The UAE is a vast playground, rich with opportunities for active adventures in the mountains, on the beach and in the gym. With a hot gulf summer around the corner, the time to squeeze in some precious moments in the fresh air is quickly coming to an end. Stadium, the multi-brand sport and active lifestyle retail brand, offers a range of products for the country’s active adventure lovers who are eager to get outside before it gets too hot.
For serious trekkers, Salomon, the French outdoor gear brand, has launched the Quest Origins GTX® boot. The premium mountain boot has a full-grain leather upper and a 4D advanced chassis that turns rough terrain into an easy jaunt. Salomon also caters to the day hiker with its women’s Ellipse 2 GTX W, a lightweight, waterproof shoe with a full Gore-tex bootie to keep feet protected from sweat and precipitation. Retailing at AED 850 – 485.
For those who love adventures in the sun, the Australian sun care brand Sun Bum offers a range of water resistant, hypoallergenic, sunscreen products designed to protect sun seekers from the harmful effects of UV rays without limiting their active lifestyles. Sun Bum is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) and undergoes rigorous SCF tests annually to ensure its sprays and lotions protect adults and children alike. Retailing from AED 90 – 140
For those who want functional, stylish apparel for the hotter months, Reebok has some great options to keep joggers, gym goers cool and comfortable as the heat turns up. The brand’s unique ActivChill technology is designed using specially-shaped pentagonal fibres, which offer a unique cooling system that promotes ventilation to fitness athletes the world over. Retailing at AED 175 & 225.
Goal setting and training for better performance are all part of an active adventurous lifestyle. Suunto, the Finnish sporting instrument brand, has launched three new watches designed to help outdoor enthusiasts get the most of their escapades. All part of the Suunto Ambit Collection, the technical watches differ based on what type of adventure the wearer desires: for hiking and trail running enthusiasts, the Suunto Ambit Vertical has extensive capabilities to track altitude and decipher complex topographical information; the Suunto Ambit Peak and the Suunto Ambit Sport both have multi-sport functions enabling users to plan and track activity via GPS, take pictures on-the-go and stay connected via social media and email notifications that come up on the watch’s face.