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.
There’s this thing about ski mountaineering: it’s pretty taxing on your body. Thanks to Hyperice's recovery tools, I don't need to worry about back to back big days in the mountains taking a toll anymore. | Lily Krass photos. There’s this thing about ski mountaineering: it’s pretty taxing on your body. Now that it’s spring (and I work a desk job most days of the week), getting up early every Saturday and Sunday morning is the only way to cram in as much mountain time as possible. Sure,
Many outdoor brands are rethinking the way they make gear, and are finding some pretty clever planet-friendly solutions in the process. Max Ritter photo. When it comes to outdoor gear advertisements, we’re pretty accustomed to seeing all kinds of flashy buzz words to catch our attention. Sexy adjectives like lighter, stronger, or waterproof are usually written in bold next to a skier about to summit some majestic-looking ridgeline. These days, however, there’s a new word being added to
Weston's Grizzly is big and floaty, yet nimble and quick-turning tool that’s perfect for racking up vert on those days where’s it’s just too deep to stop. | Andrey Shprengel photo. Wait. Isn’t Weston Backcountry a snowboard company? Well yeah, but they’ve quietly been making skis for the past few seasons, refining designs and tweaking materials to make a strong entry into the world of backcountry . Why the crossover into an entirely different segment of the snow market? Simply put, they