The Triathlete's Gift Guide for Christmas 2015

Updated December 2015

 

 

Check back when you need inspiration for your own Christmas list or when you are out shopping.

 

 

 

 

Gifts Under $50

 

1.    Lifestyle Tees From Louis Garneau

 

 

   The Mill Tee series from Louis Garneau are great options for everyday wear for the passionate cyclist or triathlete.  Men's and women's specific designs and sizing. Men's tee is shows in "Vive le velo" design, women's tee in "Dream:."

 

 

 

 

2.    Inspiration Coffee Mug

 

We've come up with a few triathlon inspiration designs. Perfect for home or office. Perfect for you and your training partners.

 

 
 
3.   Alchemy Goods Products

 

 

 There is so much to choose from in this line made from recycled inner tubes.  And last year's best-sellers are back:  the belt and the Elliott Dopp bag.  Their new mini-Dopp kit is also fantastic.  New products for 2015 include their "Holey Keychain", the "Bryant Money Clip Wallet" and the Passport Holder.

 

 

 

 

 

4Triathlon & Cycling Inspired Jewelry

 

Pendant necklaces and bracelets from Athlete Inspired are in stock. How to choose?  Better yet, how many bracelets can you wear at one time? New beaded bracelets arriving this week.

 

 

 

5.  Zensah Compression Calf Sleeves

 

Over the holiday season,some of you will be traveling or squeezing in a few extra workouts. Both are great reasons to don some compression calf sleeves to give your circulation a boost.  Choose from regular Compression Sleeves for recovery and travel, Ultra Compression Sleeves for your workouts.  New colours in stock including heathered colours.

 

 

 

 

6.   SLS Tri "SpiBelt" LED Belt

Race belts are an essential piece of kit for any triathlete but here is one that you will find to be useful year round.  SLS Tri out of California came up with a clever version of the race belt. This one is similar to the ever popular Spibelt with a water proof zip pouch for handy storage of your nutrition products or even your phone.  But SLS took it one step further and added LED strip lights to the zipper for added visibility when running, riding or walking at night. 

 

 

7.   Bike Print Long Scarf

 

 

 

In a soft cotton-viscose blended voile fabric, these scarves are super soft and can be worn a multiple of ways.  Shown here in white but also available in Cranberry, Navy, Black and Soft Pink.

 

 

 

 

Gifts Under $100

 

1.   Transition bag - Ths is the new Louis Garneau Trizone 40

 

So many great options for 2015!  Louis Garneau, 2XU and Louis Garneau transition bags have long been known to be well designed and fully featured but there is a new one that gives them all a challenge. Check out the new FastPack 2.0 Swim/Transition bag from Arena which has been our best-selling bag for Fall 2015 at just $89.99.  And, just in time for Christmas is the updated Louis Garneau Trizone 40 transition bag.  Going forward into 2016 with the high cost of the USD, Canadian companies like Louis Garneau ("LG") will continue to provide superior value for money over many imported brands.  It's not uncommon for us to downplay the quality of Canadian designed products but we know from experience that the LG triathlon products really are second to none in terms of quality and functionality in design.  LG has a established a history over the last 5 plus years of working with professional triathletes to help develop, update and improve their products.  



 

2.   Canadian designed and made bags from Flat-Bags

 

 A long time favourite at Element, Flat-Bags are made from recycled bike inner tubes and rediscovered and repurposed vintage vinyls.  Since the company's inception, Flat-Bags have recycled 16,000 ft of  inner tubes.  Choose from the Large, Small or Medium Favourite or the new design, Zippity Doo Da.  Crazy name but a really great bag - big enough to tote your laptop but it is very functional with top zip, outer zip pocket and internal pocket.  And it's available in a variety of colours so you can match (or not match) it up with just about anything.  

 

 

 

3.   Swim Gear

Every triathlete should have a few key pieces in their swim training bag:  fins, pull buoy & paddles.   Check out the selection in the swim section of our Online Store. 

 

 

 

 

Featured Gifts

 

1.    Eye-Catching Bike Jersey

 

 

 

It's always nice to have a something new to wear to make you look forward to hitting the road in style.  But now, many of us are also looking for something with some visual impact on the road for enhanced visibility and safety.  Parentini jerseys might not have been designed with high visibility and safety in mind but they certainly deliver on that promise.


And for women, there are plenty of options, one of the most obvious ones being the Chevron Jersey from Coeur Sports.  

 

 

 

 


 

2.   A Bike

 

Of course!  It might not fit well down the chimney or under the tree but it sure will make someone's day.  We can do a follow up bike fit to make sure your dream bike is a perfect fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Smart Trainer like the Wahoo Fitness Kickr Trainer

 

Train with power and any other numeric or video feedback you choose. Race your friends online or just use the data to track your progress or link up to an online ride simulation course and imagine yourself riding outdoors under warm, sunny skies.  

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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