Gear that has Your Back, Head & Maybe Even Life

12th February 2014 | Heather B. Fried

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The new Jetforce Avalanche Airbag technology is a big deal for backcountry skiers looking to maximize safety, and Black Diamond's got it. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The new Jetforce Avalanche Airbag technology is a big deal for backcountry skiers looking to maximize safety, and Black Diamond's got it.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The new Jetforce Avalanche Airbag technology is a big deal for backcountry skiers looking to maximize safety, and Black Diamond's got it. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The new WM1 goggle from anon. adds the brand's relatable Magna-Tech story to the women's side. It's literally that easy to swap out lenses when the day goes from blue to greybird. And forget about those lenses popping out on their own. According to one rep, if you fall hard enough for that to happen, you should be more concerned about your concussion. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The new WM1 goggle from anon. adds the brand's relatable Magna-Tech story to the women's side. It's literally that easy to swap out lenses when the day goes from blue to greybird. And forget about those lenses popping out on their own. According to one rep, if you fall hard enough for that to happen, you should be more concerned about your concussion.
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The new WM1 goggle from anon. adds the brand's relatable Magna-Tech story to the women's side. It's literally that easy to swap out lenses when the day goes from blue to greybird. And forget about those lenses popping out on their own. According to one rep, if you fall hard enough for that to happen, you should be more concerned about your concussion. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
Made with ski racers in mind, the Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS from POC is a multi–impact helmet with a sensor that lets you know when it's time to replace. - ©Heather B. Fried

Made with ski racers in mind, the Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS from POC is a multi–impact helmet with a sensor that lets you know when it's time to replace.
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Made with ski racers in mind, the Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS from POC is a multi–impact helmet with a sensor that lets you know when it's time to replace. - ©Heather B. Fried
Zeal Optics' new HD2 Camera Google has the ability to take ski photos and videos that will upload to your iPhone or Android without plugging in, all in a smaller profile than its predecessor (pictured at left). We're impressed.   - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Zeal Optics' new HD2 Camera Google has the ability to take ski photos and videos that will upload to your iPhone or Android without plugging in, all in a smaller profile than its predecessor (pictured at left). We're impressed.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

Zeal Optics' new HD2 Camera Google has the ability to take ski photos and videos that will upload to your iPhone or Android without plugging in, all in a smaller profile than its predecessor (pictured at left). We're impressed.   - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The new anon. women's Keira Helmet features magnetic locking helmet strap and BOA fit system for convenience at every click and turn. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The new anon. women's Keira Helmet features magnetic locking helmet strap and BOA fit system for convenience at every click and turn.
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The new anon. women's Keira Helmet features magnetic locking helmet strap and BOA fit system for convenience at every click and turn. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
Salomon's new X-TEND goggle line.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Salomon's new X-TEND goggle line.
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Salomon's new X-TEND goggle line.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
Deuter's new On Top ABS backcountry balloon Pack. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Deuter's new On Top ABS backcountry balloon Pack.
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Deuter's new On Top ABS backcountry balloon Pack. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
POC's Jetforce avy bag is battery powered and fan propelled, can deploy multiple times, inflates to protect the head and deflates to create an air pocket after three minutes. In a word, it's badass. - ©Heather B. Fried

POC's Jetforce avy bag is battery powered and fan propelled, can deploy multiple times, inflates to protect the head and deflates to create an air pocket after three minutes. In a word, it's badass.
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POC's Jetforce avy bag is battery powered and fan propelled, can deploy multiple times, inflates to protect the head and deflates to create an air pocket after three minutes. In a word, it's badass. - ©Heather B. Fried
Ortovox's new ABS packs feature a modular balloon and canister, removable so you can pack for any purpose at all. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Ortovox's new ABS packs feature a modular balloon and canister, removable so you can pack for any purpose at all.
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Ortovox's new ABS packs feature a modular balloon and canister, removable so you can pack for any purpose at all. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The POC MIPS liner moves slightly and independently from the shell upon impact to decelerate the head and reduce forces to the brain. - ©Heather B. Fried

The POC MIPS liner moves slightly and independently from the shell upon impact to decelerate the head and reduce forces to the brain.
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The POC MIPS liner moves slightly and independently from the shell upon impact to decelerate the head and reduce forces to the brain. - ©Heather B. Fried
Bern's new snow-specific Kingston and Rollins helmets represent more of a ski focus for the company. - ©Eric Slayman

Bern's new snow-specific Kingston and Rollins helmets represent more of a ski focus for the company.
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Bern's new snow-specific Kingston and Rollins helmets represent more of a ski focus for the company. - ©Eric Slayman
The new Arc backpack from Dakine is made with lighter weight ripstop, with an updated helmet carry and a side-switchable ski carry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The new Arc backpack from Dakine is made with lighter weight ripstop, with an updated helmet carry and a side-switchable ski carry.
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The new Arc backpack from Dakine is made with lighter weight ripstop, with an updated helmet carry and a side-switchable ski carry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography