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Big Gifts That Float on Snow and Water

Big Gifts That Float on Snow and Water

From water to powder to gravel, these four new toys give you extra float—and will have you grinning from ear to ear. 

Tahoe SUP keep tahoe blue rubic
  Photo: Tahoe SUP

Tahoe SUP Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon Paddleboard

The crew at Tahoe SUP shaved pounds off the 12-foot Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon paddleboard by constructing the core from layers of partially hollow, laminate-encased foam, yet maintained a massive 280-pound carrying capacity. The result is a durable, lightweight, 30-inch-wide touring board that doesn’t lose any of its excellent trim or glide when loaded down with gear. 

Price $1,299

k2 cool bean snowboard
  Photo: K2

K2 Cool Bean Snowboard

Don’t let the big scooped nose, wide girth, and swallowtail fool you: the K2 Cool Bean snowboard isn’t just for powder days. K2 made it remarkably playful by squishing the dimensions of a standard board, bringing more surface area to your feet for responsive handling on choppy snow.

Price $500

Icelantic pioneer skis
  Photo: Icelantic

Icelantic Pioneer Skis

Boutique Denver brand Icelantic is well known for making sick powder planks. The Pioneer skis are just easy enough to jump on and ride, with an inviting 96-millimeter waist, ample camber underfoot for ripping GS turns on groomers, and plenty of rocker to float through deep stashes off-piste.

Price $599

Coleman Powersports ct200u mini
  Photo: Coleman Powersports

Coleman Powersports CT200u Minibike

The Coleman Powersports CT200u minibike makes us feel like a teenager again, in a good way. A governor limits the powerful 196cc -engine to a top speed of about 19 miles per hour, plenty fast for tearing down fire roads. With burly 19-inch tires that devour all types of terrain, the CT200u proved an excellent shuttle for kayak and mountain-bike trips. At 112 pounds, it can be thrown into the bed of a truck.

Price $500

The Best Backcountry Tools and Toys

Get off the grid and the real fun starts. Admire the craftsmanship of these gifts, then get out there—way out there.   Photo: Victorinox Victorinox Swiss Army RangerWood Damascus Knife Each Victorinox Swiss Army RangerWood Damascus knife is unique. The handle is fine-grain walnut, and the blade’s wavy pattern is achieved by hammer-welding strips of iron and steel during forging. It’s got looks, but the RangerWood boasts all the utility you expect from a Swiss Army knife. Price $300   Photo: Tenkara Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod Co. Kit You might be wearing waders, but you don’t have to completely forgo style when fly-fishing. The

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8 Splurges for Those Who've Been Really, Really Good

We love stocking stuffers, but the big-ticket hero gifts are the ones we really look forward to. Presenting eight splurges to buy—or maybe just drool over.    Photo: Salemtown Board Co. Salemtown Board Co. Mimosa Oak Cruiser Close to two hundred bucks might feel like a lot to spend on a skateboard, but keep in mind that the Salemtown Board Co. Mimosa Oak Cruiser is built from one piece of nearly indestructible Tennessee oak, meaning you’re investing in a deck that will last a lifetime. Add the fact that it’s shaped and painted by hand in Salemtown, Tennessee, and that number starts to

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