The top tech, toys, trackers, and totally awesome fitness accessories for any active guy’s holiday wish list.
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1. DJI Phantom 3 Standard
The most accessible and intelligent drone around—it shoots rich 2.7K HD video, has a range of more than half a mile and 25 minutes of battery life—also includes a camera and remote control, making it the best bang for your buck as well. Idiotproof safety features, like automatic return-to-home, ensure your footage never accidentally flies astray.
Modified after early-20th-century racers, the Cruzer can be equipped with saddlebags, a surfboard rack—even a beer cooler. Spend a long weekend assembling this beautiful street cruiser–motorcycle hybrid—which is customizable and accepts a motor as big as 155cc—then spend the next year ripping on-and off-road with this street-legal (check local laws) machine.
Designed in collaboration with surfboard guru Chris Christenson, the retro-looking Storm Chaser is intended to float on powder like a big-wave board on a barrel. But it’s versatile, too, short enough to take on trees and nimble on resort groomers, where the swallowtail kicks out bury-your-buds rooster tails.
Headed for a trail run in fresh powder? Good news: The "fat tire" craze isn't confined to bikes. These outrageously bold trail runners are designed to take you “where you don’t belong”—like technical rocky trails, muddy slopes, and scree fields. Each pair is tricked out with aggressively lugged, Michelin-tire-grade rubber outsoles, Gore-Tex weatherproofing, plus plenty of high-quality cush on the interior.
A sleek retro design is wedded to 360-degree sound in this rugged, go-anywhere Bluetooth speaker that’s perfect for anywhere outdoors. The built-in rechargeable battery can power a 24-hour dance party or, if necessary, your smartphone.
This three-foot-long, 12-pound sound bar packs nine room-shaking amplified speakers. Attach it to your TV for the deep booms and crystal-clear whispers of Blu-rays or Xbox games or stream music directly over your wi-fi.
Here’s the more refined, grown-up version of your boyhood jump rope. It’s German-made, so you know the walnut handles are lightweight and precisely balanced, and the adjustable nine-foot leather rope spins faster and smoother than ever.
At less than one pound, Monkii Bars are a lighter-weight, more portable version of TRX. Just hang them from a sturdy anchor point and bang out body-weight exercises like pushups, dips, and inverted rows.
Despite being the smallest Bluetooth headphones on the market—weighing in at just half an ounce—the X2s pack some of the biggest sound. On top of that, they’re durable, sweat-proof, have batteries that last eight hours, and stick to your dome like they’re glued there.
Armed with Oakley’s new Prizm lenses, these shades fine-tune trail vision, helping your eyes lock onto rocks, roots, and other obstacles on a technical ascent or a rip-roaring downhill run. As you’d expect, they also feature top-notch optical clarity and killer sporty looks.
Whether you’re looking for a laptop, a tablet, or something in between, the Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book have you covered with thin, high-contrast, low-glare screens; long-lasting batteries; and a blend of powerful graphics and computing might to meet every user’s needs.
Ideal for any active guy, Fitbit’s latest offering—the Surge—uses GPS technology to track the distances you run, your speed, even the elevation climbed if you go hiking. That’s on top of heart rate monitoring, calories burned, and even your sleep and wake cycles, all of which sync wirelessly to your smartphone.
Lightweight and strong, this handsome titanium flask is ideal for savoring your favorite Scotch or whiskey anywhere you go. At 6.7 ounces, it’s small enough to fit in your briefcase or blazer pocket but still holds plenty enough to spice up your morning joe on a cold day.
Grown in California’s burgeoning region of Paso Robles, CA, Justin’s award-winning family of wines is best known for the iconic Isosceles. The perfect gift for the red wine lover in your life, Isosceles offers rich aromas of ripe black cherry and spice that’s a perfect complement to a variety of holiday foods. Or better yet, gift them a Justin Wine Society membership to sample all of the winery’s varietals; memberships start at $200.