Happy Sporty Holiday!
Still on the fence about what to give—or get—this gift-giving season? Here’s our list of sporty stuff that will help level up your 2017 tri performance, and make your Christmas merrier too!
Brooks Transcend 3
Brooks’ Transcend 3 brainchild spells functional comfort, kudos to its Super DNA midsole that adapts to your every step and provides top-notch cushioning, and its Guide Rails feature that eases your body back into its natural motion path. As the brand’s most technically-advanced pair of running shoes, the Transcend 3 is a perfect holiday present for the running buff on your list, thanks to its heeling (pun intended) power courtesy of its rounded heel that minimizes joint stress, and its laser-cut mesh that enhances the shoes’ fit and keeps your feet cool and dry.
Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Surprise your fave bike buddy (or gift yourself) with the Shimano Dura-Ace FC-R9100, a killer crankset that has a redesigned teeth profile adapted for race bike specific disc brake systems, and an enhanced design that saves 7 grams of weight while maintaining rigidity. Its optimized crank arm design can strengthen key stress zones, while its 4-arm construction adds strength and rigidity while minimizing weight.
Soleus Nick Symmonds Contender
Designed in collaboration with gifted 800-meter and 1,500-meter distance track athlete, Nick Symmonds, this watch is worth spending your Christmas bonus on with its three alarms for on-time training, six interval timers to plot workouts with, and 10-run data storage that allows one to compare and track your performances.
RUNNR Destination Chicago Marathon Socks
Is a marathon on your 2017 race calendar? This super lightweight, low bulk, and quick-drying pair of RUNNR Destination Chicago Marathon socks that’s individually molded to each foot to eliminate bunching, makes a great addition to your holiday sports gear purchases.
Say “Merry Christmas!” in a sporty way by getting your athletic significant other the Ogio 9.0 bag. This multitasker is everything you want in storage and organization, thanks to its main compartment that promises to fit the bulkiest of items, the backpack-style shoulder straps and padded lip to help you carry gear comfortably, and hideaway stretch mesh helmet storage, plus crush-resistant lockable armored pocket to keep your other sports essentials safe and orderly. It’s also a gem for its highly reflective 3M-Tech fabric that delivers exceptional visibility in low light conditions.
Asics Gel-Kayano 23 Lite-Show
We bet this pro pair will make it to running enthusiasts’ wishlists in a heartbeat. Asics’ Gel-Kayano 23 crows about its FluidFit® upper technology that combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcement to conform to your feet for customized glove-like fit. Its Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® cushioning systems lessen shock during impact and toe-off phases, while its reflectivity property is designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
Newton Motion V
You’ll have your run rivals eating your dust when you slip on a pair of Newton’s Motion V speed and stability shoes. Combining the best of both worlds, this pair extraordinaire features Newton’s EMB (extended medial bridge) platform, which offers more functional support for runners with medial side pronation or a flatter arch. Its also got a lightweight, breathable mesh upper for unprecedented comfort, and an updated pre-molded heel counter that creates better form and fit.
Lazer Wasp Air
Cyclists, what better way to reward yourself (or treat your fellow cyclists to)this Yuletide season than to grab the Lazer Wasp Air— an A-Grade aerodynamic head gear that’s a welcome treat for pedal-pushers for its Lazer Advanced Turnfit Retention System, which ensures that the helmet is snug and comfortable on the head, as well as for its integrated lens that can be adjusted to allow air flow into the helmet when needed.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer item for your triathlete-friend or family member? The Camelbak Chute™ will never disappoint, credits to its angled spout that provides a high flow of water without sloshing or spilling. Coupled with a spout cap that snaps into place for easy access, and a wide-mouth opening for easy cleaning and water filling, this bottle will definitely send some good cheer to your special someone.