Slideshow: Gear Box -- Best of Etsy
We're inundated with commercial workout gear, but it's also never been easier to find unique fitness products from across the globe. We scoured Etsy.com, the marketplace for small business owners, for some of the best handmade items you can incorporate into your routine. <i>By Mackenzie Lobby, Special to espnW</i>
We're inundated with commercial workout gear, but it's also never been easier to find unique fitness products from across the globe. We scoured Etsy.com, the marketplace for small business owners, for some of the best handmade items you can incorporate into your routine. By Mackenzie Lobby, Special to espnW
MandaBees Flawless Headband ($5)
Although there are plenty of headbands on store shelves, few seem to fit correctly. They are too tight, too loose or just uncomfortable in general. Enter the Flawless Headband. Made with the active woman in mind, this 3.5-inch wide headband is made with a moisture-wicking four-way stretch knit that will breathe and stay on your head through the toughest workouts.
OuterPeaceDesign Evolution Yoga Bag ($78)
This bag is the perfect around-town yoga tote. With a front compartment for your yoga mat, it also offers a large pocket for important essentials, as well as a smaller pocket for your ID. What's more, a bottle strap will keep your post-workout hydration beverage secure and upright.
Optimistic Elephant Yoga Mats ($54)
If you're in search of a distinctive accessory for your yoga practice, look no further. These mats offer a variety of designs and patterns printed with solvent-free inks. With a standard length of 71 inches, these quarter-inch-thick mats can be cut shorter and customized depending on your needs.
RunRilla Marathon Medals Display Rack (prices vary)
You work hard to earn those medals, so why have them tossed aside collecting dust? RunRilla's display racks allow you to show off those medals and race bibs in a stylish fashion, preserving them for years to come.
TheWristWraps CrossFit Wrist Wraps ($25)
Designed by a CrossFitter, these wraps offer extra wrist support for weight lifting. A smart design, they can be easily tightened or loosened by twisting them one way or the other. This makes it simple to wear during any workout because they can be adjusted depending on the activity. Made with 100 percent cotton, they will remain comfortable workout after workout.
BurmanWoodcraft Yoga Block ($17.99)
Ditch your worn, old foam yoga block and add a bit of sophistication to your practice with this vertical grain Douglas fir yoga block. Handcrafted with recycled materials, it is functional, durable and a whole lot more stylish than the yoga blocks of yesteryear.
OneLegCrow Moisture Wicking Running Shirts ($39.99)
Printed and sewn in Portland, this line of running shirts uses technical fabrics and sublimation printing. Composed of 100 percent polyester fabric, it will wick moisture and breathe over many miles. Better yet, there are multiple designs to choose from, so you can buy based on your own taste.