The Best Outdoor Adventurer Gifts This Year
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Mammut Eigerjoch Light T-shirt ($325)
Yeah, Mammut’s Eigerjoch Light T-shirt looks like superhero body armor. But after testing this featherweight down piece on backcountry ski missions, we decided that the heat it delivers in only 3.5 ounces is worth looking like you just stepped off the set of a Marvel movie.
Pearl Izumi Merino Cycling Hat ($40)
Pearl Izumi introduced new merino kit this year. While the sexy jersey and vest are going to be hits, don’t overlook the Merino Cycling Hat, which offers a layer of classy warmth to make winter commuting more bearable.
Columbia Delta Ridge Down Hooded Jacket ($160)
This lightweight, hooded jacket provides serious warmth in chilly conditions. With a water-resistant shell, thermal-reflective lining, 650-fill down insulation, and stitch-free baffling, it’s built to keep wet out and warmth in.
Adidas Outdoor MyShelter Rainjacket ($230)
The Adidas Outdoor MyShelter rainjacket combines technical features—like fully seam-sealed waterproofing, an oversize collar, and a stowable hood—with streetwear aesthetics to make it perfect for rainy city travel.
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen ($22)
A long, sunny day in the snow can lead to intense sunburn. Last winter we used Supergoop Everyday sunscreen constantly, and we loved its nongreasy texture.
L.L.Bean PrimaLoft Packaway Jacket ($169)
Don’t let the muted exterior of L.L.Bean’s PrimaLoft Packaway jacket fool you. This puffy is fit for space travel: inside the baffles, PrimaLoft’s premium Gold insulation is fused with an aerogel developed by NASA. The silica-based substance is 95 percent air—and very insulating.
Mystery Ranch Saddle Peak Pack ($199)
The 25-liter Mystery Ranch Saddle Peak pack was the best bag we tested during winter 2018 for both lift-accessed backcountry and all-day touring missions. It’s built for safety accessories—there’s an easy-access tool pocket and an external helmet carry—but it’s small enough to wear on lifts.
Body Glove Red Cell 3/2 Slant-Zip Men’s Fullsuit ($480)
Elevated hexagons of hollow fibers line the Body Glove Red Cell 3/2 Slant-Zip Men’s fullsuit, creating channels that help flush chilly water while retaining body heat.