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Workout Accessories Review: Adidas Climalite Versatile Gloves, Samsung Gear IconX Cordless Earphones & Under Armour Trance Sackpack

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    Sloth is one of the seven greatest sins, and you shouldn’t let it harm your workouts too.

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  • Adidas Climalite Versatile Gloves
    2 / 4 Adidas Climalite Versatile Gloves

    They say: Made from moisture-absorbent climalite fabric, this pair of gloves will be your best weapon of choice in the gym, be it when you’re deadlifting a personal best weight, or punching imaginary enemies (maybe your boss!) during Bodycombat and kickboxing classes. The sweat-absorbent thumb padding and soft suede lining on the inner hand allows you to punch faster and lift more without losing grip because of your sweat, and the hook-and-loop flap at the wrist allows you easy removal. Hii-yah!  

    We say: Being someone with sweaty palms, you can imagine my discomfort when wearing normal workout gloves. But this pair really worked amazing – it absorbed my sweat very quickly, so I was able to push out all the jabs and crosses when I was at my Bodycombat class, without having to reach out for my hand towel in between tracks for quick wipe downs.

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  • Samsung Gear IconX cordless earphones
    3 / 4 Samsung Gear IconX cordless earphones

    They say: We all hate it when we must wear different accessories that has separate functions: one to measure your heartbeat, another to measure something else. This pair of earphones aim to kill two birds with one stone – not only can it stream your favourite music whilst on your workouts, the earbuds themselves also have in-built heart rate monitors, that can sense when you’ve placed them into your ears and power on to pair or reconnect with your device. It sounds creepy, but trust us, it’s cooler than creepy.

    We say: We really loved the fact that the earphones are truly wireless – no more annoying wires or cables bouncing up and down, or worse, getting stuck behind our necks when out for jogs. A thing to note is that the outside noise mostly gets blocked out, so means you hear your own panting more loudly, which may or may not be a bugbear for some.

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  • Under Armour Trance Sackpack
    4 / 4 Under Armour Trance Sackpack

    They say: Lightweight, convenient, comfortable, and not too big or small – in a nutshell, that is the sackpack. A miniature version of a backpack, it is your best companion when you’re headed to the gym, but don’t wish to bring a big bag along. The padded foam back panel means that you will feel comfortable carrying it to and from your workout, and your valuables will be safe from any damage, thanks to the soft lining inside the internal pocket. And you can even bring it out for night time jogs – the sackpack’s exterior is made with reflective material, which will enhance your visibility during dawn and night time runs.

    We say: I brought it out for errand runs and outings on Saturdays: its moderate size was perfect for storing all my daily essentials (cash, keys, water bottle, light jacket) in it without looking as if I’m going to backpack in Europe. The padded back panel certainly made carrying it easier and more comfortable, especially in Singapore’s humid climate.

    By Nicholas Woo

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