Last Minute Gift Guide
Too busy enjoying the early season runs to go holiday shopping? Don’t worry, we have you covered with the best gear for any adventurer in your life.
With a lack of snowpack this year, we are all reevaluating our gear and the toll it takes on the environment. At Boone, we are always conscious of what we bring into the shop so we can leave the earth a little better than we found it. Here’s our top picks for sustainable gifts.
Cotopaxi Down Jacket:
The Cotopaxi Down Jacket is at the top of our list. This lightweight and water resistant jacket is the best insulation layer year round and it packs into a pocket as the perfect addition to any outdoor enthusiasts arsenal. Not only is Cotopaxi completely carbon neutral, they are heavily focused on ethical and sustainable manufacturing of their products. Most of their fabrics come from recycled materials and remnant’s from other manufacturers that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Shop here: for Mens and Womens
There is nothing worse than getting to the top of a skin track after a grueling hike only to pull out a cold and mushy meal from the dregs of your pack. The U Consurve insulated food jar eliminates waste while keeping your food hot for hours (5+ to be exact). When you pull out your steaming hot chili amongst a crowd of squashed sandwiches and half eaten burritos, no one can call you a Jerry (even after that yardsale you took at the top). Get yours here: U Conserve
Another carbon neutral favorite is the Rumpl blanket. These down blankets are designed for adventure. Easily folded down and stored in a pouch, we take them everywhere (coming from someone who keeps one on deck at all times) we really mean everywhere. From apres beers in the parking lot to camping in the wilderness, Rumpl focuses on durability and warmth. Ranging from your basic black blanket to designs inspired by your favorite national parks, you are sure to find one to fit everyone's taste. Shop styles: Rumpl
Boone Mountain Sports Hydro flask:
Chances are you have heard the hype of the hydro flask. Not only do they keep your drinks cold for 24+ hours and hot for 12, but they are big enough for a day of adventure. The durable stainless steel construction is built to last and you get to rep your local ski shop in the process. Check them out: BMS Hydro Flask
From the slopes to the office, these belts are made for versatility and comfort. With a stretchy elastic webbing and many styles to choose from, it is no wonder these are the choice of belt for some of the best in the business like Jimmy Chin and Michelle Parker. Find them here: Arcade Belts
These bluetooth headphones attach to your helmet and allow you to listen to music or talk on the phone without having to take off your gloves. They have a 5 hour battery life and a universal fit so they can transition from your inbounds set up to backcountry faster than your transition to downhill mode. Get yours here: Outdoor Tech Tags 2.0
If you are looking to support local brands this year and share in the pride of our small mountain town, look no further. We are lucky to have some of the best Evergreen has to offer, As a bonus you get to support small businesses run by your neighbors and friends!
Old Pine Candle:
Nothing says Evergreen like the smell of pine trees. With many different scents to choose from, you are sure to bring our little mountain town wherever these candles are. This woman led business is also sustainably focused and all candles are made from soy, so it will be just as good for you as the environment.
Another women led business we love supporting is 7220 soap. Made in the Rockies at 7220 feet, this soap is made with all natural materials and uses aromatherapy to keep the skin healthy and your mind clear.
For the Tech Lover
For those that love to geek out over technology while striving for optimal performance in sports, these are some of our favorite tech pieces this season.
Heated Socks: Tired of defrosting your toes after a long day on the slopes? While you could wait 20 minutes for your feet to thaw in the parking lot, we prefer apres, which is why XLP heated socks are our socks of choice. They are the best in the business, with a slim fit to avoid bunching in the boot and an even heating surface that can be controlled by your phone via bluetooth. Check them out: Hotronic.
Recover the right way with the Theragun Elite. This powerful deep muscle treatment will help you eliminate sore and tense muscles to get you ready for your next adventure. Get yours today: Theragun Elite
Buckshot Pro Ultra:
Saving space is key when packing any bag for an adventure. That’s why we love the Buckshot Pro Ultra. This bluetooth speaker is also a flashlight and portable charger that can be used just about anywhere. Hifi sound with a surprising amount of base alongside multiple lighting modes and ample battery for charging makes this the perfect gift for anyone. Check them out: Buckshot Pro Ultra.
For the Kids
Here at Boone, we know kids. Between playing outside, charging the slopes and everyday wear and tear, it can be hard to find gear that is durable enough to withstand their imagination. We compiled a list of our favorite gifts that are sure to stand up to whatever adventure your grom seeks next.
When it comes to under layers, Merino wool is always a top choice. Not only is it temperature regulating, but merino wool is stink free and doesn't itch like traditional wool socks. From their first day on the slopes to ski racers charging all day, we have different options for every condition and skier. See styles here.
Smith Glide Jr: MIPS/ Gambler Combo:
Head protection is arguably the most important gear for any action sport star. However, traditional helmets can get bulky and uncomfortable for kids who are new to the sport. The Smith Glide Jr. is lightweight and adjustable. Fully equipped with MIPS technology, your kids will be protected all over. It is designed to fit seamlessly with the Gambler goggles so no more complaints of uncomfortable helmets. Shop helmets here
Growing up in Colorado provides kids with one of the most magical experiences of the year, the snow day. From spoons in the freezers and inside out pajamas, they will do whatever it takes to make the snow fall. Make snow days even better with the youth slasher. From getting their first snowboard turns in, to taking a few laps yourself, these are fun for the whole family. Get yours here.