If you’re like the rest of us—outdoorsy, chiseled, lots of love to give—then you know the heartache of letting trip partners and mountains guides down easy. “Sorry, I’m married,” you say, as you watch despair spread across their goggle-tanned faces. “B-b-b-but, you aren’t wearing a ring,” they lament. It’s true: You’re not. Not only are they entirely lose-able, but, when it’s all said and done, metal rings are actually dangerous. If they get caught on something, you can lose a finger, or, if your finger swells and you can’t remove your ring, you can, well, lose a finger.
Thankfully, there’s a solution: silicone rings. At a mere fraction (of a fraction, of a fraction) of what your standard wedding ring costs, QALO’s simple, colorful rings serve the same symbolic purpose (reminder: “as this ring has no end, neither shall my love for you”), but they will stretch and actually break before your digit does. Also nice: They won’t freeze and won’t be a big deal if they happen to go missing. We liked that the stretchy bands accommodated swollen fingers comfortably on sweaty ski tours and stayed snug on cold digits. Mostly, though, we appreciated announcing to the mountain gods and anyone who noticed that, just as in civilization, we were happily married. Sizes 4-16; starting at $20