Have you ever been on a ski trip with every intention of having a good time, only to have some wayward equipment ruin your experience?
“After making the necessary arrangements with for a trip to your home in a wondrous land of ice and snow, you should make sure only the type of gear that won’t muck up your vacation is what you have.” – Whiteroad package ski holidays
Abom Anti-Fog Goggles
More modern ski goggles utilize inbuilt fans to move air within them to keep them from fogging up. Sadly, this mechanism doesn’t always fulfil its purpose.
Abom goggles on the other hand, completely discards the noisy and clunky fan for far more efficient technology.
Abom places an imperceptible heat-conductive film between the two-part lens of the google. When the wearer presses a button on the goggle, a rechargeable battery shoots electrical current through the film, heating the lens and keeping it from building fog. I don’t know why I haven’t seen James Bond in one of these yet.
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet
This ski helmet combines comfort, safety, looks and performance. The quality and attention to detail in its making are all evident, especially with its provision for ventilation. It’s so strong and yet so light that you’re likely to forget you are wearing it.
Helly Hansen Elevation Shell
A highly practical jacket that’s equipped with a new Flow Membrane and Helly’s Tech Professional 3L fabric. It is much better than standard ski jackets at keeping body temperature regulated. The highlight of this jacket is its inbuilt RECCO Rescue System that allows rescuers find you faster in case of an avalanche or some other emergency.
BearTek Bluetooth snow gloves
Getting fancy now..
BearTek’s gloves make a remote control out of your hand by using a wireless Sync Module that’s inserted in a slot at the glove’s top. After pairing your glove with your phone’s Bluetooth, press “on” at the glove’s left thumb and you’re good to go to decline/answer calls, play/pause music, or skip music tracks.
All the cool stuff aside, these gloves are well-made for warmth.
Seirus Inferno Heated Gloves
If you want gloves that really heat things up, then go for a Seirus. It’s a comfortable glove with a built-in heating system. It has three temperature settings and its battery life is dependent on what setting you choose. The highest setting can last up to 2hours.
K2 Party Platter
This short and squat freeride snowboard incorporates the volume and capabilities of larger models into its relatively small package. With its smaller size, you downsize to around 7-10cm of what you’d normally expect from a snowboard. Its design is fitted with Tweekend which gives you a long flat middle combined with a firmer flex that gives its rider an edge on hard packed snow.
These insulated pants offer great manoeuvrability, protection and comfort with its big side vents for releasing heat.
Lange RX 120
These good looking comfortable snow boots have a consistent flex and a four buckle design to keep you strapped in. These boots handle skiing like a champ and bounce off bumpy terrain with ease.
Arc’teryx Voltair Airbag
This airbag takes safety on the mountain slopes to a whole other level. The usual compressed air cylinder systems are normally limited to just one deployment before needing to be refilled. The Arc’teryx on the other utilizes a rechargeable battery to activate an electric powered blower. The benefit of this is the airbag can be deployed repeatedly and refilled on the spot.