Ski & snowboard helmets with built-in speakers are nothing new but Sweden’s POC brand stepped it up by partnering with Beats by Dre on the sound. They also included a microphone for taking calls and put controls on the cord for volume, switching songs, etc. Available January 2013.
Colorado’s homegrown, handmade ski company Icelantic, is known for producing high-quality, high-tech skis. You might have to be a little Rocky Mountain High to order up a set of boards featuring an up-close portrait of legendary Colorado hippy John Denver on them, but that’s perfectly legal in Colorado now. via
The main shortfall of the standard kayak is that even though they’re lightweight, they’re big, and cumbersome and you need a truck or roof rack to get them around. But the Oru Kayak ends all that. This thing is collapsible. It’s a full-size 12-foot long kayak that packs down to a very portable size allowing you to check it on a flight, stow it in the trunk of your car, even backpack it into remote mountain waters.
We can all appreciate a nice rack. Whether the display is a deer, elk, your neighbor’s wife (don’t stare), or even the steering system off your OG mountain bike, a good mount will always draw attention. Bicycle Taxidermy offers a variety of pre-mounted bike “horns” and “antlers” as well as the parts to mount your own. Odd perhaps, but certainly less creepy than a jackalope or ogling another man’s rack.
Unfortunately, the two bright, flashing arcs of red & white LED light produced by the unique, wheel-mounted design of Revolights are no guarantee that some Hummer-driving idiot who’s cruising, texting and sipping a latté won’t run you down. On the brighter side, they are lightweight, theft & water resistant, and boast a 4-hour battery life.
If you thought driving while texting was deadly, wait ’til you point your skis down a vertical chute while reading the digital display inside your goggles. Oakley has introduced a MOD Live Android-enabled heads-up display inside its goggles allowing you to track speed, vertical drop, navigation, track friends, even connecting to your Contour camera. Unfortunately it won’t warn you when you’re about to fly off a cliff.
If you don’t have the power of the Speed Pocket built into your irons, you’re chipping is probably slipping. Taylormade’s Rocketbladez irons feature Speed Pocket technology—an ultra-thin, contoured face design with vibration dampening polyurethane—that delivers explosive distance and high ball speed. You want that, don’t you? Source
You don’t play tennis with a wooden racket or catch fish with a wooden rod so why take to the hills for the extreme winter sport of sledding with toboggan technology from a hundred years ago? You shouldn’t. The Snolo is a high performance carbon fiber sled that glides and corners like a rally racer. Fold it up, strap it to your back and hit the backcountry.
With snow already on the ground in places like Tahoe, Colorado, and Washington, winter is rushing in. Before you know it, you’ll be freezing your ass off but if you get a pair of these heated, fleece-lined leather gloves, at least your hands will stay warm. Heating is regulated automatically and they recharge via a cable in the cuff, just like your phone.