When it comes to hitting the water, triathletes certainly love their toys, which means you can hardly ever go wrong giving a gift they can use in the pool or for open-water training or racing. Here are a few items we’d have no problem finding under the tree this holiday season.
MP Alpha Fins – $43
These incredibly light fins are made with injection-moulded, non-waterlogging EVA foam that adds buoyancy to improve your body position while you are working on your kick. The dedicated right and left fins are very comfortable and even offer arch support, while specially designed water channels provide sta- bility and help with power transfer.
Dare 2 Tri MACHV.5 – $1,178
What stands out with Dare 2 Tri’s flagship suit is the incredible flexibility. The sleeves feature 0.5 mm-thick Duraflex rubber, while the Airfloat panels along the torso ensure you get lots of stability and help you roll. The suit is made of extremely light 44 cell HBF- Limestone neoprene and uses Glideskin technology and a super- stretchy and comfortable Teflon lining that adds even more buoyancy and helps you slide through the water with ease.
Blueseventy TX2000 Short Sleeve Tri Suit – $200
Using much of the same technology that Blueseventy used in its PZ4 swimskin (the first sleeved swimskin to hit the market), the TX2000 has short sleeves for improved aerodynamics and protection from the elements, but still offers lots of flexibility, compression and mobility during the swim. The Carvico Vita fabric uses coldblack technology to reduce heat build-up and for UV protection. There are two aerodynamic back pockets for storage, while the gender-specific Berenis chamois is extremely comfortable.
Huub Anemoi Aero Trisuit – $525
Designed by Dan Bigham, a former F1 aerodynamic engineer, the Anemoi trisuit is all about aerodynamics – combined with shoe covers, Huub says you can save 20 watts wearing this speedy suit. As a national cycling champion and triathlete, Bigham didn’t only focus on the aerodynamic qualities of the Anemoi, he ensured the suit is functional, too, which is why it has become a favourite choice for stars like Alistair Brownlee and David McNamee.