The Traveling Light Hanging Toiletry Bag from Sea to Summit is designed to keep all your toiletries contained and organized, and built ruggedly enough to handle any airline luggage experience. Multiple internal mesh pockets offer organized storage and content visibility. The bag comes with a shatterproof mirror. Durable zippers with grab tags make opening and closing the bag easy, and a stowable hook facilitates hanging. The bag is made with super-light, strong, and water-resistant Ultra-Sil fabric.
Price: $50.25CAN / $39.95US
Materials: 30D Ultra-Sil Cordura
Weight: 80g / 2.8oz (small)
Capacity: 3L (small)
Dimensions: 22.9x15.2x7.6cm / 9x6x3in (small)
Sizes: Small, Large
Colours: Black, Pacific Blue, Lime, Orange
PackStack is a modular pack storage system designed to optimize, protect, and organize. Be it hiking, trekking, ski touring, photography, surfing, hunting, or climbing, the PackStack will keep your items safe and organized for efficient packing. The PackStack and Packstack Pro are crescent-shaped so they fit perfectly in a backpack without any dead space. Top zippers and handles make for easy and convenient access. The PackStack is weatherproof with standard seams and YKK zippers, while the PackStack Pro is waterproof and fully seam-sealed with waterproof zippers. The PackStack and PackStack Pro come in two versions, one for 40L+ backpacks, and the other for 60L+. Each version comes in two sizes, short (5.6L, 6.4L) and tall (9.8L, 11.1L). As there are so many variations available, I will only list specifications for one size below, but full specs for all models are available on the Hillsound website.
Price: 40L S $23.00CAN / $18.50US , T $24.00CAN / $19.25; 60L S $25.00CAN / $20.00US, T $26CAN / $21.00US
Materials: Cordura RipStop (100% nylon), YKK zipper
Colour: Slate Grey
Price: 40L S $37.00CAN / $29.75US, T $38CAN / $30.50US; 60L S $39CAN / $31.25US, T $40CAN / $32.00US
Materials: Cordura RipStop (100% nylon), waterproof YKK zipper
Specs for PackStack 60L+ Tall
Weight: 120g / 4.23oz
Height: 17cm / 7in
Depth: 20.5cm / 8in
Width: 32.5cm / 13in
Vapur Wide Mouth Anti-Bottle
The Anti-Bottle is a foldable, reusable, freezable, and attachable water bottle. This flexible water bottle is designed for those with an active lifestyle. It stands when full, lays flat when empty, and can be folded up for storage. A wide-mouth screw top features a flip cap for easy opening and a carabiner-style clip that can rotate around the cap. The durable bottle body is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. The Eclipse series has a unique matte finish that will patina beautifully over time. The Anti-Bottle is available in 700ml and 1L sizes.
Price: 700ml $14.00CAN / $9.99US, 1L $23.00CAN / $11.99US
Sizes: 700ml / 23oz, 1L / 34oz
Weight: 700ml 59.7g / 2oz, 1L 65.2g / 2.3oz
Colours: Night Blue, Olive, Blackout, Burgundy, Blue Steel, Graphite Grey, Sea Glass Green
Materials: BPA-Free Polyethelene and Nylon
UCO Arc Lighter & Flashlight
Who doesn’t like a good 2-in-1 gadget? The UCO Arc Lighter and Flashlight is a micro-USB rechargeable tool with a 100 lumen LED flashlight on one end and a dual-arc plasma lighter on the other for windproof lighting. No need to be complex, this unit only has one button for operation. A rugged, water-resistant aluminum housing hosts a locking, spring-loaded bezel. Shed some light on how much you care about a special someone this holiday season with the UCO Arc Lighter and Flashlight.
Price: $29.99CAN / $19.99US
Weight 136g / 4.8oz
Dimensions: 10.7x3.6x2.5cm / 4.2x1.4x1in
Battery: 340mah Lithium Polymer
Water resistance: IPx4
SealLine Blocker Zip Sack
It’s all about being organized and the SealLine Blocker Zip sack does just that. Good for toiletries, a custom first aid kit, or maybe just a few key spices for your next trip. Three different sizes and two different colours mean you can keep your kit tight! A giant opening and light-coloured interior mean you can also see and access your many little important things with ease. The Blocker Zip Sacks are so economical, you can give presents to more people and make them happy.
Price: $27.95 - $40.95 CA / $21.95 - $31.95 US
Weight: Small - .02Kg / .6oz; Medium - .02Kg / .9oz; Large - .03Kg / 1.6oz
Colour: Navy, Orange
Colour: Small - 1.2L; Medium - 2.7L; Large - 5.8L
Mystery Ranch Spiff Kit
The Mystery Ranch Spiff Kit is an organizational kit designed for those on the go. Fully lined for easy cleanup with zippered pockets and elastic loops so you can keep everything contained and where it belongs. A deployable swivel hook offers a way to hang the kit with all your items accessible. Internal mesh pockets offers further organization. Side handles make it easy to carry when it’s all zipped up.
Price: Large $75.00CAN / $59.00US, Small $49.00CAN / $39.00US
Colours: Waxed Wood, Foliage, Black, Techno
Materials: 210D Hitra Robic nylon, #8 YKK main, #5 YKK inner
Weight: Large 0.3kg / 0.7lb, Small 0.1kg / 0.3lb
Volume: Large 6.3L / 385cu-ins, Small 2L / 120cu-ins
Dimensions: Large 17x29x20cm / 6.5x11.5x8in, Small 22x13x11cm / 8.5x5x4.5in
Lole Logane Long Sleeve and Leggings
Searching for an affordable base layer to keep a special someone warm this holiday season? The Logane Long Sleeve from Lole fits the bill. This basic base layer combines synthetic and natural fibres and features a half-zip with a branded lockdown zipper. Thumb-holes at the sleeves offer a cozy place for your hands and reflective logos make sure you’re visible in low-light. The new fabric is made with recycled bottles so you can be sure this gift will have a reduced environmental impact. The natural fibres are merino wool which helps avoid odours and keeps things just as warm as regular wool but is thinner. The soft-to-touch fabric is moisture-wicking, lightweight, and versatile. The top is tailored specifically for women, with a mock neck and curved seams. Pair the top with the mid-rise Logane Leggings for a complete set made with the same great fabric.
Price: $39.00CAN / $35.00US
Weight: Long sleeve 240g / 8.5oz, Leggings 193g / 6.8oz
Colours: Black Beauty, Blurr Black Iris
Honey Stinger Waffles
What’s this you say? New waffle flavours?! Yes, the answer is yes, and that new flavour is Cookies and Cream. What could be a better stocking stuffer than a box of Honey Stinger Waffles? Not into the stocking thing or just want to step it up? Get that lucky human a subscription so that delicious vanilla cream flavoured filling sandwiched between two dark chocolate crispy thin waffles gets shipped right to their door on a regular basis. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Stinger Waffles are made with the right balance of honey-powered carbs so that the energy is available immediately and absorbed at a steady rate. The result is a tasty snack that delays muscle fatigue allowing you to keep going for longer. Gluten-free waffles are also available for those who want the waffles but can’t do the gluten.
Price: Box of 12 $22.42CAN / $17.99US, Box of 16 $29.91CAN / $23.99US
Anon MFI Lightweight Neck Warmer
Anon’s MFI Lightweight Neck Warmer provides perfect integration with MFI compatible Anon goggles with their exclusive magnetic connection. A relaxed fit offers unrestricted mobility and the lightweight materials make for the ideal warmth/breathability ratio for cool to mild conditions. The vent panel prevents foggles (foggy-goggles.. right?) and features a low-profile flatlock seam. The magnets that seal the balaclava to the goggle can be easily removed for machine washing or for those who don’t have MFI compatible goggles.
Price: $49.99CAN / $39.95US
Colours: Maroon, Black, Gray, Blue, Navy, Green
Mystery Ranch Zoid Cube
The new Zoid Cubes from Mystery Ranch are for those individuals on your gift list who crave organization. Built with lightweight and durable materials, these accessory storage containers feature mono mesh lids for both visibility and breathability. Handles on the sides and top make handling the cubes more manageable. While these are specifically designed to fit in the Mission Stuffels and Duffels from Mystery Ranch, they will fit in any bag. They are great for separating electronics, first aid kits, clothes, and any other essentials.
Price: Small $25.00CAN / $19.00US, Medium $32.00CAN / $24.00US, Large $36.00CAN / $28.00US
Volume: Small 4L / 245cu-in, Medium 8.3L / 505cu-in, Large 14.5L / 885cu-in
Dimensions: Small 15x19x15cm / 6x7.5x6in, Medium 15x33x18cm / 6x13x7in, Large 18x33x27cm / 7x13x10.5in
Colours: Black, Lizard, Techno, Vice, Foliage, Hunter
Materials: 210d Hitra Robic nylon, #8 YKK zippers
GSI 2 Can Cooler Stack
Summit beers (or whatever your beverage of choice may be) can be a nice reward after a big effort, but too often they are ‘enjoyed’ lukewarm, or worse, your bag contents become beer-scented and soggy. With the GSI 2 Can Cooler Stack, you can be sure your summit reward stays cold and intact. The double-wall vacuum insulation offers up 24+ hours of cold or 10+ hours of hot insulation. Two standard 12 oz cans fit perfectly in this mini cooler so you can bring enough to share with a friend (or seeing as this is a gift guide, maybe they’ll bring enough to share with you).
Price: $37.36CAN / $29.95US
Volume: 80x275x80mm / 3.1x10.8x3.1in
Weight: 383g / 13.5oz
Colours: Blue Aster, Haute Red, Mineral Yellow, Mountain View
Materials: stainless steel, polypropylene
Burton [ak] Tour Hat
The Burton [ak] Tour Hat is a lightweight, breathable 5-panel cap designed for the skin track. A low-profile fit and sweat-wicking sweatband are ideal design features for an active hat and the flexible brim and unstructured design make it easy to stow in a pocket or stuff into the backpack. The ‘one size fits all’ sizing is facilitated by a webbing clip closure which allows for a snug fit for most heads and the DWR coated nylon and spandex help keep your head dry. The cap is also quick-dry, so if it does get wet, it’s quick to recover. All materials are bluesign approved so you can be sure this product is a safe gift for the backcountry shredder on your shopping list.
Price $49.99CAN / $39.95US
Materials: 96% Nylon, 4% Spandex
Colours: True Black
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..
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
Nearly 28 billion batteries are thrown away annually in the world today, yes,… that’s billion with a ‘B’. In the US alone that’s 180,000 tons of batteries per year, and they are made up of heavy metals and are considered hazardous waste. The alternative is to switch to rechargeable batteries which can significantly reduce this massive amount of E-waste. But, rechargeable batteries lose their charge fast especially when stored over long periods of time and you need to buy a charging device which is yet another thing.
is where Pale Blue Earth comes in. They are a Park City company that has taken batteries into the ‘lithium-ion age’ . They have integrated battery management technology into their batteries which makes them higher performing, convenient, reliable and user friendly. Their Sustainability Kit includes 8 AA and 8 AAA batteries along with a 4-to 1 charging cable. This means no charger is needed as the batteries have a built-in micro USB charge port, simply plug them into any USB port on an existing phone charger, laptop or computer and you can charge four batteries at once. Each battery has 1000+ charge cycles and can be charged in under 1 hour for AAA and under 2 hours for AA’s—that’s 5x faster than conventional Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. An integrated safety circuit protects not only the batteries but also your devices, so no more overload, leakage, short circuit, over-voltage, and high temperature. Pale Blue Earth batteries provide higher power and more consistent output through their use cycle than traditional batteries and their Lithium-ion chemistry has a much lower self discharge current and also holds a strong voltage through its discharge cycle.
Pale Blue Earth is also a member of 1% for the Planet and POW so they not only make innovative and environmentally conscious products but they also walk the walk when it comes to corporate involvement in making the change we need in the world.
Not only will you save a lot of money on batteries but you’ll also divert a lot of batteries from the landfill.
Smith Proxy Goggles
Smith is a big player in the helmet, sunglasses and goggle markets and for good reason—they know a thing or two about optics. Their Proxy Goggles offer a wide field of view along with a spherical lens and their mind-blowing ChromaPop technology. ChromaPop boosts contrast so you can see better in all light conditions and ensure you don't miss any detail no matter how small. Their sleek frame design hugs your face for a seamless fit that maximizes peripheral vision. Smith also designs their goggles and helmets to work together which they call ‘AirEvac helmet integration’ which will help maintain fog-free clarity with the new Proxy Goggles.
Petzl Swift RL Headlamp
Petzl’s Swift RL is a very powerful and compact headlamp that uses their REACTIVE LIGHTING technology to prolong battery life by sensing how much light to shine and for how long. A built-in sensor analyzes the ambient light and automatically adjusts brightness to your needs so that light and battery life is never wasted. With 900 lumens, this is the most powerful of the Petzl’s compact headlamps and ideal for hiking, ski touring and any outdoor adventures where you need to see in the dark. With a built-in rechargeable battery, a reflective headband that remains visible at night, a single button for easy control of all lamp functions (including lock function), it’s amazing that it weighs only 100 grams. Built for the adventurer on your holiday gift list, the Petzl Swift RL Headlamp will be a well appreciate and useful addition to their kit.
New from Leatherman this spring is their Curl Multitool which is based off their popular Wave Plus tool, but at a lower price point. This compact and capable multitool features 15 different tools, including pliers, a knife blade that’s accessible with one hand, spring-action scissors, a screwdriver with exchangeable bits, and more. With all this, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way on your next adventure. Several of the tools are alos outside-accessible so no need to open the multitool to access them and all the features are operable with one hand which is important when you are trying to fix whatever problem you are faced with.
Smartwool Men's Intraknit Merino 200 Crew
As the name suggests Smartwool’s Intraknit Merino 200 Crew uses the companies revolutionary Intraknit technology which creates apparel with less seams, and an articulated fit and body-mapped ventilation which adds up to reduce bulk and provides better movement overall. The gender-specific ventilation is ideally placed to maximize thermoregulation and breathability during high-intensity activities, while the increased moisture management of the Intraknit Merino 200 Crew increases movement, and comfort. The Intraknit Merio 200 Crew is made from Smartwool’s Sport yarns which are made up of 53% Merino Wool, 45% Polyester, and 2% Elastane which provides the best properties of each yarn. With the anti-microbial and thermoregulating properties of merino wool, the moisture management and durability properties of polyester and the stretch, comfort and fit of Elastane—you get a technical base later that is understated with a clean design.
Mystery Ranch D-Route
The D-Route from Mystery Ranch is the perfect bag for inbound laps but is equally capable for a quick backcountry lap and has been redesigned for the 21/22 season. With new glove-friendly buckles and upgraded fabrics for enhanced abrasion resistance and water repellency, you can be confident the new D-Route will be appreciated by that shredder on your shopping list.
The main compartment is accessible via top-load under the lid, or a full-length side zip. This compartment is large enough for your basic essentials for quick missions and features an internal sleeve for further organization or for use with a hydration reservoir. The lid features a soft lining so you don't scratch your lenses.
The D-Route offers a stowable ski loop for diagonal ski carry, fixed harnessing, a flexible high-density framesheet, and a webbing waist belt.
Price: $129CAN / $99US
Weight: 0.7kg / 1.6lb
Volume: 17.2L / 1050cu-ins
Dimensions: 48x24x20cm / 19x9.5x8in
Materials: 320d NP Phantom Ripstop, 840D nylon, YKK #8 zippers
Colours: Black, Techno, Lizard
Blackcrows Stans Poles
This Holiday season Blackcrow brings us the all-new Stans Poles. These carbon ski poles are aggressive and efficient; with speed and style at the fingertips. The injected handle features a rubber finish for a quality grip and an angular shape to feel solid in the hands. The business end features a 60mm diameter track washer and steel tip, and the tube constructions is made from 13mm diameter carbon. Light, durrble and made for ski touring—the Blackcrows Stans Poles are a great gift for that backcountry skier on your list.
Price: $119.95CAN / $79.95US
Weight: 230g / 8.1oz (125cm length)
Colours: black/pink, black/yellow, black/green
Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Midweight Crew and Pant
The Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Midweight long sleeve crew and pant are performance 2 layer base layers featuring Helly Hansens proprietary LIFA fabric. The next to skin layer is made with LIFA, a material that combines synthetic material with wool in order to increase the wicking properties of the layer and help manage moisture and increase breathability. The outer layer is 100% merino wool to boost the thermal properties. Flatlock seams mean no chafing and the use of synthetics next to skin means zero itch so you remain warm and comfortable.
Price: $110CAN / $100US
Materials: Interior layer - 57% merino wool, 43% polypropylene; Exterior layer - 100% merino wool
Colours: Top - Off White, Cayenne, Trooper, Navy, Sparrow Grey, Black; Bottom - Trooper, Navy, Sparrow Grey, Wild Rose, Black
Julbo Fury Sunglasses
The Julbo Fury sunglasses are made with speed in mind. The sharp lines and style were designed to match perfectly with the latest trends in cycling, but the Julbo Fury will look equally as rad on the skin track. The wide cylindrical lens features technical venting in order to enhance circulation and keep them from fogging up.
The lightweight frame is matched with Julbo’s Spectron polycarbonate lens which offers full protection and clarity of vision. The Spectron lens is impact-resistant and designed for everyday use in the great out of doors.
The arms feature the Air Link Temple system; elastomer shock absorber inserts that are fitted at the end of the temple, making the Fury lighter and more comfortable. They also offer grip tech, a soft, comfortable material that helps keep the glasses on your face but won't stick to your hair.
Price: $160CAN / $130US
Weight: 38g / 1.34oz
Colours: Army/Black, Black/Pink, Dark Blue/Green Grey, White, Black/Green, Black/Red
Visible Light Transmission: 13%
Orage Men’s Lyall Hybrid Fleece
The men’s Lyall Hybrid Grid Fleece from Orage brings both sleek styling and performance to the table this holiday season. The 100% recycled Taffeta upper panel offers breathability and stretch where you need it most while the lightweight grid fleece maximizes warmth with minimum bulk. The Lyall Hybrid is wicking and quick dry, and features an eco DWR coating. This versatile fleece works as a technical on-mountain layer just as well as a street-styled insulator, so you can roll right off the mountain and into town.
Price: $199.99CAN / $150.00US
Colours: Blue Moon, Black, Maple
Materials: Mini ripstop taffeta (100% recycled nylon), Knit Tech Grid (95% polyester, 5% spandex), Warm Si
Lynx OTG Raven Double Ultralight Headlamp
Lynx OTG brings us the highest quality rechargeable headlamp; ultra-lightweight, waterproof and dustproof, with true stepless dimming and memory function. The top of the line 3500mAh lithium-ion battery is specially designed for cold Canadian winters. Where other similar batteries usable battery life will fall by up to 95% in the cold, this battery will hold its charge. 3.5 hours of battery life on full brightness, or up to 80 hours when fully dimmed, the battery is USB-C rechargeable and the Raven features a live battery level display under the power button. The highest brightness setting pumps out 1800 lumens at full charge and the extremely wide 120-degree beam angle with faded edges makes this a great choice for nighttime recreation.
Price: $159.99CAN / $127.00US
Weight: 110g / 3.9oz
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion (3500mAh)
Battery Life: 3.5-80hr
Ibex Woolies Tech Long Sleeve Crew & Base Layer Bottoms
Woolies Tech baselayers are a new line from Ibex designed with movement in mind. Woolies Tech base layers are made with merino wool for thermal efficiency, a bit of elastane for unrestricted motion and material recovery, and a nylon core for extra durability. Highly breathable materials allow you to reduce sweating on the skin track so you can stay warmer for those transitions, and of course, the downhill. Ibex merino is incredibly soft and comfortable next to the skin, and is antimicrobial so it remains free of odours after long days in the backcountry.
The Woolies Tech lineup includes both bottoms and long sleeve crew tops for both men and women. The tops feature raglan sleeves to allow for extra range of motion and baste stitch thumbholes for ease and comfort when layering mid-layers and gloves. Flatlock seams reduce chafing and increase comfort when wearing a backpack.
Price: top - $132.99CAN / $105.00US; bottom - $145.65CAN / $115.00US
Sizes: Men’s - S-XXL; Women’s XS-XL
Colours: Men’s tops - Deepest Red, Olive, Deep Ocean, Ginger Bisquite, Black, Poison Ivy; Men’s bottoms - Olive, Deep Ocean, Black; Women’s tops - Soft Moss, Black, Deep Ocean, Burnished Sunset, Deep Purple, Evergreen; Women’s bottoms - Deep Ocean, Deep Purple, Evergreen, Black
Materials: 81% wool, 12% nylon, 7% elastane
Swix Sonic R2 Poles
The Swix Sonic R2 Poles offer durability while remaining lightweight due to the combination of 100% high-strength carbon fibre in the upper section and composite in the lower. The Swix Sonic locking system allows quick and reliable adjustments to pole length and a length memory system facilitates moving between preset walking and skiing lengths.
The handle is made with breathable, lightweight non-slip EVA foam but features hard detailing to help remove the snow that builds up on your top sheets. A hook feature on the handle allows for easy manipulation of rando-style bindings.
The strap is easy to adjust allowing for fast fixation and replacement of straps when necessary.
Finally, the super lightweight basket is made from a coated nylon fabric; engineered for optimum support in soft snow at the least weight possible. The Sonic basket system is set up to allow for quick and easy basket changes so you can pick the best basket for the conditions.
Price: $184.99CAN / $149.99US
Sizes: 105-130cm, 115-140cm, 125-150cm
Materials: carbon fibre, aluminum, EVA foam, nylon
Weight per Pair: 411g / 14.5oz, 430g / 15.2oz, 449g / 15.8oz
Flylow Katinka Hoody
The Katinka Hoody from Flylow is the perfect mid-layer for life in the mountains. Highly breathable, warm, and treated with a high-performance DWR. Made with Flylow’s proprietary Furano Fleece and featuring Taffeta elbow patches, the Katinka is comfy and soft like your favourite base layer, but tough enough to withstand the elements as an exterior layer.
The Katinka features a zippered chest pocket, 2 hand pockets, and a technical brim. A drop tail offers rear coverage and high-performance DWR will repel moisture from the surface of the Katinka.
Price: $175.00CAN / $140.00US
Colours: Berry, Slate, Black
Materials: Fleece - polyester (94%), spandex (6%), DWR; Taffeta - polyester (100%)
Pit Viper Victory Lane Intimidator
The Victory Lane Intimidators are hands down the fastest shades that Pit Viper has ever produced. These shades are not for the weak of heart; they feature race styling so that those around you will know that you mean business. The Z87+ polycarbonate lens offers 100% UVB and UVA protection so that you can keep your eyes on the prize. The Victory Lane Intimidators come with a Firmcase, Limpcloth, and a Tie Downs Retainer Strap.
Price: $152CAN / $119US
Light Transmission: 14%
Lens: Z87+ Rated 2.2mm Polycarbonate
Look Thru Colour: Grey
UVA & UVB Protection: 100%
Frame Dimensions: Width 144mm / 5.66in, Height 59.9mm / 2.34in, Nose Opening 33.5mm / 1.31in
Rossignol Après-Ski Navy Boots
Treat the feet of that special someone to the Après-Ski Navy boots from Rossignal. Designed for a casual approach to the ski resort and some R&R once the ski day is done. Light-weight and comfortable, a cushioned build features a waterproof, breathable membrane to block any additional moisture while still allowing your feet to breathe. Sensor3 inserts reduce pressure points for a more relaxed fit and improved circulation in the feet, while a rubber outsole provides confidence inspiring grip across icy parking lots and snowy walkways. The boots are available in both men’s and women’s but they do run small so be sure to go a size up!
Price: $200CAN / $150US
Lace: Oval lace 6mm
Colours: Navy, White, Black
Material: PU, injected EVA, Ice rubber
Orage Women’s Sitka Fleece
This holiday season Orage brings us the all-new Sitka Jacket. Made with Polartec fleece, the Sitka Jacket is ultra-plush and toasty warm. Super soft and cozy yet durable, the Sitka features a mock collar, low hem, and relaxed fit. The Sitka Jacket is an easy-going, wicking, quick dry insulating layer for the mountains or for everyday running around.
Price: $179.99CAN / $150.00US
Colours: Cherry Blossum, Black, Lavender
Materials: Polartec Fleece (100% recycled polyester), Taffeta (100% polyester)
Trango Halo Helmet
The Trango Halo Helmet is a lightweight climbing and mountaineering helmet designed to provide maximum protection. Breathable Airmesh padding combined with 20 vents provide excellent breathability. The 10mm nylon suspension system features an easy-to-use Fidlock Magnetic Buckle for quick transitions and a comfortable all day fit. Protect your most adventurous loved ones this holiday season with the Trango Halo Helmet.
Price: $130CAN / $95US
Weight 225g / 7.9oz
Material: EPS, nylon
Colour: Red, Grey, Blue
UCO Flatpack Portable Grill and Firepit
The UCO Flatpack Portable Grill and Firepit is the perfect candidate for group cooking and serving as a low-impact firepit. Built with stainless steel and easy to set up, this low-impact, above-ground firepit only takes seconds to set up or takedown. The kit includes a charcoal insert tray and folds to less than 2 inches for taking it to and from your destination. It also includes a canvas carry case for ease of handling.
The UCO Flatpack Portable Grill and Firepit also comes in a medium and large size, the latter serves 6-8 people so you can be sure to feed the entire entourage this holiday season. The large size is UCO’s largest grill ever made, boasting 320 square inches of cooking surface and the fit pit is large enough to handle firewood up to 18 inches long. The large also features two separate grilling grates so you can remove one to tend to the fire while the other remains in place for cooking. br />
Price: Large $129.99CAN / $99.99US
Weight: Large 4.3kg / 9.5lbs
Grilling area: Large 51x41cm / 20x16in
Packed dimensions: Large 51x42x4.5cm / 20x16.5x1.75in
Artilect A/SYS-1 Darkhorse Baselayer
Artilect is taking baselayers to another level with their new line of garments featuring Nuyarn. The A/Sys-1 Darkhorse Baselayer is just one of their super technical line of base layers. The Darkhorse range is ergonomically designed to allow for the greatest range of movement with the least amount of resistance. Thermoregulation and moisture management are enhanced with the engineered tech-fit and Nuyarn materials.
Nuyarn is made with a revolutionary new way of spinning merino wool. The result is a fabric that amplifies the natural characteristics of wool. The bluesign approved 185gsm material offers extra loft for an unmatched warmth-to-weight ratio, 5x faster drying than comparable merino products, and enhanced, long-term durability. The benefits of Nuyarn last the entire lifetime of the garment so the Darkhorse baselayers will never disappoint.
Constructed with no-chafe flatlock seams and gusseted underarms (and gusseted crotch for bottoms) as well as engineered seem and eyelet placements, mobility and breathability are guaranteed. The superfine 18 micron non-mulsed Australian merino offers incredible stretch and recovery, and the best softness and wearability. Nuyarn mesh zones increase airflow in critical areas and a ¼ length zip on the top offers the ability to adjust airflow.
The Artilect Darkhorse series is the warmest and most technical in the A/Sys-1 line of Artilect baselayers, and offers a long-sleeve crew, ¼ zip long sleeve, full-length leggings, and ¾ length leggings.
Price: ¼ zip top $170CAN / $140US; full legging $150CAN / $110US
Colours: women’s ¼ zip acid/ash, slate/storm blue, andorra/twilight mauve, black/ash; men’s ¼ zip black/ash, dusk blue/storm blue, acid/ash
Materials: 91% Superfine Nuyarn merino wool, 9% nylon
Anon Relapse Goggles + MFI Face Mask
The Anon Relapse Goggles are designed to maximize your field of vision with a cylindrical lens and low-profile frame. These sweet snow-spectacles come with an extra lens and the MFI Face Mask similar to the one featured in the 0-50 edition of the Holiday Gift Guide. Triple-layer face foam places a slightly denser layer closest to the face and a layer of moisture-wicking fleece for a snug seal and comfortable fit. The face foam is 40% thinner for an ultra close fit. The helmet compatible frame is lightweight and remains flexible in cold weather, and is designed to be over-the-glasses compatible for those who require prescription eyewear underneath their goggles. A full-perimeter vent channel maximizes airflow in and out of the goggle.
The Perceive lens offers high-contrast vision and terrain defining clarity for a variety of light conditions while the cylindrical injected design reduces peripheral distortion. On the outer lens, a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating is smudge, scratch, and moisture resistant. The interior lens features Integral Clarity anti-fog technology that exceeds basic anti-fog standards for clear vision that lasts for an extended period of time.
A no-slip silicone strap keeps the goggles in place when worn, and a microfiber goggle bag protects the goggles when stowed. The Anon Relapse Goggle is available in ten different frame colour and lens combinations so you’re sure to be able to find the best match for that lucky human on your holiday gift list.
Price: $199.99CAN / $169.95US
Frame: Unisex design
Includes: Bonus Lens, MFI face mask, microfiber goggle bag
Burton Sidehill 25L Backpack
The Burton Sidehill 25L Backpack is a bag for those sidecountry laps and similar short backcountry adventures. Built with bluesign approved materials, the Sidehill 25 offers just enough features to bring everything you need and nothing you don’t.
The main compartment is accessed via top zipper or back panel u-zip and offers an internal hydration sleeve as well as an internal mesh pocket with a key clip. A fleece-lined goggle pocket offers quick access to a safe spot to stow your eyewear, and a dedicated snow tool compartment features sleeves for your shovel and probe.
On the exterior of the bag, there are two side-zip water bottle pockets as well as stowable pole and ice axe loops. Attachment loops and offer a convenient way to lash things to the bag and both vertical and A-Frame ski/board carry options are supported.
To strap all this goodness to your body, the Sidehill 25L Backpack features cushy ergonomic shoulder straps, an adjustable sternum strap with a built-in whistle, and a padded hip belt.
Price: $129.99CAN / $114.95US
Colour: Martini Olive Terra Camo, Spectra Yellow, True Black
Materials: 210D polyester Ripstop with 1500mm PU Coating, 420D nylon oxford
Dimensions: 54x31x16cm / 21x12x6in
Weight: 1kg / 2.2lbs
Scott Aluguide Poles
A good ‘n honest aluminum pole with just the right bells and whistles for the uptrack and descent. The Aluguide has a foam gripper extension below the pistol grip handles, a simple lever locking system and just the right amount of adjustability. If you tour without safety straps, you may need to take the scissors to this set. And you’ll have the same result as other poles with removable straps you’d find at a higher price point. The Aluguides have a great swing feel and would put a smile on any giftee ski-touring fan.
Prices: $129.95CAN / $99.95US
Colours: Black / Grey, Black / Orange
Weight: 268g / 9.45oz
Size Range: 105 - 140cm
SealLine Wide-Mouth Duffle
We have reviewed a whack of SealLine products over the years here on the site. Mostly because we are such fans of the brand. Their dry bags are totally bomber and come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The Wide Mouth Duffle (particularly in the 40 litre and up model) are a little too big to fit into a kayak hold but they are great for lashing onto the deck. This shape and size also makes for the perfect beach, sail or open-cockpit boat bag. And the light coloured inside means you can see all your stuff easily if you need something fast. Pick one of three colours and make someone happy this holiday.
Prices:$134.95 - $174.95CAN, $99.95 - $129.95US
Colours: Yellow, Blue, Black
Volume: Small - 25L; Medium - 40L; Large - 70L
DPS P3 Glove
There’s nothing quite like a good pair of gloves to make a day out in the backcountry just a little more pleasant. The DPS 3 are a mid-winter glove, meaning that they are best suited for the descent or a day at the resort. Buttery smooth goat leather,a waterproof Purelle membrane and Thinsulate and polar fleece insulation make for a warm glove that fits like a glove should. The stiffened neoprene cuff closure system makes for an air tight under the sleeve system. Heck, there’s even a conductive touch-screen pad on the thumb if you are a backcountry mobile-phone user. Like everything adorned with the DPS logo, the DPS 3 gloves are well made, highly functional and just a little bit funky. Grab a pair and give them to your backcountry bestie.
Price: $129.95CAN / $99.95US
Colours: Black, Natural, White
Size Range: 6 - 11
Patagonia Canyonite Flannel Shirt
The Canyonite’s 4.9-oz 100% polyester (54% recycled) stretch flannel with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish means it is a great shirt for your next gravel bike adventure. Slightly stretchy and water repellent enough for a light rain, the Canyonite works well at the brew pub or on the trail. Funky features like a zippered pocket (inside a buttoned pocket) means you can stash small items with no fear of them flying off your person. The button front with webbing and rubber buttons is another nice touch. To top it off, the 54% recycled fibre content means you’re participating in a good program.
Price: $159.95CAN / $130.95US
Colours: Brown, Beige, Blue
Size Range: XXS - XXL
Weight: 335 g / 11.8 oz
Scarpa Spirit Evo Shoes
There’s just something about Italian-made footwear that says high quality. This is apparent in the many alpine touring boots and shoes we’ve reviewed over the years. The new Scarpa Spriit Evo continues in this tradition. To make them even more appealing to that special someone this holiday season, the shoes are 95% made with materials satisfying Scarpa’s ECO designation (all tied into reducing CO2 emissions and water and chemical usage). The contrasting off-white soles and deep coloured suede options give the shoes a euro-look. And a lace-to-toe closure system means the Evos accommodate a wide range of foot shapes and sporting activities.
Price: $179.95CAN / $149.95US
Colours: Blue, Anthracite
Size Range: 40 - 48 (all but 48 are .5 sizing)
Scott Light Sensitive Shield Google
Have you ever skied with a light sensitive (or “photochromic”) lens before? It means you can run with one lens for both sunny and cloudy days. Personally, I have never swapped out my lenses in the middle of the day if the sun pops out—call me lazy. That’s why the light sensitive lenses are such a bonus. Chuck in an extra wide, no slip silicone strap (dayglo) and three-layer molded face phone and you hit the style/function/form sweet spot. The shield goggle comes with a wide variety of frame and lens options. Pick the one that your giftee would like most and you’re off to the races.
Price: $159.95CAN / $130.95US
Colours: Black, White, Mountain Black, Team Blue
Size Range: Medium - Large
Lole Burst Ankle Leggings and Burs Up Light Support Sports Bra
Know someone that prefers aprés-ski yoga as opposed to putting their feet up for a cold one? Well, the Burst Ankle Leggings and Burst Up Light Support Sports Bra would make the perfect gift.
The leggings are high-waisted with no side seam and offer mid compression. An inner pocket in the front waistband allows you to comfortably carry something small.
The Burst Up Bra offers medium to light support with a high neck and crossed back. A thicker inner band helps the bra to stay in place so it’s perfect for any activity, be it yoga, pilates, or those warm spring touring days. The option to add padding allows you to customize the bra for your specific needs.
Price: $119CAN / $115US
Colours: terracotta, takir, dark blue, midnight garden eucalyptus, salar shadow grey, zahara dark grey, zahara light grey, black beauty, sand dunes black, midnight garden black
Materials: recycled polyester (79%), spandex (21%)
Black Diamond Mission Wool Denim Pants
Black Diamond’s new Mission Wool Denim Pants are designed for cragging and climbing on colder days. This is because of Black Diamond’s Performance Wool Denim, which is part of the 83% Cotton, 16% Wool, 1% Elastane fabric makeup. The certified non-mulesed wool will keep you warmer when it gets cool out, or wet and cooler when it’s hot. The fabric is also treated with a Durable Water Repellant treatment for added protection against foul weather. The Mission Jeans are cut for mobility with articulated knees and a super comfortable stretch fabric which allows a wider range of movement that climbers or active urbanites need. As well, each pocket placement is harness hip belt compatible meaning you still stow your stuff and retriever it easily when wearing a harness or a backpack. Seriously comfortable jeans for the active person on your holiday gift list.
Indyeva’s GALY vest is softshell layer ideal for cold fall days worn as an outer layer or on winter days as an insulating mid layer. It’s made of a 4-way stretch K.Y.W.A.D. fabric with a brush finish that provides soft touch and warmth from weather and wind. The 93% Recycled Polyester content of this fabric dries quickly and provides great moisture control so you stay more comfortable no matter the activity. The thumbhole at the cuffs further help to keep the weather at bay while the reflective logo will provide some added safety in urban environments. Indyeva 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: $150CAN / $120US
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Fabric: 93% Recycled Polyester, 7% Spandex, 266g/m²
G3 Speed Carbon Probe
G3 is known for their award-winning alpine touring skis and bindings but they also make all of the avalanche safety gear you’d ever need. This includes their Speed Carbon Probes which come in two sizes—the 300 Speed Carbon and 240 Speed Carbon. As the names suggest they are 300cm and 240cm in length respectively and are G3’s lighter and stiffest premium probes. They’ve used High strength triaxial carbon fibre tubing and a coated stainless steel cable which helps prevent corrosion. The ‘single pull quick deployment’ and speed cone technology make for foolproof, quick and easy deployment. There are also half-centimetre markings along the entire length of the probe so you always know the depth of your pit or burial. This all means that the G3 Speed Carbon Probe is durable enough and long enough for even the most demanding rescue scenario. It’s the ideal gift for that backcountry skier on your holiday gift-giving list.
Arva Calgary 20 Ski Touring Pack
The Arva Calgary 20 is a very affordable 20L ski touring pack that comes complete with all the features you need and none that you don’t. Features include a removable waist belt equipped with two large side pockets, ice axe loop, A-frame ski carry system and snowboard carry system, an integrated helmet holder with its own stow pocket, a dedicated external pocket for snow-safety equipment and of course a goggle pocket. The Calgary 20 is designed for freeride skiers and snowboarders and combines style and functionality and is made with 100% recycled fabrics which drastically reduces the impact on the environment by generating four times less CO2 emissions then virgin polyester.
The Leatherman Charge + is truly the ‘do it all’ multitool as it includes 19 tools and 17 bits. The scissors slice through anything, the wire cutters are made in a durable material and are replaceable, and the knife blade is made in a strong, corrosion-resistant 154CM steel. All of the tools locks into place with the exception of the plier head which makes it a lot easier to work with the Charge +. Most of the tools included are what Leatherman calls ‘Outside-accessible’ so you don’t have to open the multitool to get access to what you are after. As well, every tool and feature on the Charge + is one handed operable so you can focus on the task and always have an extra hand to help out.
Smartwool Women's Merino 250 Baselayer Plant-Based Dye Logo Crew
Smartwool now offers a Women's Merino 250 Logo Crew Baselayer that uses natural plant-based Dyes to colour the sustainable 100% Merino fibres. This ZQ-certified Merino wool crew shirt is designed for comfort and this means warmth and breathability. Ideal for cold-weather pursuits, the Merino 250 Baselayer Plant-Based Dye Logo Crew is ideal as a base layer for winter adventure such as skiing at the resort or in the backcountry. We all know that merino wool excels at keeping you warm even when it gets wet and has anti-microbial properties so it won’t start smelling like synthetics can after a few outings.
Shred Amazify BigShow Recycled Goggle
The BigShow Recycled Goggle line by shred is the first of its kind. Shred is using polyester from recycled plastic bottles to make their goggle straps. On top of that, Shred eliminated all of the plastic components from the packaging of their goggles, making these the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious shredder on your holiday shopping list.
Shred has designed and engineered the Amazify BigShow Goggle to maximize the field of vision with Shredwide tech. The Contrast Boosting Lens enhances contrast and definition in all weather and light conditions. The ultra-high-optical precision-moulded, cylindrical double lens features tapered thickness to optimize vision at all angles as well as enhance impact protection. The Amazify BigShow goggles are designed for compatibility and comfort with prescription glasses with OTG tech.
No distortion tech provides crystal clear visions during altitude change via pressure regulation valve, and NoClog hydrophobic treatment on vents reduce clogging created by snow and water in order to prevent fogging.
The goggle strap features double silicone line backing for anti-slip performance on helmets and also features a 2-point slide adjustment system.
Price: $198.99CAN / $149.95US
Weight: 150g / 5.3oz
Frame Dimensions: Width 185mm, Height 100mm
Strap Width: 40mm
UV Protection: 100% UVA, UVB, UVC
Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Lite Winter Magic Special Edition
New for this winter, Victorinox has created a special seasonal Swiss Army knife called the Climber Lite Winter Magic Special Edition. Inspired by their Winter by Night theme, the Climber Lite Winter Magic Special Edition 2021 features a bronze moon and stars against an elegant dark background design which is sure to stand out and be a conversation piece on any outdoor adventure. Each of the 10,000 limited edition knives comes with an LED and an attached non-allergenic charm, exclusively created for this edition. It also includes 17 fully functional tools so it’s functional as well as appealing. This is an ideal seasonal gift for the adventurer on your holiday list.
The Aftershokz Aeropex open-ear headphones are the most advanced wireless headphones Aftershokz has ever produced. Engineered for premium sound and long-lasting battery, the Aeropex has won awards from Men’s Health and Rolling Stone, and tops out the charts of many ‘best of’ comparisons. Lightweight and comfortable, one could even forget they were wearing the Aeropex headphones, especially because their open-ear design allows you to hear your surroundings clearly. This open-ear design means you can stay aware of your surroundings without sacrificing sound quality.
With up to 8 hours of battery life, the Aeropex wireless headphones are the perfect gift for the endurance athlete. Moisture detection will alert you to when it’s not safe to charge, and a magnetic charging connector means there’s zero fuss in connecting the Aeropex to power. PremiumPitch 2.0+ offers powerful bass and higher volumes while Bluetooth 5.0 allows for reliable connectivity up to 10m (33ft).
An IP67 rating means the Aeropex are sweatproof and waterproof so you need not worry about intense workouts or inclement weather (that said, these are not intended for swimming). A full wrap-around band keeps them secure on your head so they do not bounce or move around while running or working out.
Two buttons allow for a number of ways for you to control music and calls. You can adjust volume, pause/play, mute, skip song, back to previous song, change eq, answer a call, reject a call, end a call, answer call waiting and hang up on current call, redial last number, check battery level, and prompt voice assistant on your device. The Duel Noise-Canceling Mic offers clear communication to both your device assistant and for calls.
Price: $209.95CAN / $159.95US
Colours: Cosmic Black, Blue Eclipse, Solar Red, Lunar Grey
Sizes: Standard, Mini
IPX Rating: IP67
Battery: Lithium polymer
Battery Life: up to 8hrs
Charge time: 2hrs
Charger: Magnetic induction cable
Weight: 26g / 0.92oz
Wireless Range: 10m / 33ft
Outdoor Research Skytour AscentShell Jacket and Bib
Outdoor Research is calling the Skytour AscentShell jacket and bib the most comfortable shells ever. The claim is due to AscentShell technology, a lightweight, breathable, waterproof, stretchy material designed for the backcountry. The 3 layer AscentShell fabric is exclusive to OR and pushes boundaries in the realm of waterproof, breathable fabrics with next-level breathability and added stretch. The AscentShell is lightweight, quiet, and soft to the touch resulting in a feel that is more similar to a softshell while still performing like a hard shell.
The Skytour AscentShell Jacket is loaded with all the features one might expect from a premium ski jacket. The helmet-compatible hood is fully adjustable and features a wire brim and HoodLock tech so you can capture the excess material when your helmet is removed. A brushed tricot chin guard offers a soft feel for your face and adjustable wrist cuffs and an elastic drawcord hem allow you to control the fit and feel around the wrists and waist. Pit zips facilitate venting under the arms.
A forearm ski pass pocket offers a key clip while two chest pockets and two hand pockets offer ample exterior storage options. On the interior, a chest pocket offers a media port and a large internal mesh pocket offers a spot for larger items.
The bibs feature a hybrid mapped construction, articulated knees, and gusseted crutch for an ergonomic, natural fit. A swing hatch allows one to answer the call of nature without having to completely disrobe. Adjustable suspenders ensure the correct fit and the zippered outer thigh vents facilitate climate control. Stretch mesh internal gaiters feature a power strap slot, and reinforced scuff guards ensure durability.
The softshell bib upper offers a left-side zip pocket with a secure avalanche beacon clip as well as a top entry stash pocket on the other side. Large side-set cargo pockets offer additional storage at the thigh.
Both garments are fully seam-taped and feature YKK Vislon Aquaguard zippers. With all these features, it’s hard to imagine a better kit for that backcountry enthusiast on your holiday shopping list.
Price: Jacket - $499CAN / $349US; Bib - $475CAN / $349US
Colours: Jacket - Madder/Elk, Black, Naval Blue/Nimbus; Bib - Black, Naval Blue
Available: Men’s, Women’s
Sizes: Men’s - S-XXL; Women’s - XS-XL
Jacket Materials: AscentShell 3L, 93% nylon, 7% spandex, 40D x 65D stretch plain weave face with 100% polyester 50D knit backer
Bib Materials: AscentShell 3L, 93% nylon, 7% spandex, 40D x 65D stretch plain weave face with 100% polyester 50D knit backer below waist, bluesign approved, 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex 90D stretch double weave bib upper, 100% nylon 420D oxford scuff guard
Weight: Jacket - 627g / 22.1oz; Bib - 768g / 27.1oz
The North Face Snomad 34 Pack
The Snomad backpack from The North Face is designed for backcountry pursuits. Built with lightweight 100% recycled materials and offering a host of backcountry-specific features, this is the perfect bag for the eco-conscious backcountry skier or rider.
A large pocket at the front is a great spot for skins and a dedicated compartment for snow tools offer organization and ease of access. Adjustable ice-axe carry accommodates tools on either side of the Snomad. For your skis or splitboard, side compression and buckles double as A-Frame carry and a large stowable loop facilitates diagonal carry. Back access provides easy access to the entire contents of the main compartment, and an integrated helmet carry keeps your bucket on top of the pack.
The comfortable and functional load carriage system is inspired by the Summit Series packs. Two hipbelt pockets offer convenient storage for small items and one features a key loop. The sternum strap offers a whistle in case of emergencies.
Price: $224.99CAN / $169.00US
Volume: 43L / 2074cuin
Colours: TNF Black/Vivid Orange, Rocko Green Multi Camo Print/Rosin Green
Sizes: S/M, L/XL
Weight: S/M - 1250g / 2lbs 12oz; L/XL - 1325g / 2lbs 15oz
Dimensions: 35.1x15x45.7cm / 13.39x6.1x22.83in
Materials: 200D Recycled Polyester Ripstop With Non-PFC Durable Water-Repellent (Non-PFC DWR) Finish (front); 420D Recycled Nylon With Non-PFC DWR (back and sides)
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Julbo Aerospace Goggle
The Julbo Aerospace Goggle is the first goggle designed for the climb as well as the descent. Featuring the SuperFlow System, the lens is able to edge forward so that it creates a gap between the lens and frame resulting in greater ventilation while still remaining protected from the sun’s rays. The frame also features venting to prevent fogging, and similarly, the lens itself has additional ventilation. Combine all this with an anti-fog coating on the inner surface of the lens and it seems hard to imagine foggles ever being a worry again.
Small cuts on the frame offer increased flexibility and therefore a more anatomic fit. Two layers of foam in between the frame and your face make for a comfortable fit as well as offering some shock absorption, and a soft-touch layer against the skin ensures comfort. The minimalist frame offers the greatest field of vision possible, and the strap is lined with a silicone strip so that the Aerospace goggles don’t slip around when you’re sending it.
Aerospace is available with all of the Reactive photochromic technical lenses. These lenses are the most advanced that Julbo has to offer, instantly adapting to all weather conditions. Each of the ultra-lightweight lenses offers unique benefits, but we’ll offer the specifics for the Reactive Category 1-3 lens below.
Price: $300CAN / $250US
Lens Tech: High Contrast
Visible Light Transmistion: 17% to 75%
Lens Advantage: Improved reading of terrain
Vision Colour: Pink
Favourite Weather: Stormy to mixed sun and cloud
POC Zonula Clarity Comp Goggle
POC’s Zonula Clarity Comp Goggle uses bio-based frame and strap materials accounting for 47% of the total materials by weight. This helps reduced the environmental impact of the Clarity Comp Goggles while balancing strength and durability. Their easily interchangeable toric with Clarity technology lenses have an exceptionally wide field of view making the Zonula Goggles the right choice for any conditions from resort, to race and backcountry. The built-in soft frame outriggers make the goggles easy to handle without touching the lenses and allow the lenses to be changed simply by squeezing the outriggers. A second Anti-Fog / Anti-Scratch lens is provided so you have one for any light condition. A thoughtful and generous gift for the skier on your holiday list.
Price: $300CAN / $250US
Colours: Hydrogen, Uranium, Flourescent Orange, Moldanite Green, Apophyllite Green, Natrium Blue, Uranium black
Montane Fireball Jacket
The Fireball Jacket from Montane is a warm, breathable, stretchy, hooded jacket. Featuring Clo Vivo Extreme Eco synthetic insulation which is made with 55% recycled material. The Fireball can be worn as a mid-layer or as an outer layer thanks to its DWR coating that will shed light rain. The use of Featherlite Air fabric means this jacket is stretchy so it won’t inhibit mobility and the articulated arms offer a natural fit throughout movement.
The insulated hood is designed to fit under a helmet. The two hand pockets and a concealed chest pocket all feature YKK zippers and the full-length front zip is YKK Vislon and features an internal storm flap. The low-bulk elasticated cuffs keep things cozy around the wrist and the hem offers a cinchable drawcord for adjustments at the waist.
Price: $450CAN / $260US
Colours: Astro Blue, Black, Oxide Orange
Materials: Featherlite Air nylon stretch, YKK Vislon zippers
Insulation: 55% recycled Clo Vivo Extreme Eco
Weight: 374.2g / 13.2oz
Giro Orbit MIPS Helmet
The Giro Orbit Spherical MIPS Helmet is a futuristic, all-in-one helmet. The Vivid shield replaces goggles with a seamlessly integrated articulated lens. The Vivid lens was developed in partnership with Zeiss Optics and improves contrast and definition by manipulating blue light while also blocking harmful UV light. The lens is engineered to fit perfectly to your face and will prevent wind and snow from entering the helmet. Stack Vent technology is designed to eliminate fogging and the articulation allows the Vivid shield to easily pull out and over the helmet, and then back down again.
While the Vivid shield steals the show in terms of talking points, the Giro Orbit Spherical MIPS helmet is stacked with other great features. Spherical Technology’s Ball-and-Socket design, powered by MIPS, works by allowing the outer liner to rotate around the inner liner, effectively redirecting impact forces during a crash. Hybrid Construction merges a durable ventilated hard shell upper with an in-mold construction lower shell and features sidewalls for added protection and style. Hybrid Construction also features an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner and the result of all this tech is a durable, lightweight helmet that is on the leading edge of safety.
Okay, so what about ventilation? Thermostat Control Adjustable Venting allows for custom tuning of airflow with a low profile control on the outside of the helmet. This combined with Stack Vent means no fogging and quick, easy climate control for your noggin. Polartec Powergrid padding keeps things soft and cozy while the In Form 2 Fit system allows you to micro-adjust the fit with a low profile dial so that the Orbit Spherical helmet stays snug.
All this tech means this is the perfect gift for anyone who has been struggling with goggle inserts, contact lenses, or wearing glasses under their goggles. While the Orbit Spherical helmet will offer those people increased comfort on the mountain, it's an equally great choice for anyone who wants a futuristic, seamless look paired with excellent safety features and overall functionality.
Price: $549.99CAN / $475.00US
Sizes: S-L, 52-62.5mm
Yeti Crossroads Luggage
Yeti brings us yet another bomber product, the Crossroads 74cm Luggage. This bag will look baggage handlers in the eye and laugh as they hastily toss people's belongings to and fro without a thought to their contents. The durable, water-resistant beast of a bag features a 70/30 clamshell opening and offers a mesh divider panel to keep your belongings organized. For further organization, a small and medium Crossroads Pack Cube are included. Additional interior mesh pockets allow you to see where you’ve stowed your items and an exterior front pocket is perfect for cables, chargers, magazines, and itineraries. The Crossroads 74cm Luggage is made with Tuffskin nylon so it can handle whatever your travels throw at it. It may not be 100% stain-proof, but it can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and regular old dish soap, so you don’t have to worry when your pumpkin spice flavoured whatever gets all over it this holiday season.
Price: $549.00CAN / $449.99US
Colours: Black, Navy, Aquifer Blue Green, Harvest Red
Dimensions: 75x41.3x29.2cm / 29.5x16.25x11.5in
Weight: 4536g / 10lbs
Capacity: 80L / 4882cuin
Helly Hansen Women’s Lifaloft Air Hooded Insulator Jacket
Got a lady in your life that gets after it no matter the weather? Well, maybe you should consider getting her the Lifaloft Air Hooded Insulator Jacket from Helly Hansen. The Lifaloft Air Hooded Insulator is a super-breathable insulating layer, a rare combination that is perfect for high-output activities like ski-touring. Designed as for skiing (or riding; you do you), the jacket uses Lifaloft Air insulation from Primaloft that delivers all the warmth while remaining breathable and lightweight.
The hood will fit under a helmet and the inside pockets are roomy enough for skins. Two elevated hand warming pockets and one chest pocket offer additional storage, and a full-length inner placket along the zipper offers protection from the wind. The shell material is water-resistant, windproof Pertex Quantum fabric and is finished with PFC-free DWR.
Price: $350CAN / $300US
Colours: Poppy Orange, Sparrow Grey, Black
Shell Materials: 20D Pertex Quantum (100% polyamide)
Lining Materials: 58% polypropylene, 42% polyester
Insulation: 100g Lifaloft Air by Primaloft
Center Back Length: 68.5
The Kodiak Tagish is a winter boot ready for everything the season brings. Insulated with PrimaLoft P.U.R.E., the Tagish is comfort rated to -20C (-4F). A shock-absorbing EVA midsole keeps things comfortable while the Vibram Arctic Grip outsole brings traction underfoot even on slippery, wet ice. A full-grain leather upper offers style and weatherproofing while a weatherproof, breathable, seam-sealed membrane ensures that the boot will keep your feet dry. The full-grain leather and suede padded tongue features full bellows and an oversized premium suede padded comfort collar offers comfort above the ankle.
Price: $240CAN / $190US
Colours: Barley, Black
Weight: 1140g / 40.21oz (for the pair)
Materials: Full-grain leather, suede, Vibram Arctic Grip, PrimaLoft PURE, OrthoLite foam, EVA foam
Jack Wolfskin JWP Atmos Jacket
The JWP Atmos Jacket from Jack Wolfskin is a lightweight insulated softshell jacket. Wind resistant and water repellent, this stretchy jacket is designed to be packable and as capable in the cityscape as it would be as a mid-layer for the weekend warrior.
The JWP Atmos Jacket is made with Flex Shield Ecosphere Riptop, a stretchy, lightweight, wind-resistant, water-repellant, ripstop fabric made from recycled polyester. The insulation, Microguard Stretch Migration Free Ecosphere, is also made from recycled polyester and offers stretch properties with good dimensional stability.
The detailing of the JWP Atmos Jacket is kept simple. 2 hand pockets, a fixed hood, and reflective detailing mean the basics are covered and nothing extraneous is added. One key feature that requires no additions is that the jacket can be stuffed into one of the pockets for compact storage when it gets tucked into your backpack.
Available in a variety of colours for both men and women, the JWP Atmos Jacket would surely be a welcome gift to a weekend warrior who appreciates simplicity in an insulating layer.
Price: $255.69CAN / $199.00US
Available: Men’s, Women’s
Sizes: Men’s S-XXXL; Women’s XS-XXL
Colours: Men’s - Night Blue, Lemon Curry, Grape Leaf, Black; Women’s - Coral Red, Night Blue, Grape Leaf, Dusty Grey
Weight: Men’s 410g (size M) ; Women’s 340g (size S) Shell Materials: 100% polyester
Liner Materials: 100% polyester
Insulation: 100% polyester
Haglofs Vassi GTX Pro Jacket
The Vassi GTX Pro Jacket from Haglofs is back and has been redesigned for the off-piste skier (...sure, snowboarders too). While the Vassi GTX Pro may have been completely reinvented, it still features all the best features from its predecessor. Constructed with the latest generation of Bluesign certified Gore-Tex Pro and 2-way water-resistant Vislon zippers, the Vassi GTX Pro is super weatherproof and ready for whatever elements you may run into in the mountains, yet still remains breathable enough for the uptrack.
A host of well-thought-out features show that this Vassi GTX Pro is designed by shredders, for shredders. Underarm ventilation is slanted in order to avoid interfering with your backpack straps, and the two zippered, front, lower pockets are positioned so that they don't interfere with the hipbelt. The sleeves are articulated in order to facilitate a better fit and more natural movement and feature velcro cuff adjustment for comfort when wearing gloves. A ski pass pocket is located on the lower sleeve. There are two chest pockets, one of which is hidden discretely behind a placket and offers an attached goggle wipe. On the interior, two open mesh pockets offer additional storage.
POC Obex BC MIPS Helmet
POC’s Obex BC MIPS Helmet is designed specifically for backcountry skiers who value safety and lightweight protection. The helmet features an NFC medical ID chip so rescuers can access vital medical information at the scene of an injury, helping them make the best judgments for treatment in the vital “golden hour” immediately after an accident. Also included is a RECCO reflector which enhances searchability by local search and rescue enties in the event you get lost. The Obex is updated with MIPS integrated into he helmet to help protect you from rotational falls and blows to the head while skiing. Fully adjustable ventilation and removable ear pads ensure user comfort while allowing you to customize the Obex BC MIPS to your preferneces, warmer or lighter —it’s up to you. It’s also compatible with the Obex Communication headset if you want a little more tech with your safety and of course the Obex BC MIPS Helmet is designed for a seamless fit with all POC goggles. This helmet has you covered in more ways than one this holiday season.
Price: $290CAN / $250US
Colours: Hydrogen White, Uranium Black, Uranium Black Matt, Argonite Brown Matt, Hydrogen White/Flourescent Orange AVIP
Sizes: XS 51-54, M/L 55-58, XL/XXL 59-62
Arc'teryx Nuclei SV Jacket
If you like the Arc'teryx Nuclei FL jacket, you'll love the new SV version. It's the warmest synthetic belay jacket they offer and includes many of the same features as the FL version. If you are concerned about getting wet on bottom belay when ice climbing, the Coreloft insulation might be a better option than down. It's so packable, the Nuclei SV jacket may also find its way into your ski touring pack as a when-the-shit-hits-the-fan warm layer. Zonal construction means the insulation is where you need it and not where you don't. If you know Arc'teryx kit, you know they make some of the best jackets out there; and also some of the most expensive. Give one to your number one this holiday.
Price: $450CAN / $399US
Weight: 600g / 1lb 5.2oz
MSR Titan 2 Pot Set
If you are like me and have a titanium fetish, the Titan 2 Pot Set is probably already in your gear room. Titanium boils water really quickly, is super light and very durable. It also, somehow, isn't as hot to the touch as stainless steel or aluminium immediately after use. These pots are ideal for bike packing or any fast and light mission where rehydratable/boil-in-a-bag meals are on the menu. I also chuck one on my bag just to have as a back-up or something I use to boil water of coffee/tea/miso. They're a little spendy so some folks might not want to spend the cash on the set for themselves... Solve the problem if you buy it for them.
Price: $214.95CAN / $159.95US
Pot Sizes: 1L, 1.5L
Weight: 27g / 9.6oz
5.11 Acadia Down Jacket
This is 5.11's first foray into down jackets and like all their apparel it is built tough. The Acadia Down Jacket uses 750-fill power down insulation with a extra-tough ripstop fabric on the exterior that is durable and will put up with some abuse. This is coated in a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish to offer additional protection from moisture and light precipitation. An adjustable hem and a one-way zipper with internal storm flap/chin guard ensure the cold is kept at bay. Inside the concealed zipper pocket on the left chest provides an ideal way to carry your phone, a media port allows a passthrough for your headphones should you wish to listen to music while your phone remains safe. Secure and warm. The packable Acadia Down Jacket will keep you toasty warm in the worst conditions and, when not needed, packs down into the removable stuff sack for easy storage. All this for a very reasonable price of only $253.40CAN / $200.00US.
Arva Evo 5 Transceiver
Arva has 35 years of experience making avalanche rescue equipment and the Evo 5 is their latest and greatest model. With a 50m search strip width, group check, mark function, and an automatic revert-to-transmit mode, the EVO5 is packed with all of the essential functions you need. It's also super small at just 11x2x7cm so it fits easily in your pant pocket with the use of the waist lanyard. It's equipped with a backlit screen and a speaker to help you efficiently and effectively guide you to the burial zone. This is the smallest avalanche transceiver Arva has ever created and yet it still has 3 digital antennas, U-turn alarm, dynamic interference management, a mark function, and group check. This innovative transceiver is packed full of technology and still reasonably priced. Pick one up for the backcountry skier on your list.
La Sportiva Northstar Evo Shell Jacket and Pants
New for this winter is La Sportiva’s Northstar Evo Shell Jacket and Pants which are an affordable, feature-rich hardshell kit for skiing or mountaineering. Made with 100% waterproof and windproof yet breathable Sympatex fabric which is PFC and PTFE-Free, CO2 neutral, and made from recycled materials. This 3-layer laminate has fully taped seams to help keep you protected and dry in the harshest environments. The jacket and pant duo are made for mountain adventures thanks to their rich feature set and durable materials. The Evo Shell Jacket has a helmet compatible hood, versatile storage options, pit zips, chest pocket and reflective details while the Evo Shell Pants incorporate built-in side ventilation, versatile storage options, adjustable waistband with internal gaiter and belt/ suspender loops and articulated knees and gusseted crotch. The La Sportiva Northstar Evo Shell Jacket and Pants will make the skier or mountaineer on your holiday gift list one happy camper on their next adventure
Price: Jacket - $399CAN / $299US; Pants - $325CAN / $249US
Materials: PFC-free DWR coating, 100% Recycled Polyamide (face), 100% Recycled Polyester (membrane/backing), fully taped seams
Weight: Jacket - 448g / 15.8oz; Pants - 417g / 14.70oz
Colours: Jacket - Night Blue/Cedar; Pants - Blue, black;
MontBell Permafrost Light Down Parka
MontBell’s new Permafrost Light Down Parkas feature seam sealed GORETEX Infinium Windstopper fabric and 800 fill power down to keep the cold out and the warmth in. These light weight down jackets are available in both men’s and women’s styles and feature 2-way adjustable hood, sewn through construction, adjustable alpine cuffs, pocket hem adjusters, weather resistant zippers, and 4 pockets (2 zippered hand pockets and 2 internal drop-in pockets). They pack down to almost nothing given their lightweight design and construction and fit conveniently in the supplied stuff sacks. Montbell is known for their quality down sleeping bags and their down jackets are built with this same attention to quality and innovation. The MontBell Permafrost Light Down Parka is an ideal gift for the backcountry skier or adventurer on your holiday list.
Price: $399CAN / $299US
Weight: Men’s - 354g / 12.5oz; Women’s - 327g / 11.5oz
Sizes: Men’s - S-XXL; Women’s - S-XL
Colours: Men’s - Black, Blue Black; Women’s - Maroon, Graphite
Insulation: EX Down
Fill Power: 800
Compressed Size: Men’s - Ø15x20cm / 5.9x7.7in; Women’s - Ø14x17cm / 5.3x6.8in
POC Dimension VPD Backpack
POC’s Dimension VPD Backpack is a feature rich 22L backcountry ski touring pack deigned to carry the load without feeling a burden on day-long off-piste adventures. There are a variety of carrying options for skis, snowboard and of course your helmet. Securely attach these items and stow your avalanche tools in a dedicated front pocket so they are easily accessible when needed. There are also a few other smaller pockets to stow valuables and easily damaged items like goggles. A Recco Reflector is also integrated in the POC Dimension VPD Backpack to help with rescue should it be needed. Compression straps keep things cinched down securely while the hard-wearing Dimension-Polyant VX21 material stand up to abuse and wear and tear. In addition to the pack’s material there are also water resistant double zips for each pocket which mean that it’s highly waterproof, so everything inside stays safe and dry.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up and find one of these under the tree over the holidays?
Price: $240CAN / $200US
Colours: Argonite Brown, Sylvanite Grey
USWE Pow 25 Pack
You may not have heard of USWE yet but they make innovative packs for biking, running, hiking, motorsports and of course skiing. Their latest ski touring pack is called the POW 25 which has a CE-Certified full back protector built into the packs slim profile. There is a side ski carry and back carry snowboard system as well as a helmet carry system, goggle pocket with micro fibre cloth, a quick access avalanche equipment pocket, and a back panel access to the main compartment. Total storage capacity is 25L along with room for a 3L water reservoir which routes through an insulated thermo cell shoulder strap that traps the wearer’s body heat to keep your water from freezing. These pockets are also perfect for storing gels and other small food items that could freeze.
The big innovation is of course the USWE Pow Pack’s NDM + Snug-Me harness system which makes the entire pack totally bounce free. The shoulder and waist straps are all-in-one elasticized system called Snug-Me. This in conjunction with the unique cross chest straps which provide a snug fit and also expands along with the chest during physical exertion providing a constant tight and compliant fit, all while not bouncing. The shoulder straps are ergonomically designed for a comfortable and smooth distribution of the backpack over the shoulders. A multi-adjustable back panel can easily be adjusted up and down for individual fit to size the pack.
Jack Wolfskin Tasman Jacket
Jack Wolfskin Tasman Jacket is a lightweight, packable hybrid jacket perfect for ski touring and high-output winter sports. The jacket’s hybrid design combines an elasticated back and sleeves with a windproof, insulated front. It’s made with highly breathable fabrics and is moisture-regulating and quick-drying. The soft stretch fabric used on the sleeves and back breath incredibly well while the down fill on the front ensures you stay warm. The Tasman is idea for high endurance activities in cool, windy conditions. Available in Men's and Women's versions for anyone on your holiday gift giving list.
Price: $229.95 CAN / $179.95US
Weight: Men's M - 440 g / 15.5oz ; Women's S - 350g / 12.3oz
Colours: Dark Indigo, Black
Materials: Spacer QMC, Stormlock Papertouch, Nanuk Dynamic
Insulation: 80/20 RDS certified duck down
Fill Power: 700
Full Tilt Ascendant SC Ski Boots
Sammy Carlson's ski boot of choice is the Full Tilt Ascendants which means they are more than capable for anything you’ll throw at them. These tech-compatible boots use a supportive and comfortable Tour Pro Wrap Liner inside the lightweight Evolution 3- Piece Shell design. With a 120 Flex they are stiff enough to provide maximum performance on the downhill and by removing the tongue you get a huge range of motion in walk mode for the way up. Built on a 102mm last these boots are plenty roomy especially in the toe box and the Pro Tour Liners are comfortable and supportive since they are Intuitions. The shells are made from a lightweight Grilamid plastic and have a higher cuff which is more supportive, yet the three piece Evolution Pro Tour Shell provide a wide range of motion in walk mode thanks to this innovative design and the simple to use walk mechanism. This is a boot for those hard charging skiers who don’t slow things down just because they are out of bounds and ripping in the backcountry. Comfort, ease of use, and a sturdy design are what make the Full Tilt Ascendant SC Ski Boots stand out above their competitors.
Giro Contour RS Goggles
Giro’s new Contour RS Goggles came about from their popular Contour Goggles but is in a ‘reduced size’ which reflects the RS in the name. This slightly smaller version of the Contour has a redefined silhouette and is made for skiers and riders with a smaller face but that still want the sleek and simple frameless design of the Contour Goggles. This frameless design is not only striking to look but allows you to ‘see more with less’ as Giro says. The VIVID lenses with Optics by ZEISS, allows you to see all the features on the mountain with clarity while the quick-change magnetic-assisted lens system means more time riding and less time fussing with gear.
The EVAK vent system virtually elimiates fogging, and a bonus low-light VIVID infrared lens ensures you are ready no matter what the conditions are.
Jack Wolfskin JWP Hybrid
Jack Wolfskin’s new JWP Hybrid for him and her will keep you warm without restricting mobility. This hybrid jacket combines stretch sleeves with a windproof front so it’s ideal for cold fall days or as a mid layer in winter. It is ultra light and packable, so it’s ideal for travel or ski touring where you need a mid layer that is flexible in its use and packs down to nothing in your pack. The torso of the JWP Hybrid is made using our Stormlock shell fabric that blocks out wind while the RDS-certified down fill ensures you stay warm, while the stretch sleeves ensure full freedom of movement and breathability. That special lady on your holiday gift list will appreciate the JWP Hybrid’s signature look, clean silhouettes, contemporary designs, and a fusion of outdoor and urban style.
Price: $249.99CAN / $199.95US
Sizes: Men - S-XXXL; Women - XS-XXL
Weight: Men's M - 470g / 16.6oz; Women's S - 390g / 13.8oz
Materials: Stormlock ripstop, fineoxford stretch, DWR
Insulation: 90/10 RDS certified duck down, Microguard Stretch
Fill Power: 700
Colours: Men - Blue Pacific, Sage, Black, Storm Grey; Women - Night Blue, Frosted Blue, Lime, Granite, Grape Leaf
GoPro Hero 10 Black
The big news with the new GoPro Hero 10 Black is the all-new GP2 processor which makes this the most powerful GoPro ever and all of the new and/or improved features have to do with faster speeds and improved responsiveness thanks to this new chip. There are new higher video frame rates, you can now shoot 5.3k60 and 4k120 video, previously this was 5k30 and 4k60. On the photo side you can now capture 23MP in all photo modes, previously this was only available in Raw mode. You will also get Hypersmooth 4.0 Video stabilization and enhanced performance in low light conditions which means reduced noise is evident in the videos.
The GoPro Hero 10 Black is also now Cloud Connected which means that the moment you charge it, your footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud. Of course you can also taster your footage and photos via USB wired downloads and by wifi which is now 30% faster.
Not only is the video capture frame rate faster, but so to is the front screen frame rate which was 3-5 FPS and now matches the recording frame rate so it’s super smooth. It also has a new hydrophobic coating on this front lens so water droplets roll right off the lens and won’t interfere with your photo and video capture quality. The touchscreen on the back of the GoPro Hero 10 Black is also much more responsive thanks again to the faster processor, so no more lag or annoying hanging. And, if you want to capture stills from your video footage you can now do that with 19.6MP of resolution. This means you no longer have to choose between shooting video for photos, simple shoot a video and then select the stills you want from that footage.
Another big update along side the new GoPro Hero 10 is a new battery called the Enduro, and for good reason. This new Enduro uses a revolutionary technology that dramatically improves your GoPro’s performance in cold temperatures while also significantly extending recording times in moderate temperatures. With the new GoPro Hero 10, the Enduro Battery has been tested to provide 56 minutes of 5.3K60 video, 50 minutes of 4K120 video, 76 minutes of 4K60 video and 115 minutes of 1080p30 video recording at -10°C / 14°F. That’s the battery temperature and not the ambient air so this is quite impressive. This new Enduro Battery will be available for purchase in late November and we feel it’s going to be a game changer for all those who shoot video in the cold of winter.
We here at Backcountry Skiing Canada shoot all of our Avalanche Condition Reports and Gear Reviews are shot with a GoPro and we’re looking forward to using the new GoPro Hero 10 Black.
Zoleo Satellite Communicator
Zoleo is a Satellite Communicator that connects to your smartphone or tablet to provide seamless global messaging in or out of cell coverage. The Zoleo pairs with your device via Bluetooth so you can easily message contacts via SMS or e-mail. The Zoleo will also receive weather forecasts and send GPS location, check-ins, and SOS alerts.
By using the Iridium satellite network, coverage is offered everywhere on earth, including oceans and polar regions. As long as you have a clear view of the sky, you can communicate with the outside world. When within cell coverage, the Zoleo will communicate via cellular networks or Wi-Fi.
In order to use Zoleo, a monthly subscription is required. The Basic plan starts at $25.00CAD per month and offers 25 messages per month. Next up is the Touch plan that offers 250 satellite messages per month for $45.00CAD per month and the unlimited plan is $70.00CAD per month. All plans include unlimited SOS messaging with 24/7 emergency response monitoring. For an additional $6.00CAD per month, you can share your location with your check-in contacts at intervals from every 6 minutes up to every 4 hours. This allows your check-in contacts to view your location and bread-crumb trail on a map in the free Zoleo app. Location sharing can be started and stopped at any time and maps can be downloaded for offline usage. The add-on also includes unlimited Location Share+ and check-in messages.
The Zoleo Satellite Communicator is shock-, dust-, and water-resistant with the ability to be submerged in up to 1.5m (4.9ft) of water for up to 30 minutes. With communication being so critical, the Zoleo just may be the best possible gift for that adventurer on your shopping list.
Price: $269CAN / $199US
Monthly Plans: $25-$70CAN / $20-$50US
Weight: 150g / 5.3oz
Dimensions: 9.1x6.6x2.7cm / 3.58x2.6x1.06in
Ingress Protection: IP68
Shock-resistance: MIL-STD 810g
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery Life: 200+hrs
Charge Time: 2hrs using 1.5A charger
Scott Couloir Freeride Helmet
More and more manufacturers are realizing that it makes good sense to offer a ski-touring friendly helmet and the Scott Couloir Freeride Helmet is just that. Features like its remarkable lightweight and the headlamp attachment clip make for a great helmet to have on your next tour. If you wear a helmet at the resort, shouldn't you wear one on the down when touring? The Scott Couloir Freeride Helmet, with its Halo fitting system and Coolmax winter and summer padding delivers a helmet that's so comfy you'll forget it's on. Play safe and give this helmet to someone special this holiday season.
Price: $249.95CAN / $159.95US
Colours: Black, White
Size Range: S-L
Voormi Access NXT Pullover
The men’s Access NXT Pullover from Voormi is a lightweight breathable mid layer with an athletic fit. Constructed with 4-way stretch woven wool and finished with DWR, this layer is designed to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable. Integrated hidden thumbholes at the cuff help keep the sleeve up over the wrist. An external chest pocket with an internal headphone port offers a spot to keep your phone handy.
The Access NXT Pullover features Surface Hardened Thermal Wool which consists of 21.5 micron wool re-enforced by an array of outer facing nylon fibers. The result is a tougher material that is still soft, comfortable, and warm. The DWR finish means the Access NXT Pullover will work as a standalone layer for the uptrack, but equally well under a shell or additional insulating layers.
Price: $229.99CAN / $199.00US
Colours: Cinder/Coal, Cinder/Olive, Schwarz, Harvest, Hatch, Blowdown, Barley, Fishpond Trooper Blue, Red Rock, Cinder
Materials: Surface Hardened Thermal Wool, Phase Spatially Constructed Wool
Material Weight: 240gsm
Solo Stove Bonfire
The Solo Stove Bonfire is a portable low smoke fire pit. The Signature 360º Airflow Design creates a super-efficient burn that not only creates a beautiful ambiance but is just about smoke-free and leaves minimal ash. That means no dodging smoke and an easier clean-up!
Strategically placed holes in the double-wall structure create a unique airflow pattern that facilitates a secondary burn. Air is drawn in from the bottom which feeds the fire from below, but a portion of the air makes its way through the double-wall structure and that heated oxygen comes out the top where it initiates the secondary burn.
Price: $444.99CAN / $349.99US
Weight: 9.07kg / 20lbs
Materials: 304 Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 49.53x35.56cm / 19.5x14in
Fuel: Logs up to 40cm / 16in long
Orca Walker Tote
While the holiday season doesn’t offer too many opportunities for beach days and backyard BBQ’s, a good cooler can be a welcome addition to après ski tailgate sessions and can be an essential addition to road trips or backcountry hut adventures that are accessible with mechanized support. The Orca Walker Tote is a soft-sided cooler designed for both function and form. Easy to carry, stylish, and rugged, the Walker Tote uses the same ultrasonic RF welding seen in whitewater crafts so you can be sure it will hold up to whatever you throw its way. A tough skin bottom pad adds durability and a dry bag front pocket ensures your valuables will remain safe from the elements. The handle features a magnetic closure that is secure for carrying but easy to open and a padded shoulder strap offers a comfortable alternative method for carrying the Walker Tote.
The Orca Walker Tote is large enough to hold 18 cans with ice and is the right height for packing multiple bottles of wine. The Walker Tote can hold up to 20lbs of ice and will hold it over for 24 hours. The Master Seal #10 waterproof zipper will keep the elements out of the cooler and won’t allow any leakage from the cooler to escape. The Walker Tote is made with FDA food-grade, BPA-free, anti-microbial materials.
Price: $255.70CAN / $199.00US
Colours: Slate Blue/Grey, Capri Blue/Grey, Seafoam, Tan, Grey, Olive
Dimensions: 38.1x24.13x38.74cm / 15x9.5x15.25in
Dry Weight: 1.63kg / 3.6lbs
Max Load: 22.68kg / 50lbs
Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hoody
Mountain Hardwear brings us the Stretchdown Hoody, an insulating jacket perfect for keeping you warm when mobility is required. Stretchdown uses a single piece of stretchy fabric to weave pockets of down insulation meaning you get all the freedom of movement but no down migration. A blend of nylon and elastane creates a durable stretchy material that is paired with the highest quality goose down to create this bluesign approved garment.
The Mountain Hardwear Stretchdown Hoody features a single zippered chest pocket and two zippered hand pockets. The Stretchdown Hoody is available for both men and women in a variety of colours so you’ll be sure to find one to keep a loved one warm this holiday season.
Price: $370CAN / $275US
Available: Men’s, Women’s
Weight: Men’s 580g / 20.45oz; Women’s 440g / 15.52oz Sizes: Men’s S-XXL; Women’s XS-XL
Colours: Men’s Black Spruce, Dark Storm Heather, Black, Golden Brown, Moon Moss, Washed Raisin; Women’s Caspian, Dark Storm Heather, Black, Dusty Purple, Stone Green
Materials: 87% nylon, 15% Elastane
Insulation: RDS certified goose down
Fill Power: 700
Marmot Smokes Run Jacket and Bib
The Marmot Smokes Run Jacket and Bib are backcountry inspired shells made with 3 layer Gore-Tex Pro. 100% seam taping and water-resistant zippers help keep the elements out and a host of features make these a great gift for anyone on your shopping list who wants a matching kit that offers complete weather protection.
The Smokes Run Jacket features two-way pit zips for the best ventilation control and a zip-off powder skirt to keep the snow at bay. An adjustable drawcord at the hem, Velcro cuffs, and a fixed, helmet-compatible hood all contribute to climate control. The hand, chest, and pass pocket zippers are all water-resistant, and interior zippered and mesh pockets offer more storage.
The Smokes Run Bib features a stretch back panel and articulated knees for increased mobility. Cordura scuff guards are abrasion resistant and zippers at the lower-leg make accessing ski/snowboard boots that much easier and internal gaiters with gripper elastic and cam buckle adjustments keep the snow out. Water-resistant, zippered side entry facilitates venting as well as easy doffing and donning. A zippered thigh pocket features a velcro flap and the handwarmer pockets have water-resistant zippers.
Both Smokes Run garments feature RECCO Avalanche Rescue Reflectors so that in the event of the worst, searchers will have yet another tool available for rescue.
Price: Jacket $798CAN / $600US; Bib $731.50CAN / $550US
Colours: White/Black, Victory Red/Arctic Navy, Bronze/Stargazer
Weight: Bib 692g / 1lb 8.4oz; Jacket N/A
Materials: Gore-Tex Pro 3L, Cordura
Anon Logan WaveCel Helmet
This holiday season, protect the brains of those you love with the Logan WaveCel Helmet from Anon. The Logan WaveCel combines 3D cellular protection with in-mold construction. A lightweight polycarbonate shell with an EPS and WaveCel liner offer a sleek, low-profile style.
The Wavecel system is designed to distribute impact energy, absorb impact forces, and divert rotational forces. The network of cells is able to flex in order to divert the impact force away from the head and it can also crumple to absorb the impact energy. Rotational forces cause the cells to glide, thus redirecting energy away from the head and offering improved protection.
The chin strap features Fidlock, a magnetic buckle system for glove-friendly use. Because of this technology the chin strap can be opened or closed with just one hand. The 360º BOA Fit System allows for micro-adjustments so that you can size the helmet so it fits just right.
Polartec Power Grid fleece liner and ear pads are quick-drying and warm, while 10 vents offer passive ventilation that draws fresh air through the front and pulls moisture out the back. The Logan WaveCel Helmet is also compatible with audio accessories.
Price: $279.99CAN / $239.95US
Weight: 424g / 19.95oz
Colours: Maroon, Navy, Magee, Purple, Black
Gregory Targhee FastTrack35
The Gregory Targhee FastTrack 35 is the bag for those that want a fully-featured day bag engineered to keep pace in the alpine environment so you can focus on your objectives. With lightweight, removable components that allow you to customize your level of support and trim weight, and the next generation of ski carry system that allows you to stow your skis or splitboard without having to remove your pack.
The FastTrack friction hook system is the game-changing ski-carry system that is new to the Targhee FastTrack35. A large stowable loop at the bottom of the bag catches the tails of your skis or splitboard and a bungee at the top captures the top ends so you can mount your skis/board in a diagonal carry without ever having to take your backpack off. The FastTrack Friction hook allows quick and easy adjustment so you need not worry about skis or boards flopping around or having to spend extra time trying to get it right.
Front daisy chains offer external attachment/lashing points and a deployable helmet carry system features adjustable hook attachments. Ice tool attachment points at the front of the bag feature durable aluminum toggles and protective pick sleeves. All the zipper pulls and hardware on the bag is glove-friendly and the Targhee offers both top and side compression options. The top compression doubles as a rope capture.
The Targhee FT35 features the FusionLit suspension system with thermoformed, snow shedding back panel. The hip belt has removable pads, gearloops, and a zippered pocket. The entire hip belt is removable, as is the sternum strap, HDPE framesheet, and top pocket which allows you to reduce the weight of the bag by up to 485g (1.8lbs).
A quick-access avalanche tool pocket offers organizational sleeves and the main compartment can be accessed via the top shroud or full-length side zip. An interior hydration sleeve offers a universal secure buckle hanger system and hydration port.
Price: $292.95CAN / $219.95US
Materials: 100D high density nylon, 210D high density nylon, 40% post-consumer recycled 135D polyester, 7001 tubular aluminum, EVA foam & multi-density foam composite
Sizes: S/M, M/L
Fits Torso: S/M 38.1-48.3cm / 15-19in; M/L 45.7-55.9cm / 18-22in
Fits Hips/Waist: S/M 63.5-121.9cm / 25-48in; M/L 73.7-129.5cm / 29-51in
Volume: S/M 35L; M/L 38L
Weight: S/M 1.3kg / 2.87lbs; M/L 1.43kg / 3.15lbs
Packed Dimensions: S/M 71.1x28x25.4cm / 28x11x10in; M/L 76.2x28x25.4cm / 30x11x10in
Max Carry Weight: 15.9kg / 35lbs
Flylow Compound Bib
The Flylow Compound Bib is the perfect gift for that ski tourer (or splitboarder) who wants pants that do it all. The softshell bib portion is removable for the days when extra coverage is not desired and the waist offers both velcro adjusters and belt loops for when the suspenders are left at home. A host of pockets offer convenient storage and daisy chains on the bib offer up a unique way to attach radios and other clipable accessories. The thigh pocket even has a beacon loop for those that prefer not to hear their transceivers in their harness. Powder gaiters keep the snow out, and side and inseam vents allow impressive airflow for the uptrack.
The Compound bibs are made with eVent fabric with Direct Venting Expedition technology which offers both excellent breathability and high-end waterproofing. The cuffs are reinforced with 1,000D material so they can hold up to ski edges and crampons. YKK waterproof zippers and a DWR coating ensure that you’ll stay dry. Yup, these pants truly do it all.
Price: $625CAN / $550US
Colours: Taro, Mandarin, Black
Materials: eVent Fabric with Direct Venting Expedition technology, 100% nylon, YKK waterproof zippers
Weight: 680g / 23.98oz
Breathability: 0.6 cfm
Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Extreme Insulated Mat
Sea to Summit brings us a true four-season sleeping mat, perfect for the holiday season and beyond. The Ether Light XT Extreme Insulated Air Sleeping Mat features clever construction that offers up some much-needed comfort for the coldest conditions. Available in 4 sizes and 2 shapes, this extra thick air mattress puts 4 inches of air and dual-density layers of Thermolite insulation between you and the ground in order to prevent heat loss.
Air Sprung Cell construction offers a more stable pad for sleeping and the liquid-extruded lamination and RF welds form a durable, reliable barrier engineered for years of trouble-free performance. Should you accidentally puncture the Ether Light XT, a repair kit with 3M self-adhesive patches is included so you can quickly and easily repair the puncture and not miss out on a good night's sleep. The lightweight and grippy 30/40D nylon face fabric also reduces the chances of you sliding off the pad in the night.
A multi-function, high flow-rate valve and the supplied Airstream Pump Sack means quick and easy inflation as well as easy micro-adjustments and rapid deflation. An anti-microbial treatment added to the TPU laminate will prevent the growth of bacteria and mould on the inside of the pad which then prolongs the life of the Ether Light XT Extreme Insulated Mat.
Price:$251.60-$276.75CAN / $199.95-$219.95US
Insulation: Dual-density Thermolite Colours: Black
Sizes: Regular, Large, Rectangular Regular Wide, Rectangular Large
Materials: Anti-microbial liquid-extruded TPU lamination, 30D nylon, 40D nylon
Dimensions: 198x64x10cm / 78x64x4in
Packed Size: 18.5x28cm / 7.3x11in
Weight: 950g / 33.5oz
Helly Hansen ULLR RS30 Backpack
The ULLR RS30 backpack is Helly Hansen's mid-sized backpack designed for day trips into the backcountry. Built with dedicated pockets for all your snow stuff and their new diagonal quick loop carry system (more on that later). The durable construction includes a lightweight aluminum framestay for equal weight distribution and the PE framesheet that will stop anything poking you through the bag. These two frame features can be customized so you can fit the perfect fit. The breathable back panel consists of moldable foam for increased comfort.
The ULLR RS30 offers 2 options to attach your helmet, either on the back or underneath the bag. The warp-knitted fabric that holds the helmet in place is abrasion-resistant and recovers well from stretch. Goggles can be stowed in a designated fleece-lined pocket for their protection and an avalanche tool pocket offers sleeves for improved organization. 2 full-length side pockets with internal bellows offer quick and easy stash spots for items such as water bottles, thermoses, snacks, gloves, hats, radios, or whatever small-medium sized items you want to keep handy.
Okay, as promised, let’s dive into the ski/snowboard carry options. The standard A-Frame carry comes without any surprises and offers a sturdy way to fasten skis to the bag and offers loops large enough to accommodate splitboards. Vertical carry of snowboards can be facilitated and the option to carry the helmet underneath the bag means that the two carry options won’t interfere with each other. The new diagonal carry system allows for skis (or splitboards in ski mode) to be mounted to the bag in seconds and, with practice, without removing the bag at all. Simply slide the tails into the large fixed loop at the bottom of the bag and use the bungee and clip at the top to quickly wrap and secure the skis. That’s it, that’s all. This feature makes this bag the perfect gift for the shredder who likes ski days that involve bootpacks and multiple transitions to get through technical terrain.
Price: $220CAN / $180US
Colours: Alert Red, Trooper
Weight: 1476g / 57oz
Dimensions: 54.2x28.6x22cm / 21.3x11.3x8.6in
Materials: 100% nylon
Rab Men’s Kinetic 2.0 Waterproof Jacket
The Rab Kinetic 2.0 Waterproof Jacket is the perfect all-round waterproof shell for hiking, climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring. Designed to be a “soft” hardshell, it will help to reduce the number of jackets packed for remote multi-day expeditions. Fitting closer to the body than a traditional shell, it’s the perfect uphill layer that you can easily throw a puffy on overtop when taking a break, transitioning, or belaying. Flexible dual-fabric construction facilitates comfort and mobility, waterproofing and breathability, and durability. A helmet-compatible hood and water-resistant AquaGuard zippers help keep you warm and dry while easy adjustments at the hem, cuff, and hood allow you to make any adjustments required to keep you comfortable.
The Kinetic 2.0 features Proflex, a material that feels like a softshell but performs like a hardshell. Designed to offer stretch and exceptional breathability, this 3-layer waterproof fabric has excellent wicking properties. The Rab Kinetic 2.0 Waterproof Jacket features two versions of Proflex; recycled Stretch Knit Proflex as the main body material and abrasion-resistant Stretch Nylon Woven Proflex panels in the hip, arm, shoulders, and hood.
Price: $340CAN / $230US
Colours: Nightfall Blue, Acid, Beluga, Ascent Red
Weight: 422.5g / 14.8oz
Materials: Proflex, recycled polyester knit face 3L with PU membrane and polyester backer (120gsm), stretch polyamide woven 3L (149gsm)
Center Back Length (size M): 75cm / 29.5in
Mountain Hardwear Men’s Stretch Ozonic Jacket
The men’s Stretch Ozonic Jacket from Mountain Hardwear is a lightweight, high-performance shell designed for rugged trails in difficult, wet conditions. Dry.Q Active technology keeps you dry and an abrasion-resistant face fabric makes sure the Stretch Ozonic jacket will put up with the abuse of your adventures. 4-way all-over stretch fabrication offers uninhibited range of motion and keeps things ultra-soft. Large under-arm vents help to control your temperature and exposed matte Aquaguard vislon zippers keep moisture out. When you no longer need the jacket, it can be stowed inside the chest pocket.
Price: $250CAN / $200US
Colours: Instructor Orange, Black Sage, Badlands Camo, Blue Horizon, Dark Storm, Just Green, Deep Lake
Materials: 40D Dry.Q Active Stretch 2L, 100% nylon, Aquaguard vislon zipper
Weight: 300g / 10.58oz
Center Back Length: 71cm / 28in
Mountain Hardwear Bishop Pass Sleeping Bag
The Bishop Pass -9C/15F sleeping bag from Mountain Hardwear is an all-around bag for campers and climbers who want high-performing warmth to weight ratio. The Shaped draft collar and adjustable down-filled face gasket keep the warm air in and cold air out, while the contoured foot-box follows a more natural foot position in order to enhance both warmth and comfort. The full-length draft tube follows the two-way zipper which features a glow-in-the-dark zipper pull. The performance mummy cut is efficient, warm, and comfortable, and an internal stash pocket offers an accessible spot to keep small items that you want close by. A DWR finish helps to repel moisture and hang loops offer a way to air out the bag between uses.
Price: $160.80CAN / $240.00US
Colours: Altitude Blue
Sizes: Regular, Large
Zipper Location: Left hand
Weight: 1060g / 2lbs 5.4oz
Insulation: Fluorine Free RDS certified down
Fill Power: 650
Fill weight: 600g / 1lb 5oz
Shell & Liner Materials: 20D Ripstop nylon, YKK #5
Fabric Weight: 39g/m²
Garmin Fēnix 6 Pro Solar
The Fēnix 6 Pro Solar is Garmins fully-featured, top-of-the-line multi-sport watch. The Pro Solar features a Power Glass solar charging lens and customizable power management modes so that this smartwatch can be performance-ready for weeks. When set in Battery Saver Watch Mode, you can expect up to 80 days of battery life based on 3 hours of solar exposure a day. With far too many features to cover them all in any detail, the Fēnix 6 Pro Solar is ready for any activity, rain or shine.
The design is both rugged and sophisticated and offers a large 1.3” colour display. Tested to U.S. military standards for thermal, shock, and water resistance, so you can be sure the Fēnix 6 Pro Solar will hold up to anything you can throw at it. A number of premium materials are offered so you can pick that which fits your lifestyle best, be it titanium, stainless steel, or DLC coated bezels. Wrist-based heart rate monitor and Pulse Ox² keep you up-to-date on the inner workings of your body and a host of other features and biometrics will help you dial in your performance.
The backcountry ski features (not to mention the rest of the seemingly endless list of hosted features) make this the perfect gift for the metric-minded backcountry enthusiast. This will automatically distinguish between skiing and climbing and show the metrics specific to ascent or descent.
When spinning laps on the lift, the Fēnix 6 Pro Solar hosts run names and difficulty ratings for over 2000 ski resorts all over the world. When ducking ropes or for days started far from any lift lines, topo maps will help navigation wherever you may roam.
Costa Untangled Collection - Santiago Sunglasses
Costa Sunglasses has released the next generation of its Untangled Collection. The sunglasses in the Untangled line features frames made with recycled fishing nets. Discarded fishing nets are the most harmful pollution in our oceans because they entangle sea life, and also happen to make up the majority of the large plastic waste that pollutes our oceans. Costa has teamed up with Bureo to take this abundant and harmful form of waste and give it a new life in its collection of lifestyle frames which originally debuted in 2018. The new frames have a 100% traceable supply chain and are constructed with the new and more durable NetPlus material which is composed of 97% recycled fishing nets and 3% performance additive. The plastic frame is not the only recycled feature; the logo is made with recycled aluminum and the lenses with mineral glass.
The Costa Untangled Collection is comprised of the Santiago (specifications listed below), The Caleta, the Pargo, the Antille, the Baffin, the Caldera, the Pescador, and the Victoria. The Untangled collection features 580g Lightwave glass for superior clarity and scratch resistance. These lenses are 20% thinner and 22% lighter than average polarized glass, and come in a variety of colour and mirror options. All these style options mean you can find the perfect pair of Untangled sunglasses for that special someone on your holiday gift list.
The Santiago is the Untangled frame style with the most coverage and gets its name from Chile’s capital. Removable hood and side shields will ensure that your eyes are fully protected from the sun, and Hydrolite rubber grips are designed to keep the glasses on your face no matter how rough things get.
Price: $274CAN / $226US
Frame Colour: Net Black
Lens Colours: Blue Mirror, Green Mirror, Sunrise Silver Mirror
Frame Fit: Regular
Frame Sizes: S-XL
Burton [ak] Baker Stretch Insulated Jacket
The men’s Burton [ak] Baker Stretch Insulated Jacket is the perfect jacket for layering up when being active. High-loft down keeps you warm and cozy while the lightweight stretch fabric will not interfere with mobility. Quilt patterning is designed to maximize loft and prevent down migration. The Back Stretch jacket fits slim so it’s easy to wear under a shell and it features [ak] DWR coating so that you can wear it as your outer layer and not worry too much about it getting wet.
The [ak] Baker Stretch Insulated Jacket features a zippered chest pocket and two zippered handwarmer pockets. The packable design is such that it packs into a pocket so you can be sure it won't take up much room in your bag. It also features a pocket utility loop and a lightweight low-profile back of hem cinch. The materials are bluesign approved and the down is Responsible Down Standard certified.
Price: $319.99CAN / $259.99US
Colours: Dress Blue
Materials: Stretch Lightweight 20D Ripstop Down Proof Water-Repellent Coated Fabric Insulation: 90/10 RDS down
Down fill: 800
Fit: Slim, hip length
Eddie Bauer Freshlines Eco Jacket & Bib
For the 2021/22 winter season Eddie Bauer has just released a new resort touring kit for both men and women. They have taken their existing Freshlines Jacket and pants for him and the Finelines Jacket and pants for her and made them much more eco-friendly. This is Eddie Bauer's most technical freeride, backcountry apparel and it's now made with 100% recycled, 20K/20K, 3L shell fabric. This means that it is not only made with the environment in mind but that it will keep you warm and dry as well as stand up to some abuse. For this year Eddie Bauer also made the Freshline and Finelines Jacket and pants noticeable more quiet, softer, and stretchier. This is the bomber kit that Eddie Bauer athletes Lexi DuPont, KC Deane and Drew Tabke are ripping in. Both the Eddie Bauer Freshlines and Finelines Eco Jacket & Bib are made to take on any weather that Mother Nature can throw at them, these top tier kits are made for harsh resort days and backcountry missions. Some of the features include a removable powder skirt, Pit zips, RECCO Detector, helmet compatible hood and full length zips on the pants for venting as well as removable foam knee pads for those tele skiers still out there.
Price: Jacket $650CAN / $549US; Bibs $550CAN / $449US
Fabrics: Eco 100% Recycled Polyester 3L Shell Fabric with 20k/20k fully seam taped waterproofing
Weight: Jacket 765g / 27oz (men's medium); Bibs 878g / 31oz (men's medium)
Colours: Jacket Black/Dark Green; Bib Black, Ascent Blue
Indyeva Aliga Short Down Jacket
Indyeva's Aliga is not your average down jacket, the cire finish fabric is a heavier weight and this helps to block the gap between fibres which prevents the migration of down and also make the jacket more windproof than most other down jackets. A durable water repellent finish (DWR) treatment is placed on the fabric which helps repell water and light rains. The down used is RDS certified which means that it is more socially, ecologically and ethically responsible. This is part of how this Canadian brand minimizes their overall footprint to have a more positive impact on their business and customers. The Aliga comes with features such as a fixed adjustable hood, inside zippered pocket, two external zippered hand warmer pockets and a reflective logo for added safety in urban environments.
Price: $350CAN / $280US
Materials: 100% Nylon, 47gsm, DWR 80/20, cire finish (downproof & windproof), Bluesign fabric, YKK zipper
Insulation: RDS White duck down, 80% down 20% feather
Fill Power: 700
Mountain Hardwear Snoskiwoski 40 Pack
Mountain Hardwear's new Snoskiwoski 40 Pack is designed for ski-mountaineers who want an ultra-light yet comfortable pack made for long missions in the backcountry. It is built out of light and strong materials such as CORDURA fabric and has an internal aluminum frame, so it is not only lightweight but can also take some abuse in the mountains. It was designed with the help of world-class alpinist Vivian Bruchez and has many of the bells and whistles you want but nothing you don't need. The Easy access lid allows you to gain access to the main compartment through the top or you can also find things lower in the pack by using the right-side large zip access. Other features include A-frame or diagonal ski carry modes, a removable foam framesheet that can be used as a seat pad, a removable dual density hip belt to reduce overall weight and a removable helmet carry hammock. A small internal pocket is located in the avalanche tool zippered front pocket where you can stow smaller items securely like care keys and phone. The external hip belt pockets keep other items more conveniently located so you can access them quickly. With an emphasis on minimal design and construction, the new Mountain Hardwear Snoskiwoski 40 Pack is ideal for those who value lightweight gear in the mountains. If 40L is too large for your next backcountry ski day, then consider the smaller 35L version with all the same features; just lest weight in a small pack size.
Smith Quantum Helmet
Smith's Quantum Helmet has 22 vents so you know it's ventilated well, and in addition to that it uses the BOA 360 fit system so you have the adjustabllity you need for a perfect fit. The Fidlock strap buckle offers easy one-hand operation for an easy on/off. Removable ear pads also provide form-fitting comfort and if you want to listen to your tunes, the Quantum Helmet is Aleck audio systems compatible. The helmet's hybrid shell construction blends a durable exterior with a lightweight in-molded shell for durability and comfort. A sweat-wicking, odour-fighting liner keeps you warm while the built in MIPS Brain Protection System reduces rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. On top of this the Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd is energy-absorbing and ventilated impact protection and also impressively lightweight. All this adds up to the ultimate helmet for that skier or rider on your holiday gift list.
Price: $370CAN / $300US
Colours: Matte Clay Red/Alder, Matte Black/Charcoal, Matte French Navy/Black, Matte White/Charcoal, Matte Cloudgrey/Charcoal
Weight: 650g / 23oz (Size M, MIPS)
Dragon X2S Goggles
Dragon X2S Goggles come in a wide variety of lens options, nine to be exact, so you can get just the right lens for your typical day of skiing. Each pair of Dragon X2S Goggles also comes with a bonus spare lens so you'll be covered no matter the weather. Switching lenses is a snap with Dragon's Swiftlock lens changing system so as the conditions and weather changes it's a snap to also change out your lenses. All of Dragon's lenses feature their Lumalens color optimized technology that offers optimal colour recognition and clarity with 100% UV protection and a robust anti-fog treatment. The X2S Goggles utilize features derived from Dragon's patented Advanced Projects X (APX) technology; We're not quite sure what that is but it sure sounds fancy!
Price: $300CAN / $220US
Frame Materials: Polyurethane (soft parts) and PC+ABS (hard parts)
Adjuster and Swiftlock Materials: Nylon
Lens Materials: Polycarbonate
Strap Materials: Acrylic
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