Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders
Three of our favorite things that happen this time of year. Resorts opening, snow falling, and gift giving. And with these three things comes the responsibility of finding the perfect present to help your mountain-loving, adventure-seeking friend get outside. With endless options, it can be hard to narrow down what, exactly, the skier or rider in your life needs this winter that will help them stay out there longer and do what they love to do.
That’s where we come in. We chatted with our product development team to get you a quick and easy guide for top holiday gifts for skiers and snowboarders.
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The Best Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders
This is a great gift for the skier or snowboarder who loves fresh powder days – or just likes a little extra cozy comfort. The Overhood is a new(er) phenomenon in the ski/ride industry. Designed to be worn over a helmet, it provides extra coverage when the snow is falling or the wind is whipping. Made of our new, cozy, buttery-soft Comfort Shell™ Luxe fabric, this hood provides long-lasting comfort and warmth while remaining breathable and quick-drying. So even if they plan on working up a sweat on that trail they always wanted to conquer, the All-Mountain will do the job.
A tried-and-true classic neck gaiter, perfect for all weather and every adventurer. The Totally Tubular silhouette offers full face protection – it can be worn as a gaiter, headband, beanie, and more. With ample stretch, it provides the perfect fit no matter head size, yet it retains its shape enough to stay up over the nose and cheeks on blustery days when warding off frostbite. The breathable, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant fabric keep things feeling fresh, no matter how intense the activity.
For those that don’t love the look or feel of a balaclava, the Brain Shroud is the perfect fit for a bit more warmth under a helmet. This snug-fit beanie provides breathable and moisture-wicking coverage for the ears and head – without any itch. Thanks to the active performance fabric, this product was literally designed to be worn during any activity, even when things get turned up a notch in the backcountry.
Does the skier or rider in your life have long hair? Consider our Hidden Ponytail Beanie. Same great function and quality as the Brain Shroud, but with a hidden opening at the back to sneak a pony through.
What IS a balaclava? Maybe you’ve seen them making their way around the fashion circuit right now, but they’ve been a staple for many skiers and riders for decades. The balaclava is a unique design that is a beanie and neck gaiter, all in one, without the gap in the back that would otherwise allow cold air to sneak in. Our MaxClava combines that function with unmatched comfort and performance. It’s odor-resistant, quick-drying, and breathable, so it holds up even when they’re tackling that double black they’ve always dreamed of. It’s the ideal fit for being worn under a helmet and paired with goggles. It works great under a beanie, too, if that’s more their style!
Simply put, this neck warmer silhouette is what we’re known for. If people say they “own a Turtle Fur”, they’re most likely talking about this neck warmer. A go-to accessory for cold weather, this classic fleece Double-Layer Neck Warmer provides ample, cozy protection from the elements. Two layers of soft, water-resistant, midweight fleece in a seamless design are what make this neck gaiter stand out. Oh, and did we mention it’s made with recycled fabric? Perfect for the friend or family member with a green thumb.
We couldn’t forget about the skier or rider who really just lives for the après ski adventure! Freya is a knockout beanie – the woodsy design and fun, oversized pom are just the beginning. On the inside, this beanie is full of cozy plush fleece that feels like a spa day for your head. Imagine that cozy throw blanket that you always fight your friends over. That’s what the inside of this beanie feels like. Another win for this beanie? 73% of the fabric is recycled materials.
An uncomplicated beanie made with 50% recycled fibers, the Hudson is a go-to for a variety of adventures, including slopeside drinks after a day on the mountain. This beanie is sleek enough that if you needed extra under-helmet coverage, it could do the trick - meaning major bang for your buck. With a micro fleece lining, the Hudson is a great option for some cozy warmth (and to cover up helmet hair).
The Explorer is a classic cuff beanie that meets any style, any occasion. This watch cap is as easy-going and laid-back as the wearer. You can’t go wrong with this look for anyone on your holiday shopping list.
A colorful, chunky knit pom beanie that is as fun as it is cozy. The soft acrylic fabric doesn’t itch sensitive skin, and the cuff provides a bit of extra warmth where it matters most. Topped with a colorful yarn pom.
Gifts Under $20 for Skiers and Snowboarders
Turtle Band: A tried and true classic, keeping ears toasty warm for almost 40 years. Great for car rides to the mountain (and everyday life – a favorite amongst early-morning dog walkers).
In the Wild: A fun pom beanie for the gondola lover in your life.
The Turtle’s Neck: It’s what we’re known for – our bread and butter. This classic neck warmer was the first of its kind, and it still remains one of the most beloved accessories for skiers and riders (40 years after its invention!).
Single-Layer Neck Warmer: For the skier or rider who runs a bit warm, or is used to hitting the slopes in a warmer climate. This premium fabric is wicking and quick-drying.
Upper Half Headband: it’s our customer favorite, the Totally Tubular™, cut in half. It makes the perfect scrunched headband or lightweight neck gaiter.
Chelonia 150 Fleece Beanie: Do they like to catch first chair? Are they packing up the car for a ski day before the sun rises? Keep their head and ears warm with this classic fleece beanie. Trust us, you can’t go wrong with this one.
This list is just an overview of our top picks for new and long-beloved products for skiers and riders. Looking for something else? Check out our full skiing and snowboarding collection or our winter gift guide.
Merry shopping, jolly gift giving, and happy holidays!