Best Gifts $100-$200: 2019 Holiday Gift GuideWelcome to our 4th Annual Backcountry Skiing Canada Holiday Gift Guide. We're going to start things off easy with the under $50 category, then build up speed for the $50-$100 range, followed by the $100-$200 gifts before we culminate with the $200+ price range. 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 $100 - $200
This is our third most expensive gift category with only the $200+ range still to come. So, unless you've got fat stacks to spend, have a look below for something in your price range. The gifts listed below are what we consider to be some of the best out there and hopefully you can find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your holiday list.
We’ll be rolling the gift Guide out over the next few weeks so do stay tuned for more.
Boulder Denim 2.0 Athletic Fit Jeans
Jeans that stretch are even better than jeans that don’t—and not because over-eating during the holidays may be more comfortable in them. Boulder Denim’s 2.0 Athletic Fit Jeans are ideal for rock climbing and other outdoor activities because they move with you not against you. They use Boulder Denim’s proprietary 360° extreme diagonal stretch technology so they are super stretchy. They are pre-shrunk, ethically made, and vegan approved. The reinforced stitching means they are durable while the stain and water-resistant coating mean you don’t have to worry about getting them dirty at the crag or soaked hiking. Style and practicality for the holidays, get some!
Price: $128CAN / $109US
Sizes: 28/32 - 40/32
Colours: Newmoon Blue, Moonkick Blue, Pitch Black, Sand, Slate Grey
Kari Traa Åkle Pant & Hood
Made from 100-percent superfine Merino wool, both the Åkle Pant & Hood are base layers with that notorious Kari Traa upbeat design with a modern twist. Merino wool is soft against the skin, breathable and naturally odour resistant and to further help with temperature regulation Kari Traa has incorporated into both the pant and hood strategic fabric mapping for better fit and movement. The Åkle Pant + Hood is a great gift for that active lady on your list.
Price: Pant - $110CAN / $90US; Hood - $135CAN / $110US
Colours: Pant - Lake, Naval, Dove; Hood - Dove, Naval, Jam
LEKI Helicon Lite Backcountry Pole
A quality set of adjustable backcountry poles are pretty much mediatory for backcountry skiing, especially if you are a split boarder. LEKI’s Helicon Lite Backcountry Poles are a great deal at just $120CAN and offer up adjustability of 110-145cm with a SpeedLock+ locking mechanism. This one-piece external pole locking system exceeds TUV standards for holding force so you know you can count on it when you have to. The Helicon Lite’s won’t weigh you down either, at just 276g / 9.4oz per pole they are as light as they are tough. The full aluminum upper, lower and top portions of the Helicon are the secret to their success. Make the backcountry enthusiast on your list smile with a set of these babies this holiday season.
Price: $120CAN / $90US
Weight: 276g / 9.4oz (per pole)
Length/Size: 110 - 145cm Infinitely adjustable
Material: Aluminium (HTS 6.5)
Patagonia Snowdrifter 20L Pack
This little ski-specific pack looks to be perfect for shorter missions. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t: handy hip pockets, water bladder and avy gear sleeves and a versatile attachment system that’ll accommodate all manner of skis and snowboards. At 20L, it’s suited for a half day. You can fit the essentials as well as a snack and a puffy. Comes in two sizes. The two-tone navy is easy on the eyes.
Price: $189CAN / $149US
Sizes: S/M, L/XL
Colours: Black, Classic Navy
Weight: 0.94kg / 2lbs 1.2oz
Material: 100% recycled polyester and nylon plain weave
Klymit Insulated Static V Luxe SL
Who says you have to rough it when you go camping? The Insulated Static V Luxe SL is a lightweight, Insulated, luxury sleeping pad from Klymit that will keep you warm and far from the cold ground with its 3.5” thickness and R-Value of 6.5. Klymit kept things light by using a lightweight fabric and by introducing a slight taper on the bottom third of the pad. The secret sauce of Klymit’s Static V is the use of “V-chambers” which when filled with air conform to the shape of your body and maintain lofted air pockets to fully support you. An ideal holiday gift for the person that has everything perhaps.
Price: $189.99XAN / $139.95US
Weight: 887g / 31.3oz
Dimensions: 198 x 65.5 x 8.8cm / 78 x 27 x 3.5”
Marker Squadron+ Goggles
Marker takes goggle technology to the next level with their new Squadron+ Goggles. Their double cylindrical lens features a magnetic quick change system so you can adapt to the weather conditions as quickly as they change. The lenses come with an NMT coating which repels water, dust, snow, grease and even fingerprints. Add to this the Superfit frame design with Xdry triple-layer face foam and you’ve got a super comfy goggle perfect for the skier on your gift list.
The North Face Steep Purist Futurelight Mitts
Futurelight is The North Face’s latest and greatest waterproof/breathable fabric which uses a nano structure to allow air to pass through without sacrificing waterproofness or durability. Add to this 260 grams of PrimaLoft Silver Insulation and you’ve got one warm weatherproof mitt. These gloves are made for the winter adventurer on your holiday gift-giving list, check them out!
Price: $154.99CAN / $120US
Colours: TNF Black, Bronze Mist
Royal Robbins Fern Pass Hoody
Royal Robbins takes the everyday hoody and cranks it up a notch or two with their Fern Pass Hoody. It has the standard issue front zip, adjustable hood and hand pockets but the 100% polyester blended flees has an upscale appearance, feel and texture, and its heavyweight will keep you warm on the coldest of days. Snuggle up to that special someone over the holidays with the Royal Robbins Fern Pass Hoody.
Price: $150CAN / $130US
Colours: Deep Blue, Asphalt Loden
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Big Agnes Women’s Late Lunch Vest
What woman doesn’t want to stay warm this winter? The Late Lunch Vest by Big Agnes will add an extra layer of warmth to your winter layering system. It uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down with PFC-Free, Bluesign approved chemistry and Insotect Flow vertical baffles which contour to your body to provide a more comfortable fit and keep you warmer. The Vest’s ultralight ripstop nylon shell is wind and water-resistant with high tear strength and abrasion resistance so you don’t have to go easy on it. Why not treat yourself to extra warmth this winter with the Late Lunch Vest.
Price: $198 / $149.95US
Colours: Sangria/Berry, Cobalt/Navy, Black
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Weight: 269g / 9.5oz
Petzl METEOR Helmet
One helmet, many uses. That’s the idea behind Petzl’s METEOR Helmet. It’s a lightweight helmet designed for climbing, mountaineering and ski touring with a low profile and excellent ventilation which makes it ideal for both summer and winter adventures. It has built-in headlamp clips and an adjustable fit system so it’s comfy no matter what shaped head you have. If you have a multi-sport adventurer in your midst the Petzl METEOR Helmet would be the ideal gift.
Price: $129.95CAN / $99.95US
Weight: 240g / 8.5oz
Sizes: S/M, M/L
Colours: Grey, Violet, Orange
DEVOLD Tuvegga Sport Air Shirt & Long Johns
Since 1853 Devoid has been designing premium 100% merino wool clothing in Norway. Their Tuvegga Sport Air Shirt is reversible with one side offering high breathability, and the other side with a 3D fabric construction with air channel knit to generate additional insulation. The Tuvegga Sport Air Long Johns offers this same reversible design so that you can choose which side to wear against your skin, depending on your activity level or need for insulation. A great gift for those who’re active in a variety of winter sports.
Price: $175CAN / $145US
Sizes: L, M, S, XL, XXL
If your budgets aren’t quite this large then check out our Best Holiday Gifts Under $50 here or the $50-$100 Gift Guide over here. If you want to get a little more spendy then this $100-$200 gifts listed above then stay tuned for our $200+ gifts coming up in a few days. Happy Shopping.