Shopping for an athlete can be tough, especially if you’re not entirely familiar with what goes into training for that particular sport. Luckily, you can always head to Google to look up different gift guides and suggestions so that you know your gift is something he or she will actually like!
Well, to make holiday shopping a bit easier on you this year, we’ve put together a handy gift guide for endurance athletes. If you know someone who likes to compete in triathlons or is active in multiple sports, consider some of these suggestions the next time you’re looking for the perfect present:
A Garmin Forerunner Heart Rate Monitor: This is absolutely your best friend when you’re an endurance athlete. Able to give you valuable training data, a Garmin Forerunner heart rate monitor is like having a coach along with you at every step of the competition. Our picks? The Garmin Forerunner 610, The Garmin Forerunner 310XT, and the brand new Garmin Forerunner 910XT. The Forerunner 910XT is the superman of GPS heart rate monitors.
A Hydration Pack: Does your endurance athlete like to go on long runs or bike rides? Be sure that he or she has enough water to keep hydrated with a hydration backpack. Not only are these comfortable water carriers a great way to stow away H20, but they’re also great for packing along those other things you might need along the way, like energy gels. Our recommendation? Go for a lightweight CamelBak hydration pack to suit the sport (in our selection, we have it sorted by activity to make it easier).
Workout Clothing: Tank tops with moisture wicking, base layer running clothing, running gloves, a nice hat to run in, new track pants, bamboo socks…these are all great ideas for a triathlete or endurance athlete. Find out what he or she needs and equip their wardrobe with the essentials. If they’re seriously into their sport, they’ll go through the gear quickly. Besides, when you’re a runner, there’s always room for a new pair of socks or base layers.
What do you plan on buying for your athlete this holiday season?