Now that the ski season is at its peak (excuse the pun), we thought we’d share ten items every alpine adventurer should have this winter.
Whether you’re a regular at your local indoor slope or a piste professional, check out these bits of kit that’ll keep you protected and ahead of the crowd…
Thought you’d never be able to experience the views you get when speeding down a challenging piste? Thanks to the clever people at Beartek, you can. Well, kind of. Their innovative gloves come with a built-in Bluetooth function that can operate your camera at the touch of a button. As well as capturing amazing pictures, you can also control your phone and music as well. Just make sure you get to know the controls before you head down the mountain.
With a Suunto Ambit 3 watch you’ll always know where you stand. Track your speed and distance while you ski, test your recovery (which will tell you when you’re full ready for your next challenge) and use the handy route navigation should you decide to go off-grid. And if all those cool features aren’t enough, it looks super stylish, too.
If you want to listen to your favourite tunes while enjoying winter sports , the Chips Universal Wireless Helmet Audio is for you. Thanks to its minimal push-button interface, you won’t even have to remove your gloves to change track or answer calls. You’ll love rocking out or taking calls without having to fumble around your pockets searching for your phone.
Get ready to ski or board without any unwelcomed distractions.
Anyone who’s experienced the Alps in the winter will tell you to wrap up warm. The Combo Clava is a multifunctional hood, face mask and neck warmer all in one. But if you find yourself getting a little overheated after a few minutes of alpine action, that’s no sweat. The Combo Clava can adjust quickly from a full balaclava to neat neck warmer. Whatever the weather on the slopes, you’ll always be prepared with this clever piece of kit.
Just like other robust phone protectors, it’s 100% waterproof and shockproof. But the Hitcasepro has something extra up its sleeve. It comes with a set of TrueLUX interchangeable lenses and versatile mounts to help capture your adventures, your way.
If you’re a keen selfie taker or GoProer, get the Hitcase Pro+ pack. It comes with a lightweight, weather-proof, self-shooter monopod that connects to the bottom of your case. Just imagine the number of unique angles you’ll be able to find with the ShootR Pole. Exciting!
With one of these little beauties, the days of worrying about low battery will be in the past. The All Terrain+ is an all-weather portable charger, designed to withstand the most extreme conditions on the planet. It’s had the seal of approval by the military; so it’s a handy thing to have in your bag for your next skiing trip. There’s one less thing for you to worry about!
Okay, imagine that you drop your brand new iPhone 6 in the snow while you’re skiing. Let’s be honest, it happens to the best of us. Thankfully, there’s one way of saving yourself the stress (and financial burden) of having to replace your phone. The Fre iPhone 6 case is snowproof, waterproof, drop-proof and even dirtproof. In short, it’s pretty much indestructible. And despite its safety features, the case still looks sleek and stylish. If you’ve got your heart set on hitting the snow hard, this could be a lifesaver.
If you’re going to be scaling peaks and tackling challenging pistes, you need a boot that’s designed to tackle even the toughest of mountains. Apex ski boots allow for excellent comfort without compromising on performance. And with design features ranging from Thinsulate liners to adjustable buckles, you’ll easily find the Apex boot to suit your needs.
Until recently, helmets used to be just about safety. Today, they’re the latest must-have fashion accessory. The Edit is part of the new wave of intelligent helmet design which combines safety with useful features. Alongside being one of the lightest full-featured snow helmets on the market, it also includes an integrated GoPro compatible camera mount. So, if you’re keen to capture some adrenaline-fuelled adventures to watch again and again, this helmet should be top of your wish list.
Of course, it’s not only your head that has to deal with the sub-zero temperatures when you’re out in the elements. Cold hands are a thing of the past, thanks to this simple but genius product. The Heattouch Inferno Glove does exactly what the name suggests: it heats up at the touch of a button.
So while everyone else struggle to deal with the chill, your hands will be lovely and toasty.
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