A mountain state of mind is what the holidays are all about. Who doesn’t love trekking through the snow for a hot toddy after a long day of snowmobiling, boarding or skiing, snowshoeing, or snowball fighting? Misty white mountains are the ultimate getaway, especially this year when open-air is crucial for peace of mind. If someone you know or love is a modern mountain warrior and is happiest in high altitudes surrounded by rocky escapades, then this gift guide will make wrapping the only thing you need to worry about in the coming weeks. Pull up your long johns and climb in for our collection of mountain-inspired gear and wardrobe gifts that will have any person on the receiving end feeling like they in the clouds.
FILSON C.C.F WATCH CAP
Heading into the mountains and weathered seasons without a proper beanie is an absolute mistake, and heading into the unknown with anything other than the Filson Watch Cap is outright blasphemy. Sewn from a quick-drying acrylic knit, the cap is all style and no itch. And because it’s got the C.C.F stamp of approval, you know this Watch Cap is going to weather the storm.
Sunski Treeline in Cola Amber Crystal contains a retro design that nodes to glacier-goggle sunglasses, truly built for a modern frontiersman. The comfortable lightweight frames are polarized and treated for high-def optical clarity. Sleek and unique, the Treeline is equipped with lock-tight steel, and the recycled plastic frame fits snug on any mug. The game changer of the Treeline is the detachable locking side shades, helping you go from the slopes to streets in no time. For a price tag of $89, it will be hard to make this pair of sunnies just a gift for a loved one, and not also yourself.
FOEHN ROBSON SHACKET
When it’s cold AF and you still need to look the part, the Foehn Robson Shacket is built on warmth and style. The stretch fabric will move with you through the adventure and the premium and responsibly sourced down insulation will keep you nice and toasty for hours on end. When the mountains call, the Robson Shacket is ready for adventure and crushing après.
AETHER + MYSTERY RANCH BACKPACK
‘Tis the season for love? ‘Tis the season to be jolly? How about ‘tis the season to high tale it outta dodge, find a cabin, spark a crackling fire, and rejoice in a bottle of bourbon. This collaborative pack between Aether & Mystery Ranch is the ultimate bag for any rogue warrior who prefers to live on the move. Constructed from 100% nylon, this bag features colored, brushed-aluminum hardware throughout and large-gauge zippers for ease of use. Whether it’s a self-gift (highly recommend) or a present for an adventure seeker in your life, this backpack won’t disappoint.
TIMEX STANDARD CHRONOGRAPH
Every mountain warrior needs an instrument on the wrist that reminds them how much sun is left in the day, how quickly they got from point A to B, and what time happy hour starts back at the lodge. The Timex Standard Chronograph 41mm Fabric Strap Watch is designed for versatility, combining a classic look with contemporary materials. The timepiece has a date window, is water-resistant for up to 30 meters, and is fit with Timex’s Indiglo for any nocturnal antics. A watch is a fantastic gift for the holidays, and a present that will stand the test of… you know the rest.
OLIVINA MOUNTAIN SAGE BODY WASH
Many have attempted to capture the majestic scent of the mountain within a bottle, and many have failed—that is, until now. Olivina is here with a body wash that not only feels mile high, but also works as an all-in-one to refresh the face, body, hair, and soul removing the grit and sweat of an alpine day. Mountain Sage Body Wash will relax the muscles and thaw out the mind, and in the altitude of winter, a hot shower is what you work all day towards, the steamy reward after hours of mountain escapades. Gift it to the modern explorer you know, they will thank you later.
CAFÉ LEATHER DEERSKIN RASCAL GLOVES
Inspired by the hardworking generation before us, these Deerskin Rascal Gloves have the durability of a work glove with the refined look of a driving glove. The Rascals hand handle day to day wear with great resistance to abuse and come drive time, the supple touch nearly does the steering for you. Warm and durable, the deerskin Rascal Gloves are this season’s necessity.
TEXAS BUSHCRAFT FIRE STARTER
There is absolutely nothing better than a crackling fire to keep you warm during the cold holiday season. For those who choose to embark on an adventurous lifestyle, the holidays can sometimes feel a little chilly. That is unless you have the Texas Bushcraft Fire Starter which will warm even the longest nights up. Unlike matches that can become wet or blown-out in wind, this fire steel is impervious to the elements. Keep it in the emergency kit or gift to the traveling cavalier in your life who misses home but would long for adventure even more.
Having the Carbon Carabiner hooked up to your belt loop is like 365 days of Christmas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, or in this case — working. A functional carabiner that moonlights as an ultra-portable charging cable. It’s like if Santa was also the Tooth Fairy. Constructed with a carbon composite, this cable is created for both emergencies and the mountain explorer that lives a minimalist lifestyle.
DANNER VERTIGO 917
Unless this is a gift for a loved one, we highly recommend giving this present far away from any mistletoe, as the immediate reaction to unwrapping a pair of Danner Boots is unpredictable and can absolutely result in extreme affection. The Vertigo 917s are ready for any urban or outdoor adventure. They are constructed with full-grain leather and a Polyurethane insole, ensuring sturdy comfort with every traveled step, whether it be the trails of Mt. Whitney or the concrete floors of Grand Central Station.
ROARK REVIVAL HENRY'S HATCHET
Out in nature and up in the mountains, there is bound to be something that needs to meet the sharp side of a blade and the Roark Henry is such a hatchet. The 440 stainless steel is met by a full tang rubber handle with a nylon cord wrap for extra grip. This blade was forged to hack timber and added to your EDC, Henry’ Hatchet is set to fall your Charlie Brown tree.
BURTON THROWBACK SNOWBOARD
Have you ever had that feeling? The one where you awake and sense that mother nature has shifted the dimensions outside your front door. The one where you wipe the fog from your bedroom window, only to reveal fresh powder for miles. Before hitting the lift and latching up the bindings, reach for this stick that will have you shredding before you’re out of your pajamas. The Burton Throwback Snowboard is retro, nostalgic, gripped, and ready to rip. This is the type of gift that will light up anyone’s face when unwrapped, from a youngin’ to a grown adult. Ride on Mountain warrior.