Christmas is coming but unlike Geese triathletes are trying not to get fat! Despite the roads either being so wet that they are more suited to submarine usage or icy enough for a rendition of the Bolero, and despite the closure of open water venues across the country, ala the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park Triathletes ‘will find a way’ and will keep on training and competing.
With that in mind and with the festive period fast approaching we’ve put together a list of stocking filler ideas for the triathlete in your life, even if that triathlete is yourself (go own treat yourself!)
Gifts Under £20
PROTECTIVE SWIM GOGGLE CASE £10
A simple yet effective way to keep those goggles safe in the bottom of your swim bag. A hard-wearing outer keeps your goggle safe, whilst the side clip means you can hook these on to your swim bag for easier access.
CYCLING ARM WARMERS £19
This must-have piece of kit for any triathlete comes in both Men’s and Women’s styles with two size offerings in both ranges that match our wider cycle kit (why not check that out too!). Made from lightweight lycra and featuring our tubular hem at the wrist and soft gripper at the top, these are a perfect addition to any wardrobe for those days where it is too warm for a long sleeve jersey but too cold for baring your arms! Given how lightweight and stashable these are, you could even use them whilst running (and trust us we have!)
Gifts Under £30
ENDURANCE NUMBER BELT WITH NEOPRENE FUEL POUCH AND ENERGY GEL STORAGE £21
This product ticks the boxes on the versatility front for sure. A useful storage solution for all active people, not just triathletes. A perfect race belt for those hard days taking on your latest challenge, with a great pocket to stash your race nutrition, with three additional gel loops also included. Reflective detailing, highly adjustable strap and cords and toggles for race number attachment make this our go-to product on race day.
ACTIV LITE T-SHIRT £22
Our compression and fitness range that launched this year has a wide range of products available to aid in your training and racing needs and this Active Lite t-shirt is no different. Available in sizes XS to XXL across three colourways for the men, and XS to XL across four colourways for the ladies these are a great go-to option for your indoor or outdoor workouts. Ultralightweight and sweat-wicking material combine with breathable side and back panelling for a great athletic performance top. The flatlock seams, reflective detailing and the headphone loop are the added details that we think really makes this top a cut above the rest.
GRAPHIC TEE £22
Fantastic designs, male and female cuts available and with five different size options. These are a perfect addition to any Triathletes Wardrobe.
SILICONE V-FLEX ERGO SWIM TRAINING TRAINING FINS £23
Available across 5 sizes, these unisex training fins should be a perfect addition to any triathletes swim kit. This fin is uniquely designed as a one-piece finish and features an ankle strap rather than a full heel to allow a better fit and ankle movement whilst also ensuring less chafing.
SEAMLESS COMPRESSION CALF SLEEVES £25
These unisex calf guards feature a 360o seamless construction for your comfort. Available in a choice of four colours there is something for everyone here to help enable muscle repair and reduce that post-exercise fatigue. With a built Muscle Support System aimed at reducing vibration and giving added shock absorption these are a must-have!
COTTON SWIM TOWEL £25
This stylish towel in our signature colourway of Blue and Orange is perfect for use in the pool or OWS and stands out perfectly for use in transition. Need we say more?
Gifts Under £40
POWER BURST T-SHIRT £30
Another item from our Compression and Fitness range this Power Burst t-shirt is available in both Men’s and Women’s styles. Made from a 4-way stretch fabric with lightweight vented panelling and are perfect for almost all workout types, these are even stylish enough for casual wear! They are designed to be snug fitting on top with a looser fit on the lower half to work with body movement and give added comfort, further aided by the Flatlock stitching and the sweat-wicking material. An added touch of the headphone loop to keep your cords tidy completes this top that we think makes a great gift idea. Our personal favourite? The women’s cut in the Charcoal Marl/Coral
VAPOUR SWIM GOGGLES £32
These fantastic goggles come with large, curved, polarised lenses across the range which offers an excellent field of vision when in OWS or the pool. Built with ultra-soft silicone gaskets and a highly adjustable strap these are an extremely comfortable set of goggles. Offered in a range of five colours you should be able to please even the pickiest of athletes with this one.
NEOPRENE HEAT-TECH WARMTH SWIM SOCKS and/or GLOVES £35 each
For anyone looking to maximise their time in the water particular at the start and end of the season when the water temps haven’t yet picked UP these swim socks and gloves are the perfect addition to any kit bag and both coming in three sizes means these cater for all. Made from a high-stretch material at 3.5mm thick, lined with titanium to reflect body heat, and featuring our unique Smoothskin Waterblock closure system to minimise water ingress these are truly perfect for keeping your hands and feet warm in those colder temperatures.
So there we have it, hopefully you will have a few ideas from the above but whatever you choose we wish you a very Merry Christmas and best of luck moving into the New Year and for all of the new challenges yourself, and your loved ones are taking on in 2020.
Written by Zone3 Ambassador Phil Keel