2016 Triathlete Holiday Gift Guide: The Traveler

You chose this sport as much for the jet-setting opportunities as the adrenaline you get when you cross the finish line.

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The Traveler

You chose this sport as much for the jet-setting opportunities as the adrenaline you get when you cross the finish line. Your 2017 race schedule includes several destination triathlons—where you’ll swim, bike and run on and off the race course and explore all that the world has to offer. Travel doesn’t always go as planned, but these gift ideas will make for a smoother ride from A to B and help you enjoy your final destination.

Stumptown Coffee Rambler travel brew kit

$185, Stumptowncoffee.com

Don’t settle for mediocre coffee on the road. This travel kit is the perfect solution for brewing your favorite blend anywhere you go—whether it’s a hotel room or campsite. Kit includes a water-repellant canvas and leather bag, AeroPress kit with filters, two enamel mugs, a mini grinder, a sample bag of Stumptown coffee and an on-the-go brew guide.

Camelbak Bike Tool Roll Organizer

$25, Camelbak.com

Don’t pack your bike wrench alongside your toothbrush—give your bike tools a dedicated home with this lightweight organizer. The brightly colored roll comes with three zip pockets, an easy-release buckle and open mesh so you can easily find your tools.

UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

$200, Ultimateears.com

You’ll be the favorite among your travel mates with this 360-degree wireless speaker. Put on some mellow tunes to find your zen the night before the race, or pump up your top pre-race motivational music. Available in several colors, this is one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market, providing high-quality sound and powerful bass wherever your travels take you.

Evoc Bike Travel Pro Bag

$595, Evocsports.com

This soft-shell bike bag is both lightweight and sturdy, two key qualities tough to find in one bag that make it easy to tote your precious cargo across the globe. Even better: Taking your bike apart—and putting it back together—is simple since you only have to remove the handlebars, pedals and wheels to pack up.

Sanuk Men’s Beer Cozy sandals

$34, Sanuk.com

Comfort meets fun with these beer-inspired flip-flops from Sanuk. Easy to stow in your suitcase, you’ll want to bring these shoes on every trip—no matter the climate. Great for lounging around the hotel (the footbed is made from an actual yoga mat!) or that post-race stroll to the restaurant.

REKS Wrap Around

$50, Reksoptics.com

Never worry about breaking your sunglasses again—these frames were designed to be stepped on, thrown against the wall or twisted without losing their shape. Plus they stay in place while running, fit nicely under a helmet and have multiple lens colors to choose from—even polarized lenses for $50.

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