Christmas Gift Ideas for the MTB Ladies

Dec 14, 2015
by Rachelle Frazer Boobar  
'Tis the season, to stress out last minute over gift ideas for loved ones, and to figure out how not to break the bank while you're at it. We've put a few items together that cost under $200 that we think might make great presents this holiday season. Ladies, read on to get some ideas of what to ask for. Guys, get some ideas on what to give! A few of these items in a nice day pack should put a smile on any mtb lady's face.




Vaude Pack
Vaude Pack

Vaude Roomy 17+3 Pack


A good riding pack never goes astray. The Roomy is comfortable, eco-friendly and full of neat features, like built-in tyre levers that won't ever go missing.

• Tire iron
• Volume extension
• Organiser in front compartment
• Helmet holder
• Side mesh pockets
• Padded hip belt with 2 zip pockets
• Opening for hydration system
• Sternum strap
• Safety light attachment
• Rain cover with safety light attachment
• Reflective elements
• Price: 80.00 EURO
www.vaude.com
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesWoman's darling with looks to match! The popular women's bike pack for day tours or short trips, ecologically manufactured with bluesign certified material. Shoulder straps and hip belt are ergonomically designed to fit a woman's body. Together with the Aeroflex mesh suspension system, they guarantee optimal carrying comfort and efficient ventilation. The pack supplies 17 liters of carrying volume that can be expanded by 3 liters when needed.




Sombrio Lily Glove

You can never go wrong with gifting a good pair of gloves. Sombrio's Lily gloves are super comfortable and are guaranteed to brighten up a drab ride kit.

• DuPont™ KEVLAR® thread construction throughout
• Pre–curved dexterity
• Multi-panel Ax Suede® stretch & recovery chamude palm
• DuPont™ KEVLAR® corded nylon & 3D vented Lycra® mesh panels
• Terry moss thumb panel
• Capped fingers for enhanced wear
• Silicone braking fingers for improved modulation
• Pull on cuff less, no slip design
• Price: $30 USD
www.sombriocartel.com
Sombrio Gloves

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesA women's specific multi-use glove that doesn't miss a beat. The Lily is a unique cuffless design, incorporating key elements like durability and fit, with a minimalist design to provide a glove that is unilaterally our most accomplished crossover from back yard trail to park. Mapped for smaller, more feminine hands, the Lily is a female favourite.





Pinkbike Riding Socks


These babies will keep your feet comfy and ventilated all day long. Rep the PB love!

• Available in three sizes
• S/M, L/XL and XXL
• $14.99 CAD
www.pinkbike.com/shop
PB Socks
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesSockGuy's SGX socks are designed with the elite athlete in mind and feature our exclusive Elite Performance Formula, a blend of polypropylene, nylon and spandex. The new SGX sock line provides a compression fit, performance ribbing, enhanced ventilation and a reduced friction profile. These socks feel great, look great, and with SockGuy's signature Stretch-to-Fit sizing and reinforced toe and heel, SGX socks perform like no other. Guaranteed to be the most comfortable performance socks you'll ever wear. 6-inch cuffs and extra padded soles will keep your feet stoked all day.




Race Face DIY Short

The DIY's have got the most comfortable waistband out there, so no amount of turkey will hinder a post-feast ride. No button popping required.

• Wide, lycra waistband to eliminate muffin top.
• Waistband has zip stash pocket.
• Faux front fly; pull-on style fit.
• YKK faux metallic hand pocket closures.
• Seamless crotch gusset.
• Zippered back pockets with magnetic closures.
• Branded zipper pullers for ease of use with gloves.
• Button detail at outer cuff offers room for knee protection.
• Double reinforced seams throughout.
• Price: $89.99 USD
www.raceface.com
RaceFace Shorts

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesHard-wearing and great looking, this woven stretch fabric has a heathered outer face similar to the Tweedster fabric used on the Khyber short, but unlike the Khyber, the DIY short is lighter weight with the addition of 2-way stretch for added mobility. The DIY shrugs off water thanks to the DWR treatment. Between sizes? No worries, most riders are. The all new DIY pattern features a wide, lycra waistband designed to eliminate muffin top and accommodate curvier body shapes. Inseam is 36cm (14"), under knee, with hem openings large enough to accommodate Race Face pads.





Specialized SWAT Vest
Specialized SWAT Vest

Specialized Women's Mountain Liner Vest


This vest is handier than a multi-tool. In fact, you can carry your multi-tool in it. You may never want to wear a pack ever again. Just sayin'.
• VaporRize™ moisture transfer mesh fabrics
• Three SWAT integrated pockets with dedicated pump loop
• Full-length zipper
• Integrated, removable shelf bra
• Form fit
• Price: $60.00 USD
www.specialized.com





G-Form Pro-X Compression Women's Shirt


Added protection without having to look or feel like Robocop. Sign us up.

• Coverage: rib, shoulder, clavicle, sternum
• Made in the USA
• Price: $129.99 USD
G-Form.com
GForm

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe PRO-X Compression Shirt provides proprietary RPT Impact Protection anatomically designed to flex with you, so you don't have to sacrifice movement. The incredible comfort and durability of the PRO-X Compression Shirt make it ideal for heavy use and repeated washings.





Pearl Izumi P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove

Cold hands can be the ruination of any good ride. Roll out prepared with some toasty lobster mitts and never call a ride short again.

• P.R.O. Softshell with DWR finish shell
• 170g Primaloft® Gold insulation
• P.R.O. Barrier WxB powered by Outdry® lining
• Clarino™ synthetic leather palm
• Half lobster finger configuration keeps fingers warm and allows greater dexterity
• Draw cord on wrist to close off glove opening to the elements
• Fleece lined interior for next to skin comfort
• Reflective elements for low–light visibility
• Price: $120.00 USD
www.pearlizumi.com
Pearl Izumi Pro Amfib glove

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesWhether battling wintertime chill on a fatbike in Minnesota, or tackling a frigid Colorado cyclocross race in late December, the P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove will keep your hands warm and operational. The combination of our P.R.O. Softshell outer, waterproof Outdry lining and 170 g Primaloft Gold insulation make this our warmest winter glove. And warm doesn't mean clumsy. We employ a novel finger construction design that's part mitten, part glove, so your index and middle fingers remain free to manipulate shifters and brakes.




Specialized Women's Ambush Helmet


The Ambush offers a ton of coverage and feels super snug. The hardest part will be deciding which color to buy.

• Patented Aramid-Reinforced Skeleton provides internal EPS support.
• Patented Energy Optimized Multi-Density EPS construction.
• Mindset 360 fit system provides a secure, customizable fit with on-the-fly adjustments.
• Micro indexing visor allows for a wide range of fast, secure on-trail adjustments.
• 4th Dimension Cooling System with massive vents, internal Cross-Channels, and aligned exhaust ports increases airflow to keep you cool.
• Low profile in-molded shell with smooth, snag-free exterior shape.
• Extended coverage for added protection and durability.
• Lightweight, quick-drying liner.
• Price: $180.00 USD
www.specialized.com
Specialized






Endura Jacket
Endura Jacket

Endura Women's Convert Softshell


Versatility is so nice at this time of the year. Start your ride with a jacket and end it in a vest. The Convert is a staple in our wardrobe because it's just so darn handy. Plus it's practically two gifts in one!

• Mig 3-Layer microfibre fabric with windproof/breathable membrane
• Xtract stretch wicking fabric gilet sleeves
• Zip off detachable sleeves allowing venting and conversion into gilet
• Zipped chest pocket with media port
• Reflective trims on sleeves and shoulders
• Triple rear stash pockets - two of which are mesh
• Rear zipped security pocket
• Price: £84.99
www.endurasport.com
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesMicrofibre jacket with windproof & breathable membrane - converts to a gilet.





TLD Womens Full Circle Fleece Zip-Up Hoodie


Hoodies are the best.

• Size S - XL
• Price: $60.95 USD
www.troyleedesigns.com
TLD Hoodie

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotes60% cotton / 40% polyester burnout French Terry full-zip hoodie. Contrast drawcords and zipper tape. TLD screen-printed artwork at left chest and back.




Rusch to Glory


Prepare to be humbled and inspired to get outside and get sh*t done. Rebecca Rusch is a badass, get yourself a copy of her autobiography to see what we mean.

• Available on Kindle or in paperback.
• Price: $15.40 USD
rebeccarusch.com/rusch-to-glory
Rebecca Rusch

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesRebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life's story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.





Liv Fix Combo Kit


A basic combo kit like this is light-weight and packable and will keep you out of trouble for most minor trailside fixes.

• Includes everything for a quick fix while on or off-road. Includes:
• Liv seat bag
• 12 glueless patches
• 2 tire levers
• Mini pump
• 9 function multi-tool
• $54.99 CAD
www.liv-cycling.com
Liv Fix Kit





Petal Power Joyride System


Comfort, a win in anyone's book. Sometimes you've got to do what it takes to stay rolling.

• Step One/Before - Clean Start Wipes
• Step Two/During - Joy Ride Creme
• Step Three/After - Fresh Finish Cleanser
• Price: $34.95 USD
www.petal-power.com
Petal Power

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe only before, during, and after ride chamois cream system designed specifically for women. Each Joy Ride System is a kit which includes all you need to start clean, ride happy, and finish fresh.



Flare Merino Wool Baselayer


According to the Scandanavian's, there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Flare aren't Scandanavian, but they don't want you to wear bad clothing.

• Thermal
• Breathable
• Odour resistant
• Slim fit
• Dropped tail
• Sizes XS-L (UK 8-14)
• Made in the UK with Australian Merino wool
flareclothingco.com
Flare Merino Wool Baselayer

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesKeep warm under your jersey with a base layer from Flare! 100% merino wool will keep you toasty while wicking sweat away so that you can stay on the bike all year around.






Osmo Women's Nutrition
These products were designed to give ladies the specific nutrients they need during exercise and recovery. Sounds worth trying, right?

Hydration Formula
• Increase Power Output and improve performance
• Avoid premenstrual performance decline
• Flavors: Mango and Strawberry
• $31.99 Box of 24 singles

Osmo Women's Protein
• Address hormone related recovery challenges
• Rapidly shift from exercise to recovery
• Promote muscle repair and speed glycogen restoration
• $35.88 Box 12 Singles.
www.osmonutrition.com
Osmo

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesWomen are not small men. During our menstrual cycle, our internal temperature varies by 0.5 Degrees Celcius while our sodium losses increase and plasma volumes drop. Recovery is critical for us because progesterone and estrogen inhibit muscle repair and glycogen restoration. Dr. Stacy Sims developed Women's Hydration and Women's Protein to address these physiological realities to help female athletes.




Liv Headwear
Liv Headband
Liv Norsa Winter Headband and Signature Head Wear


Keeping your head and face warm can make or break a ride. Carrying a buff or head warmer isn't going to weigh anyone down, but it could save a ride from ultimate doom.

• Warm and quick drying ThermTextura™ fabric delivers excellent warmth at minimal weight
• Covers forehead and ears
• Prevents sweat from dripping into the eyes
• Price: $15.00 USD
www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/livgiant




Muc-Off Bike Care Essentials Kit


Everyone should know how to give their bike a decent clean. A basic wash kit will help get anyone started, and will look nicer in the stocking than a bottle of dish soap and a kitchen scrubber brush.

• Contains Wheel & Component Brush
• Contains Bike Spray
• Contains Nano Tech Bike Cleaner
• Contains MicroCell sponge
• Storage tote included
• Price: 21.67 GBP
www.muc-off.com
Bike Care essentials kit

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe Muc-Off Bike Care Essentials Kit contains all the basic elements you need to be able to look after your bicycle!



MENTIONS: @GiantBicycle / @Specialized / @raceface / @mucoffltd / @flareclothingco / @SombrioCartel




79 Comments

  • + 46
 Best gift for the wife (by far) is a full spa day. She gets what she really wants (let's face it, she doesn't really want any of this stuff) and we get a day to go shred some sweet singletrack!

She's happy. You're happy. It's a win-win.
  • + 74
 The spa is nice... but I'd still rather go ride sweet singletrack with my husband!
  • + 10
 @rachellefrazer You could have had both, but now your husband is going to get you ear warmers instead of a sweet spa day because you asked for it. Wink
  • + 10
 Lol. I do hate having cold ears. Maybe I could go to the spa after a ride?
  • + 4
 @rachellefrazer makes a post for a christmas list the husband askes what she wants for christmas haha Wink
  • + 3
 @aoneal : I totaly agree and I would add a full night as well if you two have small kids.
  • + 4
 Any time I've bought my wife what I think is cool bike gear, I get as much credit as I would buying a roll of toilet paper.
  • + 2
 @rachellefrazer Right on! Sorry to break it to you fellas, but their are girls out there that love MTB gear and riding as much as we do, my wife buys more stuff than me!
  • + 1
 My wife doesn't like spa's... so, whatever.
  • + 1
 My wife got a new Giant Intrigue for Christmas and she is over the moon. I still thinks she wants the spa though.
  • + 1
 Introduce me to these girls please..I need companionship! lol
  • + 3
 No1000 - You are doing it wrong. Try to add a bit of variation: Sit on your hand for 15 minutes or get Batman suit, a tie and off you go to the strongest door handle in your house.
  • + 35
 Well thank god my girlfriend doesn't mountain bike! Wait... what girlfriend?
  • + 82
 I'll be your girlfriend if you buy me a new bike for christmas. Except that my name is Scott. And I'm a guy. I have a penis.
  • + 48
 I knew the internet was a bad place.
  • + 6
 sounds fair...
  • + 3
 Don't act like you've never looked at your bike like that before
  • + 3
 For some reason, as I read @scottay2hottay comment, I think he literally means he has possession of one, not so much attached as just actually in his possession.
  • + 24
 they should make an article about what to get your non biking wife/girlfriend for christmas. that would help a lot more.
  • + 21
 hey bike and clothing manf. not everything has to be pink for girls.... my wife gets INSANELY pissed when she can only find pink riding kit. i end up buying her mans stuff.
  • + 16
 Don't forget pale blue and purple as well. Or it's lame flowery patterns on (to show everyone that they're really girly as well) my missus hates that crap
  • + 4
 Is your wife scottay2hottay (above)?
  • + 2
 I hope not. I'll just have a check.
  • + 2
 I went looking for socks yesterday in a sports store for the wife (who rides). Mens socks, 90% black. Womens socks, 5% black, the rest were all the "girl" colors of the rainbow. Very annoying.
  • + 1
 Do you have any suggestions for shoes? my wife only rides flats and she has worn out her last pair of 5010.
  • + 1
 my wife likes her five10's. she doesnt ride enough to kill em every season like i do so it isnt that bad. their ladies colors arent super girly either
  • + 13
 Can we vote on these, cause as a woman, I don't like 90% of what's listed here!! Razz
  • + 6
 They are just ideas, hopefully your man friend knows how to make good choices that suit your needs and taste! Wink
  • + 2
 Awesome, more ideas for everyone! I like that the Castelli jacket's proceeds to go your local rescue, that's sweet. I might have a pair of those mint grips too... Ha ha.
  • + 2
 Rush566... You have the right idea. As a man I realize that we all are stupid. So if our wife/gf wants anything nice they need to give us a very specific list. You should even number them in priority so we don't totally eff it up.
  • + 1
 Haha ya, but you should still do something surprising or we will also be unhappy! Lol
  • + 6
 That Specialized Ambush helmet is the bees knees. I've had a tough time finding something comfortable that doesn't slip around on my head (and hence something that isn't totally worthless). It's really comfy and easy to adjust.
  • + 6
 Seeing I work at a bike shop, my Girlfriend would be stoked to NOT get anything bike related.
  • + 2
 Not 100% true. I like getting bike stuff. How else would I have replaced my brake pads?
  • + 4
 A company that should make this list is Shredly. I just bought a pair of their shorts for the wife for Xmas and they look far better than anything on the market (according to her, who picked them out).
  • + 1
 My wife is also a huge fan of the Shredly stuff! It fits her well and has plenty of flash without just being pink and flowery.
  • + 3
 Shredly stuff is awesome. I am definitely grabbing a pair of their shorts next time I'm in Whistler and they have sizes smaller than a 4 in stock. They are super comfy and actually have pockets on the sides. I can't understand why bike shorts even have back pockets. What am I going to possibly put in there while I'm sitting on a bike? Anyway, I digress...
  • + 2
 I think those patterns are pretty ugly, but that's just me!
  • + 3
 No, that's fair. Many of them aren't my cup of tea but I at least appreciate that they have other colour options than black with hot pink detailing or teal. There's only a couple that I actually like but the fit and style of them are really nice.
  • + 2
 @gpowell Calling you out because you said the hot pink Shredly shorts were pretty OK
  • + 2
 Fine. I'll admit it; I did quite like the hot pink shorts. For this you will be punished.
  • + 1
 I'd like to get my lady some Chromag, Scarab pedals. But I wonder if they will be too big for her size 7 shoes. And should i get them in a color that matches her bike or her favorite color? Any female riders out there tried the Scarabs?
  • + 2
 I have them with size 7.5s and they work great. I would personally match the bike, as long as it is still a fun colour.
  • + 1
 alishab6 what kind of shoes are you riding with?
  • + 2
 510 impacts and freeriders
  • + 1
 Can't stop laughing at this, women are such special creatures they need special chammy cream packaged up with ridiculous soft flowery words, hahaha!

"The only before, during, and after ride chamois cream system designed specifically for women. Each Joy Ride System is a kit which includes all you need to start clean, ride happy, and finish fresh"
  • + 1
 Petal Power was giving out stickers at the Sea Otter: "I Creamed My Shorts"

rad
  • + 1
 Bought the Endura Women's Convert Softshell for my wife for Christmas a couple of years ago. She HATES it. It's absolutely fantastic, hi quality, durable, lightweight and warm and breathable but it as most certainly been designed by a man... THERE IS A DARNED BALLOON POCKET ON THE BACK! Women hate these things. Same thing with the endura single track pants, they are made to accomodate a liner and still be comfortable to ride but they are 110% Cordura without stretch inserts, therefore they are large on the back. And most woman do not want their backside to look larger than it is.
They really should hire some women in their design department...
  • + 1
 I think I'd get a slap in the face if I bought my wife that Petal Power joyride stuff. That gift might seem a little... indelicate?

I've been married for 20+ years and I still get a little squeamish about women's stuff for, you know, down there.

Now, these are interesting ideas but I'm thinking of some coaching. My wife is new to mountain biking and some good coaching might give her some real confidence.

And then she can ride harder and put some of that chamois cream and those wipes to good use.
  • + 3
 Women specific tire levers? I actually have 3 girlfriends. They all stay in my garage, I take really good care of them and I spend a ton of money on them every year.
  • + 4
 That Endura purple jacket looks rad!
  • + 2
 I find the whole 'Ladies' thing kinda ceksyst...maybe I'm just too PC'd out.
  • + 1
 Ooops - didn't notice this was written by a woman.....scurrying away now
  • + 2
 So I guess only men can be sexist?I think that might be a sexist comment in itself.
  • + 1
 endlessblockades - the moment you don't know what to think is the moment to stop thinking, cancel the scheduled impulsive reaction and move on. Watch it as a Coca-cola Christmas truck-train going by.
  • + 1
 Will you be my Life Coach?
  • + 1
 Yes! Tell me, have you seen seagulls fly without moving their wings on the burning sky of the sunset hour?
  • + 1
 Yes! at evening, sitting on this terrace,
When the sun from the west, beyond Pisa, beyond the mountains of Carrara
Departs, and the world is taken by surprise ...

When the tired flower of Florence is in gloom beneath the glowing
Brown hills surrounding ...

When under the arches of the Ponte Vecchio
A green light enters against stream, flush from the west,
Against the current of obscure Arno ...

Look up, and you see things flying
Between the day and the night;
Bats! with spools of dark thread sewing the shadows together.
  • + 1
 There's your first problem! You keep watching stupid sht instead of riding!
  • + 1
 Thanks Coach!!!
  • + 1
 Why recommend ONE women's helmet when you could recommend an entire women's collection????


www.bellhelmets.com/cycling/collections/joy-ride-womens-collection
  • + 1
 True! The Joy Ride initiative itself is also rad. We checked everything out at Interbike: www.pinkbike.com/u/rachellefrazer/blog/more-people-stories-and-products-from-the-show-interbike-2015.html
  • + 1
 Or... You could get her a TLD A1, a six-pack of beer, aaaand a spa day. Problem solved!
  • + 1
 A six-pack on one day at Spa... I'm not sure... then every fat guy in there will look like he has a six-pack! I disapprove!
  • + 2
 That's a pricey tool kit.
  • + 1
 Someone please buy their girlfriend/wife the muc off kit. Then video her reaction opening it.
Merry Christmas!
  • + 1
 C & B for the win!
  • + 1
 My wife always wants the same thing for xmas, someone else.
  • + 1
 Its just come to me one finger gloves! What an idea
  • + 1
 ... she's getting the same as I got her last year ...
  • + 1
 what are the thoughts put in by the designer fpr G-form compression wear?
  • + 2
 Why do they make the padded part bright yellow? People don't really want to show off their safety gear! Check out the Dainese Rhyolite vest, it's super slick, lightweight and subtle in its design.
  • + 1
 Once you have your jersey on over it you don't see the yellow. They do a black version of it too: g-form.com/en/pro-x-compression-shirt-210.html
  • + 1
 I'm getting my mom bar mitts.
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