Looking for gift inspiration for the runner, walker or outdoor enthusiast this Christmas? Take a look at our suggestions...
Take a look at our gift ideas below and also check out our gift section on the website for even more choice. We're sure you'll find something for everyone! If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch, we're here to help.
A perfect gift for anyone who enjoys listening to music or spoken word while out and about. The clever bone conduction technology allows users to hear listen to their chosen audio crystal clear while also maintaining their ability to hear what is going on around them. The perfect way to ensure they stay safe in busy environments.
If you know someone who has recently taken up off-road running or is dedicated trail runner looking to increase their training or racing, then you can’t go far wrong with a new trainers. A pair of trainers specifically designed for off-road running with a studded outsole can make all the difference to the enjoyment and safety of a trail run. Have a sneaky look at their current size and we can help advise you which size to try, as well as the most suitable shoe for the terrain they typically run on. And don’t forget we offer a no hassle return and exchange service so if they are the wrong size don’t worry, we can sort it out for you!
A pair of walking poles can be a real benefit to anyone walking off-road, not only do they offer support for the knees, ankles and back, they also provide extra stability on uneven terrain helping to prevent slips and slides. Poles are not only for individuals who maybe a little unstable or have painful joints, they are an excellent addition for any walker who wants the added confidence of extra ground contact points.
Walking and running in wet weather is enjoyable…providing you have the right gear! There isn’t much worse than a leaky waterproof so why not treat someone (or yourself) to a new waterproof jacket? We have an extensive range from the ever popular, exceptionally durable Paramo to ultra-light, ultra-packable trail running specific jackets such as the Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket V2 and everything in between.
If there is one thing anyone can’t have enough of then it has to be socks! They make a great Christmas gift that won’t break the bank but will be really appreciated and regularly used. We have a huge range of sock brands designed to cover ever activity type, material preference and budget. Darn Tough are always extremely popular with walkers thanks to their merino wool content, highly durable design and excellent fit. Injinji offer something a bit different with their toesock design that is far more than a gimmick - hundreds or runners and hikers swear by them to help prevent blisters and enhance foot movement. Balega & Feetures are excellent choices for runners, Stance offer an exceptional fit and fun designs, Inov-8 are great value off-road specific socks and Dexshell provide waterproof foot protection too. So many to choose from you’ll definitely be needing our buy 4 for the price of 3 offer!
Just like socks, gloves and hats are hard to beat as gift ideas. We have something to suit everyone from big bobble hats, warm merino beanies and waterproof headwear to trucker caps and wide brimmed Tilley Hats. Don’t forget we also stock the incredibly versatile Buff which can be everything from the traditional neck gaiter to a beanie or wrist band.
Gloves-wise there is an equally wide choice with the likes of Inov-8, OMM and La Sportiva offering excellent lightweight hand protection for trail runners. Trekmates, Outdoor Research and Extremities have gloves that offer different levels of warmth and wind/water protection for walkers and general outdoor use.
Whether it’s finding your way to the car or finding your way through the deepest mountain paths a decent light will make all the difference. A headtorch allows you to keep your hands free and recent increases in performance of headtorches across the brands means that the selection is better than ever. For the most demanding conditions, the new range from Moonlight provides really bright light, a durable design and extremely high levels of reliability. Runners and walkers taking on ultra-distances and multi-day challenges would be well advised to look at hybrid options where you have the option to use either a rechargeable battery pack or standard batteries to provide extra confidence you’ll always have light when you need it. Great examples include the Silva Trail Runner Free H and Petzl IKO CORE. If you want a light that will do just about anything from jobs around house, camping trips and easy runs then the Petzl Tikka or Silva Scout range is hard to beat.
Work or play, a rucksack is something that will be used regularly and getting one with all the features you need is really important. Trail runners will love a specifically designed running vest such as the Ultimate Direction or the new Black Diamond Distance series. For walkers and hikers there is a huge selection to choice from ranging in size from 10-50+ litres depending on what they need to carry and with differing designs such as zip closure or top-loader styles. For commuters there is also plenty to choose from with many packs such as the Lowe Alpine Edge series and Patagonia Black Hole Packs featuring padded laptop sleeves to keep your electronic devices safe.
This is just a small selection of what we have on the website - do take a look at our gift section on the website for even more choice and as always, if there's anything we can do - get in touch!