The holidays are approaching! All this week we will be providing gift suggestions for the Nordic skier in your life. Today’s installment contains gifts ranging in price from $20 to $50.
Incase you missed them do not forget to check out other great gift suggestions from Monday and Wednesday;
Swix Fanny Pack
This Swix Fanny Pack is small, lightweight and comfortable with a clip waist strap. Great for longer skis when you need to pack extra clothing, food and/or a camera.
The Ventilator headband is quickly becoming a favorite; with the wide, comfortable fit, headbands are back in style, You can chose form the usual selection of great Sauce colors and patterns. The ventilator is perfect for skiing and fits well under a helmet for cold weather rollerskiing and biking.
W’s Power Dry Crewneck
This Polartec® Power Dry® crewneck is an affordable base layer option, providing excellent moisture-wicking properties at a great price.
Bula Stereo Hat
If you can’t workout without your music then this hat is for you, just attach your MP3 player and you’ll be warm and skiing to the beat.
Fast Wax Slick Pro Paste
Fast Wax Slick Pro Fluorinated Paste Wax combines the simplicity of paste wax with high performance and durability of fluorinated hot wax. No need for an iron, and creates no mess! Slick Pro waxes provide ultimate convenience, without sacrificing much performance – not everyone has time to glide wax before every ski – this is a great alternative.
T196B Combi Turbo Brush
MSRP: $ 25.00
Combi “Turbo” Brush. Cork and Nylon. This is another handy brush that some World Cup Technicians use at the race start site for second-run or in between sprints for Cera F Solid Turbo application. This brush has natural cork on one side and short, fine nylon bristles on the other.
Skida Nordic Hat
Brighten up the holidays with a SKIDA hat, the perfect stocking stuffer gift idea.
Choose a fleece-lined hat or lightweight Nordic hat, available in a colorful selection of prints. $25 per hat or choose any three for $60.
Toko Sina Hat
This acrylic wool blended hat offers a comfortable fit and is knit lightweight enough for racing. It also has a polycolon band for wicking sweat from the forehead. It is available in black, fire, nebula, and graphite. A fine “classic” xc look.
The Swift toque is a lightweight racing/training hat, and this style has become very popular among skiers and racers. You can choose from a variety of color and prints and can even add a tassel of your choice!
Toko Dibloc LF Red, 60g
This is one of Toko’s most popular waxes. It has a huge range and ski bases love it. It is the ultimate training wax.
Toko Copper Brush
Ask anybody who owns a Copper brush and they will almost certainly tell you that they love it and use it all the time. It does all the things that you want a metal brush to do (open and clean the base as well as remove wax), but not the things that a more aggressive metal brush does (create hair which slows skis and leads to sealing of bases).
The fleece-lined Chill Toque hat is perfect for cold days on the trails, or low intensity, casual activities. It comes in two sizes: S/M and M/L, and great color choices.
Toko Nordlite XCold Powder, 60g
XCold is one of the fastest cold weather waxes available as it makes skis slippery when the snow is cold, dry, and slow. It can be used by itself as a final layer or mixed with another wax to harden it up. A great gift for someone that seems to have everything else in the waxbox – and a must in part’s of the country where long cold spells are the norm. There is nothing worse than squeaking along in a skate race.
Swix T-192NB Fine Steel Brush
The Swix T-192 Steel Brush is used before waxing to clean out the structure. It can also be used as a second brush after waxing. Along with a nylon brush, you won’t need much more.
Fischer Thermo Drink Belt
If you want to train well then you have to stay hydrated. This Thermo Drink Belt with padded back panel has an insulated main compartment that keeps liquid cool. Basically, if you want to look like a World Cup ski racer then you have to wear a thermo drink belt promoting your favorite brand.
Craft Pro Zero Windstopper Short
Umm… let’s not get into this one; every male XC ski racer needs a product like this.
Craft Performance Gloves
These Craft Performance Gloves have a lightweight wind protected shell fabric and Clarino fake leather on the palm for durability and softness. Warm and hands and good feel on the poles are critical. Craft knows XC ski racing, and these gloves show that.
Toko Cork Roller
A cork roller is the best way to finish an application of JetStream. It is easier on the base then ironing and quicker. The single Rotocork shaft is sold separately.