Equipment for winter adventures

the red bulletin guide - best equipment for winter adventures

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Here’s something worth celebrating this season! These 20 smart pieces of kit will provide you with even more adventure, fun and action, both on and off the wintry slopes
1. wrap up
Tackle ascents in style, warm and dry, and come back the same way

If the boot fits…

Where does the boot hurt? The 1.6kg Salomon QST PRO 130 with custom fit 3D, Twinframe shell and Surelock walk and stand mode won’t hurt anywhere, even after a full day freeriding or on the slopes.

salomon.com

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Pack leader

The Jack Wolfskin Mountaineer 48 Alpine Backpack, weighing in at just 1,920g, has lashing points for skis, snowboard and snowshoes, as well as a special compartment for a snow shovel and avalanche probe.

jack-wolfskin.co.uk

Jack Wolfskin Mountaineer 48 Alpine Backpack and O’Neill 3 Layer Ski Pants

Be smart, stay dry

O’Neill 3 Layer Ski Pants are what snowboarding hero Jeremy Jones wears on epic powder runs. The seams are taped and the Hyperdry technology adapts to your body temperature.

oneill.com

Fuzzy logic

Artificial microfibres aren’t always the best solution. The McNair Merino Mountain Shirt – handmade in Yorkshire from Merino wool – is water- and wind-resistant and extremely warm.

mcnairshirts.com

The snow is certainly arriving, co-founder Neil

The snow is certainly arriving, co-founder Neil McNair heading out to score some freshies in La Clusaz, France. Time to get your #MountainShirt? http://mcnairshirts.com/shop/

Hatchet job

Rock the right après ski look in Bleed Clothing’s Timber Sweater. which comes with a print of loads of axes. Perfect for fans of Scandi timber-chopping self-help book Norwegian Wood. bleed-clothing.com

 Bleed Clothing’s Timber Sweater
2. ride out
The classiest, most innovative and stylish ways to get downhill

Lightning seat

Here’s a fun alternative to skiing or snowboarding. Make your way up the mountain on two Snooc Skis, then screw them together, attach the handle and the seat, and whizz back downhill. Combined weight is just 5kg.

snooc.ski

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Carve your own path

This is no off-the-peg ski. The Atomic Custom Studio allows you to create a completely individual version of eight different types of ski using your own photos, designs or text. 

customstudio.atomic.com

Atomic and Stoeckli Ski

Laser guided

For those who like their time on the slopes to be high-octane and athletic, the Stöckli Laser GS Ski has total edge grip on the ice and runs smoothly at speed… Time for that black run.

stoeckli.ch

 

Banana smoothie

Whether it’s for a park session or a powder adventure, the Lib Tech Attack Banana EC2 Snowboard is always the right partner. It’s equally suited to both rookies and professionals.

lib-tech.com

 

Banana Snowboard and Burton Snowboard

White wonder

Boarding legend Shaun White – a two-time Olympic gold-medal winner – helped design the multifacted Burton TWC Pro Snowboard. It’s both stable on ice and snappy on superpipe or slopestyle courses.

burton.com

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3. switch on
Electronic companions for greater action and security

Group treks 

Skiing in a group is more fun. The snoww tracking app means you can compare slope data with friends (kilometres, difference in altitude, top speed) and set each other various challenges.

snoww.com

 

Search optimisation 

Avalanche transceivers come with three antennas as standard. But the third on the Arva AXIO folds out, increasing its range and improving the accuracy and speed in locating it.

arva-equipment.com

Drone alone

Here’s the problem… How do you film yourself from above while doing an action sport?

Simple: the GoPro-compatible Staaker Drone is able to track skiers or snowboarders at up to 80kph.

staaker.com

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