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Unpacking a stocking is a highly underrated part of the holidays. It's generally where you'll find all the stuff you need but never end up buying for yourself.
This year, be the bringer of good tidings for the cyclist in your life by loading their stocking up with not just the usual socks and underwear but gear they'll actually use while on the bike.
We gathered several cycling-related options all under $50 that are the perfect stocking stuffers. From gloves that feature an additional windproof cover to cushioned handlebar tape for gravel riders, there's something here for all types of riders.
Swiftwick Vision Six Impression National Parks
We're willing to guess your mountain biker (or roadie!) loves visiting National Parks. These moisture-wicking, high-performance socks from Swiftwick have long been a fan favorite in the cycling community, but now they feature iconic graphics from several of the country's top National Parks, including Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion and more.
DÆHLIE Sportswear's Rush Glove
Ready for any cold-weather conditions and perfect for cyclists who ride in extreme conditions, DÆHLIE Sportswear's Rush Glove is a tight-fitting training glove equipped with an extra windproof cover pulled over the fingers to form a mitten. The soft, elastic "power stretch" material makes this glove easy to take on and off and extremely comfortable to wear. Also, the reflective tape and print details provide visibility in low-light winter conditions.
TrainingPeaks Premium Subscription
With races officially back on the calendar, help your cyclist reach their training and racing goals in 2022 with a TrainingPeaks Premium subscription. A premium plan includes a whole host of benefits that the free plan doesn't, including a drag-and-drop workout builder, heart rate, pace and power charts, weekly fitness summaries and more.
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
No matter if your cyclist is loading stuff up in their car for their next race or they need to bring supplies with them on their next ride, the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack is the perfect blend between performance and portability. It packs down to the size of a tennis ball, but it can hold up to 15 pounds of gear and still be comfortable. There's also a webbing daisy-chain attachment point that's perfect for attaching a bike light.
Gnarly Nutrition Hydrate
Gnarly Hydrate drink mix is a cyclist-approved, easy-to-digest powder that can be added to their bottle of water. It's packed with electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, etc.) and B vitamins (B6 and B12) to optimally replace the fluid and electrolytes your cyclist loses when they sweat. Another bonus: It's clean and doesn't have any of the extra sugar or artificial colors and sweeteners that other sports nutrition often includes.
PRO Discover Handlebar Bag (Small)
Handlebar bags have become all the rage, especially among gravel cyclists. Not only are they conveniently placed to allow your cyclist to grab items while riding, but they're compatible with most handlebars. PRO's Discover Handlebar Bag is the newest addition in the PRO bag collection, and it's lightweight, waterproof and more compact to carry smaller items.
ACTIVE Advantage Gift Card
An ACTIVE Advantage Membership makes it affordable to live a healthy lifestyle. Get discounts on gear and services you already use for fitness, cooking, health and fun. This premium membership comes with exclusive perks from top health and fitness brands, like Adidas, HelloFresh, Aaptiv and more! Plus, save on fun with discounts on camping, live events and hotels. Give the gift of savings with the ACTIVE Advantage Membership eGift Card. Whether they're into marathons, yoga, personal training, cooking, camping or travel, the discounts will give them more of what they love for less. Buy an Advantage Membership eGift today! Learn more about all the benefits included with ACTIVE Advantage here.
PRO Gravel Comfort Handlebar Tape
With much anticipation and demand, gravel riders now get additional padding and grip from PRO with their new Gravel Comfort Handlebar Tape. It's extra grippy for better control in all conditions, and it comes in an extra-long 2300 mm length for close wrapping and for wide flared bars. It's also available in both black and our personal favorite, multi-color.
Honey Stinger Three-Part Rapid Hydration Mix Sample Pack
This is the first ever three-part hydration system that uses honey as the main energy source! Honey Stinger has long been used by cyclists to fuel them on rides (waffles, anyone?), but now they have the ability to "prepare," "perform" and "recover" in the same system. This sample pack includes two packets of each flavor and is designed to help with daily hydration rebalance to maintain sodium levels during peak activity and to replenish fluids after a tough ride.
Pearl iZUMi Gravel Gaiter
Pearl iZUMi's all-new Gravel Gaiter keeps mud, sand and gravel out of your cyclist's shoes while riding off road. It provides maximum breathability and durability so your cyclist can ride through the worst conditions, as well as a locking zipper and mid-foot strap that keeps them secure and out of the way—your cyclist will forget they're even on.
Crankbrothers F15 Multitool
A good multitool is one of the most underrated pieces of gear a cyclist can have. The Crankbrothers F15 multitool checks all the boxes—it's thin, lightweight and has all the tools your cyclist will need and nothing they don't. Besides the chain tool, hex wrenches, screwdrivers and spoke wrench, the next best tool included in the design is the bottle opener—perfect for post-ride refreshments.
TriggerPoint AcuCurve Cane
There's nothing more frustrating than feeling tight in certain areas and not being able to reach them—especially between the shoulders after a hard day in the saddle. Your cyclist will appreciate the AcuCurve Cane from TriggerPoint for its simplicity and effectiveness for improving flexibility and upper body movement. The ergo design helps create leverage over the shoulder for more targeted use on sensitive areas.
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