On the third day of the Holiday Gift Guide, FasterSkier sent to me… Yes, we know that you woke with such excitement and rushed straight to your computer to check what gifts could be found ranging in price from $50 to $100.
Incase you missed them do not forget to check out other great gift suggestions from Monday and Tuesday;
Snowman Junior Ski Set
The Snowman Junior Ski Set will get your littlest future skiers on the snow with confidence. Plus, no ski boots are necessary. With the use of regular snow boots the bindings flex just like regular cross-country skis.
Skiers at US Nationals last year were not wearing their waxing respirators. AirTrim masks are designed to protect your airway against cold and are perfect for anyone on your list that has respiratory issues or trains and races in the extreme cold.
T403 Structure Roller Tool
The new economy structure roller tool comes with interchangeable brass roller with broken medium V- structure. For moist to dry conditions, new and old snow from -4°C and warmer. Structure imprint will disappear after rewaxing with iron. Portable and easy to use. Structure is often more important than wax choice when it come to ski speed.
Rudy Project Snow Shield/Visor
Yes, we think that shields look funny. But when the snow or rain is falling from the sky – they work much better than glasses. Glasses get fogged up too easily, and get covered with snow and ice. And if you must wear glasses the snow shield won’t interfere with them and will help keep the snow off of them.
Toko T8 800W Wax Iron
New ergonomic Wax Iron enables easy waxing in all directions, with precise temperature adjustment from 100 to 160 °C.
Toko Thermo WS Gore Glove
There aren’t many better 5-fingered gloves for cross-country skiing in cold weather. It offers great bulk to warmth ratio and despite being very warm is breathable and comfortable.
Toko Structurite Nordic Tool
The Toko Structurite Tool was the first portable roller-based structure tool, and has become a favorite. Interchangeable rollers provide a wide variety of structure patterns. Don’t neglect top-structure or you will be regularly giving p speed to your competitors. Redesigned for 2010.
Black Diamond Traverse Poles
This is a great all-around pole used for backcountry skiing and all your outdoor adventures.
Women’s Finland Jacket
The Women’s Finland Jacket is functional and lightweight with micro 100 Fabric, 3-D Polyester Mesh Lining and stretch knit inserts. If you’re looking to get someone a great gift at an even better value then put this jacket on the short list.
Adjustable Wood Profile
Economical, very functional profile. Secure it to a workbench with some c-clamps or use with the stand for portability.
M’s Pathfinder Softshell
Nothing beats a soft shell for warmth, weather resistance and breathability when you’re enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. The non-bulky fit allows you to move more freely while keeping you comfortable. LL Bean is known for great value – you will be hard-pressed to find a softshell of this quality, at this price, anywhere else.
Dibloc HF Blue, 60g
HF Blue is used in about 80% of our wax recommendations nationwide. It has a massive range and simply outperforms everything in all types of cold snow. XCold can also be effectively mixed in to improve climbing speed (breakaway speed). If Toko were to have to identify one hot wax that was its most outstanding, this would be it.
CXC’s Successful Cross Country Coaching Series DVD
Want to be the best? Then you need to learn from the best. Hear what the top ski coaches in the United States recommend for getting the most out of your training and technique in this 3-DVD set. This cross country ski-specific presentation features experts such as Sweden’s cross country physiologist H.C. Holmberg, USST’s sport psychologist Dr. Jon Hammermeister, Pete Vordenberg – USST Head Coach, and Justin Wadsworth – USST coach as well as ex-coach of Olympic Medalist Beckie Scott. Additionally, Stratton Mountain School Coach Sverre Caldwell speaks on developing young skiers and the U.S Development System.
Swix T785 Cross Country Profile Travel Vise
The Swix Cross Country Profile Travel Vise is a three-piece aluminum profile that you can easily put in your travel wax box for those races away from home. The travel vise sets up very quickly and hassle free.
Swix T74 Wax Iron
A great value iron from Swix, this would be a great option for a travel or designated klister and kick wax iron.