MORE ES­SEN­TIAL GEAR FOR THE SLOPES

From cloth­ing to GPS, kit your­self out with the lat­est and great­est ski­ing tech

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GARMIN IN­STINCT If you don’t track your ski­ing, it didn’t hap­pen. Armed with a ski­ing mode and GPS, GLONASS and Galileo sys­tem com­pat­i­bil­ity, Garmin’s In­stinct watch is built to mil­i­tary stan­dards for ther­mal, shock and wa­ter re­sis­tance and can track ev­ery turn to keep you up­dated with vi­tal info like your lo­ca­tion, the dis­tance you’ve cov­ered, max­i­mum speed and your heart rate. It even recog­nises when you’re on a ski lift and pauses record­ing. Plus, with text and email

risk los­ing your phone while you’re go­ing up. £269, garmin.com

ABOM HEET Ever ripped off your gog­gles in the hope of get­ting a clearer view and dis­cov­ered that the fog is ac­tu­ally on the in­side? Yeah, this hap­pens

all the time in the moun­tains. Cue Abom’s Heet googles. They’re heated gog­gles with on-board

elec­tric heater and keep fog at bay when it’s im­mi­nent. And if you need it, a quick tap on the side puts the Heet into On De­mand mode for a few min­utes to drive off the fog. Just pick the lens tint you want and head to the moun­tains with­out the fear of an­noy­ing, foggy gog­gles. $299 (£227), abom.com VALLERRET SKADO ZIP­PER MITT Let’s face it, the moun­tains are In­sta­gram Cen­tral. But thick ski gloves are a non-starter (lit­er­ally) for a phone or cam­era. Thanks to Pri­maloft in­su­la­tion and a Merino wool lin­ing, these two-in- one mitts have the warmth of mit­tens yet al­low the dex­ter­ity you need for shoot­ing pho­tos. All you need to do is open the wa­ter-re­sis­tant zip to re­veal the in­ner gloves and you’re set to take all the snowy pic­tures you de­sire. There’s even a press-stud to keep the mit­ten out go the way while you use the

£109, pho­tog­ra­phy­gloves.com THERMIC POWERSOCK SET HEAT MULTI + S-PACK 700 If your feet feel warm, you can keep ski­ing un­til the last lift closes and still be smil­ing. If they’re cold, you’re go­ing to be mis­er­able the en­tire time. So say hello to the snap­pily ti­tled Powersock combo, which melds X-Socks ma­te­rial with a heat­ing el­e­ment and enough bat­tery power for up to eight hours of toasty toes. The USB- charg­ing bat­ter­ies snap on at the top of the socks above your boot line and can be re­moved again so the socks can be washed at up to 30°C. Warm and fresh! £150, therm-ic.com GOPRO HERO7 BLACK The best ac­tion cam around just got a whole lot bet­ter with the in­tro­duc­tion of Hyper­S­mooth in the HERO7 Black. It’s the next gen­er­a­tion of elec­tronic im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion and it trans­forms your jit­tery, nau­se­at­ing footage into epic movies. What’s more, it works in 4K mode at 50/60fps, so whether you’re us­ing a hel­met, chest or ski mount, you’ll cap­ture all your best moves in glo­ri­ous de­tail. The HERO7 Black is also wa­ter­proof with­out the need for a case, has a two-inch touch­screen and has hel­met­mount-friendly voice con­trol.

£379, shop.gopro.com

MAMMUT AVALANCHE AIRBAG BACK­PACK 3.0 & FLIP RE­MOV­ABLE AIRBAG 3.0 If you love the pow­der and hate crowded pistes then a back­pack with an avalanche airbag is a sen­si­ble ad­di­tion to your ski gear. Add a gas car­tridge to this kit and if the worst hap­pens,

you stay at the sur­face. The Flip Re­mov­able Airbag 3.0 sits in the ded­i­cated front pocket and takes up 2L of the back­pack’s 22L ca­pac­ity so you’ve got plenty of room to stow an ex­tra layer and other es­sen­tials.

£539, uk.mammut.com

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