Five essentials to keep you safer, and happier, on the slopes or in the city. 

Bluebird HT Polarized
(Zeal Optics)

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.

Price $499

The North Face modulator abs
(The North Face)

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.

Price $1,000

Noke u-lock

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.

Price $100

Ecoxgear ecocarbon bluetooth sp

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.

Price $130

Voormi an/fo jacket

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.

Price $549

Nine Wired Stocking Stuffers

From a supercharged GoPro flash to a bike light that actually keeps you safer, these are our nine favorite little things for the gadget geek in your life.  (Light and Motion) Light and Motion Sidekick Duo We love GoPro cameras, but as impressive as their specs are, they still can’t shoot well in low light. Enter the Light and Motion Sidekick Duo, which attaches directly to a GoPro mount and puts out 600 lumens in flood mode or 400 lumens in spotlight. Price $150 (Watershot) Watershot Pro Line Kit for iPhone 6 The Watershot Pro Line Kit for iPhone 6 suspends your smartphone a

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Gadgets to Bump Up Your Fast-and-Light Game

Whether you need to cut ounces or film your backcountry turns, here are four items for charging hard on the trails and slopes.  (Pearl Izumi) Pearl Izumi Road N2 V2 Road Shoes Pearl Izumi 3-D-printed stretchy plastic onto the seamless mesh upper of its Road N2 V2 road shoes. On top of reducing waste, the process allowed designers to cut the weight to just 9.6 ounces. Price $120 (goTenna) GoTenna Communicators The Snickers-bar-size GoTenna communicators free you from the shackles of cell service. Utilizing long-range radio waves, they enable you to send texts and location data to other GoTenna users up

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