Gift Guide: Winter Hiker
Have an avid winter hiker in your life and don't know what to get them? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Our Top Pick: Flume Baselayer $89.95-$99.95
Picked by Field and Stream Magazine as the #1 Overall Hiking Shirt in 2021, you can't go wrong with the Flume. Made of a Tencel (91%) and Spandex (9%) blend, the Flume allows for a full range of motion, is naturally wicking, odor resistant, and smooth and comfortable on your skin. Also, it has extended length so your lower back isn't exposed to the winter cold, and thumbhole loops for maximum coverage. The Flume is available in Crewneck and 1/4 Zip styles. Opt for the 1/4 Zip for optimal breathability and some extra style points.
Our Top Pick: Franconia $179.00
Using Polartec 4-Way Power Stretch, the Franconia has superior movement and fit. Two chest pockets and two interior pockets, big enough to fit a large phone, wallet, keys, and more. The Franconia also features a built-in balaclava and flexible hood that keeps you warm yet allows you to breath.
Unfortunately, we're out of stock in women's Franconias. If you're shopping for a woman then we recommend our Bond 1/4 Zip. The Bond uses Polartec Thermal Pro, a fast drying and highly durable fleece material. It works great worn over a Flume Baselayer and comes in thumbhole loop and standard cuff options.
Our Top Pick: Washington Outer Layer $249
The Washington is an ideal Soft Shell for winter hiking. It has a DWR finish for water resistance so you're protected from snow, rain, and sleet. Features include 5 exterior pockets and a built-in balaclava and a flexible hood. It fits over our Franconia Mid Layer and is a must-have for winter hikers, backcountry skiers, and cross-country skiers.
Two stocking stuffers the hiker in your life is sure to enjoy. Our Power Stretch Fleece Hat is made of the same material as our Franconia Mid Layer. It wicks away moisture while keeping you warm. 32 oz Nalgene bottles are a necessity for any hiker heading out on the trails.