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Transpack Boot Slinger Pro
The most compact way to carry your boots helmet and gear. Fully padded Side Loading Storage System™ boot backpack with room for a helmet and accessories. Fits airline overhead compartments. [$180, transpack.net]
See more great luggage options here.
SportRx Prescription Ski Goggles
The SportRx ski goggle insert is the best prescription solution on the mountain. Safer and more comfortable than wearing glasses underneath goggles, these impact-resistant inserts offer clearer visibility with its anti-fog properties. SportRx custom-tailors a variety of insert shapes and sizes to accommodate a wide range of prescriptions with virtually any goggle on the market. [$150 with anti-fog coating, Goggles sold separately, sportrx.com]
Hotronic’s Foot Warmer Power Plus S4
Hotronic’s Foot Warmer Power Plus S4 offers up to a combined 30% more in heat and duration at each of the three base level settings for added comfort and warmth. A fourth “timed” setting provides additional heat when needed. Features slim profile, rechargeable NiMH batteries designed for cold-temperature operation. Recharges overnight with global recharger. [From $249, hotronic.com]
Cotopaxi Allpa 28L Travel Pack
When you can fit everything in your checked luggage, travel smart and light with the Cotopaxi Allpa 28L pack. Made with TPU-coated 1000D polyester and durable 1680D ballistic nylon paneling, this pack is made to take a beating on the road and come out unscathed. We especially appreciate the dedicated laptop pocket, low-profile design and the theft-preventative webbing straps over the zippers. [$180, cotopaxi.com]
Check out more great carry-on options here.
Orage Raven Jacket
A really bomber winter jacket has three key components: warm yet lightweight insulation, a long cut that will keep the tush warm when sitting on cold chairlifts and surfaces, and a high collar and roomie hood that will fit over hats and helmets to encase you like a mummy. The Raven Jacket has all three and more, certifying it as a bomber jacket that not only performs in the cold, but does so with style. The Raven’s 255 grams of synthetic down insulation is covered with Orage’s Prime10 waterpoof fabric that helps keep moisture at bay and also adds stylish detail throughout the jacket. Even ladies who get chilled easily will only need one or two layers under this toasty jacket, and since the Raven runs slightly large, we suggest sizing down. [$450, orage.com]
One Eleven SW1 Solar Watch
There is something to be said for looking classy, and One Eleven’s solar powered watches fit that bill and—bonus—never need a battery replacement. The 42mm stainless steel case and mineral crystal lens on the SW1 stays fancy for après while the silicone strap stays comfortable on the ski hill. In a world of wrist computers, we just dig the timeless look of these simple, sustainable watches from One Eleven. [$195, 111watches.com]
Looking for something a little smarter? See our smartwatch picks for skiers here.
Hotronic’s Heat Socks XLP ONE
Hotronic’s Heat Socks XLP ONE begin with BootDoc’s Power Fit Socks with ergonomically positioned elements delivering heat to toes and ball of foot. Slim profile, rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Packs provide three base level settings for comfort and warmth with a fourth “timed” setting for additional heat when needed. Recharge overnight with global recharger. [From $269, hotronic.com]
evo Deluxe Roller Ski Bag
The retailer evo recently launched their own line of branded products, and we love this ski bag the most. The heavy-duty polyester material holds up against unruly baggage handlers, while the large roller wheels take to the streets without fear. We were able to fit two pairs of skis plus bushels of outerwear and accessories in the exterior pockets, and can’t wait to load it up for the next trip. Get it for your favorite traveling ski bum this season. [$249, evo.com]
The Rylo camera films in 360-degrees, 180-degrees, or takes panoramic photos. But what really sets this camera apart is the super-easy-to-use app that lets you edit 360-degree video effortlessly. Oh, did we mention it’s self-stabilizing, so you can get perfectly sturdy footage every time, no gimble required? It’s this season’s must-have for the gadget-loving (or Instagram fanatic) skier in your life. [$499, rylo.com]
Garmin fenix® 5 Plus Series
The Garmin fenix® 5 Plus Series multisport GPS watches are the high-performance way to beat yesterday and bring your maps and music along. These rugged, premium-crafted watches feature routable mapping, wrist-based heart rate1, storage for up to 500 songs and the Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution. [From $700, garmin.com]
Smartwool Smartloft 60 Jacket
This jacket features moisture-wicking, odor-repelling merino wool in all new, strategic ways, creating a lightweight insulation layer that packs a punch. The Smartloft’s 88-percent wool, 12-percent polyester fill is covered in a DWR finish nylon shell with 100 percent merino wool panels in the sleeves and back for next-to-skin comfort, breathability and mobility. Functional features like two zip hand pockets, one internal zip chest pocket and thumbholes complete the smart jacket, making it a reliable midlayer for mid-winter conditions. A regular fit means you won’t be dealing with extra bulk, but ladies with long torsos may need to size up to get enough length to cover the waist. [$180, smartwool.com]
ski-mojo is a lightweight skiing support that uses spring recoil technology to take up to a third of the strain off the legs and knees by providing kinetic energy to assist leg extension. It supplements the power of the leg muscles, reducing impact and delaying fatigue. Worn under ski pants so it’s totally discreet. [More info at skimojo.com]
Columbia 80th Anniversary Bugaboo Jacket
Chance are, you probably have a parent, uncle, aunt, or grandparent who owns an original Bugaboo jacket, so why not help them update their threads with the same style of jacket that’s packed with plenty of tech upgrades? The 80th Anniversary 3-in-1 Bugaboo utilizes Columbia’s Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable fabric with critically seam-sealed protection. The checkered pattern of the zip-out fleece liner is simply amazing, too. [$199, columbia.com]
VersaClimber is two cardio machines in one: lower body stepper and upper body climber. It was uniquely designed to provide an effective, total body, non-impact, cardio/endurance work out for superior fat- and calorie-burning results. [From $4,695, versaclimber.com]
BOLLE INSTINCT MIPS
Because the landscape won’t always go easy on you, discover the ultimate level of protection and performance of Bollé’s freeride helmet INSTINCT MIPS. Featuring a dual shell and AVID Progressive EPS construction to protect the skull from low and high energy impacts, the new INSTINCT MIPS is equipped with MIPS® technology, adding protection against rotational forces to the brain caused by angled impacts. Performant but also comfortable, INSTINCT MIPS features the high-end BOA® 360° fit system providing unbeatable size adjustment. [ $169, Bolle.com ]