GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY 2016
Cyclist Dad // Surfer Dad // Run Dad // Gym Dad – what type of dad do you have? We know the dads always say they don’t want anything but they’d be disappointed if we arrived empty handed, wouldn’t they? Check out our gift ideas from The Sports Room…
// CYCLIST DAD //
Topeak PocketShock DXG
For mountain bikers, this is a precision fork and shock pump with a carbonfaced dial gauge for accurate inflation. A handy piece for the rucksack, this is a sturdy, easy to use and precise pump – perfect for trail and home use.
This is an ultra lightweight jacket that’s vented and windproof. Elasticated cuffs and waist seal you in and keep the wind out, as do the flaps over the zip. Vented under the arms, the jacket is breathable, keeping you cool and it doesn’t blow up in the wind. Reflective strips keep you visible in the dark. It fits into its own little pouch which easily fits into a biking jersey. Also available as a Pak-a-Jak Gilet (€40).
An excellent choice for road or mountain biking, the Topeak Hexus 11 is an award winning multi-tool featuring 16 pro-quality, hardened steel tools that fold into an ergonomic composite body. A great tool to pop in a saddle bag should any road side assistance be needed out on the bike…
// RUNNING DAD //
NB Ice Short Sleeve Tee
A great t-shirt to keep you cool when things get hot on the run. A tech-tee that’s sweat activated to keep you cool and dry. Comes with quick dry properties and odour resistance.
Inov8 Race Ultra Pack
Perfect for staying hydrated on long runs, this is a great introductory vest that can carry three litres of fluid or four litres of kit. Easy to use and adjust, the RACE ELITE vest is an all-mesh construction with stretch pockets and no zips for cold and numb fingers to deal with. €140
Aftershokz Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones
For someone who is into technology and loves cool running accessories and gadgets, these would make a great father’s day gift. They are worn on your cheekbones rather than on your ears. Bone conduction technology guides mini vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, delivering sound without blocking your ears. They can also be worn in the car while driving to answer the phone which is a bonus. €110
// SURF DAD //
Billabong Evolution Six
Surfboard leash with padded ankle strap
Billabong Surf Hood and Gloves
Perfect for cold water surfing!
Billabong Furnace Enduro 5mm Gloves €41
Wide range of 5mm and 3mm Billabong wetsuits also in stock
Five Daughters extra sticky surf wax specifically formulated to give the maximum traction for even the longest surf session. For best results replace the wax regularly on your board. Reapply wax to existing coat before every surf… €5
// GYM DAD //
Wrist and Ankle Weights
Fitness Mad wrist and ankle weights add extra resistance to workouts. Check out our other Fitness Mad products here.
Core Fitness and Weight Training Gloves
Neoprene wrist wrap – highly supportive for heavy lifting with 45mm wide wrap to help stabilise wrists. Perfect for weight lifting or general fitness training. €18
Fitness Mad Foam Roller for fitness, muscle release and rehab. Can be used every day as part of your exercise regime. Improves circulation and reduces muscle soreness. Lengthens muscles and helps increase range of motion. Helps prevent injury. €22
We also stock a range of vari-rollers.
The Sports Room, Wicklow Town stocks technical sports gear for women, men and children. Brands we stock include New Balance, Asics, Saucony, Under Armour, Mizuno and Nike. We have a wide selection of running shoes, running apparel and running accessories. We also provide gait analysis and a racket restringing service. We are also a bike shop and bike service and repair shop.