Gadgets for sporty travelers

Maintaining your gym or cycling routines, and especially your ­tennis skills, can be challenging when you’re traveling.But there are some portable gadgets that can help.

On your bike

It’s one thing to be able to keep up your cycling routines while you’re away from home – it’s another to be able to ­cycle to and from the airport, fold your bike and pop it into the overhead luggage compartment on your flight. But that’s just what you can do with the London-made Brompton Folding Bike. They can can even custom-build a bike to your exact specification.

Price: Around €1,500



Pocket ping-pong

Don’t lose your racket skills while you’re traveling – bring the on-the-go Pongo Portable Ping Pong set with you. It consists of a retractable net, adjustable paddles and two ping-pong balls in a pouch. The net can expand to around two meters, giving you enough space to set up your own round of table tennis wherever you go. Think office meeting room or even the dining room ­table at your hotel restaurant or Airbnb.

Price: Around €40



Stretch out

If you practice yoga, why stop just because you’re leaving your normal routines behind? Bring a portable travel mat with you like the Manduka eKO Superlight Travel Yoga & Pilates Mat to maintain those vinyasas. The Manduka mat is exceptional for traveling as it folds into any travel bag or purse. It’s also made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber.

Price: Around €40



Pull up

Even if there’s no gym near to where you’re staying, there must be a door! So there are no more excuses – you can build your upper-body strength no matter where you are with the GDStore Doorway Pull-Up Bar. The multiple screw-in door mount kits means you can move the bar to different places or heights and it can be adjusted to fit inside doorframes. You can use it for all kinds of exercises including pull-ups, chin-ups, hanging leg raises, sit-ups and crunches.

Price: Around €20


Keep on running

Even in the unlikely event that there is no door where you are traveling to, there must be somewhere to run! And with the RunScribe you can keep an expert eye on your progress. This small device attaches to your shoes and tracks data, enabling you to understand things like how much shock your feet are taking. You can also compare your statistics to the RunScribe community, which has a huge dataset, so you can gauge your progress.

Price: Around €250


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