Every Friday, the team at LAVA is rounding up some of our favorite gear and industry news of the week. This is everything we think you should know about this week to take your swim, bike and run to the next level.

Gear Pick: HOKA ONE ONE Hupana


Available on December 6, these lightweight shoes with a knitted upper are the latest release from HOKA. It was made with competitive and casual runners alike, it still maintains the signature cushioning you’d expect from the brand with a cleaner design. The stats on the shoe are as follows:

Men’s: OFFSET: 5mm HEEL: 25mm FOREFOOT: 20mm
Women’s: OFFSET: 5mm HEEL: 24mm FOREFOOT: 19mm

MEN: 8.2 oz. 232g
WOMEN: 6.3 oz. 178g

Again, these aren’t available until December 6, so consider this a sneak peek.

Gear Pick: FEDER MUT Technical Cycling Socks


This is a brand that is not only making cycling apparel fashionable, but captures the emotion you feel when zipping around on two wheels. With eleven collections currently—including Powerful, pictured above—the team at FEDER MUT has been developing advanced technology to help you feel light and strong on the bike.

They offer gradual compression, arch support and ankle support to keep your legs and feet strong. They also offer cycling kits to keep your look consistent as you speed by the competition. Their current athletes alone speak volumes for this new company—such as Challenge Aruba winner Per Bittner.

News Pick: Chiltonic Cryotherapy Opens In La Jolla


Chiltonic Cryotherapy sits in our backyard in Encinitas and is the area’s first whole body cryotherapy clinic. We got news of their third and newest location—now open in La Jolla—as part of a partnership with the La Jolla Sports Club.

San Diego is the birthplace of triathlon, so it only makes sense that Chiltonic is growing in popularity throughout the region. Cryotherapy, which Chiltonic notes can help athletes “recover faster from workouts and train harder,” is gaining momentum in the world of elite athletes looking to boost performance.

Cryotherapy continues to become more widespread across the country, evidenced by this expansion in San Diego.

News Pick: Picky Bars to Donate Thousands of Bars to Oregon Food Bank



Last week, Picky Bars pledged to donate one bar to a local food bank near their headquarters in Bend, OR for every bar sold over the Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend. Today, they announced the total haul headed to a Central Oregon food bank is 9,050 bars. To help us understand the actual volume of this donation they provided us with these special stats. 9,050 Pick Bars is equivalent to:

  • 905 pounds of bars which is equal to the weight of an adult moose
  • enough calories to fuel founder Jesse Thomas for 6,033 calories of “triathlon-ing” (their words, not ours).