Hitting the slopes over Christmas? Take your gadget addiction with you with these cool products:
BE SAFE WITH ABS AVALANCHE PROTECTION
An ABS Vario base with an 18 litre zip-on pack is practical and might just save your life if you’re caught in an avalanche. Two airbags in one provide additional protection and the base pack has enough room for a probe and shovel too.
If you like to go off-piste, you need one of these!
ABS Vario Base Unit + 18l Zip-on
£499 | $734.91 | abs-airbag.com
GET BEATS IN YOUR WINTER SPORTS HELMET
The POC Receptor bug looks awesome and is super-safe too, with its dual-overlapping shells for sharp object protection, closable vents and an EPS liner. Add in the communication neck roll accessory for Beats by Dr. Dre speakers and a microphone that connects to the 3.5mm port on your phone and you’ve got a very multipurpose device.
THESE SKI BOOTS ACTUALLY LET YOU WALK
Ski boots are traditionally a necessary evil, but the MC-X support boots use Vibram soles, dual boa reels and custom- moldable liners for a perfect walking or hiking fit and snap into an open chassis when you are ready to ski. Navigating stairs in the bar will never be the same again!
OWN THE POWDER (AND THE ICE) WITH A GNU BOARD
Rock all terrain and freestyle (or freeride) on the mountain with the Smart Pickle, hand built in the USA. Flat to mild cambers combined with a rocker between the feet make the Pickle super versatile, together with Mervin’s famous magne-traction for grip on very icy pistes. The sintered base holds onto your wax for peak performance.
GNU Smart Pickle
£410 | $500 | gnu.com
FORGET GAME STREAMING, PISTE STREAMING IS IN!
There are plenty of video recording helmets and glasses around, but the Model 339 takes things a step further, with Wi-Fi connectivity for live streaming to smartphones and tablets, it’s perfect for framing a jump or trick! A 135-degree wide angle lens catches all the action in 1080P/30FPS or 720P/60FPS HD video.
£260 | $400 | liquidimageco.com
RECORD YOUR RUNS WITH THE SMALLEST AND LIGHTEST GOPRO
Recording your runs (or wipeouts) is fun, but having a huge GoPro on your helmet can make you look a tool (and be a pain on lifts). Fifty per cent smaller and 40 per cent lighter than other Hero4 cameras, the Session can record in 1440p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps) or 720p (100 fps) video and can snap 8MP stills.