At times, finding gifts for the gear lovers in your life can be tricky. Many gear heads can seem to have the latest and greatest of everything. Here are several options that might not be in their caches yet.
- Yeti Tundra Haul – Yeti finally has wheels! After years of customer requests, Yeti has come up with nearly indestructible wheels and a t-bar strong arm handle to make towing comfortable and easy. With the classic Tundra permafrost insulation and construction, the new mobile cooler doesn’t sacrifice Yeti’s notable functionality. $400
- Danner Women’s Mountain Light Boot – Famously featured on the book cover of Wild, as well as in the movie adaptation, the Mountain Light is a tribute to the iconic hiking style of the ’70s. Made stateside in Portland, Ore., the boot is beautifully made and features a rich, full-grain leather upper, a hefty Vibram outsole and flat, red laces. Incredibly comfortable, this boot is a looker and is perfect for outdoor and casual use. $360
- Patagonia Recycled Cashmere Crew – Christmas is the time for cashmere, the ultimate cozy gift. However, recent upticks in demand have led to overgrazing and lower quality. Patagonia has entered the market by recycling pre-consumer cashmere waste and mechanically spinning it into new yarn. Coming in men’s and women’s styles, this sweater is sure to be a hit while relieving a little pressure on those Mongolian goats. $199
- Icebreaker 200 One Sheep Suit – Full coverage is an amazing thing, and this onesie covers at the core. With 96 percent wool and 4 percent Lycra, the suit has just enough stretch for all the mobility you’ll need whether skinning up or skiing down. Merino mesh for ventilation, a zipper chin guard, features to prevent chafing and appropriate zippers and flaps for when nature calls make this a go-to base-layer favorite. Available in men’s and women’s. $220
- Cotopaxi Fuego LT Down Jacket – Exceptionally light and breathable, the Fuego LT provides just the right amount of insulation. The 950-fill goose-down jacket is excellent on its own or under a shell for added warmth on those blustery days on the slopes. With Polartec side panels, the Fuego releases excess heat where you don’t want it. It’s available in men’s and women’s, and, as always, Cotopaxi ups the ante on striking color options. $230