(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The Best Fitness Gifts This Year

A gym rat's ultimate wishlist


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Black Diamond Women’s Rhythm Tee ($75)

(Courtesy Black Diamond)

Black Diamond says NuYarn merino technology is lighter, dries faster, and provides more stretch than any other wool available. We found its breathable, durable Women’s Rhythm tee ideal for just about any sweaty activity.

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Cotopaxi Mariposa Leggings ($90)

(Courtesy Cotopaxi)

A blend of recycled polyester and spandex with flat seams make the Cotopaxi Mariposa leggings blissfully comfortable. Features like the waistband stash pocket and funk-fighting Polygiene treatment mean they’re highly functional for daily wear.

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Garmin fēnix® 6 Multisport GPS Watch ($599.99)

Complete with advanced training metrics, wrist-based heart rate monitor, topo and ski resort maps, and more, the fēnix 6 multisport GPS smartwatch pairs perfectly with any adventure or workout.

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Oleo CBD Drink Mix ($20 for six)

(Courtesy Oleo)

Oleo CBD drink mix is a post-workout powder mix with a delicious coconut taste. It includes electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and 25 milligrams of CBD, which may reduce inflammation and soreness. It dissolves in water and is THC- and GMO-free.

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Jetson Probiotics ($35 per month)

(Courtesy Jetson)

Jetson Probiotics come in pill form and are seasonally formulated: the company claims that the winter version boosts immunity, spring helps reduce allergy symptoms, summer enhances energy, and fall improves mood.

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Nuun Rest Tabs ($7 per tube)

(Courtesy Nuun)

When mixed with water, Nuun Rest tabs make an effervescent electrolyte recovery beverage from plant-based ingredients. They’re designed to help your muscles and mind relax after a big effort.

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CamelBak Pivot Roll Top Pack ($60)

(Courtesy CamelBak)

Eleven recycled plastic water bottles make up half the material in the lightweight CamelBak Pivot Roll Top pack. At just 12 ounces, it’s touted as a commuter piece—with pockets inside and out, mesh shoulder straps, and a durable bottom—but it’s also a top-notch gym bag.

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Arc’teryx Norvan VT 2 Shoes ($170)

(Courtesy Arc'teryx)

Built to perform on long runs, with Vibram Megagrip rubber traction, a TPU plate in the sole, and reinforced toe caps, the Arc’teryx Norvan VT 2 shoes gobble up rugged trails and scree. 

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5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier ($200)

(Courtesy 5.11)

The 5.11 TacTec plate carrier uses a padded, abrasion-resistant design that evenly distributes up to a 40-pound load, so you can maximize your workout.

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Everlast Flex Slam Ball ($30 to $70)

(Courtesy Everlast)

With durable, flexible rubber on the outside and sand on the inside, each Everlast Flex slam ball is ready for you to hurl it hard against the floor again and again. Available from ten to fifty pounds, the Flex is deceptively simple yet brutally effective.

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Gathre Yoga Mat ($92)

(Inga Hendrickson)

The buttery-soft vegan top of the Gathre yoga mat feels like the interior of an Audi, and it’s supported by five millimeters of natural rubber, providing just the right amount of cushion for intense yoga sessions. It’s also water-resistant, nonslip, and antimicrobial.

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Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scale ($50)

(Courtesy Fitbit)

Modern design complements the futuristic traits of the Fitbit Aria Air smart scale. It tracks weight and BMI, then syncs wirelessly to the Fitbit app. You can set clear goals and chart progress for unlimited users.

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Hoka One One x Outdoor Voices Clifton ($140)

(Courtesy Hoka One One/Outdoor Voices)

Hoka One One collaborated with Outdoor Voices on the Clifton for a colorful, on-trend sneaker with all the high-­performance attributes that make Hoka users swoon: lightness, a breathable mesh outer, and a super-thick sole that provides a comfortable, cushy ride.

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Saris’s MP1 ­Nfinity Trainer ­Platform ($1,200)

(Courtesy Saris)

For the cyclist aiming to accurately replicate the roadie experience indoors, Saris’s MP1 ­Nfinity Trainer ­platform is just the thing. It features multi-axis movement that simulates real-world riding, and it’s compatible with nearly any bike trainer. The wood top looks great, too.

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Avocado Green Pillow ($79 and up)

(Inga Hendrickson)

The handmade Avocado Green pillow helps you sleep and recover in several ways. It’s nontoxic and certified organic, and you can remove or add filling to match the volume and firmness you prefer.

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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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