PRO Compression Marathon Sock$50 1 of 15
Compression socks aren't just for runners anymore. Compression products are growing in popularity for travel, work and overall health and wellness.
PRO Compression socks and sleeves are known for a myriad selection of designs and colors. They feature true graduated compression, which works by gently squeezing fluids away from your lower extremities and back toward your core. This design and targeted foot-bed compression provides critical support for muscles and tendons and prevents swelling in your feet and ankles.
The compression products are manufactured using a propriety blend of synthetic materials designed to wick away moisture for a comfortable fit that goes the distance.
Who knew socks could do so much?
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High Sierra Wave 70 Hydration Pack$60 2 of 15
It doesn't matter what you're doing—running, cycling, hiking, disc golf—a hydration pack like the High Sierra Wave 70 is a must-own for any person who enjoys being on the go. The Wave 70 fits comfortably on your back and can hold a 2-liter water reservoir with easy access to a hands-free pressure valve to drink from. It also features a small, zippered accessory pocket that holds items like keys, a wallet or cellphone—allowing you to go truly hands free.
Oakley Link Duffel$120 3 of 15
One problem with many duffel bags is that their footprint is so big and clunky—and what do you do about your shoes? The Oakley Link Duffel is a lightweight alternative to your standard gym tote that wears more like a messenger bag without sacrificing the space. The slim design allows you to easily wear it over your shoulder, carry it next to you or adjust the strap diagonally to throw it across your back. The end compartments are specially designed to hold your shoes so they're out of the way of everything else.
Kaenon Montecito Sunglasses$229 4 of 15
Sunglasses make as personal a statement as any other piece of clothing you wear. In the past, sport sunglasses used to mean slipping on a pair of space age shades (not that there's anything wrong with that). If you opted for a pair to wear strictly for aesthetics, you might have to deal with lenses and frames that weren't able to keep up. In pursuit of style and function, Kaenon hit the sweet spot with its Montecito sunglasses. The frame is light and durable, and the recessed nosepads help keep them in place when you're on the move. The high-performance, impact resistant SR-91 lenses offer crisp clarity to the point that you might forget they're even on—until someone comments on how good you look in them. Wear them on the trail or out at your favorite patio, and they won't be out of place at either.
Polar M600$329 5 of 15
The new Polar M600 sport watch provides everything you'd expect from a sports watch, including activity tracking and phone notifications—but Polar has taken it several steps further with added features and functionality in GPS sports tracking, HR sensor and third-party app integration via the Android Wear platform. The watch is relevant to a variety of disciplines, including running and cycling, though misses the triathlete market despite its waterproof design and ability for users to swim in it. Polar Flow also makes an encore on this wearable, which allows users to train for any event up to marathon distance and customize a training plan to meet your goals. The ability to store and play music is also a nice perk, which means you can leave your smartphone at home. While high performance athletes might opt for other devices, this watch boasts more than enough functionality for the average runner or cycling consumer to enjoy.
Armpocket Racer$29.95 6 of 15
Even with all the smart equipment out there—shoes that track your run, headphones that monitor your heart rate and watches that measure distance—some of us just want the old-school comfort of having it all on our arm. And with this minimalistic band, that won't be a problem.
The Armpocket Racer is superbly constructed. Not only is it thin and lightweight, but the adaptable memory foam helps it conform to your arm so you can easily forget it's even on. There are even discreet pockets in the band where you can fit keys or a credit card. The Racer works with any device up to 5.5 inches, which includes the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7, among others.
DryGuy Force Dry$80 7 of 15
Rain and snow soaked gloves or boots can put a damper on any day. And if you want whatever fun you were involved in to continue, you've got to find a way to get everything dried out. That meant hang drying, throwing things in the dryer or putting newspaper stuffed boots by the fire. The DryGuy Force Dry takes away all that hassle in one unit, which can dry a variety of footwear and gloves within about an hour. The unit gently blows hot air to dry your gear quickly and avoid any gross growth or odor-causing bacteria to setup camp.
Matador Daylite16$50 8 of 15
This Daylite daypack offers big performance in a tiny package. The entire pack folds away into a sewn-in compartment that fits in the palm of your hand. When opened, the Daylite16 offers a durable—but light—pack that is perfect for traveling or day hiking trips. The pack features two water-resistant zipper compartments and two side pockets for easy access to your belongings.
Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones$150 9 of 15
Wireless is becoming the new norm for fitness-focused headphones, and if you've ever run untethered, then you can understand why—the freedom and minimal fuss of no wires makes it hard to go back to the old model.
The SoundSport Pulse headphones from Bose not only capitalized on the wireless trend, but they also added a built-in heart rate sensor. With the Bose Connect app, you can monitor your workout efforts in real time and receive in-ear coaching that will tell you when to push harder or when to slow down.
Another great feature is the inline mic. Not only can you use it to discreetly turn up or lower your volume, but you can also take calls without reaching for your phone. All those features combined with five hours of battery life means your long run just got a whole lot easier.
Trigger Point Foam Roller$39.99 10 of 15
Foam rolling is a lifesaver for any athlete—seriously, every single athlete should have one. Make sure your loved one has this fitness staple in their home to keep their muscles loose and aid in recovery.
The Trigger Point foam roller is stiffer than your typical roller so, while it might hurt a little, those hard-to-find knots will be gone in no time. It's also very lightweight and portable for athletes on the go.
FuelBelt H3O 3-Bottle Belt$44.95 11 of 15
It's no secret that for runners and cyclists, alike, it would be ill-advised to embark upon long runs or rides without the proper fuel and hydration in tow. The problem, of course, is carrying the assortment of items needed for optimum supplementation along the way.
Scratch that. The problem was carrying these items. No longer. FuelBelt has changed the game with a series of products aimed at making the endurance athlete's life easier and more efficient—and perhaps none is more impressive than the Helium H3O 3-Bottle Belt.
The adjustable waist band and breathable foam padding allow for surprising comfort, while the large storage pocket is plenty big for any and all snacks you choose to haul. Of course, most notably, the triple-fisting design along the back is great for packing a variety of hydration options. Virtually no journey is too long.
Innova Swing 2$993 12 of 15
If your loved ones ever try to guess what's under the wrapping paper, you'll keep them stumped with this gift. Innova's Swing II inflatable kayak weighs under 25 lbs and packs into a 27x15x9 inch roll. The package includes a fin, rucksack, skirt and pump for $993. Add aluminum, fiberglass or carbon paddles starting at $105.
Slumberjack In-Season 2 Tent$270 13 of 15
The Slumberjack In-Season, two-person tent is suitable for all climates and weather conditions. The three-door, three-vestibule tent offers a variety of entryway options, so that even if weather conditions deteriorate, you'll have entry-and-exit options that will keep the elements out. The five-pole construction will stand up to tough winds and allows for a myriad of ventilation options. The floor's length, at 7 feet 9 inches, can easily accommodate tall users and their gear.
Exotac fireSLEEVE$15 14 of 15
Fire is crucial to any outdoor survival, but matches and lighters get wet or easily lost in your pack. The Exotac fireSLEEVE is a waterproof polymer container that keeps any standard Bic lighter protected from the elements and securely attached to your pack for easy access. A movable band protects the gas button from pressing, or you can slip it over the button to keep it compressed without burning your thumb. This is a perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoors person in your life.