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Great Christmas gifts for walkers and cyclists

14 Dec , 2016  

What do you buy your favourite walker or cyclist for Christmas? We reveal some brilliant ideas for gifts.

Great Christmas gifts for men

Icebreaker Oasis Topochartic top.

The Icebreaker Oasis Topochartic long sleeved crew top is a great baselayer for men offering warmth and breathable comfort. It is made of Merino wool and weighs 200g. £70.00, uk.icebreaker.com/en/home

Be seen at night.

Cyclists are far easier seen when wearing a Proviz REFLECT360 jacket. £79.99, Provizsports.com

Dual purpose poles.

The innovative Komperdell Camera Staff poles have a dual purpose: For walking and as a camera tripod. £59.95, www.komperdell.com

Berghaus Extrem jacket.

The Berghaus Men’s Extrem Micro Down jacket is a versatile and lightweight insulated jacketfor all inds of outdoor activity. It features hydrophobic down technology, Hydrodown, powered by Nikwax. £190, www.berghaus.com See a review.

A great stocking filler.

GORE Windstopper Toe Protectors fit over cycle shoes to keep toes warm and dry. £25.99, www.goreapparel.co.uk

Suunto Traverse watch.

Suunto Traverse watch is for outdoorsy men. It features GPS and GLONASS for route finding, plus POI navigation; tracking for speed, distance and altitude; route planning in Suunto Movescount; altitude; weather trend and storm alarm; sunrise-sunset times, a compass and more… www.suunto.com

A treat for cold hands.

Sealskinz Extreme Cold Weather Heated Gloves are waterproof, breathable and windproof. They have three power settings. £150, www.sealskinz.com

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore-Tex boots are great for  via ferrata and technical hiking and trekking. £175 at retailers,such as Tiso

Great Christmas gifts for women

So comfortable: Hoka walking boots.

The HOKA One One Tor Speed 2 Mid boots are lightweight and versatile with running shoe cushioning and hiking boot traction. They boast multi-directional Vibram lugs and waterproof uppers. Around £100, www.hokaoneone.eu

New female-specific Osprey 20 rucksack.

The Osprey Tempest 20 is a new women’s specific rucksack for walking or cycling. It has many useful pockets and features and an adjustable torso height. £90, www.ospreyeurope.com

Madison cycle tights.

Madison Cycle Sportive 3/4 Tights are perfect for winter rides, but equally for pushing it in the spin studio. £44.99, www.Madison.cc

Great jacket for traveling.

Rohan’s Cold Harbour Coat for women is warm, light and completely machine washable. Made from tech-wool, it’s a great jacket for spending time outdoors and for travelling. £149.00, www.rohan.co.uk

A product that is kinder to the environment.

Ticking some of the best environmentally friendly boxes, the Paramo Torres Medio Jacket for women offers a practical insulating overlayer. It features an insulated hood and hand-warming pockets. £160, www.paramo-clothing.com

Sprayway Pandora jacket is a three-layer alpine style Gore-Tex shell that is ideal for hiking in less favourable weather. £260, Sprayway

We hope you have a fantastic festive season and you are treated to a great walking or cycling gift.

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A journalist, web copywriter blogger and social media chatterbox, Fiona combines her love of the outdoors – especially Scotland – with a diverse freelance work life. If she's not at her desk writing about the outdoors, she'll be outside cycling, running, kayaking, snowboarding and walking Munros. She shares her outdoors passion with partner, the G-Force. Sometimes her teenage daughter Little Miss Outdoors tags along, too.