A PFD, or personal flotation device (another name for a life vest), is a must-have item of water sports gear. Some factors to consider when purchasing your PFD include:
- Certification: Look for life vests that are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. USCG approval means that the PFD meets USCG standards of impact and buoyancy.
- Material: Nylon life vests are less expensive, but neoprene models are more comfortable, and they may be worth the investment if you spend a lot of time enjoying water sports.
- Size: A PFD should fit snugly, but not so snug that it inhibits your movement.
- Kids: Young children and infants should wear life vests at all times in or around the water. The Jet Pilot Children’s S-1 Kids Neo Life Vest is USCG-approved, suitable for children weighing 30-50 pounds, and includes a handle on the back to make it easier to pick up a child from the water.
When selecting a PFD, it’s important to try on several styles to find the best fit for your body and your water sports activities. Visit your local Sun & Ski Sports store for expert advice and an extensive PFD selection.
If your arches are average, your feet don’t roll too far in (underpronate) or out (overpronate) when you run. That means you can choose from a variety of types of running shoes. Some runners with normal arches prefer a shoe with more cushioning; others prefer a shoe with more motion control and stability.
Asics running shoes include several appropriate choices for average or neutral feet. The Asics Gel Nimbus offers a combination of comfort and stability that suits many runners. The shoe is available in both men’s and women’s models and features an asymmetrical lacing system to help reduce irritation and improve fit. The Nimbus also includes Asics’ Gel cushioning technology and patented lightweight midsole for a shoe that’s stable without being bulky.
If you have neutral feet, it’s best to try on a variety of styles before you buy running shoes to determine whether you need more cushioning or more motion control. Visit a local Sun &Sports store for expert advice.
This November, take time to “Share Your Warmth” with those in need by donating gently used winter apparel to Star of Hope at Sun & Ski Sports winter clothing drive November 9-23. “Share Your Warmth” collection boxes will be set up to collect new or gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves at all five Hous…ton-area Sun & Ski Sports locations.
Over the past 11 years, Sun & Ski Sports has collected more than 27 tons of clothing to provide warmth to Houston’s homeless.
“Share Your Warmth” collections are located at Sun & Ski Sports stores through out the Houston area: 6100 Westheimer, Memorial City Mall, Katy Mills Mall, 5503 FM 1960 West and 1355 Bay Area Boulevard.
While you’re at the store, be sure to take full advantage of our entire store on sale! Every ski, every bike, everything! The more you buy, the more you save!
Visit www.sunandski.com/shareyourwarmth for more details!