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Hydration Packs

Osprey Daylite Plus 20 Pack

$65 $52 from Backcountry 20% off

The Daylite doesn’t come with a bladder, but there’s storage aplenty: 20 liters in the main compartment plus an exterior pocket. The sleeve in the main compartment can house a reservoir you buy separately, or it’ll accommodate a tablet or small laptop if you’re just using it for commuting. If you’re extra thirsty, two side bottle pockets boost the Daylites water-carrying capacity.

Railz Snow Scooter


I know what you’re thinking: a snow scooter? For adults? I actually got to try one of these out at a resort in Colorado one afternoon and I was shocked by how much fun I had. Learning how to ride these scooters is easy, and the whole family can share, giving you one more tool at the neighborhood sledding hill.

Bradley Multi-Rider Snow Tube

$160 from Amazon

A quality snow tube isn’t cheap, but my family has broken enough plastic sleds over the years to fill up our own landfill. So, it’s time to invest in a sturdy tube, like this beast that’s big enough to handle multiple pilots (50 inches across with a 500-pound limit). Bonus: Tubes are fast and offer a softer landing when things go airborne.