For anyone who -- like me -- considers coffee a vital skiing fluid, the Big Sky Bistro is the ultimate backcountry delivery system. It's an ingenious contraption: a French press fitted into the lid of a plastic thermal coffee mug.
For a satisfying eye-opener when Starbucks is not an option, pour hot water over two to four tablespoons of a medium grind of your preferred beans. Steep four minutes, then depress the plunger to ramrod the full flavor only a press can deliver.
$16/Big Sky Bistro/888-327-9908/www.porterproducts.com