Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Holiday Gift Ideas for Winter Enthusiasts

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Holiday Gift Ideas for Winter Enthusiasts

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With the shopping season looming and ski season here, it's time to pick out something functional and fun for the favorite skier, snowboarder or winter enthusiast on your list. Here are some great picks for holiday gifts.

For the ultimate in warmth, whether you are a skier or not, Serius Innovation introduces the Hellfire glove ($425) that uses a wafer-thin, lightweight battery that lasts up to 12 hours. The battery is fitted into the cuff that powers a heat panel that is wire-free and wraps around the fingertips without adding bulk. There are three heat settings—the battery lasts the longest when it's on the lowest setting.

Looking for a jacket that doesn't scream down, but is just as warm whether you are at your kids' football game or ripping down the hill? Eddie Bauer's EverTherm ($279) down jacket has revolutionary new Thindown fabric to replace traditional, high-loft down clusters with ultrathin down sheets, so it eliminates the look of quilting. This lightweight piece offers warmth without the puff in a streamlined design and a fresh look for the bleachers or the slopes.

Designed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by active skiers and snowboarders, Stio's Power Wool base layers offer the best of both threads—wool and synthetic. The cozy feel of merino wool next to the skin offers a quick drying, odor-resistant warmth, while the synthetic outer layer offers extra wicking and durability. Power Wool is made in the U.S. by the fabric brand Polartec. Stio's Power Wool collection includes a zip-neck and crew tops in a variety of colors as well as tights ranging from $99-$109.

Boot bags are the best invention ever because they can hold a lot more than just boots.

Dakine's new Boot Pack DLX ($75) is a great piece for carrying snow day essentials on the plane or just bringing to the lodge for easy access throughout the day. It fits boots and accessories in one organized space with a tarp-lined ski/snowboard boot pocket that is easy to get to via a zippered back panel. …

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