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RainyDayGiftGuide 2019: Sports Gifts

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays!!!

As in previous years, we have put together a series of RainyDayTastic GiftGuides for this holiday, full of suggestions for our readers. As with every one of our Guides, all of the items in this guide are either things we looked at, ones we reviewed and liked, or brand new gear we haven’t reviewed yet but we think you would like.

Happy Holidays!


Strength is not just about muscles. To get strong and stay strong is about proper protection, posture, information, hydration, and recovery. We have put together a collection to tools and gear to help with all of that. Just do it 🙂


Upstep Orthotic Sports

  • Designed specifically to your feet & needs in order to get the perfect fit for you.
  • Specific design to work with running and athletic shoes
  • Best orthotics on the planet??? Carolyn thinks so.

Lumo Lift

  • A wearable posture coach that buzzes when you slouch
  • Sit straighter, stand taller and look better
  • Reduce back and neck pain, and improve your mood & reduce stress
  • Works and syncs wirelessly only with Bluetooth 4+ equipped smartphones
  • Up to 4 weeks of local activity data storage


Coros SafeSound Helmet

  • Aero-Flow Design with premium EPS impact foam
  • Ear Opening Sound System (EOSS) guarantees ultra-clear sound quality while still keeping you aware of your surroundings
  • SOS Emergency Alert allows for safer solo rides
  • An LED Tail Light will keep you visible during the day or night
  • Safely control your music and phone calls with the handle-bar mounted Smart Remote

Zackees Winter Gloves

  • The best cycling accessory for you or your favorite cyclist.
  • Better than mounted turn signals w/obscenely bright LED’s 
  • Electronics are fully washable and water proofed

Lumos Bicycle Helmet

  • SAFE, DURABLE, COMFORTABLE: Meets both CPSC and CE standards for safety and can withstand whatever weather you can. The battery lasts about 6 hours on flashing mode and 3 on solid mode. Helmet fits most heads size 54 – 61cm comfortably.
  • TAP TO TURN: When you’re making a turn, simply tap the corresponding button on the included wireless handlebar remote. 
  • FULL STOP: If the Hard Brake Light feature (currently in beta) is activated, 38 LEDs on the back of this adult bike helmet will glow solid red.
  • GET NOTICED ON THE ROAD: With 10 white LEDs on the front, 38 red LEDs on the back, and 11 orange LEDs for each turn signal

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the travel-friendly Nomader® water bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.

  • Foldable and leak-proof – easy to pack with an air-tight seal
  • BPA-free and hygienic – no leaching chemicals
  • Durable and versatile – flexible silicone, hot or cold liquids, and dishwasher safe


FILA Strength Bands

  • Sculpt and tone
  • Three resistance levels to meet your needs
  • Durable flat latex bands help increase shoulder flexibility and range of motion
  • Lightweight, versatile, portable and travel-friendly

SKLZ Slidez

  • Low friction material slides smoothly on virtually any surface
  • Use anywhere training aid that builds core strength and increases flexibility
  • Large surface area w/ergonomic tread for a comfortable, non slip grip 
  • Integrated fasteners clip together for bilateral training
  • Unique shape reinforces omnidirectional movement


  • WORLD’S ONLY DEVICE to accurately measure muscle quality on up to 24 different muscle groups, identify muscle imbalances & asymmetries to help you perform better.
  • Measures body fat percentage accurately
  • Know what to work on, perform better, eliminate weaknesses and reduce injury risk
  • Tracks your progress in detail and adjusts fitness guidance accordingly
  • Wireless, syncs to Apple iPhone and Android OS 4.3 or newer via Bluetooth 4.1 & full integration with Apple Health; Convenient, non-wearable usage, water-resistant


fitbit VERSA

  • Track your all day activity, 24/7 heart rate, & sleep stages, all with a 4 plus day battery life (varies with use and other factors)
  • Slim, comfortable design with a lightweight, anodized aluminum watch body
  • Use 15+ exercise modes like Run or Swim (water resistant to 50 meters) to record workouts and connect to smartphone GPS for more precise real time pace & distance
  • Access your favorite apps for sports, weather & more and get call, calendar, text, and app alerts
  • Get call, text, calendar and smartphone app notifications when your phone is nearby. 
  • Automatically track select sports & workouts with SmartTrack and use female health tracking in the Fitbit app to log periods, symptoms and more
  • Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0. Compatible with iPhone, Android & Windows phones

MATRIX Powerwatch X

  • Patented thermoelectric technology to keep watch charged using body heat
  • Fitness tracking smart watch records metrics such as calories, steps, and sleep
  • Reinforced bezel and water resistant to a depth of 50M (164 ft)
  • Syncs with other smart devices (iPhone/Samsung/Galaxy/iPad/Tablets)
  • Customizable watch face and a strap with military-grade durability


TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller

  • Patented foam roller design w/a multi density exterior over a rigid, hollow core
  • Won’t break down or lose shape from repeated use
  • Improve muscle recovery, pain relief and increase flexibility
  • 13 x 5.5 inches, 500 pound weight limit

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