Holiday Gift Guide: Best gifts $100-$200
Top Gifts $100-$200
Here we go. This is our second spendiest selection. Either you are very generous, or wealthy, or really want to impress someone (like your mom, maybe). This range opens up a new door for the holidays. We are getting into the world of cozy apparel with cutting edge fabrics, shoes, packs and more, oh my! There are plenty of options for him or her or anybody in-between. We hope you like our selection.
Dakine Poacher 22L Backpack
A really good ski touring pack is all about organization and functionality, two things the Dakine Poacher 22L Backpack is very good at. Carry a pair of skis or a snowboard with ease, organize your avi-tools in their own compartment, carry your helmet, radio and hydration bladder in dedicated locations—all things that matter. The back panel access makes getting in and out a snap while the durable construction means you’ll likely never have to use the lifetime warranty. Why wouldn’t you want one for this season?
Price: $194.99CAN / $160US
Colour: Scout, Black
Weight: 1.5kg / 3.3lb
Kora Shola 230 Zip-Up
We are all aware of the merits of merino wool but did you know that Yak Wool is just as good, if not better? Himalayan nomads have been wearing yak wool for centuries and Kora is the first company to develop this fibre into high-performance technical fabrics. The Kora Shola 230 Zip-Up uses 100% Pure Himalayan Yak Wool which is said to be more breathable and 40% warmer than merino wool. It’s also soft to the touch and itch-free for all-day comfort along with natural odour resistant properties. Yak wool, who’d a thunk it?
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Colour: Obsidian blue, Shale black
Material: 100% Pure Himalayan Yak Wool Fabric
Mountain Hardwear Cloudseeker Gore-Tex Trigger Mitt
The Mountain Hardwear Cloudseeker Trigger Mitt is like a lobster claw mitt only less so. The index finger is not totally on its own so it stays warmer but provides some dexterity. Add to this a Gore-Tex insert to make it waterproof, windproof and yet still breathability. Made for high mountain expeditions, this mitt will keep you warm and dry on your next snowboard or ski day. Give the gift of warmth this holiday season!
Price: $140CAN / $160US
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Weight: 298g / 10.5oz
Material: 70D X 160D Dobby with a GORE-TEX 2L insert, Thermal.Q Elite insulation and DWR Drum Dyed Goat Leather on the palms
Westcomb Ozone Hoody
Who doesn’t love a good hoody? Leave it to the good folks at Westcomb to take this everyday classic and tech it up a bit. Made with Polartec PowerStretch Pro, the Ozone Hoody is comfortable, light and warm. Its relaxed fit and minimalist style means you can rock it on the skin track or at the brewpub. Let's just call it Hoody 2.0.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colour: Blue, Black, Rust
Weight: 414g / 15oz
Material: Polartec PowerStretch Pro
Orage Hybrid Layering
Warmth and light weight are what the Orage Hybrid Layering are all about. Primaloft Thermoplume insulation in the front and over the shoulders and biceps to keep you warm and breathable stretch fabric over the back and under arms to breath and be more packable. This body mapped or hybrid construction provides the best of both worlds all in one jacket.
Price: $199.99CAN / $169.99US
Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colour: Black, Black pattern
Material: Primaloft Thermoplume insulation
Shred Amazify Goggles
Shred’s Amazify Goggles use a cylindrical style design which allows for optimal periphery vision. The Contrast Boosting Lens provides impressive contrast enhancement and visual definition in all different kinds of light conditions. Combine the Amazify Goggles with a Shred, or any other helmet brand and get zero Gorby Gap thanks to the goggles ‘universal helmet compatibility’ design. As a member of 1% for the planet Shred is doing the right thing, now maybe it’s time for you to give 100% of the Shred Amazify Goggles to someone you care for.
Colour: Black/white, Navy/rust, Grey/green
Weight: 150g / 5.3oz
Scarpa Margarita Shoes
The Margaritas sit within the lifestyle collection of the Scarpa line. As you can see from other parts of the backcountryskiingcanada.com site, we are big fans of the brand. Italian craftsmanship is evident in everything they make—from ski boots, to hiking boots to shoes like the Margaritas. These are made more for the city street than the crag, are out-of-the-box comfortable, and grey is a great colour. Wear them with a pair of skinny jeans and hit the brewpub. Or give them to a favourite person this holiday.
Price: $165CAN / $119US
Colour: Grey Size: 40 – 48
Weight: 294g / 10.4oz (single shoe)
Karr Traa Lokke Long Sleeve
Made of 100% merino wool, the Karr Traa Lokke Long Sleeve base layer isn’t scratchy but is super warm and toasty and ready to take on winter. Wet or dry, merino wool insulates and has a natural anti-microbial property so odour build up is not an issue like in synthetic base layers. The Norwegian inspired design is unique and works not only for winter adventures but also for aprés ski. Any woman would be happy with this wrapped up for the holidays.
Price: $145.00CAN / $120.00US
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colour: Natural white, Cloud
Material: 100% merino wool
Olukai NA‘I WP Shoes
NA‘I WP is pronounced ‘nah-ee’ and means ‘To Conquer’. While the NA‘I WP Shoes are more of a leisure shoe than a technical shoe they still use full waterproof bootie construction with a waterproof, breathable membrane, gasket and seam sealing. The outsole is made of a durable, non-marking, lightweight ‘Wet Grip Rubber’—so maybe these are more than just a pretty face? Olukai also gives a portion of all proceeds directly to support the Ama OluKai Foundation, which helps preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai‘i. Give and they give back, not a bad deal.
Colour: Espresso/Black, Black/Black, Carob/Dark Wood, Fox/Dark Wood, Ray/Dark Wood
Ruffwear Vert Jacket
Winter doesn’t just mean you’ll be cold it also means that man’s best friend might need a little help staying warm as well and that’s where Ruffwear’s Vert Jacket comes in. It’s windproof, waterproof and breathable thanks to the 70D nylon shell and the warm and comfy polyester fleece lining. If you’re braving the elements in the city and want to keep Fido warm and safe at night then the Vert Jacket’s reflective accents and built-in beacon light loop have you covered.
Price: $108.00 / $79.95US
Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
Colour: Sockeye Red, Blue Atoll
Material: 70D nylon shell
Gregory Praxus 45 Travel Pack
For those of us for whom roller bags are dead, a fully kitted-out travel backpack makes a world of sense. The Praxus 45 has all the bells and whistles: handles galore, stashable pack straps, a “wet compartment,” a laptop sleeve, a tablet sleeve, and more features than we can mention here. The beauty of it lies in its ability to bounce between a super-comfy and functional backpack to a cosmopolitan-looking valise—depending on your context. Checking into a nice hotel—no prob. Choosing to go low profile and budget travel?—give ‘er. At just under the $200 CAN mark, this functional holiday gift is sure to please.
Price: $195CAN / $149US
Klymit Insulated V Ultralite SL
Klymit uses Body Mapping Technology in their Insulated V Ultralite SL sleeping mat. Lofted synthetic insulation gives the Insulated V an R-value of 4.4 which is pretty respectable given it’s only 6.3cm thick. The V-Chambered surface design is super comfortable to sleep on and built-in side rails ensure that you stay centred and on the mat all night long. Give the gift of blissful sleep this holiday season and someone will thank you.
Price: $199.99CAN / $119.95US
Sizes: 51 x 183 x 6.3cm / 20” x 72” x 2.5”
Weight: 431g / 15.2 oz
Smith Scout Helmet
Smith offers up a wide variety of ski and snowboard specific helmets but the Scout is one of their more affordable versions. You won’t miss many features on this helmet—yes there are 8 vents, removable bombshell ear pads and removable goggle lock. The scout lets you give a big gift that makes a small impact on your wallet.
Price: $130CAN / $100US
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Colour: Matte Salmon, Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Cloud Grey, Matte Ink, Matte Moss
Weight: 500g / 17.5oz
For gift on a slightly smaller budget, click on over here to see our top holiday gifts priced under $50 or our gifts priced between $50 and $100 here. If you've got some dough to spend then check out the best gifts priced over $200 here.