GEAR & TECH

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RADIAN TRAVEL PACK Yes, you’ll look a bit like you’ve raided Bat­man’s gear locker when you shrug into Mis­sion Work­shop’s Radian Travel Pack ( BE­LOW), but the Caped Cru­sader him­self couldn’t pass up this four-sea­son 42-litre bag. Not only is it light­weight, rugged and weath­er­proof, but it can also be used suit­case-style once you con­ceal the shoul­der straps be­hind a hid­den zip­pered panel. mis­sion­work­shop.com

WESTCOMB This Van­cou­ver-based ap­parel com­pany uses a cen­tral­ized de­sign-to-pro­duc­tion model to craft its top-notch tech­ni­cal (yet still stylish) out­door gear ( RIGHT), a method that al­lows for a min­i­mal car­bon foot­print. Ev­ery­thing from in­su­lated out­er­wear to longsleeved base lay­ers is de­signed, man­u­fac­tured and ware­housed in Van­cou­ver. westcomb.com

CHIPS 2.0 BLUE­TOOTH HEL­MET SPEAK­ERS Skiers and snow­board­ers who like a few tunes while they’re carv­ing fresh pow­der no longer need fum­ble in their pocket to op­er­ate their phone. In­stead, they can pop a pair of Out­door Tech’s head­phones into their hel­met and press — with­out re­mov­ing their mitts! — two built-in over­sized but­tons to do ev­ery­thing from change tracks, make a phone call and ac­ti­vate the walkie-talkie fea­ture for group con­ver­sa­tions. out­doortech­nol­ogy.com

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