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
(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

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

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

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

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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Tools That Put Safety First

Five essentials to keep you safer, and happier, on the slopes or in the city.  (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) 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) Noke Bike Lock The Bluetooth-equipped Noke bike lock opens via smartphone

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