Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Looking for the perfect gift for your favourite athlete? Here are some considerations to help you pick stocking stuffers, as well as some hot gear that might not fit under the Christmas tree!

Triathletes: One particularity about triathletes is the amount of time spent training due to the nature of the sport. As such, products such as the 2012 Finis Swimp3 2G help make those long swims more fun by allowing swimmers to listen to music while in the water. Hydration is also particularly important on 100km+ bike rides. This is why the large capacity Speedfil Hydration System is a must. Finally, Compression Socks have become a bit of phenomenon for long distance runners. Great brands such as 2XU, Zensah and CEP have engineered some great running socks.

Swimmers: Although we are far from outdoor swimming season, avid swimmers will inevitably spend some quality time in the pool this winter. Some of our swim goggles have had great reviews, notably the Zoggs Predator Flex Polarized, which works great for the pool as well as open water. Another consideration would be the Women's Zoggs Athena goggles. Swim watches that automatically count your laps in the pool - as well as strokes, calories etc. - are hot this season. The Swimovate Poolmate and Finis Swimsense are definitely the way to go here.

Cyclists: What better time to do some bike maintenance than winter? The Park Tool PCS-10 is a great bike stand and key for fast and efficient maintenance and repairs. Combine with the AK-37 Toolkit and the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair to complete the arsenal. Anti chafing creams are also recommended for most cyclists, DZ Nuts and Hoo Ha Ride Glide are premium creams made specifically for men and women respectively.

Runners: A great stocking stuffer for runners is the Yankz! Sure lace system, which will fit virtually any running shoe. For those runners with an iPhone, the Wahoo Fitness Run Pack helps listen to music while keeping track of you heart rate directly on your phone.To stay hydrated, the new FuelBelt Revenge R2O holds up to two 7oz bottles for on-the-go hydration. Finally, to protect the head against the sun, rain etc. and regulate its temperature, we recommend the moisture-wicking 2XU Run Cap.

Not sure what to get? Get the gift certificate: pick your desired amount, enter the recipient email address and you are done.

Need more info? Check out our Holiday Gift Section or feel free to contact us via our Web Form.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

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