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Gadgets to Bump Up Your Fast-and-Light Game

Whether you need to cut ounces or film backcountry turns, here are four items for charging hard on the slopes

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
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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 road n2 v2 road sho
(Photo: 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 communicator
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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 to 5 miles away—handy on a remote trek or during a natural disaster.

Price $199

Patagonia merino air hoodie
(Photo: Patagonia)

Patagonia Merino Air Hoodie

Patagonia’s featherlight Merino Air hoodie is fabricated with air-injected wool threads—a method that gives equal loft from less material—paired with a seamless knit for less waste. In the field, it had the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any base layer we tested.

Price $149

Yuneec typhoon g drone
(Photo: Yuneec)

Yuneec Typhoon G Drone

The Yuneec Typhoon G drone shares several features with others of its ilk, like Follow Me mode and an LCD screen on the controller to watch footage live. What’s new is that it’s the first Typhoon that’s designed to pair seamlessly with your GoPro, which attaches to the three-axis, self-stabilizing gimbal.

Price $900
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Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson
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