The Gift of Sport: Give Red

 

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The STYLE of SPORT Gift Guides are here — color coded for everyone

on your list! From that hot skier to your chill surfer to the nature lover, we’ve got the full spectrum of great sporty gift ideas!

 

GIVE RED

Red is the color of passion and fire — vibrant and exciting.

Give red to get hearts beating and pulses racing this Holiday season!

 

1. BLIZZARD BONAFIDE SKIS $699.95. Consistently ranked as one of the top all-mountain skis, for the hot skier who loves the powder of backside of the mountain as much as the groomers of the frontside, the Blizzard Bonafide handles it all with style and control. 

2. OAKLEY FALL LINE XL PRISM REACT GOGGLES $299. Forget the forecast! With Oakley’s newest and by far hottest goggle, you can change your lens without changing your lens. With the push of a button lens tint adjusts with three settings: one for snowy and cloudy conditions, one for sunny days, or one for a mix of both. This is by far one of the hottest holiday gifts and goes on sale November 30!

3. ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER $99.99. Indoors or out, this stylishly designed Bluetooth speaker channels crisp, bass-rich audio for up to 10 hours at a time. Use as a single speaker or connect several speakers for surround sound. Waterproof and buoyant, the Wonderboom is ideal for use around the pool and comes in lots more fab colors too. Read More

 

The Gift of Sport: Go Green

 

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Green is the color of growth, health, and renewal.

For that nature lover and outdoor enthusiast…

GIVE GREEN

 

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 with a full color spectrum of sporty gift ideas!

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1. RUMPL PUFFY BLANKET $129. The Rumpl Puffy is constructed like a sleeping bag and made to go anywhere. Machine washable, packable, and lightweight, it uses a durable, water-repellent, ripstop nylon, and comes with its own stuff sack for easy transport. Shown here in “Old Growth”, the photograph is by Jeremy Koreski who we’ve featured on STYLE of SPORT.

2. NIKE RUNNING AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 35 SHEILD $130. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Shield won’t let a little rain or snow stop the intrepid runner. These stylish weather-proof sneakers feature lightweight knit and ripstop uppers treated with a water-repellent finish and sealed seams to lock out moisture. Storm Tread rubber soles are specifically designed for traction on wet surfaces.

3. BANG & OLUFSEN BEOPLAY A1 PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER $250. Rugged but sleek, with crisp beautiful sound to match, the BeoPlay A1 is a palm-sized, portable Bluetooth speaker designed to go anywhere. With an aluminium sub-woofer for more powerful bass, it has a built-in microphone easy to switch over to phone calls or activate mobile features such as Apple Siri and Google Now. Read More

 

The Gift of Sport: Get the Blues

 

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Blue is the shade of the sea and the sky,

known to be a peaceful and relaxing hue. For the cool, calm, and collected…

GIVE BLUE

 

The SOS Gift Guides have something for everyone —

 with a full color spectrum of the best sporty gift ideas!

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1. GARY LINDEN X ST.FRANK SURFBOARD $1950This Dark Indigo Vines longboard is one of four in a collection that unites legendary shaper Gary Linden of Linden Surfboards with the iconic textile designs of St. Frank. Surf it or hang it, this longboard can live on the water or on your walls.

2. CLEYTO REYES VELCRO TRAINING GLOVES $189. For training, sparring, and boxing workouts, these Cleyto Reyes training gloves can give and take a punch. Designed with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, they are made to provide the best protection and comfort. Shown here in cool blue, they are available in all your favorite colors too!

3. PERFECT MOMENT OVERSIZED QUILTED DOWN JACKET $660. With that 70’s alpine style, Perfect Moment takes this plush oversized down jacket and cinches it with a playful rainbow belt for a look that’s hip – and warm! – on and off the slopes. Read More

 

Neutral Ground

 

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From olive greens to desert sands,

earth toned sport gear and accessories designed 

to look great in any locale.

 

ROW 1: TOKYOBIKE CLASSIC SPORT $825. This nimble 8-speed urban bike is designed for quick navigation throughout city streets. Incredibly light, the Classic Sport also features a slightly upright and comfort minded riding position. A refined color palette offers something for all, including this chic Sand Brown shown here.

R13 HOODED PUFFER JACKET $795. Olive green with a contrasting orange lining, and oversized handwarmer pockets, this hooded bomber style puffer from R13 combines an outdoor vibe with an urban feel for cool style anywhere.

ROW 2: SUUNTO ESSENTIAL DIGITAL WATCH $700. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Suunto Essential combines such functional features as an altimeter, barometer, and a compass — all in a ruggedly sophisticated timepiece. Here in a monochromatic moss tone, the Essential is hand-built from hard-wearing stainless steel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, completed with a durable nylon webbed band.  Read More

 

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 SOS Gift Guides: The Great Outdoors

 

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SURF, SNOW, AND TRAIL… FOR THAT NATURE LOVING OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST, HERE ARE A FEW GIFT IDEAS THEY’LL LOVE AS MUCH AT HOME AS IN THE WILDERNESS!

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE MEN’S CAMPSHIRE PULLOVER HOODIE $149. Get cozy indoors and stay warm outdoors in this plush sherpa fleece hoodie. Front kangaroo pocket features secure-zip top entry and hand warmer side pockets.

YETI ROADIE COOLER $200. Hard to believe that a cooler has become such an object of desire that it warranted a recent feature in The New York Times, but Yeti coolers did just that. Pricey, but noted for their ability to famously keep products cold for days, the Roadie is the baby of the bunch, holding up to 20 cans or bottles of your favorite beverages. A wide range of sizes and prices go up from there, but for those who love the great outdoors — and a tailgater too — this is the ultimate cooler.

LEATHERMAN SKELETOOL RX MULTI-TOOL $84.95. This lightweight, compact, pocket multi-tool packs all your essential functions into a slim and lightweight profile: a serrated knife, wire cutters, needlenose and regular pliers, large bit driver, and bottle opener. Integrated carabiner clips it on to any bag or belt loop for easy and convenient carry. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guides: Ski & Snowboard

 

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OUR SOS GIFT GUIDES KICK OFF WITH THE MUST HAVE

GIFTS ON EVERY SKIER, SNOWBOARDER, AND SNOW LOVERS

WISH LIST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

 

LEFT COLUMN: BOGNER COOL SKI HELMET $659. While protecting that noggin, you gotta have a ski helmet that looks cool too. This aptly named helmet from Bogner does just that, making a bold statement on the slopes while increasing safety with its high visibility. Constructed from a weather-resistant, coated synthetic leather, in a bright watermelon color, this helmet is for the skier who’s not afraid of a little attention.

VUARNET ICE SUNGLASSES $330. New from Vuarnet is the Ice collection that blends the technical features of the iconic Glacier model with distinctly urban aesthetics. Featuring the ultimate high-altitude eye protection and clarity for which Vuarnet is known on the slopes, the Ice looks great off piste as well in a range of stylish color combinations.

BURTON STEP-ON BOOT & BINDINGS $549-649. Forget sitting on the snow and strapping in, new from Burton this season is the revolutionary Burton Step On™ boot and binding system. Combining a traditional snowboard binding for the first time, with click-in convenience and outstanding performance, simply step on and go shred the slopes, anywhere the mountain takes you.
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The Gift of Sport: Fun & Games

 

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For that football, basketball, golf, boxing and all around sports and fitness fanatic, we’ve got all the toys they’ll love you for giving them this holiday season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: LEATHER HEAD CREEN CAMO FOOTBALL $180. This heirloom quality football is made to last, crafted like the sporting goods of days gone by and updated with a modern camo design.

THE ELDERSTATESMAN X NBA CASHMERE SWEATER $1620. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, luxury label The Elder Statesman and the National Basketball Association have teamed up to create a collection of high-end sweaters, tees, scarves, and hats incorporating the logos of fan favorite teams.

SIDE PROJECT SKATEBOARDS LONGBOARD CRUISER $415. Handcrafted with a vintage-inspired profile and materials, Side Project Skateboards pay homage to your old school boards. Sturdy but smooth, the longboards are made for sailing down hills and gliding across the flats, all with a relaxed and chill vibe. Read More

 

SOS Gift Guides: For The Cyclist

 

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Wondering what to get that special cyclist in your life? Here are some great gift ideas for both men and women. It’s the coveted cycling gear and apparel for the 2015 Holiday Season!

ROW 1: TREK MADONE 9 SERIES PROJECT ONE $6499. Fully customizable in a variety of hot color combos, this sleek set of wheels is an aerodynamic speed machine and the ultimate gift for that cyclist ready to break away from the pack! POC AVIP WO SPRING JACKET $250. Featuring that ultra cool POC signature style, this cycling jacket offers ideal protection against the elements with freedom of movement. Available in both mens and womens styles, it features a windproof front, made from bonded 4-way stretch fabric, and is highly breathable and water repellent. Reflective logo on back and arm, plus orange wrist cuffs, add improved visibility and extra styling details.

ROW 2: RAPHA WOMEN’S BREVET GILET $120. This cute striped cycling vest is as functional as it is stylish. Windproof and made for riding in low-light conditions, the stripes are reflective for extra visibility. SPECIALIZED S-WORKS 6 ROAD BIKE SHOES $400. What puts the S-Works 6 on every cyclist’s wish list is simply explosive speed and superior comfort. It’s a  direct result of great fit and better connection with the pedal, for more efficiency and power. With the new PadLock heel, a super strong and lightweight upper, and the legendary adjustability of the dual-Boa® closure system, this shoe is guaranteed to make your special cyclist a very happy rider! Available for men and women. OAKLEY JAWBREAKER $210. Fully customizable — lens, top and bottom frame, side detailing, and more — the Jawbreaker is a cyclist favorite, offering extended field of vision; earsocks and nosepads to keep glasses securely in place; and patented High Definition Optics® for superior optical clarity and razor-sharp vision at every angle. CASTELLI ILLUMINA GLOVES $59.95. A perfect in-between glove, the Castelli Illumina are ideal for those cooler days where half-finger gloves aren’t enough, but insulated ones are too much. With a women’s specific fit, the palms are lightly padded and the first two digits are silicone treated for better grip. Also available in black and lime.

ROW 3: GIRO AIR ATTACK SHIELD HELMET $249  now on sale $143.97 (different colors than shown above). The super stylish Giro Air Attack Shield features a magnetically-fastened Zeiss™ eye shield, easy to flip up and down, that provides wrap-around eye protection with exceptional optical clarity. With superior aerodynamic efficiency, enhanced airflow, and precision fit, this is an aero helmet versatile enough for all your training and race days. BROOKS ENGLAND MT21 CYCLING MULTI-TOOL $70. From the bespoke heritage cycling brand, Brooks England, comes a most practical tool, accommodating every rider’s essential needs in one elegant package. Complete with a handsome brown leather casing, it makes a lovely and very useful gift. POLAR V650 CYCLING COMPUTER $249.95. For the devoted cyclist who wants to analyze every aspect of their riding and boost performance, the Polar V650 makes a great gift. It features integrated GPS with long usage time that tracks speed, distance, and route tracking, and syncs wireless with phone or computer via Bluetooth. 2.8-in. color touch screen can be customized to display cyclist’s preferred data.

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The Art of Sportography

 

 

The GIFT OF SPORT continues with these 4 new sport themed art books, celebrating the athletes, culture and lifestyle of surfing, baseball, cycling and snowboarding. Chosen for their gorgeous photography and layout, authoritative and insider point of view, these are our favorite gift books for this holiday season.

JOHN SEVERSON’S SURF

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Born in 1933, John Severson revolutionized pop culture’s vision of surfing and surf culture through a prolific artistic output that spanned decades and disciplines. John Severson’s SURF explores his odyssey through painting, photography, film and publishing. Severson began his career as a painter, and later took up photography, capturing scenes of Hawaiian and Californian surf culture. In 1958, he expanded his repertoire and created a series of popular surf movies, such as “Surf Safari”, “Surf Fever”, “Big Wednesday” and “Pacific Vibrations”. The posters he designed for them remain collector favorites today. Severson’s graphic skills translated easily to Surfer magazine, which he founded in 1960. The magazine was the first to celebrate and revolutionize the art and sport of surfing, establishing it as a powerful pop culture phenomenon. John Severson’s SURF documents the birth of surf culture and serves as a testament to the indelible influence of Severson on its mainstream popularity.

 

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JETER UNFILTERED

Relive and peek inside his unforgettable final season with the only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter’s iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees. Featuring archival images and original photos of the 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson, Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images. Fans will have unprecedented access to “The Captain,” as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes—inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more—as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career.

 

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1001 BICYCLES TO DREAM OF RIDING

The latest volume in the hugely popular 1001 series surveys the world’s most popular mode of transport, the bicycle. Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, and authoritative, 1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world’s most influential and high-profile models from every discipline, including mountain and road biking as well as BMX and track racing. A visually stunning compendium, this book allows readers to trace the fascinating evolution of the bicycle from its early incarnations in wood to the latest racing machines made of titanium and carbon fiber. Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within a single illustrated volume, and it is the perfect book for cycling enthusiasts and bike experts alike. Read More

 

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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