1. Helly Hansen introduces The LifePocket™
Having your phone battery die following an off-piste injury can mean the difference between life and death. With this in mind, Helly Hansen designed a special pocket into their latest jackets which use NASA technology to thermoregulate the pocket’s temperature and extend the battery life of your phone when compared to cold pockets and sub-zero conditions. It's been said that LifePocket™ is going to be the new Goretex with all the top brands likely to be following suit next season.
2. THE New GoPro - Fusion with 'OverCapture'
A picture says a thousand words and GoPro says the Fusion “marks the beginning of a new creative era”. The Fusion camera (at double the price of a regular GoPro) has dual lenses on either side of the device so you can film in 360 degrees. But instead of just shooting and posting in 360, “OverCapture” allows users to reimagine all that visual information in a more traditional flat video. Here is the official GoPro explanation.
3. Never wax your skis again - Forever wax
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Utah-based ski company DPS have produced a new glide treatment called Phantom that will make your skis slippery for life. Instead of just coating the skis’ bases, Phantom gets absorbed into them. It’s a multi-step process where you clean the ski, then apply two different liquids to the base, allowing each liquid to cure in the sun (UV rays activate the compound). DPS says will never need to wax your skis again.
4. The Poor Man’s Drone- AER
This is the next stage, or at least a different stage, in the evolution of the drone. AER is a plastic GoPro holder with aerodynamic foam fins and is designed to be thrown and fetched by hand. The AER was launched on Kickstarter as a low-cost alternative to camera drones.
5. A Ski Tracking App - SNOWW
Snoww is a socially integrated ski tracking app that allows you to follow friends and compare your vital ski statistics. Alternatively you can compete with other skiers in your group and aim to top your mountain group’s leaderboard.