7 Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

By Alex Earle – April 30, 2017

Austin Country Club Vintage Edition Hat

Austin Country Club’s merchandise buyer took a risk with designing and ordering this hat—and boy, did it pay off. If you were fortunate enough to make it out to this year’s Dell Match Play golf tournament, odds are, you saw more and more of these hats (in a variety of colors) as the week went on. In fact, they sold out so fast—and received so many requests—they’ve put in another order to meet the high demand. This hat not only hit a stylish chord with the golf crowd, it’s also purposeful: it's made of a lightweight poly-fabric that has sweat-wicking properties. This is the perfect accessory for the summer’s golf outings. $25; Available exclusively at Austin Country Club.

TriggerPoint CORE Roller

With TriggerPoint being a homegrown brand, they’ve literally created a global market for recovery products right here in Austin, including foam rollers, massage balls, and more. It’s only fitting that we introduce the latest CORE foam roller, as well as remind you to roll out come May 11, as it is, yes, you guessed it—National Foam Rolling Day. This particular model is ideal for anyone needing to recover from injury, providing relief from aches, pains, and muscle tension. Utilizing a unique GRID pattern, it’s the only foam roller on the market that channels blood and oxygen while rolling, assisting in recovery times. So, come May 11, don’t forget to roll out, and give this bad boy a try! Starting at $29.99; tptherapy.com

Stance Classic Crew Sock

Who knew socks that are meant for sweating in could be such a fashion statement? Stance certainly did—they have been introducing fun, bold patterns each new season. Try on any of their latest iterations of the classic crew sock, ideal for everything from workouts to everyday putzin’ about. $12; stance.com


There are a lot of water bottles out there to choose from, but not too many offer what Trago can. Started by two brothers in Austin, this seemingly simple design reveals a patented sonar technology in the bottle cap that measures fluid consumption. The cap (which can fit most standard wide-mouth bottles) syncs with your Trago app and fitness devices to measure consumption in real-time. The app integrates body type, local weather, activity level and fluid intake to provide personalized hydration goals and reminders. $69.99; trago.co

Ono Pet Food Bowl 

This all-in-one placemat suctions to the floor, helping to keep the space surrounding your pet's feeding area mess-free. The design is effective in catching spills while also preventing paws from pulling up the mat. Additionally, the silicone doesn't support the growth of fungus, mold, or bacteria, which makes for safe eating and easy cleaning. Pop it in the dishwasher from time to time for a mat that looks brand new. And because it’s made from high quality silicone, you don’t have to worry about it fading or deteriorating. $34.99; onofriends.com

Allbirds Wool Runners

These sneakers are quite possibly the most comfortable, versatile shoes you’ll ever buy. Allbirds have recently gone viral as a popular e-seller, and haven’t made way to retailers just yet. These kicks are stylish, light-weight, moisture-wicking, and made completely of wool. I know what you’re thinking: Wool in the summer? More like cool in the summer. This material works year round, as it keeps your feet cool in hot temperatures and warm in cool temperatures. $95; Free shipping; 30 day guarantee or your money back, used shoes will be donated to partner Soles4Souls; allbirds.com

Native Deodorant

Another online-only purchase, Native’s natural deodorant contains simple ingredients such as beeswax, baking soda, coconut oil, and shea butter that work together to naturally fight odors. Native makes it easy to choose health by being the first deodorant manufacturer to offer a subscription service with free shipping. Since this deodorant is aluminum and paraben free, you don’t have to worry about the adverse effects of unwanted chemicals. Do your body good for you and others with an all-natural option. $12 or you can purchase a sample pack of 3 for $30; nativedeodorant.com



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