VOORMI Staff Picks: Gear to Gift (and Get) This Holiday Season
The holiday countdown is on! So what are our own staff members giving this year? Here's a look at our staff picks for 2019 — some new and some old favorites.
We promise, any one (or four) of these pieces will make for sweet last-minute gifts that will last a lifetime. And what's better than giving a one-of-a-kind wool garment that was made in the USA.
I love this piece enough to own several. It fits great and is equally at home around town or in the backcountry. For me, the weight is just right so I can wear this hoodie all day.
- Brian S., Logistics
This skirt is cute and comfortable enough to wear all year long. In the winter months, it adds warmth where you want it and goes well over leggings for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or après-ski. During the summer this skirt is great after rafting, during a hike, or to wear to work (at least in our little mountain town)!
- Sami S., Retail
One of my favorite parts about living in Colorado is skiing. But being from the Southeast, I’m not totally accustomed to the winter climate, especially at higher altitudes, which means I really depend on a piece of apparel to keep my core warm. That layer for me is the Convex Vest. It’s super breathable for those uphill hikes, yet thermoregulates equally well to keep me warm and comfortable when I’m riding the lift in near-zero conditions.
- Josh W., Chief Storyteller
This is the perfect layer for camping or hiking because of its ability to shed rain or snow.
- Amanda G., Production
The River Run is killer because it’s so light, dries super fast, and doesn’t lose its shape or feel clingy when it’s wet. I can travel in it, wear it running or cycling, and still lounge in it when camping. I’ve even worn it two weeks straight living aboard a boat in tropical climates. In the winter, my favorite combination is this hoodie with the Convex Vest over top. You block all of the wind, but never get sweaty.
- Timm S., Chief Technology Officer
This henley is extremely stylish. I wear it most days at the office and it has also become my go-to midlayer when playing in the backcountry. It layers great under my Drift jacket and provides the perfect amount of warmth with excellent breathability. I’ve replaced countless technical midlayers from various brands with this simple henley.
- Jon R., Customer Service
This is the rare piece that I actually use year-round. It's for everything: hiking, skiing and biking! The High-E is super warm as a midlayer while skiing and great for cooler days on the mountain bike — and even repels rain and snow! This is a great performance piece that I can also wear to work and après.
- Sarah S., Public Relations
I wear this tee almost every day in the outdoors, no matter the season or conditions. In the winter it’s a great first layer (next to skin) to keep moisture in check as I’m skinning up the trail, and it keeps me warm with multiple layers sitting on a chairlift. In the summer months, it’s a great active tee to wear while fishing, backpacking, or running. It's even more perfect when paired with the High-E Hoodie, one of the first products we created — and born in alpine environments.
- Dustin E., Director of Product Integrity