Gifts For Outdoor Exercise
If you've got an outdoorsy gal on your holiday gift list, she'll appreciate fitness wear and gear that make her fresh-air exercise more enjoyable. Whether she is a hardcore mountaineer or simply loves working out where no walls or roof keep her confined, the following fitness gift guide will make your holiday shopping an easy endeavor.
For the outdoor enthusiast who wisely carries extra footwear in case of inclement weather or a planned trek through muddy waters, the Klitch is a clip that quickly and easily attaches hiking shoes or other footwear to any backpack. This allows footwear to air out and prevents mold or fungi growth as well as increases the lifespan of outdoor (or indoor) shoes. (The Klitch, prices start at $13)
If your outdoors lover hikes, backpacks or camps in remote locations, she may need to rely on local water sources for hydration. The Katadyn MyBottle is a water bottle with a filter that purifies water in seconds, eliminating viruses, bacteria and protozoa while improving the taste of less-than-fresh water. The bottle can be filled over 150 times before the purifier cartridge will need replacing, and it can be used without the filter when purification isn’t necessary. (REI, $60)
Champion quilted women's jacket
Your outdoorsy fit chick will love cuddling up in this quilted jacket before she hits the trails. Featuring warmth without weight or bulk, the jacket's sleek, light-weight quilted shell offers amazing warmth and full-zipper with chin guard and storm flap. The silky smooth sides and sleeves deliver added thermal protection and the sleeves have chill-blocking thumb-hole cuffs. This jacket has built-in UV protection and repels rain and snow. Order the jacket at ChampionUSA.com or check out T.J.Maxx stores for this and other Champion fitness wear. (T.J.Maxx, $60)
Timberland Gannon low hiker shoe
For the fanatic day hiker who heads out regardless of rain or shine, these hiking shoes are made of premium full-grain waterproof leather and Gore-Tex, featuring a fully-gusseted padded tongue, rustproof hardware, 100 percent PET (recycled plastic bottles) lining, and a Green Rubber outsole, which is made from 42 percent recycled rubber. This low-profile hiker delivers a greater range of motion and comfortable anti-fatigue support for all-day treks through the mountains. You can also find other outdoor footwear at select T.J.Maxx stores. (Timberland, $140)
Lululemon Run Clear As Mud pant
The true outdoor fitness seeker heads outside regardless of rain or shine, dry roads or slushy trails. These Lululemon running pants are made with water-resistant panels (from the knee down) and moisture-wicking brushed power luxtreme that is soft on the skin and easily stretches with movement. The pants also have reflective detailing, four strategically-placed pockets, and a drawcord waist. (Lululemon, $108)
PISTIL women's sprout beanie
Give the gift of comfy warmth with this wool and fleece beanie. Designed to keep the head and ears ultra warm, this winter hat is uniquely embroidered with a sprouting flower design. It's available in three colors — brown, fire, and ice. If sprouted hats aren't your outdoorsy gal's thing, then check out the other winter hat selection at your nearest T.J.Maxx store. (Sports Authority, $38)
Wigwam Snow Moto Pro
Does your outdoors fitness fanatic prefer powder to dirt trails? One of the best gifts you can give the snow queen is a pair (or two) of Wigwam's knee length socks made with moisture-wicking Ultimax and designed with a cushioned sole for comfort and a seamless toe closure for blister-free wear. Available in five colors, you can find these socks at major sporting goods stores, such as Dick's Sporting Goods, REI, Sports Authority, Herb Bauer and online. (Dick's Sporting Goods, $23)
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