Go Shopping for Tri Gifts This Year
If you know a triathlete, you know someone who’s easy to buy for – they’re always looking for new energy snacks, apparel and equipment to help them ace that next race. But if you’re still not entirely sure what’s what, here’s our guide to great gifts for triathletes, whether they’re just starting out in the sport or a fully fledged addict. Happy shopping!
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Women’s Cycle Cali Jersey – £45
This striking cycle top is comfortable, durable and has excellent moisture management. It includes three pockets on the back for gels, keys etc. Checked detail continues around the back as well.
Nike Sports Bag – £22
With all that training you need a good bag to cart all your kit around – this one has detachable straps, side pockets and is nice and roomy. It’ll squish happily into a locker while you’re working out and black won’t show marks.
Go Faster Food – £12.99
Eat your fill and stay healthy with this great recipe book, packed with delicious ideas. Kate’s dishes cover everything from snacks to main meals that will help you get all you need while training – and all of it totally scrumptious!
Waterproof Walkman – from £80
With 12 hours battery time and 4-8GB of storage, you can take the monotony out of swimming lengths with this new waterproof walkman. A really snug fit means you don’t have to worry about it falling out.
Women’s Cali 7” Shorts – £60
A great pair of shorts to match the Cali top, these include 50+UPF protection and have grippers to stop the hems riding up.
Excellent moisture management too, and flatlock seams to avoid chaffing.
Thermal Skull Cap – £35
This swim cap has been fine-tuned using a hollowed wool liner so that it has reduced water absorption, creating an extra boundary to protect against heat loss in open water.
Black Diamond Iota Headlamp – £35
With 150 lumens of power, this will get you through the darkest of trails. Charges via USB in just three hours and settings include full power, strobe and dimmed. For more information, please visit the website.
Compact Travel Towel – £9.99
This great little towel fits neatly into any kit bag and dries super-quickly. At 120x58cm, it’s plenty big enough to take to the pool but folds down small so worth popping in your backpack when you’re out training too.
Nathan Lock Lace – from £6.84
This great idea means you never have to stop due to laces coming undone again. Plus the squeeze and slide mechanism makes them really quick to undo, which is perfect for transitioning.
Christmas Jersey – £30
This festive elf jersey is part of Halfords’ Christmas range, which includes Christmas pudding and Santa designs. You might want to gift it before Christmas so the recipient gets more wear out of it!
Soltan Active Sun Stick – £3.50
This handy SPF30 stick is designed for face and lips. It’s water-resistant and non-pore-blocking, so you can rest assured it’s protecting you without clogging your skin.
Varidesk – from £225
Sitting is the new smoking, and most of us would agree that a day at your desk leaves you stiff, uncomfortable and can even cause your feet to swell. This design fits happily onto your existing desk, with no ‘installation’ required, and can be raised quickly easily for a spell standing up. It takes some getting used to, but will make you feel much better at the end of a working day and does wonders for your circulation. Comes in a choice of sizes. For more information, please visit the website.
Nabaiji Spirit Goggles – £9.99
Soft seals to fit your face. Anti-fogging and include UV protection. For more information, please visit the website.
2XU Race Goggles – £15
Anti-fog, low-profile design with adjustable strap for comfort and durability. For more information, please visit the website.
Hydra-Vision Goggles – £25
Soft frame and polarised lenses help enable you to see further away. For more information, please visit the website.
Bopworx Double Bumper – £24.99
This clever little gadget creates space between your bike and whatever it is beside, so no more worrying about scuffs when transporting or locking up. The rubber buffers rotate in the middle for ease of fitting.
Men’s P.R.O. Barrier Lite Jacket – £79.99
Perfect for riding in low light, this bright jacket is comfortable and reflective. It’s also very lightweight, water-resistant and wind-resistant, plus it’ll pack away into a pocket when not in use.
Packaway Backpack – £14.99
This pack folds away into its own pocket when not in use, and when it is in use it’s water-resistant, durable and includes an extra zipped pocket for valuables.
Neoprene Halo Overshoe – £40
These overshoes emit a bright light visible from over 500m – great for winter riding. There are two modes: flashing and constant, activated by the Halo switch. They fit really nicely too, with silicone leg gripper.
Bodymax Trampoline – £39.99
With detachable legs, this will store away neatly when you’re not using it and provides a great workout at home when you’ve no time to go out. Measures 101.5cm diameter, so larger than a lot of other models on the market. For more information, please visit the website.
Halo All-Weather Cycle Glove – £50
Has a powerful LED light integrated into the back of the hand. For more information, please visit the website.
Giro Hoxton Gloves – £29.99
Made in a combination of wool, suede and synthetic leather. For more information, please visit the website.
Single Layer Hat – £22
Merino wool is the magic word when training outside as it’s naturally anti-bacterial and breathable. This hat is a great addition to any kit bag, keeping you warm in winter but not overheated.
Topeak Wedge Bike Bag – £19.99
Handy for keeping keys, money, energy bars and other bits and pieces, this saddle bag fits on quickly and easily so you can just grab it and take it with you whenever you’re finished with cycling.
Puncture Repair Kit – £10
Ideal as a stocking filler, this little kit includes tools so you’re ready for anything. Includes 12 patches and two adhesive tubes as well as tyre levers, sandpaper a spanner and more.
Tailwind – £1.50 each
Great for on-the-go, as they come in individual sachets, these powders contain 200 calories plus electrolytes and have been developed to be very gentle on the stomach, which is good news for those who don’t get on with gels. They dissolve quickly in water and don’t leave residue so your bottle will be a cinch to clean. There is a flavour-free option as well, so you can dissolve into your favourite flavoured drink if you prefer. A great stocking filler for the triathlete who has everything!
Lezyne Macro Drive Light Set – £100
These pro bike lights mean business and will please the fussiest of riders. Up to 800 lumens front, 100 lumens rear, they are
charged via USB and include an economy mode too.
Cardiostrong Folding Treadmill – £499
Tackling that problem of space, this model can fold down when not in use and includes wheels, making it easy to transport in and out of the room when needed. For more information, please visit the website.
Vinyl Dumbbells Pair – £23.99
Keeping strength levels up can be tricky if you often run out of time to go to the gym. These 4kg weights are just the thing for adding in a bit of extra lifting in front of the TV.
Triathlon Plus Subscription – from £24.30
For the keen triathlete in your life, why not buy a six-month or 12-month subscription to Triathlon Plus? Full of kit, training tips and interviews, it’ll inspire them and keep their training up to date.