Need some gift ideas for the lady shredder in your life? Imogen Smith has compiled some options for newbies through to expert riders.
AMB has done your festive leg-work for you this year, searching high and low for gifts she’ll love. Here’s our picks on what to get the mountain-biking lady in your life to make her Christmas special!
She’s a risk taker? Protection!
Keep her in once piece! Try some of these protection options for women:
These knee guards designed for women offer a small fit, soft lining, and go on in a flash with Velcro straps and cool, open back design. Khyber knee guards offer hard-shell impact protection with a soft-shell feel and have a soft terry-towel lining for comfort.
RRP: Elbow guards from $65. Knee guards from $85
With the latest in protection technology in MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), one-handed ‘headmaster’ adjustment, and additional protection around the bottom edge of the helmet, Bontrager’s Rally Women’s helmet is a stylish way to keep safe, and comes with a crash replacement guarantee for free replacement if you crash in the first year (but don’t).
The Ace 2 is perfect to pull on during the Aussie Christmas season. They’re lightweight, simple, sleek, and styled for trail riding, with soft, pliable palms that give plenty of feel for the bars, and they’re touch screen compatible.
RRP: About $45
Popular with pros the world over, these glasses, which we reviewed earlier this year, combine casual good looks and performance features like a panoramic single lens for the widest field of vision, and offer a range of lenses with impressive filters for different light conditions (including Adidas’s Vario photochromatic lens). These ultra-lightweight, adustable glasses come in two sizes, and two versions. The Pro version features a removable sweat blocker and spare nose pad, while the basic edition comes without these extras. Lenses are available in prescription, too. There is also a half-rim model available.
RRP: $320–400 for Pro, $225–350 for Basic