5 Nike Gifts for Triathletes
From running tops to swimming goggles, these gifts will cover your whole shopping list.
Picking out a gift for a triathlete may seem straightforward—after all, you've got three sports worth of gear and gadgets to pick from. But the question is, where do you start? Skip the stress researching all the different gear and equipment for running, cycling and swimming and check out this guide on the best gifts for triathletes by Nike.
5 Gift Ideas for Triathletes
1. Nike Long-sleeve Tops
Gifting a cosy layer to the triathlete in your life for cooler weather training sessions is sure to be appreciated—and there are several options under the Nike Therma-FIT collection that will keep the wearer nice and toasty. Nike Therma-FIT technology is designed to provide insulation while wicking away sweat and repelling any water from rain or snow.
If your giftee prefers not to wear gloves during outdoor runs or cycle sessions, some long-sleeve tops, like the Nike Therma-FIT Repel ¼ Zip Running Top, offer thumbholes. This particular top sports a three-way mitten system. The wearer has the option to cover both palms and fingers, only the palms or have it cuffed during training.
2. Nike Hydration Gilet, Belts and Bottles
If the triathlete in your life has a half or full triathlon coming up, they're going to have some long training runs, rides and swims coming up. For arduous runs and rides, having a trusty hydration gilet, belt or bottle on hand—or on their person—is critical. A running gilet like the Nike Kiger 4.0 can hold both water and mid-training fuel. This pack is outfitted with a 1.5-litre hydration bladder compartment, two water bottle holders and three additional pockets for snacks and other personal items.
Both the men's and women's variations feature adjustable shoulder, chest and side straps that allow the wearer to customise the fit.
3. Nike Leggings and Tights
Some days, it can be challenging to schedule time for on-land training sessions during daylight hours. Consider helping your triathlete-in-training prepare safely by gifting her the Nike Run Fast Division Women's Reflective-design Print Running Leggings.
Both the black and indigo iterations of these full-length leggings are artfully splattered with reflective-design paint, which can help the athlete be visible as they cross the road. In general, choose leggings that contain Nike Dri-FIT Technology, as it helps keep the wearer dry as they plug away at a training routine.
For the athlete who likes to wear men's running tights while training—either alone or under a pair of shorts—consider buying one of the Nike Dri-FIT ADV AeroSwift tights. Made from Dri-FIT ADV Technology, which combines stretch-woven fabric with innovative yarns, these moisture-wicking tights are both lightweight and smooth.
The tights also boast reflective-design details, which are key for visibility, and have a centre-back pocket that's big enough to carry a phone. There are also four additional pockets surrounding the waist that can hold other essential items like gels, keys and cards.
4. Nike Sweat-wicking Hats
On the trail or track, triathletes can benefit from wearing a breathable cap that keeps the sun out of their eyes and wicks away sweat from their forehead. Made from Nike's breathable Dri-FIT Technology, the Nike Dri-FIT AeroBill Featherlight is one such option that delivers.
The cap features an adjustable tab at the back that helps the wearer to secure it snugly to the head when striding. It also has a hole that the athlete can pull their ponytail through.
5. Nike Swimming Goggles
Every triathlete needs a good pair of goggles for training and races. Gift a pair that fits comfortably to a range of face shapes, such as the Nike Vapor Photochromic Swimming Goggles.
This pair of goggles has lenses that are usually clear, which enables the athlete to have pristine visibility of the pool, ocean or lake floor beneath them. The lenses also have the ability to darken automatically in response to sunlight, which supports visibility even on the days with the strongest rays.
(Related: How to Swim Faster, According to Coaches)
Words by Gabrielle Kassel