This is the third installment of our holiday gift guide, featuring gift ideas in the $50 to $100 range. Feel free to use the comment section to share your own ideas!
MSRP: $50 – $135
Give the gift of speed. Stone grinding flattens the ski base, removes burnt and damaged base material and provides important micro-structure. Bottom line, it makes your skis faster and easier to wax.
Fischer XJ Sprint Boot
For the favorite kids in your life the Fischer XJ Sprint Boot is a great option. It is a high-quality child and junior boot with a soft sole flex for natural rolling motion and neoprene flap for protection against the elements. Sizes 25-38
Solio S323-B36T Hybrid 1000 Universal Charger for Mobiles, iPod and Cameras
Ever bring your cell phone with you on a workout only to find out that the battery has gone dead when you need it most. Plug into the sun with a Solio solar charger! Charge portable electronic devices like phones and iPods no matter where you are. It is ideal for traveling, camping expeditions and for those of us who love the great outdoors, but need to stay connected.
Icebreaker Bodyfit 200 Oasis Crew
If you haven’t joined the wool revolution, now is the time. New microwool products are warm, breathable, and don’t smell. Once you go to wool, there is no going back!
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Ibex Woolies Crew
This is the single most useful piece of athletic clothing I have ever owned. Another wool option, this shirt is a perfect base layer for training, a stylish shirt to wear on the town, and everything in between. Never smells, dries quickly and is plenty warm without causing overheating.
Overboot Boot Warmers
Boot covers add insulation and wind protection to keep feet and toes warm even in the coldest climates. Form fitting neoprene keeps bulk low so all you notice is that your feet are toasty. If someone on your shopping list is a seasoned veteran and does not have these, then you can endyour search here!
Fast Wax Slick Pro
Ok, so this is in the wrong price range, but we forgot to add it to the previous installment, and this stuff is a great innovation. Slick Pro is a rub on paste wax that comes formulated for different temperature ranges. Not all of us have time to hot wax and scrape our skis for every workout. Here is a way to have fast skis in a minimal amount of time. And if you were looking for something more expensive, throw in a polishing pad to get the most durability…
Thermo WS Gore gloves
One pair of gloves is never enough, and it is wonderful to have a set of windstoppers.
A second set of gloves is perfect for long workouts or as a change for the trip to the car – extra dry gloves are a good thing.
Swix KR Klister Line
MSRP: $16 each, $96 for the line
It always seems that once a tube of klister is opened, it is not long for this world. Make sure your favorite skier has the kick for any conditions and give the gift of the full range of Swix klisters. Proven winners at the highest level, you can’t go wrong!
Setting First Tracks
A beautiful hardbound book produced by Madshus to mark the company’s centennial. The book traces the history of the sport from antiquity all the way up to the present and includes wonderful photos and illustrations, as well as 75 pages of facts and figures for the trivia nut.
Nordic UltraTune is the only supplier of the book in the United States and have a limited quantity remaining.
Visit http://ultratune.net for more info.
Fischer RCS Sprint and RCS Sprint Crown
MSRP $ 99.00
The Fischer RCS Sprint and RCS Sprint Crown are a great option for the younger skiers on your shopping list. Available in either a waxable or crown base.
RCS Sprint Crown
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