Outtabounds Holiday Gift Guide 2021
It’s that time of year where you can curl up inside on a cold day or you can slide into that comfy AF baselayer, throw on some technical gear and get outside like a little kid on the first snow day of the year. We’ve put together a list of our very favourite, best winter gifts so Uncle Bob knows exactly what to get you and your closet doesn’t pile up with another polo shirt you don’t need.
It’s all about that base (layer). You’ve got to keep your body warm in the winter and that starts with a solid baselayer. Check out our favourites for men and women.
If you want high quality multi-purpose leggings then hands down we love us some Vuori leggings. These are THE SOFTEST leggings and are going to keep your tush warm whether you’re heading out for a crisp, frosty run or you’re taking your best doggy pal for a walk.
If you are looking for a more technical legging to hit the slopes with then we’d go with these 100% Merino wool Mons Royale tights to keep you dry while you’re sweatin’ it out on the slopes.
To keep that upper body warm our crew love to slip into this cozy Smartwool top that’s warm, odour resistant, and seriously cute.
Men in tights is a thing and we are HERE for it. First up, these Smartwool Merino 250 Baselayer Bottom tights are going to heat things up for you and keep you going strong all day long.
But, why stop there, when you can wear an Airblaster onesie and let out that inner badass ninja. And look, with a onesie, there’s no snow sliding up your back when you wipe out, we call that a win.
We gotta keep that torso warm too and our dudes over here like to hit the pow with this Smartwool Merino baselayer top.
Now that you are sufficiently warm on the inside, let’s get you geared up on the outside.
2. Snow Jackets
Men’s Ski Jackets & Snowboard Jackets: 686 Canada
Our sickest jacket in stock and a store favourite is the 686 GLCR Hydra Thermagraph, the best selling 686 jacket ever - hit that link and check out all the specs. The tech finesse on this one will legit impress the heck out of you.
Women’s Ski Jackets & Snowboard Jackets: Volcom Snowboard Jacket
Styled AF and as OG as you can get, no one is gonna mess with you in this sweet get up. The Volcom Fern Insulated Gore-Tex Pullover will keep you warm all day long, and give you some serious street cred on the slopes.
3. Snow Pants
Men’s Snow Pants
The North Face ain’t messin’ around this year with these Freedom Bib snow pants that are hella durable and waterproof, keeping you warm in ALL the weather conditions Mother Nature can throw at you.
Women’s Snow Pants
L1 Women’s Sao Bib Snow Pants
Our crew is swooning over these super fine L1 Women’s Sao Bib Snow Pants with lightweight 3-layer stretch fabric for all day and all night shreddin’.
4. Snowboard Bindings
We could tell you about these but Union Strata says it best: “Cruise the park, surf through pow or mash over chunder, these Union Strata bindings will keep your knees and feet happy all season long.” Nuff said, get ‘em and shred ‘em.
5. Men’s Snowboards
Hot off the press, the Wired Directive men’s snowboard is a custom board with artwork designed by local artist Devon Plett in partnership with Wired Snowboards. This board is the ultimate way to shop local AND get a high performance ride.
6. Women’s Skis
These ladies K2 Mindbender Alliance skis are mind blowing and top of the wish list for an intuitive freeride performance.
7. Dissent & Stance Socks
When it comes to keeping your feet warm and ready for action all day long, compression socks are where it’s at. These high performance Dissent compression socks are a warm technical sock that will keep your toes locked and loaded in the coldest weather.
If you are looking for a splashier sock we’ve got our customer faves with Stance, super warm and super stylish.
8. YETI Tumbler
Whether you are sitting around an outdoor fire or cozied up in a chalet ya gotta get a YETI. Keep your bevvy in good spirits with our super popular YETI Wine Tumbler. It makes a really, really great stocking stuffer.
9. Toques & Mitts
If you’re looking for a budget friendly find, this 3-pack of Burton toques is a must have! Split ‘em up for that office Christmas party and get something your co-worker actually wants, or wrap up all three for a lucky friend who’s going to be warm and cute all winter long with this sweet trio.
Let’s get handsy with Hestra and be someone’s Secret Santa with these epic mitts. The Hestra Luomi CZone Mitt is one of the best Alpine mitts out there, with a Scandinavian design made especially with snowboarders and skiers in mind.
10. Snow Goggles
The Smith Squad XL Snow Goggles are going to bring holiday cheer to the person in your life who gets spoiled with these! Check out the specs and stop in for a closer look at our fave snow goggles in town.
Staff Pick: The #1 Ultimate Best, Most Coveted Gift of Xmas 2021?
A Bike! Check our Staff Faves:
Your New Trail Boss.
The Cannondale Habit 5 & 4 is a trail bike with its priorities on point: playful agility, progressive design, and killer capability – your favourite trails have never been more fun.
The Giant Roam E+ E-Bike is perfect for those intense glute burning rides up McPherson Ave or slinging kids and groceries across the city because you’re a badass bike commuter, or maybe digging into some serious off-road rides where you could use a little assist every now and then. However you ride, whatever your reason, whatever the season, this E-Bike is waiting for you to take it home and head out on the hardest rips because with a little assist, you’re not backing down from anything.
Bonus Gift: The Coziest Blanket EVER
These are brand new so come on by, give a soft Rumpl fleece blanket a squeeze and wonder where it’s been all your life. Hurry in, these are gonna go FAST.