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Editor's Picks: 2014 Accessories

Here are some ski accessories our editors are lusting after—including a wet cantaloupe you can put your hands into.

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Nothing ruins a perfectly good powder day like a camera. Take it from a photographer, carrying a serious camera bag on the hill all day is an…

Nothing ruins a perfectly good powder day like a camera. Take it from a photographer, carrying a serious camera bag on the hill all day is an experience best avoided on those precious carefree pow days. I’m taking it a step further though, and I don’t even want to be tempted to glance down to check myself out mid-air. Also, the all black color suits my #blackisthenewblack fashion sense. [$399, zealoptics.com] — Chris Thompson, Skiing Magazine assistant photo editor

I hate skiing with people who are unprepared, yet inevitably I end up stashing extra layers, cameras, water, snacks or whatever else I offer to…

I hate skiing with people who are unprepared, yet inevitably I end up stashing extra layers, cameras, water, snacks or whatever else I offer to take—yes sometimes it’s my own gear. That’s why this pack is the perfect size for resort skiing or short resort-accessed backcountry laps. It’s big enough to store some extra gear, while not being too bulky riding lifts all day. [$115, camelbak.com] — Ryan Dionne, Skiing Magazine digital brand manager

My new dome piece of choice. Flylow did an awesome job with the design and style of this lid. I feel like its time to graduate from the beat-up…

My new dome piece of choice. Flylow did an awesome job with the design and style of this lid. I feel like its time to graduate from the beat-up trucker anyway. [$28, flylowgear.com] — Kevin Luby, Skiing Magazine senior editor

Imagine how good it would feel to have your hands encased in warm cantaloupes on a cold winter day. That's the way Hestra gloves feel—warm and…

Imagine how good it would feel to have your hands encased in warm cantaloupes on a cold winter day. That’s the way Hestra gloves feel—warm and perfectly molded to your hands—but without the sticky wetness you’d be dealing with if you actually did wear melons while skiing. And the looks you’d get. And the difficulty you’d have holding on to your poles. The Ergo Grip Freerides fit nicely under jacket cuffs, stay cozy without being bulky, and offer great dexterity. [$185; hestragloves.com] — Sam Bass, Skiing Magazine editor-in-chief

Goal Zero is all about helping small humans like myself harness the sun and I’ve decided that the lightweight Nomad 7 will bring me one step closer…

Goal Zero is all about helping small humans like myself harness the sun and I’ve decided that the lightweight Nomad 7 will bring me one step closer to taking over the world. This sun eater boasts built-in USB and 12V ports for powering things like my iphone, GPS or GoPro after a day in the backcountry. Accompanied with the Guide 10+ or Swith 8 Solar Recharging Kits, so my gear can charge up later while I drink and the sun sets. I want one real bad. [$80, goalzero.com] — Jessi Hackett, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

Another option for those of us that are forced to expose our fingers in freezing temps or for anyone who suffers from cold hands on bitter days is…

Another option for those of us that are forced to expose our fingers in freezing temps or for anyone who suffers from cold hands on bitter days is the Black Diamond Cayenne Mitt. When my fingers go numb from working with my camera controls, I’m so happy to slip them into these little ovens that are lined with soft fabric on the inside and have weather resistant leather on the outside. You can also control how toasty they get with 3 levels of heat. [$400, blackdiamondequipment.com] — Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine photo editor

Yes, there is now a newer, smaller, crisper, faster, badasser GoPro on the market. The company had me in the first 10 seconds of the promo video they…

Yes, there is now a newer, smaller, crisper, faster, badasser GoPro on the market. The company had me in the first 10 seconds of the promo video they released on September 30. But then the falcon cam, lion cam, and sexy surfer chick cam sealed the deal. Now if I just could find the time to edit the footage from the three previous GoPro incarnations. [$400, gopro.com] — Kevin Luby, Skiing Magazine senior editor

The Skyline Mitt is a great choice for photographers and texting addicts alike. A zipper on the side of the mitten allows you to get your fingers…

The Skyline Mitt is a great choice for photographers and texting addicts alike. A zipper on the side of the mitten allows you to get your fingers free without fully removing your mittens and freezing your hands. You can opt to wear the removable liners with touchscreen-compatible fingertips or go liner free. [$60, dakine.com] — Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine photo editor

If your DSLR and an iPhone have a baby, you've got one awesome mutt. The E-M5 body plus three lenses is about equal to the weight of my professional…

If your DSLR and an iPhone have a baby, you’ve got one awesome mutt. The E-M5 body plus three lenses is about equal to the weight of my professional grade DSLR body alone. With a 16.1 MP sensor, 9fps shooting ability, full HD 1080i video and 16 built in art filters, you’ll find yourself having a lot of fun with this camera. [$1,300 with kit lens, getolympus.com]— Keri Bascetta, Skiing Magazine photo editor

They’re warm. They’re waterproof. They looks good. What more could a girl want? [$150, sorel.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

They’re warm. They’re waterproof. They looks good. What more could a girl want? [$150, sorel.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

I get cold hands, so mitts are often my handwear of choice. It just so happens that the Jalapeño mitts live up to the pepper they’re named after. The…

I get cold hands, so mitts are often my handwear of choice. It just so happens that the Jalapeño mitts live up to the pepper they’re named after. The mitts have a precurved shape, leather palms, are waterproof and are designed specifically for women’s smaller hands. [$125, mountainhardwear.com] — Sam Berman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor

When you ski hard all day, a girl’s still gotta look good when grabbing an après beer. This hat’ll do it—and heck, if Pink was seen wearing one, it’s…

When you ski hard all day, a girl’s still gotta look good when grabbing an après beer. This hat’ll do it—and heck, if Pink was seen wearing one, it’s good enough for me! [$50, nobis.ca] — Kim Beekman, Skiing Magazine contributing editor