Here's a selection of a few of the noteworthy launches for Winter 2013-14.
The SIA Snowsports show, where manufacturers unveil their latest creations for shop-buyers and journalists, starts tomorrow in Denver, Colorado. We’ll be there to scope out the most promising gear for next winter–everything from helmets and goggles to skis, boots and packs.
Everyone who does anything outside—skiing, surfing, biking, camping, kayaking, climbing—should have one of these in the trunk. (We like it because we’re tired of wrestling our kids into ski boots while they balance precariously on one foot in the snowy parking lot.) It folds up so the dirty side is always on the inside, a carabiner attaches to a backpack, and it’s insulated so your feet don't get cold. (Race gatekeepers: take note.) Qwickstand is $15, shipped to your door.
New training tool from Suunto lets you plan, track and analyze your workouts whether you train indoors or out.
These days, kitted out treadmills, stair climbers and stationary bikes can tell you a lot about your cardio session: distance covered, top speed, average speed, cadence, resistance, incline, heart rate, calories burned and then some. But if logging your miles on a machine in a loud, sweaty fitness factory rather than on a quiet, deserted dirt trail betrays your outdoorsy constitution, Suunto's got your covered.