You need these ski trip gadgets for your winter vacation

We're almost a month out from the holidays, but many of us are already thinking about vacation. Sure, we might have gotten some time off throughout them, or between Christmas and New Year's, but was that really a vacation for you? Probably not. Now, it's time to go somewhere and escape, not be burdened by the pressure of gift-giving or making the perfect holiday meal. And a ski trip might be just what the doctor ordered.

You need these ski trip gadgets for your winter vacation
A Person is Skiing on Their Winter Vacation

For many people, a ski or snowboarding trip is a necessity to make it through the winter. If you live in a warmer climate, it’s fun to get out and experience the snow. And just because you might live in an area where you get snow doesn’t mean you have access to mountains and hills suitable for skiing or snowboarding. But before you take that trip to one of these resorts, you’re going to want to make sure you have all of the ski trip gadgets and winter necessities you need to ensure a fantastic trip.

Sure, you might have goggles already, but do you have the best ones for your needs? And what about when you’ve gotten back to your room from skiing, and your back is killing you? Or if you want to take a day off from traditional skiing to do something a little different? When you get to the lodge isn’t the best time to realize you should have grabbed that item you’ve been mulling over. We have what you’re looking for—and maybe some things you weren’t but now can’t live without. And if you’re driving to your destination, make sure you have some of these items for the car.

IceBRKR Bone Conduction Audio Ski Mask has an intercom function

Don’t let the slopes get in the way of superior audio. Instead, use the IceBRKR Bone Conduction Audio Ski Mask. Armed with bone conduction technology, this ski mask doubles as an audio system so you can listen to anything from playlists to podcasts. Unlike a headset, IceBRKR won’t get in the way of your gear. Instead, it is your gear. Likewise, it means you can still hear what’s going on around you. Along with audio, IceBRKR uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology for seamless phone calls, intercom communication for up to 18 people, and voice activation systems.

UNIT 1 Soundshield Winter Sports Helmet Kit makes listening easier

Make the most out of your time on the slopes with the UNIT 1 Soundshield Winter Sports Helmet Kit. This set comes with all the accessories you need to enhance any winter sport. Likewise, the Soundshield kit includes a helmet, wireless headphones, ear covers, slim ear pads, and a goggle clip. Inside the box, you’ll also find a charging cable, auxiliary cable, decals, and travel bag.  Featuring an ABS Hardshell construction, the helmet offers temple and ear protection. Available in three sizes, this ski trip gadget protects and entertains at the same time.

HOMI Carbon Fiber Adventure Jacket keeps you warm

Stay nice and warm without piling on the bulk with the HOMI Carbon Fiber Adventure Jacket. Heavily tested, this jacket can withstand the elements thanks to Japanese carbon fiber. This material achieves 95% energy conversion and combines with 3M Thinsulate technology. Along with waterproof YKK zippers, this makes the jacket windproof to keep you as warm as possible in the outdoors. When the cold front comes through, this jacket also uses innovative heating technology to warm you up with a touch of a button.

Snowfeet 2 Mini Ski Shoe Attachment turns your shoes into skiskates

Experience the most excitement you can have in the snow with the Snowfeet 2 Mini Ski Shoe Attachment. Complete with adjustable bindings, this ski trip gadget transform your shoes into skiskates. Snowfeet are lightweight and come in two styles: Snowfeet II and Snowfeet X. Snowfeet II are made for those who want to have a bit of fun in the snow. Snowfeet X are for those wanting to use the attachments as a sports activity. Whichever you choose, Snowfeet fit with any shoes, and you can use them downhill, on the slopes, cross-country, and even in forest trails.

Agog Sports SLOPEDECK Hybrid Snow Skateboard has a narrower running surface

Carve turns on the snow with the Agog Sports SLOPEDECK Hybrid Snow Skateboard. Featuring a patent-pending Morphteck base, this board lets you carve tight turns in any condition. Likewise, the closed-cell lightweight space provides a narrower running surface. Just one inch below the deck, it allows for incredibly quick edging. In combination with the arched groves, the SLOPEDECK offers supreme control and a surf-like sensation. And the concave skate deck has a grip tape EVA topsheet, making it feel just like a standard skateboard deck.

Vibram Portable Performance Sole

Confidently walk on wet ice with the Vibram Portable Performance Sole. Powered by Vibram Arctic Grip, this wearable increases grip on slippery ice. Designed to help you walk on one of the worst conditions, the Vibram Portable Performance Sole comes with Vibram Arctic Grip technology. Likewise, this technology enables you to walk on ice and feel safer while doing so. In addition, the sole easily folds so you can pack and unpack it in one simple movement. Simply keep this ski trip gadget in your bag or backpack and attach them to your shoes at any time.

ORORO Twin Cities 3-in-1 Heated Gloves have heating elements

Wear the same pair of gloves for all weather conditions with the ORORO Twin Cities 3-in-1 Heated Gloves. Developed through customer feedback and comprehensive research, this versatile glove system offers wearability in all environments. The inner glove features a heating element while the outer liner adds protection in windy, wet or extremely cold weather conditions. Additionally, the hand-shaped heating elements in the ORORO heated gloves cover both sides of your fingers. Featuring a 3-in-1 design, you can wear just the inner fleece of the gloves alone for a sleeker appearance. Likewise, the outer glove is wearable on its own in more extreme environments while wearing both pieces together provides the ultimate heated glove experience. Compatible with touchscreens, both inner and outer gloves enable you to use your phone without exposing your hands. Complete with three heating settings, ORORO heated gloves make it easy to achieve your desired level of warmth.

Mujjo 3M Thinsulate Touchscreen Gloves let you use your phone

Keep your hands warm while using your smartphone with the Mujjo 3M Thinsulate Touchscreen Gloves. These five-finger touchscreen-enabled gloves feature a stretchy profile that comfortably fits your hand. The glove mimics our skin’s conductive properties, allowing it to work with all touchscreens. Featuring a simple yet sophisticated design, the touchscreen gloves come with a triple-top layer that is laminated with 3M Thinsulate. Likewise, the soft layer of fleece lining inside makes them soft and warm against your skin.

STAKI Controls Smart Downhill Skis have a cast-iron tail

Take on any snow condition with the STAKI Controls Smart Downhill Skis. With a patented cast-iron tail, the STAKI skis won’t let you fall. The stabilizing tail just slows down and returns you to a stable position. The combination of the innovative tail and the ski’s geometric structure also helps you keep a balanced position. It even stops you from flinging back when skiing on uneven surfaces.

Chubby Buttons Wearable Bluetooth Music Remote makes changing the song easy

You know how frustrating it can be to deal with your phone when you have gloves on. Thanks to the Chubby Buttons Wearable Bluetooth Music Remote, you can navigate your playlist with ease. Connect this wrist remote to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then you are free to control what you listen to from your wrist. The buttons on this wearable Bluetooth remote are so large that they’re easy to press even when you’re wearing bulky winter gloves, which make them a winter necessity.

Roam Elevate Robotic Ski Exoskeleton lets you ski the slopes for longer

Improve your skiing performance with the Roam Elevate Robotic Ski Exoskeleton. This wearable device enhances your quad strength to give you greater control. It also helps you achieve longer and stronger runs while reducing joint pressure and muscle fatigue. This skiing exoskeleton uses sensors and smart software to anticipate your movement and adjust torque accordingly. Using air actuators, the robot exoskeleton adjusts at the knee, effectively strengthening and mimicking the quad muscles. Even though the device is completely customizable, it also follows your body’s direction so you’re always in control.

Acumobility The Ultimate Back Roller Deep Tissue Massager relieves sore muscles

Skiing can be rough on your back. And the Acumobility The Ultimate Back Roller Deep Tissue Massager helps ensure you keep this important area healthy. In fact, it helps improve your posture, flexibility, and extension. Providing a deep tissue massage, this back roller can even support weights of up to 1,000 pounds. So, no matter who you are, you don’t have to worry about The Ultimate Back Roller snapping under pressure. Designed with a gap for your spine, this handy health tool doesn’t put unwanted pressure on your spinal cord.

You’ll be more prepared for your ski trip with any of the gadgets on this list. Personally. I’ve got my eye on the Chubby Buttons and the touchscreen gloves for my winter activities this year. It’s such a pain to have to take your gloves off to do anything. And if they’re covered in snow, it’s even worse. Is there anything you use on your winter vacation that you think is a cold-weather necessity?

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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