Five essentials to keep you safer, and happier, on the slopes or in the city.
Zeal Optics HD2 Goggles
Zeal Optics’ HD2 goggles incorporate a 170-degree high-definition camera that’s operated by a three-button control on the side of the frame, so you can discreetly capture action footie.
The North Face Modulator ABS
The pods, nitrogen canisters, and pneumatic trigger of the Modulator ABS turn any pack into an avalanche airbag. Attach it to the shoulder straps before heading beyond the resort boundaries.
Noke Bike Lock
The Bluetooth-equipped Noke bike lock opens via smartphone app. If a thief hacks at it with a blade or jack, it blares an alarm audible to anyone within 150 feet.
Ecoxgear EcoCarbon Speaker
The Ecoxgear EcoCarbon speaker blew us away when cranked up indoors. Better to take it out on the water: made of polycarbonate and rubber, this raft-party companion floats. The rechargeable battery lasts for 12 hours.
Voormi AN/FO Jacket
Colorado startup Voormi uses wool—the premium next-to-skin material for decades—as the outer layer of its backcountry AN/FO jacket. The sec-ret sauce? A Lycra, merino, and nylon blend treated with proprietary waterproofing.