FREESKIER Gift Guide: Accessories
December is here and, for many, that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts to give those they love. With that spirit of giving in mind, we’ve rounded up 11 awesome accessories for the snow shredder in your life.
All Temperature Wax — Beaverwax
BeaverWax All Temperature and DamFast Ski Waxes consist of a paraffin wax with environmentally friendly additives. None of the waxes contain any perfluorocarbons. BeaverWax takes pride in preserving the mountains while not disrupting performance. These waxes are Wintermint and Birthday Cake scented to keep you and your home smelling fresh.
IMVIO Lens Kit — IMVIO
The IMVIO Lens Kit is designed to capture those epic landscapes and tight interior shots with minimal distortion. The Shock Absorbent iPhone case keeps your device protected while being able to quickly change lenses. It works with iPhone 5/5S, 6/6S and 6/6S Plus. And soon with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
PRO Ski Goggles — OutdoorMaster
OutdoorMaster’s PRO Ski Goggles are designed for ultimate performance and comfort. The big, spherical lens ensures a truly unobstructed field of view. Its interchangeable lens system lets you swap them according to the weather conditions and your personal preference. Outriggers that pivot ensure great helmet integration, too.
Big Bertha Red Metal — MOBOT
Mobot delivers hydration and a massage in one heavy-duty, yet eco-friendly package. Engineered for high performance activity and ideal for everyday use, this unique stainless steel water bottle is handcrafted to insulate your beverage and support your body weight as you roll out the kinks, even after a cheat day.
Work Shirt — Topo Designs
Your grandfather’s favorite heavyweight flannel shirt, complete with an oversized utility pocket, meets Topo Designs’ custom plaid. The Work Shirt – Heavyweight is a flannel that speaks to the past but is designed and fit for the future.
Stealth Shovel — DMOS
When it is time for adventure, the Stealth Shovel converts into a packable unit that fits into every backcountry ski pack we tested. And at 3.3 pounds, it doesn’t weigh much more than a full water bottle. You might even want a Stealth Shovel for the field and to excavate your car from that next snow storm.
souLite Custom — Soul Poles
In a sea of mass-produced sameness, Soul Poles are a unique, eco-friendly choice. Founded by former US Ski Team downhiller Bryon Friedman, each pair is handmade in Park City, Utah using 100% bamboo and recycled materials. All custom orders come with a two-year guarantee. Use the code “freeskier” for a free custom engraving.
Popsocket — Popsockets
The PopSocket is a simple, yet amazingly helpful gizmo that adheres to the back of your phone and acts as a grip, media stand, cord wrap or whatever other function you might find useful. It’s perfect for helping you avoid dropping your phone from the chairlift while sending a quick text, or shooting pictures and video while on the slopes. They’re available in myriad colors or designs and you can even upload your own photos or logos to their site to create your own personalized PopSocket.
Swimmer Duo — Boom by Polk
This waterproof, Bluetooth speaker comes with a flexible tail to hook on your backpack or belt loo. The speaker is compact, yet still packs big sound, eight hours of playback at full voume and four separate colorways, to adequately match with your style preferences.
Super Fleece Blanket — Rumpl
Whether it’s in your tent, car or bedroom, Rumpl’s Super Fleece Blanket is one of the most comfortable pieces of gear a skier can own. On one side, you’ll find a DWR-coated face that repels water and stains. On the other, you’ll find anti-microbial (anti-stink) fleece that’s cozier than you could possibly imagine.
Happy Camper Belt — Arcade Belt
The belt you use on your ski pants isn’t always the belt you wear out on the town. But that notion is changing with the Arcade Happy Camper belt and the rest of the brand’s innovative offerings. These pant elevators have elastane in ’em to allow a little stretch for comfort while remaining snug enough to keep your pants above your ass. Once you go stretch, you’ll never go back.
Poleclinometer — Snowander
The PoleClinometer™ kit turns your ski pole into the world’s lightest and fastest slope meter. It works quicker than any phone app or pocket inclinometer for measuring slope angles “on the fly” by sighting up, down or across a slope. In addition, color coding on the sticker helps you instantly identify the angles which are most prone to avalanches. The installation kit includes three stickers to fit all standard pole shaft diameters, plus a burly clear protective sleeve that’ll shield your sticker from all the abuse you throw at it. Get one. Ski safe. Have fun.