Summer 2020 Gear Guide for Endurance Athletes


Even though summer concerts and sporting events are cancelled for the foreseeable future, safe social-distancing training swims, bike rides and runs are still very much on the menu. 

Endurance athletes all around the world are keeping busy as best they can. While it might be tough to find training motivation without a race or event on the horizon, adding a few pieces of new gear (or updating worn-out items) is a great incentive.

Here we gathered a mix of some of our favorite new must-haves for endurance athletes--swimmers, cyclists and runners included--with a mix of price points and uses. From leisurewear to the latest in wearable tech, you'll be sure to find something for yourself or for a gift for the athlete in your life. 

Outdoor Research Illuminate Down Hoodie


The Illuminate Down Hoodie is Outdoor Research's lightest, warmest and easiest-to-grab mid-layer jacket that includes 800-fill down insulation in the design and is perfect for chilly summer and fall mornings before an early open water swim. 

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CBD Active Spray Triple Strength


CBD has been embraced by the endurance scene, and this small bottle makes it a great size to fit into any swim, cycling or running bag for quick comfort right at your fingertips.

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TYR Special Ops 3.0 Polarized Goggles


Engineered for both male and female triathletes and open water swimmers, these perennial fan-favorite goggles are packed with a range of state-of-the-art features including speed adjust technology, embedded anti-fog and wide peripheral range.

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TYR Women's Hurricane Wetsuit Cat 1


Boasting features including slick skin neoprene and speed wrap paneling, the Women's Hurricane Wetsuit Cat 1 is the ideal choice for beginner and aspiring triathletes looking to improve performance in the water.

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Suunto 9


Tested to the extreme in the toughest conditions, the Suunto 9 GPS watch features FusedTrack technology for improved tracking and distance accuracy, as well as a battery life of up to 25 hours in Performance mode and up to 120 hours in Ultra mode.

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UA HOVR Machina Running Shoes


UA HOVR Machina do-it-all running shoes combine the energy return and the speed of a Pebax propulsion plate with real-time coaching data when you connect them to UA MapMyRun.

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Balega Ultralight Crew 


Designed for long-distance protection without the "long distance" feel, Ultralight Crew socks are constructed with ultrafine hi-tech performance yarns to create the sheerest, lightest performance crew running sock. 

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High Brew Coffee Creamy Cappuccino +Protein

$10, four pack

Lightly sweetened with pure cane sugar and including 130-150mg of naturally occurring caffeine per serving, this protein-infused coffee stands out with its smooth, creamy texture. It's packed with 12 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber to help fuel an active lifestyle.

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Nathan Power Wash Performance Detergent Capsules


With no additives, dyes or scents, Nathan Power Wash is formulated to restore and protect sports apparel. It's plastic-free, comes in eco-friendly packaging and the new and improved formula is better on tough stains and outperforms the competition.

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Vega Nighttime Rest & Repair


Nighttime Rest & Repair is formulated with 18 grams of plant-based protein, zero grams of added sugar and has 3mg non-habit forming melatonin in each serving to help you fall asleep (and stay asleep) so you can train hard day after day.

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Honey Stinger Protein Waffle

$26.99, box of 12

Honey Stinger Protein Waffles are an easy way to incorporate protein into your day--portable and perfect for recovery. Powered by whey and pea protein, protein waffles are the perfect way to refuel after a hard swim, ride or run. 

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Reebok Forever Floatride Energy 2 Running Shoes


These neutral running shoes offer cushioned comfort without sacrificing flexibility and ground feel. They keep feet light with a breathable mesh upper, and the Floatride Energy Foam gives the shoes a soft step-in feel and ultra-smooth ride.

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Headsweats Super Crush Visor


This visor is a combination of Headsweats' two most popular products, the Supervisor and Crusher Hat. Versatile, durable and foldable, the Super Crush Visor is designed for athletes on the go--store this visor wherever you want, and it will always springs back to its original shape because of the foldable bill.

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Eddie Bauer Movement Lux High Rise Capris


With a buttery-soft texture and stylish matte finish, these moisture-wicking, stretch nylon/spandex capri leggings are ideal for low-impact activities and recovery sessions for hard-training athletes. 

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DÆHLIE Training Wool Summer T-Shirt


Made from quality wool for training in all temperatures, this thin base layer T-shirt includes strategically placed mesh panels to provide the best possible ventilation. Paired with flat seams and very fine quality wool, this training tee provides optimum comfort no matter the weather.

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BioLite HeadLamp 200


The HeadLamp 200 is great for anyone looking to stash away a light source in their running bag, trail running pack, purse or anywhere space proves to be tight! This headlamp delivers excellent fit, versatile lighting modes and USB rechargeability, so you can leave the disposable batteries behind.

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Wahoo Tickr X Heart Rate


Equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ technology, Wahoo's new Tickr X heart rate monitor connects to your favorite training apps, GPS watches and bike computers, and now supports up to three simultaneous Bluetooth connections. Its new design makes it the lightest and slimmest heart rate monitor on the market, too!

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Jaybird Vista


The lightest, most compact and most advanced headphones Jaybird has ever made, Vista wireless headphones feature industry-leading battery life and its proprietary "#EARTHPROOF" shock, dust, water and sweat-proof IPX7 construction.

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Hydro Flask 32 oz Lightweight Wide Mouth Trail Series


Hydro Flask's 32 oz Lightweight Trail Series bottle is 25% lighter than its other 32 oz bottles thanks to an innovative stainless steel design--it's engineered to deliver the same cold refreshment you expect from Hydro Flask but without the weight.

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Swiftwick ASPIRE Zero


Swiftwick's most popular running sock and a great no-show cycling sock, the ASPIRE is engineered with firm compression and a thin profile for a responsive feel. The "Zero" cuff height sits below the ankle with minimal extension above a cycling or running shoe.

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Nathan VaporSwift 4L Race Vest


The Nathan VaporSwift Race Vest is equipped with a 1.5-liter bladder for water, two storage pockets (one on each side, can fit bottles and flasks up to 22 oz), a large main storage compartment and one back kangaroo pocket for all your long run essentials and more.

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Gore C7 Cancellara Race Jersey


This limited-edition jersey was made in collaboration with legendary racer Fabian Cancellara (8 Tour de France stage wins, three-time Paris-Roubaix winner)! This top delivers an ultimate lightweight, modern cut jersey with a snug fit for hard days on the saddle. 

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