The best gifts for the outdoors lover on your list
With the holidays around the corner, here is a list of some of our favourite holiday gifts for that certain outdoor adventurer on your list.
Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody, $320
Looking for a lightweight and versatile winter jacket that offers incredible versatility? Consider the Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody, which parlays a minimalist design and top-notch insulation to create a coat that is durable and warm especially for its weight. This gem is alpine-proven as a midlayer and standalone and has been warming climbers, backcountry travellers and outdoor enthusiasts for years. The water-resistant Tyono™ 20 face fabric is breathable and durable, stretch side
panels improve fit and freedom, and the insulated StormHood™ adds warmth.
Polar Grit X Pro Multisport watch, $725
For those who like to train outdoors and think of the world as their playground, Polar Grit X Pro is designed to military-level standards with scratch-resistant sapphire glass and ultra-long battery life, providing ultimate durability for the most demanding situations. Explore the world and live for adventure with all-new navigation tools, always-on outdoor features and Polar's ultimate training solutions. Water-resistant up to 100M with unrivalled GPS accuracy and Polar Precision Prime™ wrist-based OHR tracking, it equips you with the toughest watch out there so you can go wherever your heart takes you.
Fjällräven Expedition Long Down Park, $750
This flashy and functional parka for serious protection from the elements with an outer fabric and lining constructed of 100 percent recycled polyamide and padded with high-quality ethically produced down and the second layer of 100 percent recycled polyester. The offset construction of the padding gives maximum warmth without cold spots. This coat is perfect for everyday use for forest walks or ice fishing outings. It’s that comfortable and functional. There is also a roomy hood and its generous length offers plenty of protection against those cold winter winds. The Long Down Park is part of Fjällräven’s Expedition Series.
Baffin Zone winter boots, $200
Looking for a pair of winter boots that are high-performance and ideal for getting active outdoors this winter? Look no further than the Baffin Zone, designed for outdoor recreation, and even come compatible with snowshoe findings. On the inside, these boots are well-insulated with Thermawick providing improved thermal regulation next to the foot lining. There is also a form-fitting foam lining for comfort and a fixed frost plate that returns heat and reflects cold. The Zone also boasts a breathable soft-shell upper with a speed-lace fastening system. The Polar Rubber outsole is tough and thick and maximizes grip and longevity at cold temperatures. These boots are waterproof and are rated “Tundra.”
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Air Insulator Jacket, $350
This jacket is made for high-output outdoor adventure. It's very breathable, warm and lightweight. It's designed for adventures such as ski touring and cross-country skiing in which a lot of heat is generated while doing the activity and a breathable jacket is crucial. The Air Insulator uses LIFALOFT™ AIR™ insulation. LIFALOFT™ AIR™ to deliver that desired breathability while also making sure to be warm when needed. Added bonus: The hood fits under helmets, and the pockets are super-roomy for storing ski touring skins or other items.
Hydro Flask Day Escape soft cooler tote, $179.95
The Day Escape™ Tote is designed to deliver 36-hours of cold insulation in lightweight, leak proof and durable construction. Dual-carry options include a removable cross-body strap and comfortable shoulder straps so you can go further. The cooler features smart insulation and is lightweight and durable for those adventurous weekends at the beach or the crag. The watertight construction features welded seams and a TRU Zip zipper that is waterproof, dust-proof and toothless for a smooth and secure design. The Day Escape comes with a removable cross-body strap as well as shoulder straps, and the lining is FDA food-grade and BPA-free.
Life Sports Gear Spike Pro2 crampons, $69.99
The Spike Pro2 crampons are great additions to your winter activities. They will keep you on your feet while you explore the trails. The crampons feature 11 spikes that provide heavy traction on ice and snow. They are durable, ergonomically designed for cross-country and come with a carry pouch.
Lolë Mindset Knit Hoodie, $119
Canadian brand Lolë’s sleek and comfortable Mindset Knit Hoodie is a warm and cozy option perfect for lounging, hitting the yoga studio or as a midlayer for cold-weather recreation. The relaxed fit sees this hoody fall just above the hips with a drawstring, hidden kangaroo pocket and dart detailing on the sleeve give it a little something extra.
Jack Wolfskin JWP Atmos Jacket, $199US
A jacket for the traveller, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast. This new and lightly insulated jacket from Jack Wolfskin is great and highly package coming with its own stuff sack making it very portable. The detailing is stripped down to the basics: a hood and two hand pockets. One of the pockets doubles as a stow pouch for the jacket. The fabric has stretch and wind- and water-resistant with 100 percent recycled synthetic insulation that maintains warmth even in damp conditions.