With winter already here and New Year around the corner, it’s high time to plan your ultimate winter sports break. Most holidaymakers prefer spending their holidays at ski resorts. In today’s post Travel Vivi introduces a ski trip checklist that will help you avoid ‘Where-is-it-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?’ and make your holiday not only enjoyable but easy logically. Let’s go!
Hammacher Schlemmer Voice Communicating Ski Goggles
With retail price of $299.95, these goggles feature a built-in wireless intercom that allows skiers to speak with up to six like-equipped friends via a Bluetooth transceiver with a 1,600-foot range. You can also connect wirelessly to a smartphone for music on the moguls or for automatic voice answering of incoming calls. Goggles provide 12 hours of talk time on a full charge from the included USB charging cable. The mirror-coated black lens blocks a hundred percent of harmful UV rays, with an anti-fog and anti-scratch coating. The package also includes standard and under helmet earbuds, hard case and fabric bag. The item comes in three colors: black, white and silver.
Smith Vantage Snow Helmets
No part of your gear is more important than your helmet, as while a jacket might keep you warm, a helmet could save you at least from a nasty headache. With a wide range of helmets available on sale, it’s highly recommended to strap on the Smith Vantage Helmet, which will help you experience comfortable protection like never before. Why? Because the all-new Aerocore Technology fully covers your head with four Koroyd inserts that absorb more energy on an impact than normal inserts, increasing airflow without compromising your safety. The product fits different head shapes and sizes, is solidly comfortable, and maintains low weight. Finally, the look is perhaps the most modern and versatile. The price is $220.
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
GoPro’s lineup of mount-anywhere cameras has been appealing extreme sports enthusiasts for years. After the original HD Hero and then the more advanced Hero 2, now GoPro has rolled out the Hero 3, which packs even greater performance in a cube that is almost a full centimeter thinner than its predecessors. Hero 3 Sports Camera Black Edition is perhaps the most capable action camera available today, giving users higher video resolution (up to 4K) and higher frame rate options, however, what refers to its battery life, it leaves much to be desired. The camera costs $399.99.
Hammacher Schlemmer Heated Gloves
Fingers are one of the most ‘easily freezing’ parts of human body. Therefore, it’s important to keep them warm during skiing. The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute’s research team members are pretty happy with their Best Heated Gloves after conducting several tests. The Best Gloves’ 7-volt rechargeable Li-ion battery is capable of producing a maximum temperature of 148.9 degrees F (about 50 degrees F warmer than its competitors, hence the ‘Best’ title). The accessory heats for two to 10 hours on a full charge from the AC charger depending on power setting. Expect to fork out $199.95 for a pair of The Best Heated Gloves this coming winter.
Hotronic E4 Foot Warmer
While skiing, vacationers should as well maintain comfort and warmth in their feet. Hotronic E4 Foot Warmer will do everything for you. The accessory easily installs in all types of footwear and comes with four temperature-duration settings, adjusted by easy-to-use push-button controls. The kit includes: 2 battery packs with integrated heat regulators, 1 pair of heating elements with self adhesive fabric covers and strips, 1 recharger with North American and European plug adapters, together with operating instructions and limited warranty card. The price is $239.
Mophie Powerstation Portable Charger
Made for Smartphones, Tablets & USB Devices, the $79.95-cost device is ideal for those who like to listen to music during skiing, shoot videos and chat with friends via sms. The advance battery cell of the Mophie Powerstation Portable Charger delivers fast charging system and can switch among 500mAh, 1-amp, and 2.1-amp charges. Its 4-LED charge status indicator keeps you apprised of the battery’s condition at a glance. The companies new addition is Mophie Powerstation Duo, developed for charging two devices simultaneously. The only downside to the Mophie powerstation Duo is its price, but if you can afford it, Duo is sure to serve you well enough.
Triple Eight Bumsaver Protective Shorts
Even the most experienced skiers and snowboarders can sometimes make mistakes. As the title says – these Triple Eight Padded shorts offer the ultimate in protection for your hips and rear. Bumsavers make it easier to jump up after you land on your bum; they are lightweight, low profile, and very comfortable to wear under your regular pants or shorts. Another advantage of Bumsavers is that they are made with breathable, form-fitting mesh fabric to ensure ideal fit. Bumsaver Protective Shorts come with the price of $59.95.
Dragon APX Snow Goggles with Interchangeable Lens
Wearing a ski goggle is truly a necessity. It first of all protects our eyes from the wind and the cold when travelling at speed, and, secondly, protects our eyes from the sun. There is also the third reason of wearing them – fashion. Featuring a rimless design and an oversized interchangeable lens, the Dragon APX snow goggles fit larger faces, maximizing your peripheral vision so that you can see all of the mountain below you. The goggles cost $220 and come with a custom APX hard case.
Mammut Snowpulse Removable Airbag
Built to save your life in an avalanche, the Mammut Snowpulse Removable Airbag installs easily in the appropriate backpack and inflates in three seconds. The removal from the backpack also takes just a few minutes. Due to the red signal color a faster localization is possible, and the airbag’s square shape keeps head on top and offers excellent buoyancy. The cost of the item is $450.
Snoffling – a gadget for making snowballs
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned snowball fight when the snow is wet enough to be densely packed. The only problem is that forming the snowballs yourself reduces your efficiency, therefore compromising your chances of success in battle. So, if you are really serious about having an advantage in battle, make sure to but this unique accessory which costs $7.