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8 Essential Gifts for the Holiday Season

8 Essential Gifts for the Holiday Season

Written by Harry Spaulding

With the Holiday season upon us, finding that perfect gift for the active person in your life can seem daunting.  Our gift guide will take the edge off of that Holiday shopping. 



# 1 – ODLO Women’s Natural 100% MERINO WARM Base Layer Set

For all your outdoor winter activities during the holiday season this merino base layer set by ODLO will keep you warm and comfy during all winter festivities. Made from sustainable materials this tight fitted base layer is high functioning and makes for the perfect holiday gift for the average cross-country skier.





#2 – Craft Men’s Core Beat Thermal Midlayer

With the holiday season quickly approaching this men’s thermal mid-layer is the perfect gift thanks to its brushed cozy inside leaving the wearer with pure comfort and warmth during the chilly weather. This mid-layer can be worn and used for everyday use in those cooler and colder conditions making it a necessary performance gift during the holidays.





#3 – Swix Womens Triac 3.0 Jacket

This Swix women’s triac 3.0 jacket is lightweight and functional while incorporating stretch fabric and moisture transportation making it the ideal jacket for both cross country and running. With improved comfort this jacket will be useful for all around yearly training.





#4 –  Hydro Flask Wine Bottle

When on the trails, sharing a cup of wine or beer is quite common. This pro-grade stainless steel Hydro wine bottle is the perfect holiday gift. It can hold one bottle of wine and offer’s high-quality temp-shield insulation in order to keep your wine at the perfect temperature throughout the day.   




#5 –  Auclair Women’s Stellar 3 Finger Gloves

Made for cross country skiing and high intensity training these stylish Auclair 3 finger gloves are sure to keep you warm and allow you to perform in maximum comfort.


#6 – Toko Boot Bag

Nobody enjoys carrying around their bulky ski boots. With the Boot Bag you can conveniently store your equipment without worrying about it getting damaged. With full insulation and strong padding surrounding the inside your equipment is sure to stay safe and secure.     





#7 – Fast Wax

This slick all purpose and all temperature wax is perfect for people who are new to waxing their skis. Users only need to apply a tiny amount and it can last up to a whole ski day before you must reapply.



#8 – Salomon Women’s Light Shell Vest

This lightweight technical vest for women can be utilized for many activities. It’s best suited for layering purposes and is perfect for running, cross country, nordic skiing and ski touring. 


About The Author

Reese Brown

Reese Brown is Executive Director of U.S./Canadian trade group Cross Country Ski Areas Association, and a snow sports photographer. He has worked in the snow sports industry since 1981 as a coach, event manager, promotional marketer and in project-based strategic development. Considered an industry expert and insider, Brown operates internationally to support and promote the sport of cross country skiing, growing public awareness and participation.


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