Since triathlon has three components—swimming, cycling and running—on paper it seems as though it's the easiest sport to buy a gift for, but in reality, it can be a little overwhelming.
Especially true for gift givers who aren't triathletes themselves, it can be tough to find a gift without eliciting thoughts of "what's this" and "what's that for" as you browse all the seemingly endless products.
Don't worry—we live and breathe this stuff, so you don't have to. From sunglasses and a multisport watch, to triathlon shoes and a waterproof backpack, your triathlete will love the competitive edge they'll get from any of these triathlon-themed gifts this holiday season.
Adidas SP0001 Sport Sunglasses
Featuring a wrap-around frame made of some of the most lightweight and impact-resistant material out there, this new line of performance sunglasses from Adidas includes four-position adjustable nose pads, wrap temples and a 12-intake aerodynamic ventilation system ensuring a clear lens. They also come with interchangeable lenses for various conditions and times of day.
Garneau Tri Air Lite Shoes
Ready to watch your triathlete salivate as they unwrap your gift this holiday season? Garneau took its best-selling Tri-400 shoe and gave it all the upgrades your triathlete could ever imagine—including heat shielding materials on the upper, more vents for better airflow and its lightest and stiffest outsole for ample support. It guarantees it'll get your triathlete from T1 to T2 cooler, faster, stronger and with way more comfort than anything they've ever experienced or seen.
If it's not on camera, it never happened, right? With its new front-facing display (and larger rear-display), the HERO9 gives athletes more control over what they capture—no matter if they're swimming, cycling or running. Plus, with new specs like HindSight and better video and image quality than ever before, your triathlete will never miss an important highlight from their hours of race footage.
Njoie NFORCE Massage Gun
The NFORCE personal massage gun will help your triathlete relieve muscle pain, recover from an injury or simply relax and recharge without going to a massage therapist or chiropractor. With powerful percussive movements, it can help soothe muscle aches and pains and relieve stiffness or tension through a targeted, deep tissue massage.
Dragon Cove LL Ion Sunglasses
Part of the Upcycled Collection, these glasses are made from five recycled plastic water bottles. They offer 100 percent UV protection, and for every pair of glasses sold from the collection, Dragon makes a contribution to the Surfrider Foundation's Clean Water Initiative. Featuring a navigator and a rounded square eye shape, they're great for relaxing poolside after a hard swim, or for whatever other activity your triathlete wants to throw at it.
Eddie Bauer Movement Lux High-Rise 7/8-Length Leggings
These leggings from Eddie Bauer are ideal for anything from long training runs in cooler temperatures to a post-workout recovery stretch on the living room floor. The slightly compressive fabric provides the right amount of support and features a figure-flattering, high-rise 7/8-length style. The FreeDry moisture wicking will keep your triathlete cool, and the Polygiene Odor Control will help your triathlete stay smell-free even after consecutive wears.
Eddie Bauer High Route Grid Fleece Full-Zip Jacket
The perfect pairing for the previously mentioned leggings, this plush fleece funnel-neck sweater is a great layer to keep in the car or gear bag for heading to the pool for an early-morning swim or to curl up in after a hard ride or run. It's made with FreeHeat polyester to foster the ideal balance between air circulation and warmth, and its athletic fit keeps the material close to the body without restricting mobility.
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