Christmas gift ideas
PAUL FREARY DISCOVERS A RANGE OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS SUITABLE FOR ANY ATHLETE THIS FESTIVE SEASON
LED Lenser – NEO6R
Stockist: ledlenser.com Supplied with both a head strap and chest harness provides this torch with added versatility and comfort regardless of activity. The torch has a maximum output of 240-lumen, enough to light your way wherever you choose to venture, and with up to 40 hours of battery duration, there’s always going to be enough power to get you home safely. The rechargeable battery means no added costs and a seven-year guarantee makes this is gift that can keep on giving for years to come!
On – High Sock
Stockist: on-running.com Brand new from the growing shoe brand, these performance socks are available for both men and women in a range of colourful designs and three length options.
The High Socks reach up to mid-calf length and are great in the colder winter months. They offer a left and right anatomically shaped fit with low-profile seams to reduce irritation and protect from trail legs scratches as well as the cold. And coming in a variety of funky colours they’ll brighten up any running wardrobe.
Raidlight – Easy Go Waist Pack
Stockist: raidlight.com For the runner with everything, how about something to put it in? This waist pack provides plenty of storage space for long run essentials. Twin drinks bottles are angled for easy access while on the move and the twin rear zipped compartments have enough space for a jacket as well as essential valuables. The fully adjustable waist strap has a front storage compartment that’s great for gels or a soft flask.
Wahoo – TICKRfit
Stockist: uk.wahoofitness.com Equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ technology to pair seamlessly with fitness apps on mobile phones as well as watches, this heart rate monitor is worn on the arm to record its data. Ideal for those that find a chest strap too restrictive or uncomfortable, it’s easy to use and fully adjustable. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours and means you can add heart rate training data to apps such as Strava and Zwift.
Ronhill – Marathon Waist Belt
This is a useful gift for all runners. The belt will hold up to eight gels using fasteners and there’s a great stretch pocket that will hold most phones securely. Designed with a lot of thought there are also three race number press-stud fasteners and reflective details around the zip which make it useful in low light conditions.