It’s the holidays and time to give those you love presents. This year we combined some of our favorites for the OCR/Trail Running/Fitness Addict in your life! Something for everyone as well all price ranges:
Inov-8 Shoes (www.inov-8.com) – tried and tested in the OCR World. Inov-8’s are still one of the most popular shoes on the market. Known for their aggressive tread, and lightweight they are the perfect gift to have under the tree this year. Whether it be the X-Talon series or the Trailroc series. Your OCR addict will be rolling in the mud for joy this year. ($100-$120)
CW-X Conditioning Gear (www.cw-x.com) – If you want the best, turn to CW-X. These tights are engineered to help you push harder for longer offering support for knees, IT Bands, hamstrings and more. Also check out their compression sleeves and compression socks! ($100+)
Drymax Socks (www.drymaxsocks.com)- Socks might not be the sexiest gift to give but it’s one of the most useful and the runner in your life will be stoked on these. The worst things is wet feet and these socks wick away the water to keep your feet dry. (3-pack $25-$30)
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp (www.blackdiamondequipment.com) – Whether it be for the Death Race, World’s Toughest Mudder, or simply a early morning or evening run a good headlamp is essential. The best part about this headlamp is it’s waterproof, so whatever the weather you don’t have to worry about your gear. ($49.99)
Ultra Gam Gaiters (http://www.etsy.com/shop/UltraGam) – Gaiters are known in the trail running world to keep rocks, pebbles and sand out of your shoes. After 24-hours using these gaiters we can attest to their merit in the obstacle racing world. In the worst of conditions they kept out sand and muck. On top of it all, they are cute and offered in a variety of different designs to express yourself. ($14.00 – $20.00)
Trail Toes (www.trailtoes.com) – Trail toes is a new product to help stem off those blisters on your feet while tackling long events. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer for the runner in your family. ($14.99)
Garuka Bars (www.garukabars.com) – Switch out the usual and stock your favorite runners stocking with some race fuel. Garuka Bars is a small company using real food to make their bars. One taste will have you wanting more. (12-pack $36.00)
Chocolate Bars (www.chuaochocolatier.com) – For any bacon and chocolate lover this is an ultimate treat! These gourmet chocolate bars infuse funky flavors together to create unique chocolate experiences! We also love their potato chip bar. ($6.00)
Gaspari Nutrition Protein and Supplements (http://www.gasparinutrition.com)- Nothing says I love you more than a large 10lber of protein. For those looking for gifts that are useful and consumable protein powder can be a useful and well appreciated gift. (varies)
Obstacle Race Training Pre-Order – Pre-order the upcoming book on Amazon for your loved one and then order another for yourself. In the meantime check out Brett Stewart’s book or James Villepigue’s book and read our contributions. ($12 – $20)
Gift Certificates – Stumped on what to get, give the gift of the gift certificate to a local outdoor retailer. Everyone loves gear and the chance to pick out come more is sure to please!
Gym Memberships & Race Entries – I have never met a racer who was not excited about getting a free race entry or a couple months paid for at the gym. These are great gifts for the loved one who seems to have it all! Better yet sign both of you up and do it together!
Dirt in Your Skirt Gear! – What better gift for your OCR addict than some DIYS gear or a Spear Kit. Spear Kits can also be used to display your medals in a fun and unique way. Check out the offerings a the shop and get what you need.
Best of all save %10 on all orders before 12/15 with code: ULTIMATEGEAR at checkout.
Best of luck this holiday season shopping for those OCR addicts in your life. What would you add to this list?