Whilst some may say it’s a little late, it is most likely that many of you are running around still trying to find gifts. Or perhaps you’re yet to even start the running. We’ve been searching around the web a lot recently and have found a few gift ideas that would make for great presents for the mountain enthusiast in your life. Will you be saying “I want one of those?”
1. The Hammerhead
A lightweight performance sledge to crush the competition? If you’re the daring type or perhaps just plain foolish then you might enjoy shooting off down the slopes on a sledge. This extreme performance sledge even comes with add-ons and extra features – kind of like a super car. The basic version of the Hammerhead (the sport VLD to be precise) with handling like, say a Golf TDI, comes in at just shy of $US200, but if you want the all singing all dancing model you’ll have to add another $US150 to that figure. That does give you a sledge with the performance of a KTM street racer through the turns though.
Or if you prefer you could try this new ‘bobsleigh‘ from Porsche, which we must say is rather stylish at a mere £180 seems like a bargain.
2. Recon Instruments MOD Live
Say it isn’t so? Unfortunately we can’t. Yes the time has come for a car dashboard with video game style icons to be incorporated into a pair of goggles. While this may seem like an idea that is either slightly over elaborate or perhaps a touch dangerous, we still want them. Features include a speedo, navigation system with location intelligence, mileage, camera connectivity (rear view mirror anyone?) and even jump analytics.
3. Otter Box
The Otter Box is a shell and protective cover for your gadgets, from iPhones through to iPads and even the Blackberry. Whilst these are neither as expensive nor as thrilling as the previous items, they are certainly beneficial to both the mountain man and woman. Some of the Otter Box range protect from the weather (including water and snow, obviously) and they’re crush-proof and therefore especially good for beginners and those who are liable to frequent falls and tumbles. These are only sold in the USA but they’ll ship to the UK and Europe so fear not, although we’re probably a little bit late telling you that now if you want one for Christmas.