Treat Yo’ Self: 5 Amazing Products under 100 Bucks
The gift-giving chaos is over. Take a little shopping spree of your own.
Winter is underway, the holidays are donezo, and now it’s time for you to take a good, hard look at your gear closet to see what’s missing. Sure, a shiny new pair of skis or a fresh board would be nice. Really nice. But, staying budget-conscious also feels pretty darn good. With this in mind, we’ve put together five amazing products for you, below—all priced under 100 bucks.
From now on, when you think neckwarmer, think Skida. This independent, Vermont-based brand creates amazing products built to fight the elements with style, and one of its best offerings is the Tour. A blend of polyester and spandex creates ultimate comfort, while the inside of this neckwarmer features brushed thermal fabric that’s absurdly cozy. Additionally, anti-microbial technology fights off pesty bacteria really well. Featured here is the Ranger colorway, and several other options are available for both men and women at Skida.com.
Built to take on the resort, the backcountry, and just about everywhere in between, Marmot’s Meghan Hoody is an absolute go-to layer for the ladies. It’s incredibly light—in fact, so light that you can wear it all year long hiking, biking, etc.—but the close-to-skin fit provides serious warmth through and through. A polyester-spandex blend with flat seams builds on that comfortability, while serious moisture-wicking properties keep you dry on the gnarliest of days. Last but not least, the technical hood comes in handy when Mother Nature is extra harsh. This product is available in a men’s version, too: the Harrier Hoody.
Coziness is the name of the game with L.L. Bean’s famed Sweater Fleece Pullover. Its exterior is made of double-faced stretch polyester fabric that’s super warm and durable. Inside, brushed fleece is soft as a cloud and ridiculously comfortable on and off the hill. It looks sleek in the streets thanks to its classic ski apparel look and front hand warmer pockets, but also serves as an awesome midlayer out on the slopes—especially when fully buttoned-up. Best of all, this product is available for both men and women in a wide wide variety of colors at LLBean.com.
Imagine your favorite mug. Now imagine it on steroids—better known as YETI’s Rambler 14oz Mug. This thing is made with top-of-the-line stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps contents hot for hours, aided by a durable lid that builds on that heat retention and also prevents splashing. And keep in mind that this mug isn’t just limited to coffee; it’s perfect for soup, as well, and even cold contents like iced coffee and iced tea. Bottom line: This mug is tough as nails, it keeps your beverages and food at the right temperature, and doesn’t make a mess along the way.
Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been fine-tuning its products to keep skiers and snowboarders happy, warm, and dry across the globe. That reputation truly shows with the LIFA Merino ½ Zip, a versatile baselayer suited for resort-goers and backcountry enthusiasts alike. Its exterior is made of top-notch merino wool, and the interior features Helly Hansen’s proprietary, moisture-wicking LIFA material. In other words, this layer keeps you warm as can be while fighting off perspiration like a champ. LIFA Flow Construction also builds on that comfort via stellar venting—supplemented by smooth, flat lock seams. Featured here is the women’s version, and a men’s version is also available at HellyHansen.com.