The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes

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Polar Vantage V2


If you really want to get credit as the best gift giver in the family, consider gifting the Polar Vantage V2 this holiday season. It's an update on the brand's highly regarded and all-round multisport and running GPS watch (the Vantage V) released a couple years ago, and it includes just about every feature your triathlete could ask for—from a more accurate built-in wrist-based heart rate sensor, to longer battery life and performance tests. 

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Lazer Volane MIPS Time Trial Helmet


For triathletes, speed is the ultimate goal and no advantage is too small. Lazer's new Volante time trial helmet includes the latest technological and aerodynamic advancements to create one of the fastest helmets on the market. Lazer has taken wind tunnel testing to a new level and developed a specific method for optimizing the helmet shape using airflow to establish a shape that adapts to any real-world situation for any rider.

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Shimano TR5 and TR5W Triathlon Shoes 


A new pair of triathlon shoes doesn't have to break the bank. For triathletes, the affordable new TR5 and TR5W shoes infuse S-PHYRE technology with tri-specific features for premium performance and optimal comfort. A wide opening enables quick access for getting in and out of the shoes, and improved ventilation allows the shoes to dry quicker. The shoes also include a soft, smooth liner that boosts comfort when worn without socks.

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GoPro Storm DRY Waterproof Backpack


From getting wet poolside to being thrown around at the track and in the back of the car, triathletes need a way to transport gear that can withstand plenty of wear and tear. Amphibious by design, Storm DRY is a tough, yet streamlined, waterproof backpack. It's 35-liter volume is watertight due to welded seams, and it's both lightweight and tough as nails.

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ACTIVE Advantage


Gifting your triathlete an ACTIVE Advantage membership will help them save money on things they already love to do! Members enjoy waived processing fees, gear discounts, access to streamed workouts on Aaptiv, three months free to TIDAL Premium music streaming, a movie rental and much more.

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Black Diamond Access Spike Traction Device


Don't let a little bit of snow or ice stop your triathlete from reaching their fitness goals! This traction device from Black Diamond is built for all-around trail performance, whether they're on a winter training run in the mountains, or out mixing it up with a rocky summer alpine scramble. They include 14 spikes with an optimized 8mm length, designed to provide excellent engagement on snow and ice, and the full elastomer harness means they'll fit a wide range of shoes and boots.

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Xterra Wetsuits Men's Volt Sleeveless


A super popular wetsuit brand for swimmers and triathletes, Xterra's Volt Sleeveless is one of its most affordable and comfortable offerings. It's an entry-level wetsuit, but it has plenty of high-performance features to help get the best out of your triathlete. It features 3mm neoprene, a low-profile collar and X-MAX Seam-Seal technology that uses a triple layer of glue and double-blind stitching to ensure long-lasting waterproof seams.

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Brand new for the holiday season, Wahoo has released a multisport watch designed to provide your triathlete with the most intuitive and feature-packed experience possible. It has the same reliability as its ELEMNT cycling computers (used by teams in the Tour de France), including its legendary GPS connectivity, impressive battery live and more. Besides the usual performance metrics, the new Touchless Transition technology is a standout feature—it allows your athlete to seamlessly transition from swim to ride to run without touching their watch, helping them focus more on their race performance than their gear.

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