A gift guide for cyclists
What to give as a gift this Christmas? If you are buying for the cyclist in your life and don’t know where to start, here are a few ideas to help you get it right.
Regardless of how much time they spend on the pedals, there are some items of clothing that are essential for any rider. A good pair of bib shorts, such as Etxeondo’s best-selling ORHI, will be a sure-fire hit. If you need a bib short with extra pockets for the mountains and long rides, the EXO Thermo Adventure should be on your list.
When it comes to tops, our DENA jacket is the perfect choice across a range of conditions, combining protection, breathability, elasticity and comfort. Paired with a suitable base layer, it will meet all your winter needs. Dena is constructed entirely from Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper fabric, with the number of seams kept to a minimum. For colder climates, the 76 jacket is a classic in our collection that will not disappoint. Again, it is built around a Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper outer, but with the added warmth of a fleece lining on the exposed areas around the chest and stomach.
If you want an extra barrier against the cold and rain, a BUSTI cape or a gilet like the ARRI are great choices. Wherever you ride and whatever the weather, our wide range of bib shorts, tights, jackets and capes with Gore-Tex have you covered.
Gifts for less than €100 If a rider’s wardrobe is already well stocked with shorts and jerseys, a good base layer can be a great gift. It is a crucial element, summer or winter, so choosing a high quality garment that breathes well and enhances comfort is vital for every ride. – EPELA undershirt. Suitable for moderate temperatures (5ºC to 16ºC). Circular knitted constuction, seamless and highly elastic. – ILUNA undershirt. Made for colder temperatures (-5ºC to 12ºC). Cut from Thermosystem Termika, with hollow fibres that maintain body temperature even in the coldest conditions.
A pair of high quality gloves are the perfect complement. Depending on the sensitivity of the rider and the temperature, we find the ESKU – with Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper – or the NEGU – made of Neoprene for rainy days – are excellent choices. For performance across a range of conditions, try our versatile ETXE, made from Thermosystem Comfort; thin, light and very elastic, but with a second layer of Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper, which provides extra protection if the weather takes a turn for the worse or folds away into a storage compartment on the back of the glove when not in use. All these can be combined with the BERO socks, which come in a wide range of colours for the last word in coordination.
Gifts for less than €50 Our range of small gifts. You can choose from a wide range of accessories that perfectly complement any cycling wardrobe. – Some arm warmers, for example, like our light and breathable GOXO, paired with a water bottle, a cycling essential which will never be unwanted. – A UGARI hat, perfect for the coldest temperatures before or after your ride, combined with a TOKI neck warmer. – Mitts. Some riders like to wear short-fingered gloves for comfort. With a padded palm, the LAU – with a cuff – or the MMUMM – without – are available in a range of colours to match all our accessories.
And if you still can’t make up your mind? Try our digital gift card. Choose the value you want, allowing the recipient to pick from a wide range of Etxeondo winter products, the benchmark in high-performance cycling.