9 Sports Essentials You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

While indoor sports are limited due to the pandemic, more people are trying out new outdoor sports activities. Forget squeezing with sweaty people while waiting for your turn to get your gains at the gym. You can now freely exercise outdoors!

It’s great to be adventurous and experimental in trying out new outdoor activities to keep fit, but the most crucial thing in mind is to exercise with the right sports products and gear.

While exercising and keeping healthy is of utmost importance, we tend to overlook the importance of having supportive sports accessories while exercising - it unknowingly adds up and could affect our performance.

Exercising outdoors in Singapore - The Novus Lab

Having the ideal sports equipment which suits your exercises not only enhances your exercise experience, but they make exercise activities less strenuous and more enjoyable at the same time. Be prepared for Singapore’s warm and humid weather in Singapore with the right gear.

This is exactly why we’ve curated this list for you!

From backpacks for sports to water bottles, there’s something to suit your every need. Whenever you need to clock your daily jog, go for a last-minute hike, or just commute to work, the items in this list will be handy in all situations.

Bike Mounts and Phone Cases (SP) - The Novus Lab1. Bike Mounts and Phone Cases (SP)

For cyclists, the SP Connect Bike Mounts are necessary for anyone who wants to enjoy their ride without worrying about losing their way. These bike mounts allow you to navigate or use your apps such as the Google map for directions while keeping your phone secure and safe, no matter how fast you go.

To complement the bike mount, we also recommend purchasing the SP Connect Phone Case too, as the case has multiple purposes – from wireless charging, secure attaching to even taking pictures. Use the stand tool that’s included to help capture your images.

If you’re not a cyclist, you can still use the mount that’s included with the SP connect phone case to attach in your car or motorcycle. The case is compatible with iPhone 12 models, Samsung S20, S21 and S21+ models.

Collapsible Water Bottles from que - The Novus Lab2. Collapsible Water Bottles

Conserving the environment has been the talking point among nature lovers and environmentalists for many years, hence we’re here to introduce environmentally friendly products such as the stylish collapsible water bottle from que. Water bottles are a big part of our lives as staying hydrated is important, be it exercising, resting or while working.

The que Water Bottle doesn’t take up much space, it’s collapsible and fits smoothly inside your bag without any excess bulk so you can fit in more necessities for your hiking trip.

With a height of 8.4 inches, this bottle has a shrinking mechanism which shrinks your bottle to a tiny 4.8 inches, making it a versatile bottle to carry around. This collapsible water bottle is a must-have for nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts looking for a bottle to quench their thirst without the excess bulk.

It is also made of food-grade silicone, a material made from natural resources such as sand. Its expandable capability makes it safe for high-temperature liquids and its wide mouth lets you fill it up with ice cubes easily. The que bottle comes in 18 colours so you’ll find a favourite – or 3!

 The Good ol’ BPA-Free Water Bottle from quokka bottles - The Novus Lab3. The Good ol’ BPA-Free Water Bottle

If collapsible water bottles are beyond your budget, you can always choose BPA-free water bottles like the Quokka Tritan Bottle Ice or Quokka Tritan Bottle Splash. It has a detachable cap and neck, which makes it suitable for filling in ice cubes if you want to cool down your drinks.

The best thing about these water bottles is that they have better resistance compared to other plastics and are resistant to leaks. Even if you accidentally drop it, or wash it multiple times, they’re built to last.

Loctote Flak Sacks & Drawstring Bags - The Novus Lab4. Flak Sacks & Drawstring Bags

What good is a backpack if it can’t keep your valuables safe? Get sturdy, portable flak sacks like the Loctote Flak Sack II! Made of slash-proof fabric, this outdoor backpack also provides a lockable design that protects your belongings, making it one of the best lightweight anti-theft bags in Singapore.

It’s also comfortable as its slash-proof and flexible straps will ensure that the weight in your backpack is evenly distributed so that you can carry it around with ease. Don’t judge the Loctote Flak Sack by its size, it boasts a 13L capacity, so you’ll certainly be ready for your next adventure.

Multi-Purpose Backpacks & Sports Bags from Quiver - The Novus Lab5. Multi-Purpose Backpacks & Sports Bags

Looking for a backpack for your workout and gym essentials? The Quiver V2 Multipurpose Bag can house all of that, and more! It is a stylish and functional bag designed for both office and outdoor sports activities. Don’t be fooled by its compact size; its spacious design can also fit a pair of shoes and boasts a twin compartment design – making it a good hiking or camping companion.

The sports bag also comes with a card access slot, so you don’t have to fumble around to find your credit cards or EZ-link card for transactional payments, which makes it great for walkaround and daily activities too!

The Quiver V2 has 3 Different carry styles: grip it, sling it or backpack it – easily switch between a hand carry to a sling bag to a backpack in seconds.

Anti-Theft Sling Bags for Sports and Travel - The Novus Lab6. Anti-Theft Sling Bags

If you’re one to travel light, consider investing in a sturdy sling bag. Of course, a sling bag like the Alpha Sling XL is your go-to sturdy, sleek sling bag which lets you look at your best, be it for exercises or even for a quick trip to the supermarket.

It even has multiple compartments that can house your daily essentials, ranging from towels to even laptops! Its weatherproof fabric is built to make your essentials dry, even when you get hit by unexpected weather such as the rain.

It also comes with a secret SIM card holder and pin, which keeps your SIM card secure during overseas trips, making it an ideal anti-theft sling bag even for travels overseas (*soon, fingers crossed!).

Smart Fingerprint Locks from Tapplock - The Novus Lab7. Smart Fingerprint Locks

Having a good lock can protect your valuables. You can now secure your valuables from thieves even if you don’t have a safe place to put it.

Introducing Tapplock Lite, which turns your gear into an indestructible anti-theft backpack! Not your average lock, this lock operates with cutting-edge technology, which infuses fingerprint, Bluetooth and morse code technology so your valuables won’t be stranded without access.

The lock comes with a Tapplock mobile app, which you’ll get to share access with any user, wherever you are, as well as check the remaining battery power in your lock. The ideal portable lifestyle lock for your everyday needs.

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers & Hand Sprays in Singapore - The Novus Lab8. Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers & Hand Sprays

Now that you’re done with your shower after a long sweaty day of exercise, it’s time to ease your hands with this antibacterial hand sanitizer (Tea Tree and Eucalyptus)! While exercises are important to keep your body fit, what we don’t know is that there’s a chance of falling sick, due to the bacteria and germs that are transmitted outside. 

Research has proven that sanitizing your hands will decrease your chances of falling sick, as well as relieving pain and prevent bacterial infections that are found in your open wounds and burns.

While it’s important to shower at home after a long sweaty day exercising, don’t forget your antibacterial hand sanitizer or hand spray for on-the-go cleansing!

Toiletry Organizers & Containers: TIC Travel Bottles - The Novus Lab9. Toiletry Organizers & Containers: TIC Travel Bottles

Tired of having your bag dirtied with shampoo spills and dirty toiletry pouches? You definitely need a toiletry dispenser like TIC Skin, Shower & Travel Bottles, which houses all kinds of bath liquids – from shampoos, body soaps, facial cleansers to even your skincare face creams and serums!

The TIC containers are also carry-on approved, which means that you can carry it with you on flights soon. You’ll get to save a lot of space on bulky containers that may not be flight approved.

The travel dispenser bottles also come with free cleansing tools, so you can easily transfer your products anytime for your outdoor exercise sessions or overseas trips.

Always prepare well before any exercise or outdoor trips

Getting sweaty outdoors doing what you love and being in nature can be healthy and awe-inspiring, but it can also be exhausting without the right gear. With these items, you’ll be thoroughly equipped for any type of outdoor workout.

Get ready to reap the many benefits of being active outdoors:

  • Stress-relief
  • Reduced fatigue and anxiety
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Improves focus and memory
  • Healthier lifestyle
  • Improves mental well-being
  • Boosts body immunity
  • Increased levels of Vitamin D

Our last tip for you is to always choose durable and versatile products with useful features – enjoy your workout session and enjoy lasting products with multiple uses!

If you’re still wondering which sports essential to get for your next workout or trip, we recommend that you check out our online Novus Lab catalogue!