The SOS Gift Guides: Fit, Fab, Fun!

 

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FOR THAT SPECIAL SWEATY SOMEONE,

IT’S OUR FAVORITE FITNESS GIFTS OF THE SEASON!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: PELOTON BIKE $1995. The Peloton Bike has revolutionized the stationary bicycle, delivering an at-home workout as strenuous as what you’d get in a SoulCycle class. This state of the art indoor bicycle features a gorgeous tablet monitor with classes available to be live streamed or downloaded anytime. For those who like the convenience of working out at home, it’s like having a cycling class come to you!

TORY SPORT RUNNERS TOTE $148. Designed to carry all your workout essentials, and organized with multifunctional mesh pockets, this lightweight metallic nylon tote has such playful style it need not be for the gym only!

KT TAPE PRO STRIPS $19.99. For injury treatment and prevention, Kinesiology Tape is designed to reduce pain and inflammation, while supporting muscles in movement. KT Tape Pro Strips offer the convenience and easy application of pre-cut strips, in all sorts of fun colors. Unlike traditional sports tape, KT Tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion,  and will stay in place through the most demanding workouts. This editor been using it to rehab her own hamstring strain! Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Run, Bike, Swim!

 

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RUN, BIKE, SWIM… FOR THE ATHLETE WHO DOES IT ALL, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL THREE, HERE ARE A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS THAT EVEN YOUR HARDCORE TRIATHLETE WILL LOVE! 

 
ROW 1: SPECIALIZED CIRRUS EXPERT CARBON $1850. Shown here in the women’s model, the Sirrus Expert Carbon is designed for both performance training and the everyday commute. With a lightweight carbon fiber construction, its geometry delivers comfort and efficiency along with the speed and responsiveness to hit your fitness goals hard. The all-new suspension system provides a smooth ride and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable control through any terrain or conditions. 

NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 $120. The Nike Zoom Elite 9 is a lightweight everyday trainer with a racing flat feel that packs a lot of responsive cushioning into its 8.2 ounces. The shoe features a lightweight mesh construction with a form fitting upper, and delivers a snappy, smooth ride on both short tempo and longer distance runs.

ROW 2: POLAR M430 RUNNING WATCH $229.95. The new Polar M430 is the ultimate running watch integrating state-of-the-art metrics, advanced GPS, and strap-free heart rate technology. The M430 harnesses the latest in GPS and accelerometer technology to track speed, distance, pace and with interactive smart coaching and 24/7 activity tracking that monitors both movement and sleep. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits your goals right there on your wrist.
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The Gift of Sport: For The Runner

 

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LET THE GIVING BEGIN WITH THE GIFT OF SPORT!

We kick it off with great gift ideas for him and her, sure to make

your special runner very happy this holiday season.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX NORVAN SL HOODY $299. Available for both men and women, the ultra minimal Norvan SL Hoody is the lightest, most breathable Gore-Tex® jacket available. Made with Gore’s new waterproof-breathable fabric, called Gore-Tex Active®, this feather weight but tough little jacket goes the distance through any weather condition. ON RUNNING CLOUDFLOW $139.99. Run on air with a revolutionary new shoe so comfortable, 10 runners were able to run the NYC marathon without ever having run in them before. 18 pods independently cushion and propel each step, with the added lightness of unique Zero-Gravity EVA foam. Built with a responsive flex and rocker, the natural rolling process is enhanced with explosive take-offs that provide a new level of comfort in a performance running shoe. THE NORTH FACE RUNNERS 2 ETIP GLOVE $30. Forget cold hands on long runs with these midweight, weather-resistant fleece running gloves. Built-in touchscreen conductivity keeps hands warm during electronic communication too. SALOMON TRAIL RUNNER WARM MID-LAYER ZIP TOP $59.99. For him, this 4-way stretch French terry mid-layer offers warmth without bulk and essential venting for optimal regulation of body temperature. Contrasting pocket panel offers secure stash for essentials with added style too.

FOURLAPS ADVANCE SHORT $49.50. A perfect match for above, these Fourlaps training shorts were voted Best Training Shorts by Men’s Fitness. 9” inseam hits just above the knee and they feature quick-dry, four-way stretch, with wicking technology in the boxer brief liner. Zipper pocket on the back, along with side pockets, and zippered side stow away pouch, offer a variety of options to keep essentials secure during training. ROKA PHANTOM SUNGLASSES $275. Breaking the mold in performance sport eyewear, these aviators are designed to compete. At just 20 grams, the Phantom’s titanium frames are remarkably lightweight and incredibly durable. Patent-pending GEKO Pads on the nose and temples provide optimal multi-directional traction and comfort. Carl Zeiss lenses deliver outstanding optical clarity with anti-scratch, anti-fog, anti-reflectance, oleophobic & hydrophobic coatings. FEETURES ELITE MERINO+ SOCKS $15.99-16.99. From this editor’s favorite running sock brand comes the new Elite Merino+ socks made with a unique blend of super fine Merino wool and silky soft rayon from bamboo. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters. Patented Sock-Lock Technology provides targeted compression where it’s needed most. OAKLEY OFF-CENTER VEST $95. For her, this asymetrical zippered vest offers cool styling with technical features to match. Hydrofree™ bonded fleece provides an extra layer that protects from the elements, with O-Form™ stretch insets at sides for fit and mobility.
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The Gift of Running

 

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THE GIFT OF SPORT CONTINUES WITH GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT RUNNER IN YOUR LIFE

(OR ALL-AROUND SPORTY SOMEONE)!

 

LEFT COLUMN: NIKE SHIELD FLASH MAX WOMEN’S RUNNING JACKET $495. This running jacket combines reflectivity and powerful weather protection to help keep you visible and dry on your run. The allover dot print produces 360 degrees of high reflectivity for enhanced visibility in low light. Laminated vents on the hood and back increase airflow while resisting wind and water with ultra-durable Storm-FIT fabric. SOLEUS ULTRA SOLE RUNNING WATCH $75. So fun it’s design, you’ll want to keep wearing this colorful sport watch even after your run. It features a 100 hr Chronograph, a 15 second backlight, and a hydration alarm that reminds you to fill up on fluids. GORDINI STASH LITE TOUCH GLOVES $35. Made with flexible ripstop nylon, these neon sport gloves are waterproof and windproof. They feature a rubber grip palm, breathable silk insulation, a spandex cuff with stash pocket, and are touch screen capable.

CENTER COLUMN: SMITH PIVLOCK ARENA SUNGLASSES $159. Driven by the needs of elite level athletes, the Pivlock Arena has an ergonomic face fit to perform in the most extreme conditions. Lightweight performance is further enhanced with two-position adjustable nosepiece, slide-on temple ends, and a vast array of performance mirrored lens tints. BEATS BY DRE POWERBEATS2 WIRELESS EARBUDS $199.95. Inspired by LeBron James, the new redesigned Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones will take your workout to the next level with its sweat and water resistant design, 30ft Bluetooth connection, rechargeable battery, 6-hour nonstop playback, and Beats signature sound. FEETURES ELITE RUNNING SOCKS $14.99. Ultra Light with a No Show Tab, these technical running socks deliver targeted compression on the arch where it’s needed most. Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection from blisters. MIZUNO WAVE UNIVERSE 5 $124.99. The lightest shoe on the market, weighing in at less than 3 ounces, this race shoe or minimal trainer will have you running fast! U4IC midsole provides resiliency and a smooth ride at a fraction of the weight of traditional midsoles and the G3 sole features superior lightweight traction.

RIGHT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE WOMEN’S BETTER THAN NAKED™ SINGLET $45. This ultralight, race-ready tank is constructed with stitchless seams in critical areas for reduced chafing. Engineered jacquard mesh with body mapped ventilation improves breathability down the spine and FlashDry™ fibers speed drying during long, sweaty runs. SMARTWOOL NTS MID 250 REVERSIBLE CUFFED BEANIE $30. For all your outdoor sports, this beanie is an all season essential and the reversible pattern lets you wear it twice as much. An adjustable ear band determines more or less heat and clean seams provide a no-bulk fit.

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