Alpine Fit gifts for nature lovers people wearing merino wool base layers and merino wool neck gaiters

It is way overdue for me to do a roundup of the bestsellers for holiday gifts for women, gifts for men, and gifts for any gender or age of person!

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We do a ton of in person events, we have pop up shop booths at holiday markets and events like Mount Marathon and Seward 4th of July Festival in Alaska. I love seeing first hand what people gravitate towards when they enter the booth, and what they choose to buy for gifts for friends and family! I too love to look at the data and see if my anecdotal observations match up to the number one bestselling hats, the most popular merino wool headbands prints, and which style won best base layer for popularity at the event! 


Gifts for anyone:


Hands down, you love our Nordic Anywhere Merino Wool Hat. This merino wool beanie is a great gift for men, a great gift for women, and often times, people who get one for themselves come back to get one for their partner, friend or family member, or they are jealous of the hat they gifted to a friend and pick up one for themselves. These light weight merino wool hats pack super small in your pocket or backpack, they are a warm but thin merino wool hat that can fit under a hardhat, a helmet, a cap or a hood with comfort. They are our best hat for winter running, the best hat for cold weather hiking, and also just happen to look cool.

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Next up is the fan favorite Merino Wool Neck gaiter style: The Mountain V Merino Wool Neck warmer


This merino wool neck gaiter has a V shape front that keeps you more covered in the front with less bulk around the back of the neck. It is great for cold weather hiking, the best neck gaiter for skiing, and offers good protection from the elements as our best neck warmer for cold weather mountain biking. It is actually a two layer fleece and merino wool neckgaiter. The inside fabric is 100% merino wool, the outside layer is a lightweight recycled polyester fleece featuring a variety of printed works of mountain and nature art. We have had some customers buy 10 of these at a time as gifts for nature lovers! Hot tip, these are great gifts for all ages, maybe you need a gift for your boyfriend’s mom, a gift for your coworker, or a gift for your adventure buddy. The reviews are in, these neck warmers make gifts that everyone likes. These are also gifts that are lightweight to mail. It has a twin fleece neck warmer too, the Mountain V Fleece Neck warmer.

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Gifts for women:


If you are looking for gifts for outdoorsy women, we’ve got you covered!


Our best base layer style for cold weather hiking is our merino wool base layer top the Isostatic T-Neck. This merino wool base layer top features a high neck and cuffed sleeves to keep the warmth in, it features breathable and odor-resistant merino wool, made from merino wool certified to the Responsible Wool Standard. See more about our merino wool and our other sustainable fabrics on our fabric about page

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Our year-round best hiking gear for women pick is our Rendezvous Ridge Long Sleeve. Our tops are offered in extended sizing with fit options for body shapes. The fabric is odor-resistant thanks to silver in the fiber. From winter hiking clothes for women to outdoor clothing made in USA, this shirt ticks all the boxes! It is a women’s UPF shirt, a quick drying base layer top, and our best long sleeve hiking shirt for women. We wear our 5 start reviews base layer top winter running, cold weather mountain biking, and it always makes the gear list for backpacking clothes.

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What about our best women’s hiking leggings? 


Looking for hiking gear for women on your holiday list? The Bushwhacking Hiking Leggings are our best leggings for hiking, camping, backpacking and year-round adventures. They layer over chamois shorts for cold weather mountain biking. While we can’t say these are waterproof leggings for hiking, the front fabric is indeed water-repellent and abrasion resistant to stand up to the elements. The recycled polyester and recycled nylon sturdy leggings fabric on the back is awesome for women’s hiking gear thanks to the comfort and stretch, and they double as your best pants for winter hiking because you can fit base layers underneath them! We offer extended sizing in these leggings with fit options for body shapes. Thank you for supporting clothing made in USA!

Gifts for men:


Whether you are looking for cold weather running gear for men, a packrafting base layer for men, men’s hiking shirts, a UV long sleeve shirt for men, or our best base layer for skiing, the Treeline long sleeve has been adventure tested to do it all. This is our coveted cult following classic, back by popular demand. We have had so many happy adventurers using this as their daily go-to for cross country skiing, backpacking and running, we had to answer their call to make more. Odor-resistant silver fiber fabric thanks to ionic+, recycled polyester is quick drying, and this is a UPF shirt.

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Merino Wool Lined Headband


These merino wool headbands are the best headbands for running in cold weather. They pack small, can be folded back to double as a sweat band and they work as cold weather mountain bike gear since these headbands fit under a helmet. These are a two layer headband, the inside fabric is 100% merino wool paired with an exterior fabric that is made from recycled polyester. This is a quick dry headband, it is a great option for what to wear running in the winter, and it is a great workout headband for men. This ultimate merino wool headband also has a twin fleece headband the Trailhead Cozy Fleece Headband. 

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Thanks for reading this holiday gift guide, we hope you found some options for “best hiking gifts for women” … or “best camping gifts for men” ! If your search wasn’t answered here, we’d love to hear from you and guide you to the right solution for gift ideas for outdoorsy people on your holiday list! Email us at or give us a call!

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