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4 Things Under $50 We Want from Winter Outdoor Retailer

Play hard, but go easy on your wallet

These clever products snuck in under $50 with little innovations to help us play harder. (Photo: Emily Reed)
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At Winter Outdoor Retailer, pricey, high-tech hardgoods are easy to find. But these clever products snuck in under $50 with little innovations to help us play harder—and rest easier when the day is done. 

Black Diamond Blitz spikes ($35)

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The most minimalist of Black Diamond’s three-piece debut in running traction, these six-point forefoot spikes each pack down to about the size of a film canister. At 45 grams, they are perfect for just-in-case backup on runs and hikes—or for traversing your icy driveway. 

Smartwool Women's PhD Pro Ski Race ($31)

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Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin helped Smartwool develop this performance-oriented sock. It has a contoured, women’s-specific fit and a wider cuff to help it stay put and comfortable for long days on the mountain. The extra durable wool-blend material bears subtle stripes and swirls inspired by the northern lights.

Birkenstock Honolulu EVA ($40)

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We loved the plush two-buckle EVA Birkenstocks that came to market last summer. Soon they’ll put that foam into flip-flop form. Supportive, comfy, and waterproof for when apr├ęs heads for the hot tub.

Stanley Perfect Pour Over ($20)

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(Photo: Emily Reed)

No filter is required for this camp-ready coffee maker: the integrated strainer keeps grounds out and lets you brew your bean water as strong as you want. It’s easy to disassemble for cleaning, made from stainless steel with Stanley’s trademark green enamel coating, and fits over even the widest-mouth mugs. 

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