10 Gifts Under $100 For the Outdoor Lover

10 Gifts Under $100 For the Outdoor Lover

The holidays are upon us, and it's time to start shopping for the outdoor lovers on your list. To make the process easier, we've compiled this year's picks for the 10 best holiday gifts under $100. Stock up on these cold weather clothing staples that will help ensure a comfortable time outside. 

1. Merino Wool Base Layers for Everyday

In the winter, Merino wool base layers provide much needed insulation under any outdoor clothing but can also be incorporated into your everyday outfit. Choose from midweight tops for him and her in crew and 1/4 zip styles. We also have two pant styles for men, including a full-length and 3/4 length option; and a new high-waist version for women, which Backpacker Magazine called "The Best Cold Weather Base Layer of 2022." 

A set of Merino wool base layers are a must-have for chilly weather. Photo: Sammy Deleo

2. Heavyweight Base Layer Set

For those bone-chilling days when you need a little something extra, layer up with our Inversion Series heavyweight base layers. Made of soft, super warm 270g 100% Merino wool, these are great-fitting, sweat-wicking, breathable and odor-resistant. They feel great next-to-skin and will keep you comfortable all day (and night) long. Available for men and women and now kids. Check them out here!

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Invest in the Inversion Series when you need a little extra warmth. Photo: Jay Dash

3. Year-Round Merino T-Shirt - Short or Long Sleeve

A T-shirt that looks great on its own or layered up? Made of natural Merino wool? Check and check. Men's Journal called our Journey tee one of the "best sweat-wicking, b.o. killing Merino wool t-shirts" ever. Choose from a classic crew or v-neck style, or a long-sleeve version as well. For the ladies, there's the Wander Tee, which comes in a short and long sleeve crew or a short-sleeve v-neck style. 

Wear 'em year-round: Ridge tees are a Gear Junkie pick for Best Merino Shirts of 2022. Photo: Sammy Deleo

4. Super Warm, 100% Merino Wool Beanie

This is a must for anyone who spends even a little bit of time outside in cold weather. The Layton 100% Merino wool beanie feels soft and keeps your noggin toasty, without overheating.

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Feel the warmth of Merino. Photo: Mitchell Quiring

5. Merino Wool Underwear 

The best winter layering starts with Merino wool underwear. Natural Merino benefits - odor resistance, quick-drying, temperature regulation – plus thoughtful design make our Merino underwear a must-have not only for your outdoor adventures, but your daily life. Choose from several men's and women's styles of skivvies and Merino wool bra options for her, including our brand new Send-It Sports Bra.

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Ridge Merino wool underwear is great for all activities - just ask pro Sam Cohen. Photo: Jay Dash

6. Merino Wool Neck Gaiter

Recently featured in Runner's World as "The Best Cold Weather Neck Gaiter," the Ridge Merino neck gaiter is "warm and cozy, stays put, and keeps the chill at bay" when you run. Besides providing unmatched warmth, Merino wool naturally resists odor-causing bacteria and wicks away moisture from sweat or breath vapor. "You’ll appreciate the thickness of this gaiter’s double-layer construction when icy winds whip up and temperature drops." And because it rolls up small, it makes a great stocking stuffer. 

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In a pinch, a Merino neck gaiter can also be used as a face mask. Photo: Mitchell Quiring
7. Hyde Merino Wool Jogger 

Named Best Men's Wear in Outside Mag's 2023 Winter Buyers Guide, the Hyde Merino Joggers are not your average sweatpants. Sure, they are crazy comfortable, but they are cut in a premium fit and designed with upgraded features like zippered hand pockets and recycled drawcords. However, what really separates them from the pack is the 100% Merino Wool Terry Knit fabric. This fabric is heavy enough to provide durability, warmth and flattering drape, and the natural temp regulation and odor resistance keep these wearable year round. You’ll love the Hyde Joggers for everything from working out to lazy days at home.

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Upgrade your joggers to the Merino wool variety. Photo: Sammy Deleo

8. Socks

As soon as the temps drop, it's time to bust out the Merino wool socks. Different styles are ideal for different activities (check out our guide for what to wear when here). In the winter, mid-calf is a safe bet for everyday / running around town to keep your feet warm and dry. For more rigorous activities where technical boots are involved, look to the over-the-calf styles for more coverage. (Just like the Merino wool neck gaiter, socks make a great stocking stuffer!)

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 Cozy up to Merino wool socks. Photo: Sammy Deleo

9. A Warm, Packable Merino Headband

When warmth is a necessity and space is at a premium, it makes sense to pack a Merino wool headband. For plenty of warmth, go with the 100% Merino wool Inversion reversible style. (You guessed it: a headband is also a great stocking stuffer.)

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Want a lower profile ear-warming option? Choose a Merino headband. Photo: Sammy Deleo

10. Reuseable Water Bottle / Tumbler 

Everyone needs an earth-friendly reusable water vessel, not just the outdoor lover.  Enter the Ridge reusable water bottle and tumbler. Made in partnership with MiiR®, a design-forward and generosity-driven drinkware company with a social and environmental mission, these bottles feature Thermo 3D double wall vacuum insulation, so you can keep any beverage hot or cold for hours on end. 18/8 Medical grade stainless steel doesn't transfer flavor and there's no metal aftertaste. Both the snap-on lid and cup are BPA free. 

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Keep your beverage cool with the Ridge stainless steel water bottle. Photo: Nate Stutz


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