Triathlete’s World Christmas Gift Guide 2012

If you're scratching your head over what to buy the triathlete in your life - or looking for a wish list to give family and friends - then we're here to help with our edit of the year's latest cycling, swimming and running gifts.

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Triviz Light Pack, £29.99

This ingenious bit of kit from PROVIZ is designed to specifically enhance your visibility when out on the roads. The eye-catching electric blue light emitted by the Triviz is the most effective colour to attract attention during hours of darkness, so you'll be more easily identified by other road-users.

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Universal Windstopper® Soft Shell Thermo Helmet Cap, £29.99

An essential for any triathlete: A windproof Soft Shell cap that provides extra insulation under any helmet when extra warmth is required on cold winter days. Small and easy to stow.

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Columbia Women's Tech Attack Shell, £160

In addition to building this jacket with a practically invincible Omni-Dry® ultra-breathable, waterproof and fully seam-sealed construction, Columbia have also placed their most aggressive wicking technology in critical hot zones so you stay dry, protected and comfortable during aerobic outdoor activities in wet weather. 

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Breo Trak, £50

With a shockproof design complete with 10ATM water resistance, antistatic and a split lap stopwatch, the ultra stylish Breo Trak watch will help you measure your performance on the go.

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Aquastorm One-Piece Goggles, £8

Train in comfort wearing the Adidas Aquastorm One-Piece Goggles. The adjustable strap and nosepiece ensure these swim goggles fit right and stay put, no matter how intense your water workouts get.

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Windstopper® Soft Shell Neck/Face Warmer, £24.99

A winter training essential, this windproof Windstopper® Soft Shell neck warmer from Gore offers flexibility by turning quickly into a face warmer when weather conditions change. Features flat-lock seams to prevent pressure points and chafing, highly functional material mix and reflective logo on the front and back.

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Mango Bike, £269

Fervent cycling fans can never have too many bikes. These quirky, colourful bikes are custom built. You select the frame size, handlebar, saddle, pedals and chain, then pick the colour for each part of the bike. 

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Ultra Grip Gloves, £32.50

The original, totally waterproof, windproof and breathable close-fitting stretch gloves. Incredibly versatile, multi-use and offering great grip, even in wet conditions. Hi-vis for times when visibility is key. Lined with Merino wool for warmth and moisture control, with a dotted palm for excellent hold, even when wet.

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Denon AH-W150 Sports Headphones, £129.99

Did you know that listening to music while working out can enhance your performance by some 20 per cent? Denon has developed the ultimate wireless fitness headphones that are sweat-proof and feature stereo Bluetooth® 3.0 wireless connectivity and an integrated amplifier. Completing the package is a seven-hour rechargeable battery and integrated controls and microphones for on-the-go use.

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Gul Waterman Swimsuit, £170

Gul's new open-water swimsuits for men and women use X-Flex neoprene to offer supreme flexibility, allowing swimmers to really open up their range of motion. Hyrdo-Matrix forearm panels help to disperse water molecules, increasing power to every stroke. On the outside of the suit you'll find glide skin coating, designed for reducing drag as you fly through the water, while lightweight Thermospan insulation wicks away moisture and locks in warmth, keeping you toasty all year round.

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Triathlon shirt, £65

This Compressport compression top is seamless and designed to fit comfortably without chafing. The water-repellent fabric is lightweight, while the weave of the fabric keeps you protected from cold in the winter and heat in the summer. It also has deep pockets at the back for easy access to energy gels, keys and other on-the-go essentials.

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K180 swim goggle from Aqua Sphere

The K180 from Aqua Sphere is the world's first small socket goggle with curved lenses to allow very wide vision. Made from an ultra-soft material, the K180 follows the natural line of the eye socket, ensuring the goggles feel completely secure and stable, even during pool dives and turns.

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