It’s not too late to find the perfect gift for your running buddies… or a little something-something for yourself. We’ve put together a list of great gifts for men who run. (We’ve also put together a list of gifts for women, if you missed it!)
I did my own shopping from this list — here’s what my favorite running buddy is going to find under the tree (umm, Wil, no peeking):
With the mercury dropping, this Utopia Softshell Jacket is the perfect luxury gift for runners — it’s weather resistant without being stiff, cozy without being bulky, and stretchy to keep you comfortable in high-aerobic activity.
For times when it’s more blustery than cold, this Essential Run Vest is the perfect layering piece. It’s super lightweight, but is wind- and water-resistant, and has hits of 3M Scotchlite retroreflectivity. I’ve chosen the Brite Green color from our NightLife collection for additional visibility — making this piece perfect for nighttime runs year round.
He may not care, but I like things to be color-coordinated, and this top layers perfectly with the vest. The Nightlife Equilibrium Short-Sleeve top is silky soft — but still has great moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry and comfortable. Not into the black/brite green combo? The Equilibrium also comes in black, red, blue, and gray.
The Infiniti Short II is a great all-around short. He’ll love the the holster pockets on the back — perfect for carrying gels on a long run.
Light enough for speed yet supportive enough for serious mileage, the Ghost 3 is Wil’s shoe of choice. And he’s not alone — Runner’s World crowned the Ghost 3 their “2010 International Editor’s Choice”.