‘Tis the season to have some fun with your swim apparel.
TYR Reversible ($12, Tyr.com) Made of durable silicone, this reversible cap boasts two color versions in one.
2XU Neoprene Open Water Swim Cap ($40, 2xu.com) For the year-round open-water swimmer (polar bear plunge-lover). Aqua Sphere Aqua Slide Swim Cap ($11.95, Aquasphereswim.com) This silicone cap features pockets that relieve pressure around the ears.
Mio Alpha ($250, Mioglobal.com, available in December) No annoying chest strap here. A wrist sensor detects changes in blood volume to determine heart rate. Genius. Garmin Forerunner 10 ($130, Garmin.com) An incredibly user-friendly GPS watch for runners simply seeking pace and distance. Timex Ironman Shock Resistant 30-Lap ($60, Timex.com) We love the fun colors and the basic functionality of this Timex standby.
Nike Sportwatch GPS ($169, Nike.com) Plug the watch directly into your computer to upload run data to Nikeplus.com, HQ of “the world’s largest running club.” Panache Men's Houndstooth II Jersey ($130, Panachecyclewear.com) A fresh take on the Panache signature houndstooth design. Flashy, breathable and more noticeable to cars. The same design comes in short sleeves. Pearl Izumi Women's P.R.O. Leader Jersey ($165, Pearlizumi.com) Silky form-fitting jersey with a handy hidden zippered pocket.
Gore Oxygen Thermo Lady Jersey ($130, Goreapparel.com) Big back pockets and a soft fleece interior. Comes in four colors.
Nike FlyKnit Racer ($150, Nike.com) Exceptionally lightweight and über-stylish, the one-piece knitted upper combines stretch in some areas and support in others. For Newton devotees, it doesn’t get any better than this top-of-the-line neutral running shoe. New Balance 110 Winter ($125, Newbalance.com) An all-weather beast built on the 110 Minimus chassis. Pearl Izumi Kissaki 2.0 ($130, Pearlizumi.com) The seam-free upper is an exciting improvement on Pearl’s lightweight, neutral, low-drop trainer/racer. Ogio Endurance 9.0 ($160, Ogio.com) Strong construction and hardcore organization to hold everything you need for the swim, bike and run. BlueSeventy Transition Bag ($100, Blueseventy.com) Has a spot for almost everything tri, including a waterproof pocket for your wetsuit. TYR Convoy Rucksack ($60, Tyr.com) Durable and great for travel, it can stuff into itself to save space in transition.
Under Armour Shatter Gym Tote ($70, Underarmour.com) This nylon bag boasts ample space, a removable shoe bag and fluorescent pink details.
Photos: Nils Nilsen
part one of the Triathlete Gift Guide we featured some fun triathlon-related ideas, but for part two we’re getting down to the nitty gritty of what you’ll want/need for the upcoming season. Check back Monday for the third and final piece of our Holiday Gift Guide, featuring stocking stuffer ideas.