Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Gadgets – upgrade your cool kit
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to dust the moth-balls off all those old ski-wear gems: the all-in-one with the fluoro pink and green zig-zags, the matching giant pink goggles, the headband which always kept that mullet hair-do nicely in place.
But maybe this is the year you re-think. Here we have some of the coolest skiing and snowboarding gadgets that any snow-buff would go mad for. For starters, sharpen up your on-piste look for the 2012-2013 ski season with the Oakley Airwave Recon Goggles, which not only look pretty cool, but they give you some real James Bond-like gadgetry at the same time: you can record and view speed and other stats, connect to your iPhone, view messages and control music. Another way to bring that retro ski outfit into the technological age, is to get yourself a pair of Touchscreen Ski Gloves: gloves which allow you to use your iPhone – or, heaven forbid, your iPad – on piste.
If you’re one of those daring ski types, safen your off-piste gallivanting with the Zeal Optics GPS Goggles, which, you might think is cheating, but if nothing else they’ll help you find your way back from the bar later. And, while you’re at it, try the Salomon Brigade Audio helmet too, so when you’re flying through the air doing those extreme ski-jumps, not only is your head well protected, but you can play the Indiana Jones soundtrack to add extra real-life effects.
On the fun and games side, The Arctic Force Snowball Crossbow is the perfect weapon to keep at hand for those who have never been very good at throwing snowballs. The Snowboogie Inflatable Sledges, too, make a good getaway car if your Arctic Force Snowball Crossbow gets taken the wrong way. The Beardski provides an altogether warmer experience than the balaclava, but it won’t necessarily make you more approachable to your piste piers, seeing as you can only choose from styles ranging from Biker to Viking (i.e. they don’t have a friendly goatee or trendy stubble option).
For the truly stylish, the Stella McCartney range for adidas is a great, affordable way to tone down the 80s day-glow. The range includes gloves, mittens, hats, neckwarmers and more.
This fantastic value and inflatable penguin sled has been constructed from heavy duty cold resistant PVC Vinyl. It also features 2 sturdy grip handles and comes with 2 repair pieces.The Penguin sled makes a great present that kids will love! Also, once the snow has cleared it can be deflated and folded for convenient storage.
Maximum fun comes included when you buy this Snow Boogie Air Disc Foam Saucer Sledge. It seems that with sledges that the ones that are the fastest and offer the most thrills and spills, are most often the ones with the simplest of designs.This Air Disc measures 25" in diameter and being made of foam is featherweight. The good news is that it comes with two very strong PE grip handles, which believe us you will need as you will be holding very tight as you positively rocket downhill on this slick bottomed sledge.Being round there is certainly some crazy fun to be had on the slopes with this model.