The Best Nike Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders
From insulating base layers to cosy beanies, find the gift the winter sport lover in your life is sure to appreciate.
Whether they're packing up ski and snowboard gear, shredding the slopes or enjoying après-ski, skiers and snowboarders tend to need lots of gear. If you're shopping for someone who loves outdoor, snowy sports, there's a Nike gift that can suit their needs.
Keep the skiers and snowboarders in your life warm, dry and cosy with these top gifts by Nike.
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The Best Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders by Nike
1. For Staying Warm on the Slopes: Nike Therma-FIT Leggings and Tights
Nike Therma-FIT Technology is made to keep wearers warm from the inside out. This base layer traps natural body heat while wicking away sweat. Nike Therma-FIT leggings and tights hug the body, easily fitting under a midlayer or snow trousers.
2. For an Extra Layer of Insulation: Nike Dri-FIT Long-sleeve Top
The best mid-layers balance warmth with minimal bulk, enabling movement without too much fabric bunching at the arms, shoulders or torso.
These long-sleeve shirts from Nike have a fitted cut to nestle between a base layer and ski jacket. Nike Dri-FIT Technology keeps sweat from accumulating, run after run. And many long-sleeve shirts feature half-zips and thumb loops for adjustable comfort.
3. For the Really Cold Days: Nike Neck Warmer
On those especially chilly days, a Nike neck warmer adds another key layer of insulation from the cold, and it easily fits under a jacket and helmet strap. Heat-regulating and sweat-wicking materials keep riders comfortable on the slopes and the chairlift. When wind is biting at the face, these neck warmers can sit above the cheeks, too.
4. For Style: Nike Beanie
Not only are beanies functional, snug and warm for winter sports, they can also complete an après-ski look. A good beanie can be a staple in anyone's snow wardrobe. Nike Beanies come in a variety of styles, from no-frill, fisherman ones to versions with a pom on top. Or, choose from a range of solid colours, camo and tie-dye prints.
5. For Keeping Hands Toasty: Gloves and Mitts
Nike Therma-FIT Technology isn't limited to leggings, mid-layers and hoodies. You can find the same heat-retaining materials in gloves and mitts made by Nike. Opt for water-resistant, quilted gloves with touchscreen-compatible fingertips, or slip on soft, high-pile fleece mitts that maximise range of motion and minimise bulk.
6. For Après-Ski: ACG Hoodie
When it's time to peel off the snow jacket and warm up in the lodge, a Nike All Conditions Gear (ACG) hoodie may become a go-to for the snowboarder or skier on your shopping list. ACG prints play off themes in nature, including glaciers, snowdrifts and mountain ranges. Plus, many hoodies from ACG include Nike Therma-FIT Technology to get you toasty after a day in the snow.
7. For the End of the Day: Slippers and Slides
One of the best feelings after a day of skiing or snowboarding is pulling off a hard, plastic boot and freeing the feet. The skier in your life can look forward to a pair of Nike slippers with fleece-like lining and squishy-soft midsoles.
While the inside is plush and comfy—like a house slipper—the grippy outsole protects feet from ice and slush in the ski resort car park. Or, opt for some classic slides to wear with ski socks.
Words by Jessica Murri