Besides a new pair of shoes this holiday season, triathletes love their running gadgets and apparel. Here are some suggestions you might want to look at heading into this holiday season.

Related: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Running Kicks

Under Armour Athlete Recovery Track Suit $240

We all know that as important as training is, how you recover from all that training is truly the key to your success. Under Armour’s Recovery Track Suit uses a special pattern inside the fabric to return infrared energy to your body, increasing blood oxygen to your muscles to help them recover quicker. The soft lightweight knit is extremely comfortable and breathable, wicking away moisture and drying quickly. There are secure zip pockets for valuables and a phone, so you’ll be all set to grab a coffee while you’re starting your recovery after your workout.

Polar Vantage V $680

Polar Vantage V $680

Polar’s new Vantage V is designed to be much more than just a tool to measure your training data. While it does all that well, providing GPS info, running power measurement and accurate HR measurement thanks to the new Precision Prime sensor technology, you also get sophisticated tools designed to optimize your training. The Vantage V helps you balance training and rest, and it will even help you figure out just how hard you went in your last workout thanks to the Training Load Pro software. Syncing to the Polar Flow software is easy and you can also automatically sync all your training data to Strava or TrainingPeaks.

Related: Review: Polar Vantage V

Salomon Fast Wing Aero M $180

Salomon Fast Wing Aero M $180

Weighing just a scant 110 g, this fitted jacket from Salomon will give you lots of protection from the elements and keep you warm through your cold-weather efforts this winter. There’s a fixed hood for some added protection, while the smart vent allows for some air flow as you ramp up the effort. The active fit makes this both comfortable and streamlined, while there are a couple of pockets for some gear while you’re out on the trails or roads.

Garmin 645 Music $580

Garmin 645 Music $580

Now you can get all your training data and music on your wrist during your next run workout. (There’s also contactless payments, too, so you can leave your cash and card at home for that post-workout coffee or tea.) The 645 includes all the regular training features you’d expect from a Garmin GPS watch and even offers running dynamic information like ground contact time, stride length and more. The wrist-based HR sensor means you don’t have to wear a strap around your chest. The five-hour battery life in GPS mode with music should be more than enough for all but the most avid of ultrarunners.

2XU Custom Tri Suit FROM $185

2XU Custom Tri Suit FROM $185

The official team supplier for Triathlon Canada, 2XU can now set you up so you can have your own look at your next big race. Teams will love 2XU’s easy-to-set-up custom program, and we loved the fact that you can get a rear-zip suit like the Canadian elites use at WTS races, or a long-distance oriented aerodynamic wonder that will help you nail a personal best at your next Ironman or Ironman 70.3 event. Regardless of the distance you’re racing, you get an extremely comfortable chamois, along with an aerodynamic suit thanks to the unique blend of compression and fabric bonding technology used in the suits.

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