The Season's Coolest Gifts: In the Yurt

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Gift Guide 1204

Everything you need to be prepared in the backcountry, stylish in town, and warm and happy at the resort.


Icebreaker long sleeve crew

$70 866-363-7466;

New Zealand—based Icebreaker's toasty merino-wool base layers take a long time to get nappy.

Obermeyer ion stretch insulator jacket $170 800-525-4203;
Insulated up front, soft and stretchy in the back, the Ion can be worn alone or with a shell.

Hot Chillys full zip panel jacket $85 and flared pants $65 800-468-2445;
These stylish base layers (the bottoms have a low-rise cut and a hot pants—esque mini-zipper in front) are exceptionally warm for their weight.

Sierra Designs down mule bootie $35 800-635-0461;
Scrunch 'em down to the size of a grapefruit, then toss 'em in your pack.

ipod mini $249 800-692-7753;
Smaller than a cell phone, holds a thousand songs, and lasts up to eight hours on one charge.

Nalgene n-gen bottle $10 800-625-4327;
Slimmer and sleeker than the original, the redesigned bottle holds 24 ounces and has an indestructible lid.

Backcountry yurt rental $100/night 800-288-3190;
This photo was taken at the James Peak Yurt, seven miles north of Blackhawk, Colorado.