Holiday Gift Guide 2020

It's been a long year—and no matter what this holiday season may look like, or how it might be different from your typical traditions, we hope you're able to find some joy and happiness in the little things. (And, maybe, in some of these.) Here, we've rounded up some of the best gifts for triathletes; these are list-worthy gift picks you'll want to give—and receive—this season.

Nov 2, 2020

Editors' Pick

Ortovox Windbreaker

This technical but soft and quiet windbreaker is a perfect fit for runners in changing conditions. With a small pack size, this piece uses Merino to retain a nice feel while staying weather resistant. Read More

$150

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Ritual Zero Proof

Enjoy the taste and bite of spirits, but without the booze – for non-alcoholic cocktails designed for your active lifestyle.

$26.99

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Active Pass Membership

An Active Pass membership covers all of Triathlete’s sister brands: VeloNews, Women’s Running, Podium Runner & VeloPress. Get exclusive content, webinars, event entries, discounts, and books.

$99 $75

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HOKA ONE ONE Recovery Slides

This slide has become a fan favorite and we can see why. They do just what they promise—help feet recover after hard training efforts. We recommend sizing down one from your normal running shoe.

$50

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The Rehab Box

Available for almost injury—including back, knee, and shoulder—each box comes with a session from a personal physical or occupational therapist who will develop a progression program for rehab.

$75-120

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Skratch Labs x Upslope Brewing Snowmelt

Two Boulder-based companies teamed up to put a unique spin on Upslope’s Spiked Snowmelt. The electrolyte-infused hard seltzer comes in peach lemonade, grapefruit and hops, and passionfruit and mango.

$16

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The Morph Collapsible Foam Roller

This foam roller breaks down to roughly the size of 2 t-shirts! It works well as a recovery tool when you need it and easily fits in a backpack when you don’t. Bonus: It comes in 8 different colors.

$69.95

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Funky Trunks Puff Daddy Deck Coat

It’s hard to hit high fashion with a swim parka, but this unisex deck coat from Funky Trunks is versatile (switch from hip-length to knee-length with a magnetized lower section) and extremely warm.

$200

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Triathlon Swimming

Who doesn’t want to get faster in the water? This book, from triathlon swim coach and open-water swim guru Gerry Rodrigues, is packed with advice for triathletes of all ages and abilities.

$27

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Dimond Miner Kids’ Balance Bike

New bikes aren’t just for parents. Get your kid ready for the triathlon life with this balance bike from tri bike stalwart, Dimond. They can even choose their own customizable decals and colors.

$330

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Triathlete Giordana Cycling Kit

Rock your triathlon pride with this high-end cycling kit from Giordana. This Euro-fit jersey and bib shorts are perfect for your long rides or just for rolling to the coffee shop.

$240

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Asics MetaRacer

Asics’ entry into the carbon-midsole arms race is a favorite for anyone looking for a lightweight but dynamic race shoe. The noticeable curve in this shoe’s sole helps create that energetic return. Read More

$200

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp & Air Fryer

Prepare great meals fast with this wizard of an Instant Pot, which boasts 11 different functions from air frying to steaming. It’s easy and fun to use—even for those who aren’t culinarily inclined.

$130

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Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA 6-Pack

If you want the beers without the hangover the next day, then this is the sixer for you. Athletic has a wide range of non-alcoholic beers in their stable, but this Run Wild IPA might be the best.

$13

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Race Shirt Quilt

Like medals, race T-shirts are great until you don’t know what to do with them anymore. Project Repat lets you turn them into a quilt. Choose from a small lap size up to a full queen-size quilt.

$75-190

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Polar V2

This upgrade to the Polar Vantage takes all of the functions like workout suggestions, recovery metrics, on-watch power, and multisport features, and adds a host of testing functions and capabilities. Read More

$500

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Hyperice HyperVolt Plus with Bluetooth

This Bluetooth-enabled version of the HyperVolt is a pro-level percussive device. Video recovery/warm-up routines on the app will guide you through each movement while controlling the device’s speed.

$400

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Atlas Run Snowshoes

With this snowshoe, you can jump right into snowshoe running with ease, thanks to the BOA closure system and a system that provides precision security for running shoes in the Speed Helix binding. Read More

$250

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MOTR

This tool may be the perfect addition to your home gym setup with cardio, strength, resistance, and core training. There’s a bit of a learning curve but the free videos help you get the hang of it.

$349

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FitBit Sense

This new health-focused smartwatch has all the regular tracking capabilities you’d expect while also boasting features to help you monitor stress, heart health, temperature, oxygen, and more. Read More

$330

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Feel Good Fitness

If you’re looking for a year of fun fitness challenges, look no further: Pro runner Alysia Montaño has exercises that will build strength and endurance, in a fresh and innovative way.

$25

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Prestacycle One

Lube, clean, polish, protect & more! Each feature enhances the other. ASTM 4 test = No fail. USDA certified bio-based non-toxic.

$11.95-$14.95

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Clif Bar Seasonal Flavor Variety Pack

With spiced pumpkin pie, iced gingerbread, and peppermint bark options up for grabs, this seasonal variety pack from Clif Bar is a great way to bring holiday tastes into your training.

$17

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The Athlete’s Gut

Dr. Patrick Wilson’s book does a deep dive on gut health and its importance for us as athletes—it’ll help you understand gut health and its impact on your overall health, wellbeing, and performance.

$25

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NASM Mini Nutrition Courses

Nutrition nerds will love these mini courses from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) with options ranging from “Making Sense of Supplements” to “Nutrition Hot Topics and Controversies.”

$50

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Protekt Resilient Oral Vitamin

Never has it been more important to keep your immune system bolstered—and this formula is packed with all the essential vitamins you need, like Vitamin B12, D3, and K2.

$30

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Triathlon: The Board Game

Use your swim, bike, and run cards, as well as energy and mindfulness tokens, with the goal of getting to the finish line first.

$44

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Endurance Sports TV Subscription

Launched last year as a streaming endurance sports TV channel, you’ll get some sports movies, but also triathlon coverage of Super League, Patagonman, and the Ötillö Swimrun series.

$60

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Kudos Coaster Plus

Instead of throwing your old medals in a box, turn them into coasters with these deluxe plastic covers. Each comes with six color options to put your medal inside.

$20

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Surfacing

Siri Lindley’s honest and open book is bound to inspire any triathlete. Her story is particularly moving in light of her recent bout with cancer—and how she’s still finding her way.

$17

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Blueseventy Thermal Swim Socks

Better than surf booties, these snug-fitting thermal socks keep your toes warm and frosty water out. Once the weather turns warmer, the grippy soles act as double-duty to help on long transition runs.

$45

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Obed Boundary 600 GRX

This is a great option to get into a burly-yet-light carbon gravel frame without breaking the bank. Boasting a huge amount of frame mounting options and disc brakes, there’s nowhere you can’t go.

$2650

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Salomon Wildcross Shoes

With killer grip in mind, this pair of midweight shoes has monstrous lugs to work through mud and other soft terrain. A quick-lacing system and a protective toebox round out these sport-utility shoes.

$130

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Biolite Headlamp 750

With a host of functions and features, this crazy-bright headlamp (max 750 lumens!) is the perfect companion to any winter sport when darkness begins to creep in.

$100

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Osprey Talon 22

This technical pack is perfect for anyone who’s looking to up their adventure level in 2021. It’s lightweight, ventilated, and perfect for everything from a day of hiking to a bikepacking adventure.

$120

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Headspace Subscription

They like to say that 10 days of Headspace can increase happiness by 16%, and we believe it. This mindfulness and meditation app is also extremely easy to send a gift.

$13/mo

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Hatch Restore

This clock is easy to use either on the touchpad or an app. You can personalize sleep routine with lighting and sounds, use it as a soft-glow reading light, and gently wake to a custom sunrise alarm.

$130

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Nabee Compression Socks

These compression socks make our list for their affordability, stylish options (there are several colors and styles), and overall comfort. Any triathlete would be happy to find these under the tree.

$30

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Mad Ritual CBD Muscle Recovery Balm

These balms are great for someone curious about the recovery benefits of CBD. Enjoy the soothing floral scents as you rub it on sore muscles. This fast-absorbing balm also has a non-greasy texture.

$40

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Addaday BioZoom Edge

This percussive device is great for someone looking to dip their toe into the market. It comes with a digital control panel, 3-hour battery life, multiple attachments, and Bluetooth compatibility.

$150

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SwimBuds Sport Headphones

If you don’t love the sound of silence as you swim, look no further than the Swimbuds headphones. They’re super easy to set up and use and stay in place well in the water, regardless of swim speed.

$60

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StrechCordz with Paddles

2020 has been the year of “swimming” on dry land. Sturdy, durable, and versatile, these cords are easy to set up wherever you’re swimming to help activate all the key muscles before you hop in.

$55

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Sufferfest Subscription

Sufferfest offers structured training plans and virtual workouts you can sync up with and follow along (as well as strength training, yoga, and mental training programs).

$15/mo

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Palomar Lucetta Magnetic Bike Lights

These small-but-powerful and elegant bike lights simply stick like a magnet onto your bike frame. Palomar also makes a magnetic bike bell and magnetic wearable lights to attach to yourself.

$43

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Neoprene Booties

This overshoe offers heavyweight protection for riding in deep winter conditions. The tough TPU helps to keep out the rain, and thick neoprene provides extremely effective insulation against the cold.

$40

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Craft Siberian 2.0 Split Finger Gloves

Anyone who rides in the winter knows good gloves are key to cold-weather cycling. These gloves are some of the hardiest we’ve come across. Opt for the fluro color for added safety.

$75

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La Sportiva Trail Gloves

Best for mild to medium conditions, this super versatile pair of gloves has a longer-than-most sleeve, a key pocket, and a handy pull-over wind-blocking cover to convert them into a heartier mitt.

$50

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Tracksmith Run Commute Shorts

These versatile Merino wool, water-resistant shorts are designed for “rinse and repeat” run commuting miles with features such as a quick-drying liner, zippered pockets, and a breathable, relaxed fit.

$98

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Girls Running

Co-authored by former high-school run star Melody Fairchild, this is a complete guide for young women looking to get into running or to increase their fun factor.

$20

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On Course Goggles

The unique tech in these will help you lock onto a point (like a buoy) and visually notify you via colored LEDs when you’re off course, helping you swim in a straight line—regardless of currents.

$250

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Elite Sterzo Smart Trainer Block

This smart steering block wirelessly connects to Zwift, allowing you to work more precisely in-game. Battery powered with handy return-to-center action, this adds another dimension to virtual cycling. Read More

$110

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NURVV Insoles

Using 32 sensors, this high-tech insole gives you real-time metrics for cadence, footstrike, step length, pronation, and balance via smartphone app, Apple Watch, or ANT+ with a Garmin device.

$300

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AO x Ciele GTGlass Sunglasses

These Italian-made glasses come available in three colors, and they are versatile, comfortable, and durable. The polarized lenses block 100% of UVA/UVB rays and prevent road glare.

$275

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Let’s Fit Resistance Bands

We’re all masters of home workouts these days, so these are great for your daily at-home routine. Made from 100% natural latex, they are strong, robust, and available in 5 different resistance levels.

$28

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CLCKR Grip & Stand iPhone Case

A great gift for the athlete who’s known for dropping his or her phone. Simple, stylish, sturdy, and available in a number of different color options for a wide range of models.

$30

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Gore Thermo Beanie

Ideal for cold rides and runs, this beanie helps keep you warm on even the chilliest of days. It’s thermo-lined yet still has a lightweight feel.

$35

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Plantworks Nutrition Mix Flavor Pack

A perfect stocking stuffer for the plant-based athlete in your life. These handy sachets are ideal for when you’re on-the-go post-workout and don’t want to compromise refueling and recovery.

$15

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Injinji Performance Toesocks

They might look funky, but these toesocks are remarkably comfortable and lightweight, giving your toes freedom while you run and minimizing the chance of blisters.

$13

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Honey Stinger Mini Waffles

Tasty snacks that work before, during, and after training—all of the goodness you need, nothing you don’t, and ideal for long rides or post-workout snacks.

$8

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Headsweats Santa Trucker Cap

There can’t possibly be a triathlete in your life who wouldn’t love a Santa trucker cap, right? Ideal for training runs or post-training hanging out.

$26

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Klean Kanteen TKWide 16oz

A super versatile container that can double up as a water bottle or coffee mug. It keeps liquids hot for 14 hours or iced for an impressive 47 hours.

$30

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