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15 Essential Gifts for the Athlete

by , November 23, 2017

Looking for hard-working gifts that will help the athletes on your gift list push harder and excel? We’ve rounded up a solid selection of gym buddies that are ready to go, so your holiday shopping doesn’t need to be a marathon…

Moov Now Fitness Tracker (US$ 40.20)

Moov Now Fitness Tracker

The Moov Now Fitness Tracker helps you stay on top of fitness goals with real-time audio coaching, tracking your motion in 3D space to suit a range of activities. The tracker is waterproof, dirtproof, and offers up to six months’ battery life with a replaceable battery.

RYU Vapor Crew Neck Tee (US$ 57)

RYU Vapor Crew Neck Tee

Training is tough but this crew neck tee (mens / womens) from RYU helps you stay cool under pressure with mesh zones for increased airflow and sweat-wicking properties. Seamless construction helps keep the tee’s weight to a minimum, while four-way stretch boosts freedom of movement. Additionally, integrated Polygiene® inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, helping you stay fresher for longer.

Myles Apparel Everyday Short (US$ 58)

Myles Apparel Everyday Short

The Everyday Short’s tailored, minimalist design makes it great for use beyond the gym, while the four-way stretch fabric keeps you moving freely when it’s time to push it. Additional handy features include a DWR treatment, two side pockets and a paracord drawstring for a secure fit.

GORUCK Gym Shorts (US$ 59)

GORUCK Gym Shorts

GORUCK’s durable and versatile Gym Shorts are made with ToughDry™ fabric that is quick-drying, abrasion resistant and offers two-way stretch for easy movement. The shorts include two fronts pockets, along with a zippered back pocket for securing valuables.

GORUCK Gym Bag (US$ 75)


Simple and rugged, the GORUCK Gym Bag is built tough to embrace daily use. Made with water-resistant 1000D Cordura, the bag offers a 38L volume for storing your workout gear and an interior zipped pocket to keep smaller items within easy reach. Backed by GORUCK’s Scars Lifetime Guarantee, the bag is versatile enough to double as an EDC or travel bag too.

Ursa Major Exercise Freak Workout Essentials (US$ 76)

Ursa Major Exercise Freak Workout Essentials

Working out is sweaty business, and not just tough on your muscles but tough on your skin too. This Exercise Freak bundle from Ursa Major delivers a little post-workout TLC and includes a face wash, face balm, face wipes, and deodorant, with a nylon pouch for easy portability.

Myles Apparel Elements Hoodie (US$ 88)

Myles Apparel Elements Hoodie

Cosy, breathable and water repellent, the Elements Hoodie is one to reach for whether you’re keeping the chill at bay during your workout or staying warm afterwards. The hoodie features a water-repellent Storm Cotton finish, along with a concealed zippered pocket for valuables.

Tangram Factory Smart Rope (US$ 89.98)

Tangram Factory Smart Rope

The Smart Rope is embedded with LEDs that display your fitness data in mid-air, helping you easily keep track of your jump count during exercise. The rope charges via a micro-USB port in two hours, with a battery life of up to 36 hours. And for an option that doesn’t include the LED display but still offers plenty of useful features, check out the Smart Rope PURE.

YORK Athletics Mfg. The Featherweight (US$ 115)

YORK Athletics Mfg. The Featherweight

With their lightweight knit upper the Featherweight trainers won’t weigh you down, but still pack in the functionality. A slip-resistant solid rubber outsole, moisture-wicking and antimicrobial foam sock liner, and handy heel pull tab are just some of the features designed to help you out while you’re working out.

RYU Switchback Hoodie (US$ 127)

RYU Switchback Hoodie

The Switchback Hoodie combines moisture-wicking properties and four-way stretch to keep you comfortable during your workout. As an added bonus, the tailored design moves easily beyond workout environments, helping you get more out of your garment.

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Earbuds (US$ 149.99)

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Earbuds

These waterproof, wireless earbuds let you exercise without the distraction of cables. Additional features include in-ear audio coaching, a heart rate monitor, and a Hear Through feature to filter sounds and help you stay aware of your surroundings. Additionally, the earbuds offer 4.5 hours of battery life, with an additional 9 hours from the portable charging case.

GORUCK Rucker (US$ 195) and Ruck Plates (from US$ 39)

GORUCK Rucker and Ruck Plates

Ready to ruck, this pack is tough enough to endure demanding GORUCK Challenges. So when it’s time to train hard, don’t sweat it; this pack will keep up. Made with 1000D Cordura, the pack is hydration bladder compatible and includes internal organizer pockets and exterior MOLLE webbing for securing additional items. Additionally, the pack also includes an interior pocket designed to securely hold Ruck Plates to make your workouts that extra bit harder. The Ruck Plates range from 10 lb to 45 lb to suit different users and workout requirements.

RYU Locker Pack LUX 24L (US$ 215)

RYU Locker Pack LUX 24L

The RYU Locker Pack LUX 24L looks equally sleek in the gym, work settings and beyond, and is crafted with a molded internal shell to retain its structure whether empty or full. The drop front opening and a choice of useful pockets makes it easy to quickly pack and access your gear, so you can focus on your training instead of wasting time rummaging.

Schatzii Bullet 2.0 Wireless Earbuds (US$ 239.98)

Schatzii Bullet 2.0 Wireless Headphones

The Bullet 2.0 wireless earbuds combine a super lightweight and sleek design with handy features such as CVC active noise reduction and echo cancellation, clear sound, and an inbuilt microphone. The earbuds offer up to 3 hours of battery life and include a charging case that recharges them up to 12 times so you always have your music motivation at the ready.


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