Anyone who is an avid sports player, casual club enthusiast, or just loves their time in the gym or on the track will appreciate some good gear that helps them that little extra or gives them something to work towards. SA has some great fitness and sporting gear, but admittedly, there are some incredible international items you can now access thanks to Postbox Courier.
While one or two of the below may ship to SA (with dramatic costs), the problem of not being able to combine orders from different stores is always the problem. Postbox Courier solves that issue, though, and allows you to consolidate international orders at one point before sending the whole combined order through to the good ole RSA, saving you time, money, and allowing you to keep tabs on one package, rather than multiple.
A next-level tracker
Statsports’ Apex Athlete is used and endorsed by the likes of the Springboks, England Rugby Union, All Blacks, Liverpool, Arsenal, PSG, Juventus — and the list goes on. Essentially, these GPS tracking pods have become the de-facto way to assess your own performance on the field, and further gives coaches the tools they need to see where to improve. If you’re considering spending a similar budget on a smartwatch or fitness tracker purely to deliver stats from your workouts, then the Apex Athlete is a far more comprehensive choice.
You’ll get access to a host of metrics that really do provide some valuable insight into any on-field performance. Tracking max speed, total distance, sprints, intensity, and fatigue, along with heat maps and even field territory percentages to give you an idea of where on the pitch you spend most of your energy and time. The pod also includes additional sensors, one of which is an accelerometer, which tracks force across three axes, so, rather than trying to gauge how you feel from various other info and stats, it clearly shows you the amount of force and strain your body has experienced, taking into account your distance, high-speed running, cutting, angle changes, decelerations, accelerations, and everything in between.
Add some percussion
If you’re an athlete, social sports player, or someone who deals with a lot of pain or tight muscles, considering the Evertone Prosage is a good idea. You get a well-made tool, with enough modes and attachments to cater for a variety of locations and sensitivities, and the fact that it’s portable makes it a must for any on-the-go individual. Included with this percussion gun are three customised massager heads (which can be interchanged with a quick swivel and swap). There’s the standard ball-head for targeting muscles and getting in-between them, a flatter option with nubs to tackle the more sensitive areas, and a completely flat option for hitting those surface muscles and aches. These head attachments, along with the three different speed settings, give you enough variety to find the intensity you need for your particular problem.
Yeah, the Bowflex SelectTech dumbells are pricey, but they are the best dumbells on the market, and unlike anything that you’ll find in SA (most of the stuff here is a copy of Bowflex’s design). These adjustable dumbbells were pretty much sold out all over the world during 2020, and if you did manage to find some, they’d end up costing over R15,000. Thankfully, they have restocked, and this set from Bowflex is only $350 and comes with a two-year warranty. You simply pop them into the cradles, adjust the weight you’d like to use, the bar will lock on the necessary weights, and you’re good to go – no fiddling and constantly changing weight plates. Each dumbbell adjusts from 2.2kgs to 23.8kgs.
The best boots in the world
If you’re a football or rugby player and love a good boot, then you have to check out the Mizuno Morelia III Beta Elite Japan. Yeah, it’s not one from one of the more well-known brands, but Japanese company Mizuno has been handcrafting boots for a long time, and ask any boot aficionado, these Morelia III Beta Elite’s make the other brand’s entries look like kid’s toys. Soft leather, a knitted collar, and a lightweight construction make these the Rolls Royce of football boots. Of course, you can’t get them in SA, but that doesn’t matter. Postbox Courier can hook you up. You can grab them on ProDirectSoccer, combine them with your other international orders, and send them to South Africa – winning!
Check out the Mizuno Morelia III Beta Elite Japan range here (and then use Postbox Courier to get it into SA).
A lot of online retailers don’t necessarily ship overseas, or to South Africa specifically, but not to fear; Postbox Courier can help you out. They offer to be an intermediary courier to receive your orders for you from US, UK, or Chinese retailers that won’t ship directly to you. So if you want to get something for your dad, but the site won’t ship here, Postbox Courier can help you get that perfect gift straight to your door!
Registering with Postbox Courier is FREE, quick and easy and once you’ve registered you’ll get your very own delivery address in the UK, Hong Kong, US and Australia.