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Our Picks for Christmas Break Adventure Gear

Wherever your winter adventures take you, our picks will help you explore new destinations.


Christmas break is a great time to get out and explore. It provides enough time to take the adventures that you wouldn’t otherwise — like a multiday hike, a road trip or a backcountry skiing expedition. Wherever your winter adventures take you, our picks will help you explore new destinations.

Yamaha Adventure Pro powered by Magellan

Price: $749+
From: yamaha.com

If your winter adventures take you on roads less traveled, a solid and reliable adventure-ready GPS is crucial. Yamaha’s Adventure Pro all-terrain GPS will keep you headed in the right direction. It’s got everything you need built-in, including GPS mapping and navigation, online adventure planning, tons of pre-loaded trails and waypoints, social sharing capabilities and a Yamaha-exclusive timing mode and vehicle integration. Plus, it’s portable so you can take it from one vehicle to another without the stress.


Black Diamond Solano Heated Mitts

Price: $400
From: blackdiamond.com

Winter adventures and cold hands were inseparable — but no longer. Black Diamond’s Solano Heated Mitts will keep your hands toasty warm no matter how cold it gets outside. But beyond their heating capabilities, they also come with 200g PrimaLoft Gold on the back of the hand and 100g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco on the palm.


VSSL Camp Supplies Compact Adventure Kit

Price: $129
From: store.gearpatrol.com

VSSL takes the form of a flashlight and extends its functionality way beyond illumination. Virtually indestructible and backed with a lifetime warranty, every VSSL contains essential gear designed to prepare you for outdoor adventure.


Hyperlite Mountain Gear Prism Pack

Price: $395
From: hyperlitemountaingear.com

When it comes to lightweight, adventure-ready backpacks, none are more respected than Hyperlite Mountain Gear. The brand’s new Prism pack is designed to handle anything you throw at it — from ice climbing to winter hiking.


BLACKYAK Mishima Hooded Jacket

Price: $240
From: TK.com

A proper layering system is key to any winter adventure kit. BLACKYAK’s Mishima jacket features four-way stretch Cordura and heavyweight fleece which makes it durable and versatile.


Yeti Rambler 36

Price: $50
From: yeti.com

Whether your adventure takes you in a car, out on the slopes, or relaxing poolside, Yeti’s Rambler 36 will keep you hydrated — or dehydrated depending on your beverage of choice.


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