Top Ten Christmas presents for hang glider and paraglider pilots

Monday 5 December, 2011


Hooked on paragliding or hang gliding and don’t know what you want for Christmas? Here are ten great Christmas stocking ideas from XCShop.com

Just email this URL to your loved ones with a note saying “All and any of these wonderful presents will do for my stocking!”


#1 Classic Routes


Classic Routes: The 20 best paragliding and hang gliding routes in the world

Guidebook, storybook, picture book and fact file, Classic Routes is a 192-page hardback coffee table free flying extravaganza and “one of the most important books you can own”, according to Greg Hamerton.

This is the book John Silvester says he’s “been waiting 25 years to read.”

Buy Classic Routes

#2 Red Bull X-Alps 2011 DVD

Red Bull X-Alps 2011 DVD


Relive the blood, sweat and tears of this summer’s race from the comfort and security of your armchair with the Red Bull X-Alps 2011 DVD

Buy the Red Bull X-Alps 2011 DVD

#3 Best Flying Sites of the Alps

 Best Flying Sites of the Alps

The encyclopaedia of Alpine flying sites. This book covers 110 sites in depth and a further 500 as alternatives. If you are vaguely interested in flying in the European Alps then this is a must-have book.

Buy the Best Flying Sites of the Alps

#4 Subscription to Cross Country magazine

One year subscription to Cross Country magazine

 Don’t miss an issue of the world’s most widely ready paragliding and hang gliding magazine by having it delivered to your letterbox, computer or iPad.

Buy a year’s subscription to Cross Country magazine

 #5 Powermax Heated Gloves

Powermax Heated Gloves

 Say goodbye to winter hot aches with a pair of heated gloves powered by AA rechargeable batteries or their own special battery pack.

Buy a pair of Powermax Heated Gloves

#6 XConnect PTT radio system


XConnect PTT radio system

 Chatter to your heart’s content with this finger button push-to-talk radio system. Sturdy wiring throughout.

Buy an XConnect PTT radio system

#7 XCertina bag


XCertina MKIII Quick pack paraglider bag

 The original and still the best. Protect and prolong your paraglider’s life with the XCertina bag, the design that so many copied.

Buy an XCertina bag

#8 SPOT GPS Messenger


SPOT Messenger Satellite Tracker


Let your loved ones know where you are and that you’re OK with a SPOT tracking device. This is an indispensible piece of equipment for anyone flying cross country.

Buy a SPOT GPS Messenger

#9 Go Pro mini action camera

GoPro HD helmet camera

Head-cam, foot-cam, line-cam, boom-cam. The Go Pro camera is the perfect digital video camera to capture your HD adventures on.

Buy a Go Pro mini action camera

#10 Stolen Moments 2

Jerome Maupoint Stolen Moments 2

Master photographer Jérôme Maupoint captures the beautiful world of paragliding through his now world famous lenses in this 144-page coffee-table book of images

Buy Stolen Moments 2

Visit www.xcshop.com for a big selection of paragliding and hang gliding goodies.



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