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For those who brave the elements, not matter the season (think technical outerwear, cutting-edge sports equipment and a cooler for that post-adventure brew).
While some of us would rather stay cozy indoors, others love to be fully immersed in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest (rain or shine). For that person on your list who is always looking for a wave to conquer, a mountain to summit or a hidden-gem campsite, here are our top picks.
Keeping drinks chilled may not be the top priority on an excursion (you know, safety first), but it’s pretty high up there. The Roadie cooler (from $600) from Yeti is tall enough for bottles of wine, can keep ice for days and is armoured through and through to keep your most precious amenities in one piece.
Designed for delivering a quick-turning, floaty feel on fresh powder, the Pow Wrench snowboard ($480) from Burton has the shape and durability to carve through deep snow with tons of back foot power.
This unisex Café workwear jacket ($385) from Maison Kitsuné brings a pop of colour to dreary winter days. Plus, the thick canvas material makes it a go-to transition piece for any season.
These ultra-cozy Cyprus fold-down puffer boots ($650) from Canada Goose are made with lightweight down and a sided tread for traction on ice and snow—with gorgeous gear like this, they’ll be ready to face those cold winter days.
This super-stable Muskoka paddleboard ($2,700) from Beau Lake has a custom layup of walnut and maple— bringing vintage lake vibes all year round, whether your giftee is planning on jumping on for a paddle or hanging it up as decor.
It’s a rare feat when technical gear is paired with street style—and Helly Hansen’s Avanti jacket ($700) is that unicorn. With four-way stretch fabric and articulated arms, it’s made for shredding double-blacks, but its slim silhouette and lightweight PrimaLoft eco insulation makes it perfect for looking great on snowy patios, too.
For more 2022 holiday gift ideas, read our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
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