Sports are an active way to remain fit and healthy. Whether you are playing Football or Cricket or you are running or cycling, you need proper accessories to go with that particular sport. Sports accessories include clothing, footwear, sports equipment like a ball, rackets etc, and gadgets required for sports activities, backpacks, athletic tape and wrap, ball carts and bags, sports braces and support and much more.
Sports accessories or active wear is clothing including footwear worn for sports or physical exercise. It is typically designed to be lightweight. It can be insulated and should have a moisture wicking fabric such as spandex. These sports specific clothing is worn during sports activities for practical, comfort and safety reasons. These include shorts, tracksuits, T-shirts, tennis shirts, polo shirts, swimsuits (for swimming), wetsuits (for diving or surfing), ski suits (for skiing) and leotards (for gymnastics). Sportswear includes trainers. It also includes under wears such as jockstraps and sports bra. In some sports protective gear such as a helmet or American football body armor is required.
Each sport has a particular requirement for footwear. Sports that are played on grass or turf require shoes that have cleats, studs, and spikes. These sports include baseball, football, golf and soccer. For aerobic sports like track and court based sport such as basketball and tennis require comfortable, flexible, and strong and shock absorbing shoes. Sports performed in snow or ice such as skiing, skating, hockey, and snowboarding require boots that fasten into other equipment. Winter sports require insulated, padded and thermal socks.
A game cannot be played without sports equipment. Different sports have different sports equipment. A ball is required for playing American football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. A sports ball is typically round but it can be in the shape of a prolate spheroid. The net is sports equipment which is required for tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, hockey, and badminton. Racquets are used for tennis, squash, and badminton. Fishing rods, fishing nets, and tackles are used for sports fishing. Goals, which are two vertical posts supporting a horizontal crossbar are required for hockey, football, rugby etc. Some sports also require sticks for hitting, such as hockey and lacrosse. Bats are used for baseball and cricket. Clubs are used mainly for golf. Wickets and bails are used in cricket and bases are used in baseball.
Skipping ropes, roller skates, gloves, yoga mats etc. are some other sports equipment. Gym equipment for sports include dumbbells, medicine balls, abdominal training gear, pull up and push up bars and gym gloves. Backpacks for hiking and carrying sports accessories are padded back with straps. They have multiple compartments with zip pockets. Sipper and shaker bottles are also available for convenient use while playing a sport. Slimming belts and tummy trimmer belts are also used for getting into shape. An activity and fitness tracker which tracks steps, heart rate, calories and more is one of the essential sports equipment. It may come in the form of a wristband which can be worn on the wrist.