Snowboarding

  • One of the innovative young brands that really impressed during the recent ISPO Munich show, Advenate has several multipurpose tools for backcountry snow sports. The headliner is an avalanche shovel that includes a probe in its handle and a light, compact emergency shelter in its blade.
  • ​If you like listening to music while on the slopes, you can wear earbuds beneath your helmet, or you can get a helmet with built-in speakers. The former can be fiddly, however, while the latter doesn't let you hear your tunes once you take the helmet off. That's why Unit 1 created the Soundshield.
  • We've seen some interesting evolutions of established avalanche safety technologies over the years, but the latest product in the category brings more flash. Using pyrotechnics, the Resero XV system​ blows snowboard binding straps clean off at the pull of a wearable trigger.
  • The Snowsuite is a different way of venturing out into the wilderness and spending the night. A cross between a motorhome, yacht and ski-in/ski-out hotel room, this all-new mobile shelter concept invites you to find a scenic spot on a snow-covered mountain or meadow and spend the night.
  • There are a wide variety of sports performance trackers out there, along with a number of devices that can call for help if you get into trouble. The all-new Phipal does both, using the same sensor set to track your performance and identify emergencies and send out an alert if need be.
  • Reaching into your pocket to answer the phone just isn't an option when you're charging down a snow-covered mountain or white-knuckling a set of mountain bike grips. So the all-new Bonx rides on your ear and streamlines communications in the field.
  • After looking at the new gear and clothing revealed at major sports shows like ISPO and SIA, as well as the latest crowdfunding campaigns, we've found the newest, most innovative and, in some cases, weirdest new gizmos and wearables for beating the cold and frost, on the slopes and on the streets.
  • If you're a downhill mountain biker, chances are that you switch to snowboarding or downhill skiing once the snow sets in. Matic Hriba and a group of fellow Slovenian cyclists, however, really liked the idea of sticking with the bike format. The result is the Hillstrike.
  • The Explore1 ski helmet from LinkPro Sports is designed to do more than just protect you from hard knocks. With the inclusion of radio communications, Bluetooth smartphone connection, and RECCO avalanche protection, the helmet brings an impressive tech suite to deep powder and high elevations.
  • Adding some new juice to the term "all-in-one quiver board," Colorado startup Seasons wants you to stop riding a different board every season​ –​ skateboard, snowboard, wakeboard –​ and start riding the same board
  • New in the sports wearables market is GogglePal, a heads-up display for snowboarders and skiers that places real-time fitness stats, navigational cues, and games unobtrusively in the user's ski goggles. Three levels of models are offered as pledge rewards in the company's Kickstarter campaign.
  • One factor that snowboarders didn't previously have to consider when choosing bindings was what kind of data they provided. With the introduction of the XON Snow-1, however, that's now a factor. The bindings use an array of sensors to provide riders with all sorts of data on their performance.