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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Water toys

If you're searching for a thoughtful present to get the triathlete in your life this holiday season, look no further than a new piece of swimming gear.

When shopping for the triathlete in your household this holiday season, you can’t go wrong if you get them some new swim gear – whether it’s for training in the pool, open-water or some much-needed racing equipment. Here are a few items that are sure to garner some excitement when found under the tree.

Huub Altair Swim Goggle – $80

With three interchangeable lenses, the Huub Altairs are adaptable to any environment you’re swimming in. The mirrored poly-carbonate lenses provide razor-sharp vision in varying light conditions, and the expanded peripheral vision is useful for both the busy lane swim or the chaotic race start. Comfort is assured thanks to the Flexible X-O Skeleton frame and the soft double silicone head strap.

Dare2Tri Coldmax Tri Suit – $196

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Made with Coldmax Lycra, Dare2Tri’s form-fitting suit will allow you to slip through the water easily in a non-wetsuit swim or zip through transition with ease if worn under a wetsuit. The Cold Black surface coating will keep you cool under the sun, while the latex leg and arm grippers keep the suit both hydro- and aerodynamic. The Quick Reach back and leg pockets, comfort-positioned seams and the YKK zipper provide a nice mix of comfort and convenience.

Deboer Tsunami Speedsuit 1.0 – US$399

With big names like Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf behind them, Deboer has quickly established themselves as the go-to company in high-end wetsuits and speed-suits. They’ve left no stone unturned in the development of the Tsunami, using top of the line technology to optimize performance and comfort. With seam placement and orientation in the direction of travel, they’ve brought drag to a minimum, while the advanced base fabrication and coating creates a buoyant effect to help you slide through the water. If the triathlete in your life is serious about lowering their swim times, look no further.

Blueseventy Transition Bag – $130

Whether you’re headed to a big race or a quick workout at the pool, Blueseventy’s Transition Bag has got you covered. The bag packs all your needs while remaining compact enough to easily move on the go. The large insulated bottom compartment separates all of your wet gear from the main compartment and, with two expandable side water bottle holders and four smaller zipped pockets for storage, you’ll never run out of space for any extra accessories. Even jam-packed, it meets airline carry-on requirements.