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Gifts for Snowmobilers

Gifts for Snowmobilers

  • Snowmobiling is a winter/snow (extreme) sport which involves people riding on snowmobiles on any snowy surface that has a trail.
  • Snowmobiling is safe and legal for anyone above the age of 16.Depending on jurisdiction, there might be requirements to have a snowmobiling license. However, in most jurisdictions, the only requirement is that the driver should drive in permitted areas only and they should wear approved safety gear.

If you have a friend or family member who has taken up snowmobiling as a hobby, you might be aware of how incredibly expensive keeping up the hobby can be. From buying oils for the sled, to buying the recommended snowmobiling gear the expenses add up.

And that’s where you come in. You care about them and can see how much joy this hobby brings them. You don’t have to wait until a special occasion or for them to ask you,you can just give them snowmobiling gifts that will aid their hobby at any time during any time of the year. But now you have hit a wall, you do not have the slightest idea on what gift to get them. You can approach this in two ways;

  • Ask them what gear they need: This is the best way to know exactly what they need but it also takes away the element of surprise which is the foundation of gift giving: The element of surprise. Read more here on how you can surprise your loved one with a gift.
  • You can read through this article and get some snowmobile gift ideas that have been well thought out and are very affordable. This allows you to surprise your loved one(s) and show them that you have some knowledge on this thing they do that brings them so much joy.

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1. HELMETS:

One of the essential snowmobiling gears is the helmet. It helps protect the head in case of a collision or crash. This particular brand of Helmet is padded on the inside for comfort and also to minimize impact to the head in case of an accident.

Pros.

  • Comfortable fit 
  • Doesn’t induce headaches 
  • Has a shield 
  • Lightweight 
  • Comfortable padding

Cons.

  • Gets loud the faster you go 
  • Shield is not anti-fog

Strong helmets that can withstand high impact collisions. They are safe to use and will protect your head from injury.

2. HEATED SOCKS:

These are the best snowmobile socks because they have a padded bottom, are absorbent and breathable. They can be worn on top of normal socks to maximize on heat generation and retention or on their own with snowshoes.

Pros.

  • Electric and rechargeable 
  • Easy to use 
  • Easy to charge 
  • Comfortable
  • Long lasting

Cons.

  • Heating pad only on top of feet/sock
  • Low heating even at the highest setting

These rechargeable heat socks are soft and made specially for outdoor winter sports. They are guaranteed to keep your feet warm for as long as the battery is charged.

3. THERMAL UNDERWEAR:

Acts as a base layer for snowmobiling clothing and other gear. It comes in four different colors and it is unisex so it is a perfect gift for girl snowmobilers, too.

Pros.

  • Great fabric quality 
  • Washer and dryer safe 
  • Keeps warm 
  • Lightweight

Cons.

  • Size chart is wrong. Order a size up your normal size to fit perfectly and comfortably.

Thermal underwear made with thermal fabrics which help in heat retention keeping you warm through the winter without having to wear too many layers.

4. SNOW JACKET:

This jacket is very warm and the perfect gift for snowmobilers because they deal with very low temperatures. This will protect them from the snowy cold and also the windy cold that blows their way as they ride at higher speeds on the snowmobile.

Pros.

  • Windproof 
  • True to size 
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable

Cons.

  • Some customers complained about holes in the jackets pockets

Nice and thick winter jacket. It is waterproof and wind resistant which makes it ideal for snow sports.

5. HEATED GLOVES:

Perfect for riding because of how the mitten hands are separated from the index finger and the thumb which makes gripping easy and steady. They are the best in keeping and generating warmth because they are battery operated and as long as the battery stays charged, they will produce heat.

Pros.

  • Durable
  • Battery operated 
  • Good battery life 
  • Keeps hands warm 
  • Three finger design

Cons.

  • Battery needs frequent charging 
  • Battery is bigger than expected
  • Real leather (made from lamb skin)

The gloves have a three level heating setting and dials which operate the settings. They are easy to use to grab things because they have the thumb and index finger separated from the mitten which makes it easy to grab and hold things without having to take the gloves off.

6. SKI GOGGLES:

These beautifully designed goggles are perfect for gifting because not only do they not fog up when you breathe, they are also safe to wear over prescription eye glasses.

Pros.

  • Compatible with all helmets 
  • They do not fog or ice over when riding in the snow
  • Lightweight 
  • Comfortable 
  • Great design 
  • Amazing quality

Cons.

  • Customers complained about the delivery time; it took too long to get their purchases.

These goggles have anti-fog lenses and they fit over glasses so they are safe to wear over your prescription glasses.

7. RATCHET STRAPS:

These are a great gift for snowmobile lovers because it is designed to keep their snowmobile strapped safely whenever they are being moved or transported.

Pros.

  • Strong straps 
  • Durable 
  • High quality 
  • Sturdy 
  • Great customer service 
  • Great return and guarantee policies

Cons.

  • Instruction cards are not clear and can prove unhelpful for first time users

The Rhino USA ratchet straps are strong. They have full bended “S” hooks and they come with a storage bag for the straps for when they are not in use.

8. FACE MASK (BALACLAVA):

Keeps out the cold while allowing normal breathing. It has the perfect balance between keeping the face warm and allowing normal ventilation which most of the other balaclavas lack. It has a great insulation lining which helps in retaining heat but not generating too much that it is uncomfortable.

Pros.

  • Well ventilated 
  • Great quality 
  • Durable material 
  • Comfortable

Cons.

  • Fogs up if you wear glasses

This balaclava has a soft fleece lining on the inside which helps retain heat. It is easy to breathe in and out because it has breathable vents on the nose and mouth.

9. SNOWMOBILE COVER:

Ideal for covering snowmobiles when in storage, moving home, or transporting them.

Pros.

  • Elastic hem 
  • Strong material
  • Has straps and hooks 
  • Has zippers

Cons.

  • Some customers complained that the cover ripped after a few uses. These were, however, replaced by the seller.

Heavy duty fabric and waterproof cover is sure to keep your snowmobile safe when not in use. It also has metal hooks with rubber tips for your added safety.

10. BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS TRACKER:

This tracker helps track people in case of an avalanche. It is a great tool to have in case of emergencies. It is better to be safe than sorry and accidents do happen. If your friend should find themselves in a situation that requires emergency rescuing, this tracker will help to locate them in time to prevent (further) injury or even death. This is a great gift for snowmobilers because it could save their lives in emergency situations.

Pros.

  • Lightweight 
  • Portable 
  • Ideal for beginners 
  • Easy to use

Cons.

  • Some customers complained about poor customer service from the seller

Useful tool to have in case of a snow avalanche.

11. WATERPROOF BACKPACK:

Perfect for packing items that the snowmobiler might need on their snowmobile trip. it can fit a helmet, jacket, and other accessories. It is also waterproof and can be strapped to the snowmobile so the rider is not weighed down by it.

Pros.

  • Adjustable straps 
  • Comfortable
  • Functional 
  • Sturdy 
  • Waterproof pockets specific for phones and other electronic gadgets

Cons.

  • Bag might be ‘too heavy’ and ‘too bulky’ for some people

A waterproof backpack specifically designed for automobiles. It easily sits on the snowmobile when strapped down and it is big enough to fit all the essentials that a rider needs.

12. GOPRO CAMERA:

What is an adventure without a hi resolution camera to capture all the action? Get them this camera that is specifically designed for adrenaline junkies so that they can capture their great adventures in high-resolution videos, and next-level image quality.

Pros.

  • Has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Customizable exposure setting for nighttime shooting
  • Can be strapped to helmet

Cons.

  • Product may have some glitches that need to be fixed

Adventure has never looked so cool than through the lens of a GoPro Hero4! It lets you create and edit short videos on the camera and send it to any of your devices instantly.

OTHER SNOWMOBILING GIFT IDEAS

T-SHIRTS: These long-sleeved t-shirts are a perfect gift for snowmobilers on their birthdays or during Christmas. They are unisex and come in a variety of colors.

MUG CUPS: The perfect gag gift for your coffee drinking, snowmobiling loving friend. It is dishwasher and microwave safe and holds up to 11 ounces of liquid.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is snowmobiling bad for the environment?

There is an ongoing debate on whether or not snowmobiling is bad for the environment. Over the years, the snowmobiles have been changed and manufactured to be environmentally friendly. However, the machines still produce loud noises and this is known as noise pollution which can disturb and displace wildlife from their natural habitat.

Is snowmobiling easy for beginners?

Yes, snowmobiling is quite an easy sport and very beginner friendly. However, if you are thinking about starting out make sure you consult a professional and take a couple of lessons before you go off on your own. Do not rely 100 percent on internet searches although it is good to do some research so you know what to expect.

CONCLUSION

Snowmobiling is a costly hobby and sport that is loved by many, especially people who grow up in the Rocky Mountains and generally snowy places. If you are planning on surprising a loved one who has picked up snowmobiling as a hobby, then this list was made for you and we hope you have found one (or more) cool snowmobile accessories to give them as gifts.

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