Ahead of the 2021/22 ski season, we've put together a list of our top 5 ski gadgets so that you can get even more out of your next ski holiday!
Carv Digital Ski Coach
The Carv digital ski coach offers live coaching as you ski, based on 35 real-time metrics that it measures on every turn. With 72 pressure sensors packed into a thin insole that fits between the shell and liner of your boots, Carv measures your skiing ability and gives you a Ski:IQ™ score - an evaluation of your skiing technique.
But Carv isn’t called a ski coach for nothing - it was developed with world-class instructors and gives you skiing tips after each run based on what you need to improve in your skiing.
With a fully waterproof design and a 3-day battery life, Carv can easily survive the strain of a ski trip.
Get yours here.
Osprey Soelden/Sopris Pro Avalanche Backpacks
An airbag avalanche backpack perfect for ski touring and exploring the backcountry. The Soelden/Sopris Pro men’s/women’s backpack was developed alongside the San Juan Mountain Guides to be lightweight and durable. It’s made with Osprey’s NanoFly® fabric, and weighs in at just under 3kg. The bag is equipped with an Alpride E1 system, a rechargeable avalanche airbag.
And with diagonal and A-frame ski straps, and vertical and horizontal snowboard straps, it makes it easy to carry your gear the way that you want, when you’re exploring the backcountry. Remember to get formal avalanche training before entering the backcountry.
Buy your backpack here.
Insta360 Go 2
If you want to take great skiing videos, but don’t want the bulk or the looks of a larger action cam, look no further than the Insta360 Go 2. At just over 5cm long and 2cm wide, the unobtrusive little camera can be mounted to your chest with one of many mounting clips or an undershirt magnet.
Recording in 1440p @30fps, with the option of 120fps slow motion, the Go 2 punches above its weight. And with rich features like FlowState Stabilization, horizon levelling, and TimeShift, it’s easy to capture cinematic-style videos as you ski.
Never miss a moment on your next ski holiday, get your action cam here.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro
The sixth iteration of Garmin’s flagship Fenix series brings updates that make it perfect for recording ski sessions. The Pro and Sapphire versions come with over 2,000 ski resort maps preloaded, so you always know where you are on the slopes.
But what sets Garmin’s multisport watches apart is that they will go with you far beyond the mountains. Away from the slopes you can track a multitude of different sports, from running to golf (with preloaded course maps) to stand-up-paddleboarding. And with improved battery-life, the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro can now last up to 46 days on a full charge, or 36 hours in GPS mode.
Price: £599.99 - £999.99 depending on model
Buy yours here.
Therm-ic Heated Boot Insoles
Many skiers struggle to keep their toes warm on those colder days in the mountains. Therm-ic’s boot heaters are thin insoles that fit in your ski boots and are connected to a battery pack. The battery clips to the outside of your boots and delivers up to 13 hours of warming on a single charge, so you can stay enjoying the slopes for longer.
The insoles also connect to the Therm-ic Heat Control App, so you can control the heating of your insoles remotely, without having to touch the battery pack.
Price: £99 - £195
Get yours here.
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