Best Gifts $50-$100: 2021 Holiday Gift GuideWelcome to our 6th Annual Backcountry Skiing Canada Holiday Gift Guide. We're going to start things off easy with the under $50 category, then build up speed to the $50-$100 range, followed by the $100-$200 gifts before we culminate with the $200+ gift ideas. No matter what price range your spending preferences land in we're sure you'll find the perfect gift for that adventurer on your holiday gift list.
Top Gifts $50-$100
This installment of the Best Gifts priced $50-$100 has lots of options to strike your fancy but if your budget is slightly smaller then check out our Best Gifts priced under $50 here. If you've got more to spend, well then hold on as the $100-$200 and $200+ gift ideas will be announced next.
Burton [ak] Leather Tech Glove
The [ak] Leather Tech Glove from Burton is made with premium Gnar Guard Leather for maximum comfort and waterproof performance. The material facilitates warmth while remaining low profile and will be a favourite for any riding style. An ergonomic, pre-curved fit means these gloves won’t require any break-in time. A 200g brushed fleece lining is fixed to the glove and the thumb and index finger feature Screen Grab tech which means these gloves are touchscreen compatible so you can use your touchscreen devices without ever having to remove your gloves. The extended-length storm cuff provides additional coverage and the wrist leash is removable.
Price: $99.99CAN / $84.95US
Colour: True Black, Raw Hide
Montane Dart Thermo Zip Neck
Keep your loved ones warm this holiday season with the Dart Thermo Zip Neck from Montane. Warm and light, the Dart Thermo Zip Neck features Polygiene treated Apex Thermoeco fabric which has a brushed back and lightly marled face. The addition of Polygiene offers permanent odour control for this synthetic garment. Designed as either a winter base layer or stand-alone layer in the shoulder seasons, the Dart Thermo Zip Neck will boost thermal insulation while remaining comfortable next to your skin. The Dart Thermo Zip neck features a low-profile collar, ¼ length collar, and relaxed fit. An internal zip guard and low-profile flatlocked seams make sure comfort and performance are maintained. The Dart Thermo Zip Neck is available for both men and women.
Price: $100CAN / $65US
Weight: 210g / 7.4oz
Materials: Apex Thermo Eco - 88% recycled nylon, 12% spandex, Polygiene, YKK reverse coil semi-auto zip with internal zip guard
Colours: Men’s Astro Blue, Black, Kelp Green, Slate; Women’s Wineberry, Wakame Green, Black, Astro Blue
Peak Design Wireless Charging Stand
Peak Design is known for it’s attention to detail, quality materials and stunning design of everything they create and their new Wireless Charging Stand is no exception. It is made from precision-machined anodized aluminum and adjusts with an ultra-smooth friction hinge to find your optimal viewing angle. The Wireless Charging Stand magnetically affixes your phone in either portrait or landscape mode to optimize charging alignment, charging speed, and heat dissipation. This unique mounting system is called SlimLink‚ and it's fast and secure. An innovative hinged design lets you adjust the viewing angle, of the charging stand and also fold it flat for easy transport. Peak Design’s new Wireless Charging Stand is elegant, functional, and minimal so it won’t clutter up your work space or life..
- 1x Wireless Charging Stand
- 3x Charging Cable Routing Clips
- 1x 2m USB-C to USB-C power cord
- Machined/anodized aluminum body and mounting head
- Grippy silicone mounting pad & base pads with Tinuvin 770 UV-stabilizer
- PVD coated stainless steel hardware
- High-temp neodymium mounting magnets
- Built-in magnetic attachment technology (called SlimLink™) is ultra secure and feels like magic
- Holds phone in portrait or landscape mode
- Ultra-premium construction from solid machined & anodized aluminum
- Minimalist design with matte finish compliments any desk or bedside table<
- Built to last for many phones to come
- Optimizes charging alignment and heat dissipation to improve charging speed
- Supports all standard charging profiles (15W, 10W, 7.5W, 5W)
- Charging output automatically adjusts to device profile
- Stand will stay put on your desk when attaching or removing your phone
- Grippy silicone foot pads
- Silky-smooth friction hinge for infinite viewing angle adjustment
- Folds flat for easy transport
Weight - 276.4g / 9.74oz (stand without charging cable)
Colours - Black
Dimensions: 0.5 / 0.2” thick; 5.5x5.5cm / 2.2x2.2” charging pad
Marker Ultra Flex Goggles
The Marker Ultra Flex Goggles are a simple, lightweight, flexible goggle designed with touring in mind. A frameless design sets the Ultra Flex goggles apart from the herd, a design made possible with advancements in lens coating technology. Super Anti-Fog NMT+ is so effective that it does not require large venting holes. The highly flexible lens features extra soft Xdry Face Foam and a soft fleece layer which not only adds comfort but absorbs moisture and transports it to the exterior of the goggle. Due to a lack of frame, the Marker Ultra Flex sits much closer to your face which allows for a wider field of vision than a typical frame design. The lens features 100% UV A/B/C technology. The Revo Light Management System selectively filters light, blocking harmful UV light while allowing the wavelengths that are helpful for vision precision and clarity. Revo lenses feature Digital Polarized PlusTM technology which offers 100% polarization while still allowing you to view any blue light device. The anti-slip goggle strap features a heat-applied silicon coating on the interior of the strap so that the goggles grip instead of sliding around on a helmet.
Price: $79.99CAN / $59.99US
Colour: Gold Mirror, Blue Mirror
Indyeva’s KORO is a long sleeve jersey made with DriRelease Lyocell fabric which is made from wood cellulosic fibre obtained from sustainable forests. This partially eco-friendly fabric ensures long-term fabric performance and even maintains its softness after washing. The moisture-wicking properties of DriRelease Lyocell mean that it is fast drying and minimizes odours over prolonged use which ultimately maximizes comfort. This is an ideal first layer for winter days around town or as a base layer on more adventurous hiking and ski touring days. Indyeva’s is a Canadian brand that makes outdoor apparel for women while seeking solutions that will minimize ‘their overall footprint and have a positive impact on all our partners, peers, and customers.
Price: $90CAN / $75US
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Fabric: 82% Polyester, 11% Lyocell, 7% Spandex, 230g/m², Drirelease Lyocell
Camelbak Chute Mag 32 oz Water Bottle,
Camelbak’s insulated stainless steel Chute Mag is a 1L/32 oz water bottle. It features a stowable drinking spout that is leak proof and angled to accommodate an ergonomic drinking angle which also facilitates a high flow rate. I you want to chug directly from the bottle then you can as the Capp threads are internal and will not inhibit your enjoyment. Thanks to its stainless steel construction it will keep you beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours. With lots of fun colours to choose from and a lifetime guarantee, this could be the last water bottle you’ll ever need.
Magnetic Handle: Keeps the cap stowed while drinking
Vacuum Insulation: Keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours
Angled Spout: Provides an ergonomic drink interface that delivers a high flow of water without sloshing or spilling
Internal Cap Threads: No more drinking off those uncomfortable bottle threads
Dishwasher Safe: All parts are top-rack dishwasher safe
Wide-Mouth Opening: Easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean
Price: $54.99CAN / $34.95US
Colours: Black, Dune, Koi, Larkspur, Moss, Navy, Terracotta Rose, White
Capacity: 1L / 32oz
Weight: 493g / 17. 4oz
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 27.5cm / 3.3 x 3.3 x 10.8in
Material: 18/8 Stainless Steel
Montane Icarus Hut Slipper
The Icarus is a lightweight and packable hut slipper. The outer is Pertex Quantum, windproof fabric with a tightly woven structure that traps air in order to improve the efficiency of the insulation. It also features a DWR finish to repel light rain and snow. The insulation is Primaloft Black ThermoPlume, a high-performance blowable synthetic insulation that looks and feels like natural down. The water-resistant fibres deliver insulating loft while still offering compressibility and weather protection. The liner is soft brushed microfleece and the sole and sidewalls are Hypalon with a foam sole unit.
Price: $70CAN / $50US
Weight 158.8g / 5.6oz
Materials: Pertex Quantum, Primaloft Black ThermoPlume, Brushed Microfleece, Hypalon
Colours: Saskatoon Berry, Black
Trango Zero-G Harness
The Zero-G harness from Trango is a super-light, unpadded mountaineering harness designed for glacier travel and mountaineering missions. The lightweight, low-profile design packs small for when it’s not being worn and only adds 171g to your bag. The Zero-G is perfect for those adventures that require a harness but the weight and bulk of traditional designs are unnecessary. A full-sized Dyneema belay loop makes for easy rope management and the quick drop leg loops allow the harness to be donned and removed without having to remove your skis. Two gear loops help organize gear and the Fast Screw Carry system keeps ice screws accessible for emergency situations. The Trango Zero-G’s low-profile will fit just as cleanly under the waist belt of a backpack as it will in a stocking.
Price: $69.95CAN / $49.95US
Weight: 171g / 6oz
Sizes: Small 60-73.7cm / 24-29in, Medium 71-83.8cm / 28”-33”, Large 81-96.5cm / 32”-38”
Rossignol Strato Boot Bag
Treat the skier on your gift list with the Strato Boot Bag from Rossignol, so that they in turn can treat their boots to a dedicated bag. The Strato Boot Bag protects boots up to size 30.5 while you travel to and from ski destinations. Featuring a heavy-duty build, the Strato will hold up to everyday wear and offers an adjustable shoulder strap for hands-free carrying. As a final touch, an accessory pocket keeps dry socks or other small items handy.
Price: $59.95CAN / $50US
Weight: 740g / 26.1oz
Materials: Ripstop polyester 300/400, waterproof polyethylene
Chaco Ramble Puff
The Chaco Ramble Puff lands somewhere between a slipper and outdoor footwear. The Ramble Puff is offered for both men and women and features a diamond quilted upper made with water-resistant rip-stop nylon as well as synthetic overlays for added durability. A fleece liner keeps things soft and cozy inside the shoe. Chaco’s EVR with molded LUVSEAT contour offers a combined midsole/outsole for durable all-day comfort. 3mm lugs keep things grippy for when the Ramble Puff heads outdoors. Strap all this warmth and comfort to your foot with the adjustable polyester webbing and ladder lock buckle.
Price: $89.56CAN / $80.00US
Weight: Men’s 219g / 7.73oz, Women’s 178g / 6.28oz
Size: Men’s 7-14, Women’s 6-11
Colours: Men’s Military Olive, Caramel Brown, Storm Blue, Black; Women’s Glacier Blue, Plum, Black, Caramel Brown
Flylow Surf Glove
Remember the MFI neck warmer from the Holiday Gift Guide 0-50? The Anon MFI Tech Balaclava features the same MFI exclusive magnetic connection but in the form of a full balaclava. Made with Polartec Power Grid fleece, this form-fitting, machine washable balaclava is perfect for snow, wind, and cold weather. A mesh panel at the nose and mouth allows proper ventilation to avoid goggle fogging and the breathable fleece is lightweight, warm, and fast-drying. The MFI magnetic tech ensures the best fit and coverage and goggle-to-mask interface.
Price: $84.99CAN / $69.95US
Material: Polartec Power Grid, Anon MFI Tech
Just In Case 3 in 1 Wireless Charger
Do you have an Apple enthusiast on your shopping list? The Just In Case 3 in 1 Wireless Charger is the ultimate Apple device charger capable of charging the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all in one spot. Wireless charging means no tangles of cord or trying to decide which device to charge with limited outlets. The 3 in 1 wireless charger is the first of its kind and has achieved FCC, ROHS, and Qi certification so that you can be sure your devices are safe.
The Just In Case 3 in 1 charger is case friendly so there’s no need to waste time removing or reapplying your case. An anti-slip material ensures your devices will sit securely on the device and the Just In Case Charger promises charging 4 times faster than other wireless chargers. Simply place your devices on the charger and enjoy fast, simple charging.
Price: $69.99CAN / $54.99US
Colours: Black, White
Compatible Devices: All Airpods (Gen 1 & 2 need a wireless case), Apple Watch Series 2 and newer, iPhone series 8 and newer
Mystery Ranch Mission Stuffle
What’s that you say? A stuffable duffle? Yes, that’s right; this is the Mission Stuffle from Mystery Ranch. The Mission Stuffle nests into its own boot compartment for compact storage so it can take up less room when not in use. That means freeing up some valuable closet space, or the ability to stow it in another bag when traveling so you can deploy it and bring back the spoils of your adventure. When in use as a duffle, a large horseshoe-style opening offers access to the main compartment and is where two zippered internal organization pockets can be found. The boot compartment easily fits a pair of shoes or dirty laundry. Removable shoulder straps can be used for either a backpack carry or a side carry. Handles on all four sides mean grabbing the Mission Stuffle is easy from any angle.
Price: 30L $99.00CAN / $79.00US
45L $115.00CAN / $89.00US
60L $129.00CAN / $99.00US
Sizes: 30L - 1845cu-in, 45L - 2685cu-in, 60L - 3565cu-in
Weight: 30L - 0.6kg / 1.2lbs, 45L - 0.63 / 1.4lbs, 60 - 0.7kg / 1.5lbs
Materials: 330D Hitra Robic nylon, #8YKK zippers
Dimensions: 30L - 52x25x24cm / 20.5x10x9.5in, 45L- 57x30x27cm / 22.5x12x10.5in, 60L - 70x29x27cm / 27.5x11.5x10.5in
Roll Recovery R4 Deep Tissue Body Roller
The R4 Deep Tissue Body Roller from ROLL Recovery is designed to be the most effective foam roller on the market. Everything from the size, surface texture, material density, and shape and been considered and optimized for a specific purpose. Key focus areas include the spine, neck, calf muscles, and IT bands. Feedback from elite athletes and physical therapists was critical to the design and development of the R4 roller. A diamond pattern offers better grip and center support in the core maintains strength and stiffness where it’s needed. Don’t break the bank this holiday season with this ideal gift.
Price: $69.99CAN / $49.99US
Dimensions: 45.7x15.2cm / 18x6in
Weight: 1.17kg / 2.6lbs
Materials: Propriety high-density EVA foam, engineered ABS
The Chaco Revel is a cozy slipper with casual outdoor capability due to a textured rubber outsole. This campfire classic is the perfect slip-on after any activity. Fleece-lined felted uppers keep offering a cozy spot for your foot and the drop in heel makes slipping the Revel on and off as easy as stepping into a pair of flip flops. The midsole is Chaco’s removable Luvseat EVA footbed and features a recycled polyester sock liner. The outsole features 2mm lugs for when these casual slippers enter the great out of doors. The Revel is available for both women and men.
Price: $95.61CAN / $75.00US
Weight: Men’s 266g / 9.38oz, Women’s 220g / 7.76oz
Size: Men’s 7-14, Women’s 6-11
Colour: Men’s Natural Brown, Forest Green, Black, Gray; Women’s Black, Gray, Natural Brown, Navy
Sole Performance Thin Footbed
Sole footbeds are made with sustainable materials and are designed and clinically proven to provide your feet with the support they need. The Performance Thin footbed is best suited for slim-fitting footwear and a favourite for ski and snowboard boots. These zero-drop footbeds are clinically proven to reduce plantar fascia strain by 34%, improve balance, and promote natural foot alignment by distributing weight and pressure equally. Designed in Vancouver and made from ReCork recycled wine corks, the Performance Thin is Certified Carbon Negative. This certification is obtained by a thorough assessment of the product's entire life cycle. Calculated with the carbon emissions from creation to disposal while accounting for the carbon absorbed by the cork oak forest from which the original materials were harvested, each pair of Performance Thin footbeds remove -2.35kgCO₂e from the atmosphere. The Performance Thin is heat and wear moldable so you can get the perfect custom fit. The footbeds feature a deep heel cup, accommodative arch support, and an optional metatarsal support pad. A Polygiene top sheet helps keep things fresh.
Price: $65.00CAN / $59.00US
Sizes: Women's 5-16, Men's 3-14
Weight: Women’s 80g per pair, Men’s 116g per pair
Dimensions: Width - Women's 7-87mm, Men's 10-98mm; Length, Heel to toe - Women's 7-245mm, Men's 10-290mm; Thickness - 1.6mm
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
The Aeros Premium Pillow is a packable, inflatable pillow designed for backpacking. This lightweight, compact pillow brings a bit of luxury into the backcountry and features a super soft brushed 50D polyester knit exterior while synthetic fill between the face fabric and TPU air bladder increases airflow for additional comfort. Curved internal baffles create contours that cradle your head and a scalloped bottom edge centers the Aeros Premium Pillow around your shoulders in any sleeping position. The Aeros Premium Pillow comes in two sizes; the regular size is similar to a bottle of ibuprofen when packed and the large is still small enough to fit inside a coffee mug. As for weight, the regular weighs less than a pack of cards and the large is about as much as three chocolate bars. A multi-functional valve allows for easy fine-tuning and inflation, and the pillow is fully inflated with only a couple of breaths. You can rest easy knowing that the lucky person on your gift list will be resting easy on this premium packable pillow.
Price: Regular $54.05CAN / $42.95US, Large $60.33CAN / $47.95US
Sizes: Regular, Large
Weight: Regular 76.5g / 2.7oz, Large 113.4g / 4oz
Colours: Magenta, Navy Blue, Lime, Grey
Packed Size: 7x8.5cm / 2.8x3.3in
Thermarest Z Lite SOL Sleeping Pad
People swear by these sleeping pads; particularly folks like thru hikers or other minimalists who are interested in saving weight (and cash). The accordion-fold form factor makes the Z Lite super simple when packing up—and it sits very happily cinched to the top or bottom of most packs. Use it solo for fast and light, or pair it with another air-based thermy (light the Uber-Lite) for a very warm and comfortable combo. Add the Airhead Down Pillow program and you’ll be off to slumber city—anywhere. Nothing like a good night's sleep to make for a good day on the trail. Pick one of these up for a bud this holiday. They’ll thank you in ZZZZZZZZZZs.
Price: Small - $49.95CAN / $35.95US; Regular - $61.95CAN / $45.95US
Thickness: 2cm / .75”
Weight: Small - 14g / 10oz; Regular- 41g / 29oz
Colours: Blue, Limon
5.11 Strato 1/4 Zip
5.11’s new Strato 1/4 Zip is the ideal base and/or mid-layer for ski touring and fall adventures. This comfortable durable polyester/elastane blended fleece has moisture-wicking and anti-odour properties so you can rely on it day after day. With built-in stretch and waffle pattern on the inside it’s soft next to skin and moves with you as you adventure. The brushed tricot-lined collar and raglan sleeves also provide an added touch of comfort while the quarter-zip is versatile for cold days as you can easily dump additional heat when needed. No matter the winter activities, anyone on your gift list would be happy to have the 5.11 Strato 1/4 Zip as part of their winter kit.
91% polyester/ 9% elastane grid jersey, 6.1-oz., wicking and anti-odour
Pullover mid-layer top
Zip front closure with internal chin guard
Brushed tricot-lined inner collar
Main label / tag-less heat transfer
5.11 [+] Woven label at front left
Price: $89.25CAN / $70US
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Weight: Regular 76.5g / 2.7oz, Large 113.4g / 4oz
Colours: Black, Cinder, Turbulence, Ranger Green
Thermarest Air Head Down Pillow
The standard Air Head Pillow is great. The Air Head Down Pillow is amazing. Weighing at a paltry 21g for the large, this pillow is light as heck and will improve your sleep significantly. Forget about the rolled-up fleece or down jacket tucked into itself, the Air head Down Pillow holds together and, you can vary the thickness by in- or deflating it. The half-moon shape fits well in a mummy bag hood and works pretty well for snoozing on an airplane or train. The fact that you want one of these is a good indication that someone else will want it too. Do the right thing and give this perfect pillow to a loved one.
Price: Regular - $81.95CAN / $59.95US; Large - $94.95CAN / $69.95US
Weight: Regular - 14g / 4.9oz
Colours: Green Mountain, Midnight
Thickness: 10cm / 4”
Klymit Traverse Shelter
The Klymit Traverse Shelter is designed for all weather conditions thanks to its versatile shape, size, and durable fabric. It can be used as a tarp or as an outdoor canopy pegged to the ground over a guideline or set up with hiking poles. Six tension lock guylines and 12 tie-off points create a customizable surface area with a large triangulated corner guyline designed to easily accommodate the basket of your trekking poles. It will cover an area measuring 3.6 x 2.8m (143 x 110in) so you can easily hang it over a picnic table, tent, or hammock should the weather turn for the worse. The strong ripstop polyester, taped seams, and thick waterproof coating insure that the Traverse Shelter will keep you dry even in the foulest of weather.
Price: $99.95CAN / $79.95US
Weight: 686g / 24.2oz (without stakes)
Fabric: Ripstop Polyester
Stakes included: 4, aluminum
Dimensions: 3.6x2.8m / 143x110in
Pack Size: 23x11.4cm / 9x4.5in
If you're looking to spend a little less this holiday season then be sure to check out our Best Gifts priced under $50 here and if you have more to spend then have a look over our Best Gifts from $100-$200 here or our Best Gifts priced over $200 Part 1 and Part 2. Happy Shopping.