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THE HOLIDAY HELP LIST

Dec. 01, 2014
Dec. 01, 2014

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THE HOLIDAY HELP LIST
  • Not sure what to get your family and friends—or, more important, what to request for yourself? Fear not: This special gift guide has ideas for every sports fan on your shopping list. So read on, then give, receive, or buy for yourself and do both at once

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THE HOLIDAY HELP LIST

Not sure what to get your family and friends—or, more important, what to request for yourself? Fear not: This special gift guide has ideas for every sports fan on your shopping list. So read on, then give, receive, or buy for yourself and do both at once

Special Supplement from the Editors of Sports Illustrated for AMAZON

This is an article from the Dec. 1, 2014 issue Original Layout

ALL PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

OUTDOORS

SCHWINN NETWORK 3.0 / $199

A hybrid built to handle both road and trail, the Network 3.0 has 21 speeds, an aluminum frame, suspension forks and a suspension seat post.

OUTDOORS

BLACK DIAMOND PATROL GLOVES / $109.95

These gloves have heavy PrimaLoft One insulation and a waterproof liner to keep hands warm and dry, and they're reinforced in the palm and knuckles for durability.

O'NEILL MUTANT WET SUIT / $315.20

A modular design makes it easier to wriggle into and out of. A single-seam weld limits inflow and adds warmth, as do sealing cuffs. It also comes with a hood that can be detached in favor of a standard neck.

ADIDAS MICOACH SMART BALL / $299.99

This training tool has sensors that record the strike point, spin, speed and trajectory of a kick, so you can hone your form and look like Cristiano Ronaldo in at least one way.

Upon being struck, the smart ball instantly sends data to an app via Bluetooth.

THERMACELL RECHARGEABLE HEATED INSOLE / $129.95

These battery-powered foot warmers turn on via remote and come with a recharger.

"Outdoor sports have evolved dramatically over the years with the growing popularity of endurance racing, fitness competitions, and various extreme sports. Even more exciting is the availability of advanced sports technology and the role it has begun to play in the lives of recreational athletes."

— Daniel Friedman, Assoc. Producer, SI.com

TAILGATING

WINEGARD GM-2000 WHITE CARRYOUT G2 / $599.99

This compact, fully automatic satellite TV antenna lets you watch from the parking lot—or the campsite. Compatible with DirectTV, DISH and Bell TV.

CHAR-BROIL BIG EASY TRU INFRARED SMOKER, ROASTER AND GRILL / $179.56

A portable, three-in-one cooking machine that doesn't need gas or charcoal. Just meat.

NCAA FOUR-PIECE BBQ SET / $10--$40

Display your passion for your favorite college team while doing what you do best: working the grill. Comes with a spatula, fork, tongs and brush.

KLEAN KANTEEN WITH STAINLESS LOOP / $25.45

Double-walled and insulated to keep hot things hot and cold things cold.

KRUPS AND HEINEKEN B100 BEERTENDER/ $129.90

Small and mobile, with a pressurized carbonator to keep the suds fresh and the good times flowing.

This minibar in a box works with the Heineken DraughtKeg system.

WILD SPORTS SHIELD GAME / $237--$299

Toss the bean bag through the hole: It doesn't get any simpler or any more addicting. This wood set comes adorned with the logo of your favorite NFL team and has folding legs that make it easy to transport.

HOME

SKLZ PRO MINI HOOP MIDNIGHT / $34.99

Shatterproof basketball hoop that hangs over the door and glows in the dark so you can keep playing past your bedtime. Did we mention it glows in the dark?

SAMSUNG HU9000 SERIES 78" CLASS UHD SMART 3D LED TV / $6,997.99

The new curved screen creates an immersion effect and makes the 78-inch TV with 4K Ultra HD picture seem even bigger.

UHD—Ultra-High Definition—means that the screen delivers a minimum of 3840√ó2160 pixels.

CUISINART CSG-700 WIRELESS THERMOMETER / $30.55

Check the temperature of your meats without having to get up from the couch. Just choose the particular protein you are grilling, set a desired level of doneness and wait till the device tells you it is ready.

STADIUM CRIBS REPLICA STADIUM PET BED / $59.95--$79.95

Bringing home the win requires full participation by everyone—including the dog. Let your pooch show his colors with a stadium bed.

FITNESS

GO PRO HERO 3 / $199.99

The most advanced GoPro camera ever is smaller and lighter, produces better image quality and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

KYJEN 2530 HANDS FREE / $16.17

Lightweight and elastic, this pack wraps around your waist so you run hands-free with your dog. It includes a five-foot leash, two pockets and a mesh pouch to hold personal items.

"The latest fitness gadgets help me stay focused and motivated, because just like the pros, I can track every workout to see my progress over time."

—Jamie Lisanti, Assoc. Producer, SI.com

TOM TOM MULTI-SPORT CARDIO / $299.99

The giant display on this GPS-enabled watch allows you to monitor your exercise stats—everything from heart rate and calories shed to distance, time, pace and speed—while you are running, biking or swimming.

FITBIT FLEX / $99.95

Wear it all day, and it will track how many steps you've taken, the distance you've traveled and the calories you've burned. Keep it on at night, and it'll track your sleep quality and wake you gently in the morning.

The Cardio has five preprogrammed intensity zones that help you target your workout.

GOLF

GARMIN APPROACH S6 GOLF WATCH / $399.99

Equipped with a hi-res color touch screen, a GPS receiver and 38,000 preloaded courses, it provides distances to and from any possible target or hazard. So you know what to aim for and what to avoid.

GAME GOLF DIGITAL TRACKING SYSTEM / $199

Install the unique tags into each of your clubs, and the tracking system captures the club, distance and direction of every shot you hit, compiling in-round stats and documenting trends—all displayed over a satellite image of the course.

"Wearable technology is finally catching up to golfers. Companies have ditched clunky designs and bulky gadgets to focus on products that will make you a better player without getting in the way on the course."

—Coleman McDowell, Asst. Editor, GOLF MAGAZINE

CHIPPING NET / $39.95

Its quick setup and three different-sized targets let you challenge yourself while practicing at home. It can be used with both regular and practice golf balls.

BUSHNELL TOUR V3 JOLT LASER / $271.46

Compact and easy to hold, this rangefinder will give you distances up to 300 yards in just seconds, and it doesn't need a reflector.

The Jolt has 5x magnification, so as you're scanning the course for distances, you can also get a better view of the terrain.

MEDIA

MADDEN 15 / $49.99

NBA 2K15 / $42.39

NHL 15 / $69.99

FIFA 15 / $41.39

DJI PHANTOM 2 VISION QUADCOPTER WITH INTEGRATED FPV CAMCORDER / $799

Shoot bird's-eye video of the kids' games with a flying 1080p video camera.

The 5,200-mAh battery provides up to 25 minutes of flight time.

PS4 / $399.99

The latest system from Playstation has a newly developed Dualshock 4 wireless controller and lets you share achievements with friends.

XBOX ONE / $385.99

Meanwhile, Microsoft's newest system lets you watch TV or Skype while you play. The Kinect technology allows for voice commands and motion-sensing games.

PETE ROSE: AN AMERICAN DILEMMA / $17.30

By Kostya Kennedy

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT PORTFOLIO: IDYLLIC SHORES / $26.04

By the Editors of Sports Illustrated

NFL QB: THE GREATEST POSITION IN SPORTS / $23.54

By the Editors of Sports Illustrated

THE STORM AND THE TIDE / $19.68

By Lars Anderson

BASKETBALL'S GREATEST / $21.73

By the Editors of Sports Illustrated

PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (HOCKEY ACTION)THIRTY FIVE PHOTOSFIVE ILLUSTRATIONS