From outdoor enthusiasts to cyclists to yogis, whatever sport they’re into, here’s our pick of the best high-end fitness gifts for Christmas 2019.
Le Col Hors Categorie Cycling Jacket, £300
A decent winter jacket is a must for the cycling obsessed person in your life. And chances are, if they’re a fan of life on two wheels, they’ll be a fan of Le Col too. The brand’s Hors Categorie jacket really does tick all the boxes, being water-resistant, windproof, slim-fitting and stylish. Its high-tech fabrics include WindTex waterproofing and Schoeller-Dynamic Stretch material.
It’s packed with innovative features, like a long tail to shield from splashback, a high collar and long sleeves to keep the warmth in, and statement reflective detailing for extra visibility. Best of all, the jacket’s racing fit means it won’t slow them down – it’s one of the most aerodynamic soft shells out there.
Garmin Forerunners, from £129.99
Garmin Forerunners are loved by pros and novices alike for their accurate tracking, in-depth training data and easy-to-navigate displays. You can record up to 30 sports on the priciest model, including gym sessions, trail runs and open water swimming – and switch between them in triathlon mode.
From GPS to heart rate tracking, Garmin has all the basics covered and much, much more, like training load analysis, VO2 max and sleep cycles. The Forerunners can connect with a whole heap of fitness apps, they last for ages on a full charge and look pretty slick too.