For the boys. Leslie Hittmeier photo.
It's pretty difficult to buy a Christmas present for the outdoor man in your life. Critical gear choices like boots or skis are sometimes best left up to the user, as personal preference trumps even your best gear intentions. For the bloke that has everything, here is a list of gear that is fairly affordable that can be used every day in a mountain town.
Arcade Adventure Belts
The ultimate go anywhere, do anything, always comfortable belt. From hiking to hybrid board shorts, skating to snow pants, its stretch comfort, low profile design and high-grade weather-proof materials will change the way you think about belts.
Price: $26 | Shop here.
You should own a watch. The Timex Weekender provides a ton a style for a low price point with options for different straps. It's a great choice for your first watch or a low-priced option for your collection.
Price: $60 - $80 | Shop here.
In the all-new Signal, Leatherman’s traditional functional tool pairs with new preparedness features —like a diamond-coated sharpener for maintaining your straight and serrated blade, a fire-starting ferro rod, and an emergency whistle.
Price: $99 | Shop here.
Stio Men’s Miter Flannel Shirt
Born right here is Jackson Hole this soft, lightweight flannel features single button front pocket closures for comfortable layering and a classic, timeless style for year-round wear.
$95 | Shop here.
Chips 2.0 – Universal Bluetooth Wireless Helmet Audio
Bluetooth compatible in-helmet speakers with simple, glove-friendly controls for audio, phone, voice command (Siri) and push-to-talk walkie-talkie functions. The perfect way to crush some tunes on the mountain.
$130 | Shop here.
Teton Gravity Research Hydro-Flask 21 oz.
The Teton Hydro Flask Engraved - 21 oz. is the perfect go-anywhere companion on your busiest shred days.
$30 | Shop here.
Bode Miller just launched a new ski brand, Peak Skis, focused on offering high performance all mountain and freeride skis. | Peak Skis photo. Bode Miller has a new ski brand. While the former alpine ski racer might be best known for his six Olympic medals and four World Championships, Miller has always been a contrarian, finding his own way forward. Today marks the launch of Peak Skis, a new direct-to-consumer ski company out of Bozeman, Montana co-founded by Miller and Andy Wirth. The
Salomon's new redesigned QST106 is the slightly smaller, more playful sibling to the hard-charging QST Blanks. | Salomon photo. Salomon’s QST line of skis has been a common sight in lift lines (and the backcountry) for a few years now, gaining a reputation as reliable daily drivers for advanced to expert level skiers that want a damp ride for charging through all manner of snow conditions. Last year, we tested the all-new QST Blank, a 112 underfoot big-mountain ripper that quickly became
The WNDR Alpine Reason 120 in its natural habitat. | Lily Krass photo. For most of us, 2022 hasn’t really been the best year for testing powder skis. But then again, just about any ski will ride well in soft snow – so I would argue that it’s worth seeing how a 120mm-underfoot ski like the new WNDR Alpine Reason rides in all kinds of conditions. WNDR’s newest creation is designed to be the ski for the days we all hope for, a 120-mm underfoot, reverse camber ski with a damp and stable core