2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Fun Gift Ideas for Skiers and Snowboarders
1. SUPER.NATURAL Base Layers
Keep your friends and family warm, stylish and super comfortable with base layers from SUPER.NATURAL. This high performance apparel combines merino wool with wicking fibers to provide warmth and keep you dry throughout even the most physically demanding winter activities. The odor resistant fabric is machine washable for added convenience and super soft for endless comfort.
2. Heli Pack 11L by Dakine
This little pack is the ultimate mountain companion. The perfect size for a day in the snow, the 11-liter Heli Pack is discreet and attractive with all of the features any powder hound could want. The pack is able to carry either a set of skis or a snowboard along with a shovel in an outside pocket. The Heli pack also features an insulated hydro sleeve, a fleece lined goggle pocket and a rescue whistle built into the sternum strap.
3. Chips by Outdoor Tech
Safety never sounded so good. The Chips by Outdoor Tech are the first universal Bluetooth speaker system made specifically for ski and snowboard helmets. Simply stash the chips in a helmet with an audio liner to easily control music and take calls while on the slopes. The chips work with tons of great helmets from Giro, Smith, Bolle, K2, Bern (including the Kingston) and more. Soon they’ll be even more versatile, working as headphones and inside beanies and headbands.
4. Bern's Kingston Helmet
The gift of a safer ski season is something any skier or boarder can appreciate, especially when the safety comes with a bunch of great features. The sleek-looking Kingston features external adjustable vent sliders for maximum comfort when your body heat kicks in and a micro adjustable fit liner that supports the Chips Bluetooth speaker system. Add to that Bern’s Zipmold technology and impeccable fit and the Kingston is a perfect gift for any snow sports enthusiast on your list.
5. The North Face Thermoball Triclimate Snow Jacket
Avid skiers and boarders know how quickly conditions can change on the mountain and that’s why adaptable gear is essential. This three-in-one jacket from The North Face allows real time adjustment with changing conditions and includes a removable ThermoBall layer for maximum heat retention. Your skier or boarder can wear both layers on the coldest bone-chilling days or sport the shell on mild days to look and feel their best throughout the winter. As an added bonus the jacket has some fantastic features—underarm vents, a pocket on the wrist with a goggle cloth and water resistant seals make it stand out from the crowd.