Good Sports

From the beaches of the Hamptons to the trails of the Greenbelt and Shelter Island, Long Island has no shortage of sites for outdoor play. Exercising in the sun is all the more pleasurable when outfitted with the right equipment. Before venturing to your playground of choice, get outfitted with the latest and greatest for running, hiking and biking.

1. Bicycle Safety
For passionate cyclists and the people who love them, the ICedot Crash Sensor could be a real lifesaver. This small disc affixes to a helmet and contains a detector within that, in the event of an accident, perceives impact and triggers the wearer’s smartphone to send a text message to predetermined emergency contacts along with GPS location. An alert sounds before sending to allow for disabling the piece to avoid false alarms. $150; icedot.org

2. Packable Rainwear
The Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket is made of a proprietary treated nylon that’s waterproof, breathable, whisper-light and packs down into a pouch the size of a Clif bar. It’s an ideal emergency shell when a sudden shower dampens an afternoon hike or a concert at Jones Beach. It comes in six colors for men; also available in a tapered style in five colors for women. $150; outdoorresearch.com

3. Right-On Runner
The holy grail of footwear for many runners is a sneaker that’s adequately supportive yet light. new Balance Fresh Foam 980 nails that best-of-both-worlds dichotomy in several jazzy colors. It’s on this summer’s hot list for Brendan Barrett, co-owner of Sayville Running Company and Smithtown Running Company, who advises getting fitted by a professional to be sure the shoes are right. $110; sayvillerunning.com

4. Pack-it-all Sack
The Deuter Futura 22 is a daypack that has it all, including a patented rear panel that’s ventilated to let air flow for a more comfortable hike. Finding a pack with compartments for everything isn’t hard, but one that will keep the wearer cool during a hike on a 90-degree day is. Pockets and straps separate gear and an integrated rain cover keeps water and mud out and stashes away when not needed. $100; EMS.com

5. Multitasking Timepiece
The TomTom Runner Cardio gives new meaning to staying on track. Equipped with GPS and an innovative wrist-reading heart rate monitor (no chest strap needed),
it records distance, pace, time and speed as well as pulse—and therefore exertion—for runs indoors and out. Its slick look in red-trimmed white or black is a bonus. There’s also a multisport version for swimmers and cyclists. $250; tomtom.com