Top 5 Ski and Snowboard Gadgets for 2017
It’s not long until the ski and snowboard season arrives and people will be booking their winter escapes to the likes of the French or Swiss Alps, Austria, Andorra, US or Canada!
Packing for a winter trip is completely different to a summer break. There’s plenty more things you need to consider for when you’re on the mountain slopes surrounded by the chilly snowy climate.
Here’s 5 of the top gadgets worth getting your hands on for your skiing or snowboarding holiday:
Touchscreen gloves (The North Face)
There’s nothing more dreaded or frustrating than having to take your gloves off mid-session.
These Revelstoke Etip Gloves available for both men and women from The North Face is a warm and waterproof alpine ski glove. With DryVent and Heatseeker technology along with the Etip functionality, Revelstoke offers excellent warmth and water protection with touchscreen compatibility.
Before you take to the slopes a helmet is a crucial piece of kit which definitely mustn’t be forgotten!
Introducing the POC Receptor BUG Communication Ski and Snowboard Helmet.
This is the perfect helmet for offering protection and entertainment. Its advanced outer shell safeguards against falls and sharp objects, plus built in Beats by Dr. Dre headphones (which can be easily controlled by your smart phone to take calls, adjust the volume and change tunes).
POC’s Receptor Bug is exclusively offered with Beats by Dr. Dre headphones built into the neck roll.
Tech features include:
- Powerful Beats by Dr. Dre speakers and microphone
- Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (VDSAP)
- EPS liner
- Smartphone compatible cord control and hands free
Oakley Airwave is the perfect gadget for any serious skier or snowboarder.
Airwave takes Oakley goggle design and advanced technology to the next level with a built-in heads up display that integrates GPS and Bluetooth.
The onboard sensors give you instant access to:
- Vertical drop
Take advantage of:
- Preloaded maps
- Music playlist control
- Buddy tracking
Take things a step further and even turn your Oakley Airwave 1.5 into a powerful remote and viewfinder for your GoPro HERO4 camera, thanks to the addition of the free Airwave GoPro Connect App.
It allows you to easily capture your day on the slopes.
Trip Viewer: Review your performance statistics in detail (e.g max speed, total vert and max air)
Navigation: Find your location on a resort map and locate the run or place you’re looking for.
Smartphone Connectivity: View incoming calls and text messages.
The Anker PowerCore+ 20100 portable charger can fully charge one MacBook, one iPhone and one iPad Air 2 on a single charge!
This useful device is a necessity for any outdoor trip.
• Ultra-High Capacity
• Compact & portable size
• Robust – contains premium components and an aluminum-alloy case
Available to purchase here on Amazon.
If you tend to go off-piste then you definitely must be prepared for the worst case scenario. The Mammut Ride Protection Airbag Rucksack contains a unique shaped airbag offering protection from trauma injuries as well as burial.
This great rucksack is perfect for when you’re exploring. Here’s some of the features:
- Protection Airbag System 3.0 (removable)
- Bright orange airbag balloon to aid signalling
- Thermoformed back panel for carrying comfort
- 3-step back length adjustment
- Ice-screw karabiner attachment on hip belt
- Safety leg loop
- Front pocket designed for avalanche safety equipment
- Diagonal ski, snowboard, helmet and axe/pole carriers
- Capacity: 30 litres
- Weight: 2.73kg (Inc. airbag system)