbit smartwatch is meant for you. The Ionic is Fitbit’s first smartwatch with advanced health and fitness capabilities — and it can play your favorite songs!
It also can run third-party apps, and developers will release more apps for it in 2018. The Ionic even boasts a battery life of over four days and has wireless syncing. It comes in three color options: blue and silver gray, slate blue and burnt orange and, finally, the classy charcoal and smoke grey. $300 from fitbit.com
Heat by Rufskin
Rufskin just released its new product lineup, which includes this new bodysuit, Heat. Famous for its innovative techno fabric and sexy design aesthetics, this bodysuit is both functional and appealing. Heat has Rufskin’s signature racerback design, with an arched seat and slant hem for a body-enhancing fit.
This mesh singlet also features four-way stretch and sweat-wicking properties to keep you cool and dry during any workout. It’s available in five color options for the active guy who wants to stay fashionable while working out. $54 from rufskin.com
Hero Flex Brief by Jack Adams
Jack Adams has been in the underwear and activewear business since 2010, focusing on athletic appeal and functionality. But the fashion element is also important to Jack Adams for guys who want support and style. Their new Hero Flex briefs are made of full-body micromesh.
The stretch fabric allows for easy and comfortable movement. And, of course, it’s form-fitting to give your partner an eyeful. It comes in red or royal blue, and it’s the perfect garment for night and day use. $32 from jackadamusa.com