Increased contrast and enhanced clarity are exactly the characteristics you want in a ski and snowboard goggle no matter what the weather is doing. And Smith Optics’ ChromaPop lens technology provides exactly that by filtering light at 2 specific wavelengths, to eliminate color confusion & provide a clearer view of what’s ahead. This technology will be available in 3 tints optimized for stormy, all-around, and bright sun conditions. Older goggles will be compatible with the lenses which will be available as a standalone option. Available this Fall.
Developed by ski and snowboard pros for efficient foot-powered access to the goods, Fimbulvetr stomped into the snowshoe market with a design made for serious backcountry exploration. With unibody construction using DuPont Hytrel, a lightweight, rigid but freeze-proof plastic, a solid 3-strap binding, & ice-gripping Fenris crampons, they’ll take you right where you want to go.
Thule has added packs designed for skiing & snowboarding to its line of technical backpacks. There are two: a 35-liter and a 20-liter, both offering diagonal ski carry & horizontal or vertical board carry as well as easy access pockets you can reach without taking the pack off.
Created by engineer Sherman Poppen in 1965, the original Snurfer is the “toy” that started what we know today as snowboarding. Now, in a Poppen-approved reproduction, the original Snurfer is back, complete with the grab-rope on the nose.
Snowboarding has finally hit middle age and what comes with that? Nostalgia products. In collaboration with technical apparel brand Neighborhood, Burton is now offering the Throwback, a bindingless snow-surfer modeled after their original 1981 Backhill board. It features plywood construction, traction padding, and a rope handle for that old school, stand-up sledding vibe.
It snowed already at Whistler. Colorado, too. Electric’s EGX goggles will come in handy when shredding all that El Niño pow this winter. The EGX has a frameless, cylindrical design providing an ultra-widescreen field of vision and Press-Seal technology makes swapping out lenses faster & easier than ever.
The Airboard is an inflatable snow sled that gives you a smooth downhill ride on a cushion of air. You can supposedly steer it, too. Sure. Just shift your weight. But unlike the old wood & metal toboggan, when you’re headed for imminent impact, you could try rolling onto your back & use the Airboard as an airbag. via
Just released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, XON Snow-1 is a sensor-enabled snowboard binding that tracks your movements and weight distribution as you ride. It also tracks speed and GPS location allowing you to review your riding with a video overlay function. Available Fall 2015.
When it’s time to drag the kids along, The Snowcoach lets you do exactly that. It’s a trail-worthy tow-behind snowmobile trailer with seating for 2 kids that features high performance gas shock suspension, seat belts, body reflectors, and brake/running lights.
Maybe you really like having that GoPro jutting up off the top of your helmet like an electronic tusk. If not, the HD2 Camera Goggle from Zeal Optics is a great alternative. With its integrated camera you can still capture 1080p HD quality video of your epic airtime just without all that apparatus up on your head.