Six must-have items if you're going skiing or snowboarding this winter

From gloves to goggles, jackets to long johns, you need well-designed, innovative equipment. Here's our pick of what's available in Hong Kong and online

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 11:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 October, 2015, 4:32pm

Get the technology to keep you dry and safe and warm (but not too hot) on the snowy slopes this winter. Here is our pick of the latest innovations in alpine accessories:

 

Julbo Aerospace goggles

The Aerospace (HK$2,200) features Julbo’s innovative “Superflow” ventilation system which allows you to pull the lens forward so the airflow  prevents fogging. Although designed primarily for the hot and sweaty sport of ski touring it’s also effective on warmer days on the hill or in clammy cable cars. Available from julbo-eyewear.com

Ziplongs ¾ merino wool long johns

Funky coloured full-length zippers down the side of each leg mean that if you get too hot while skiing you can remove these Norwegian-designed long johns (HK$867) without taking your ski boots off (although you do need to drop your ski pants briefly). Available from northernplayground.no  

 

The North Face Modulator ABS  

The award-winning Modulator ABS (HK$7,207) is the first airbag system that fits a variety of backpacks, so you can use your regular daypack to stay safe if you’re skiing off-piste and simply remove the system when you’re hiking, biking, etc. Available from thenorthface.hk  

 

Arc’teryx Lithic gloves  

Using a mix of Gore-Tex outers and Primaloft insulation, and with fully taped seams, the Lithic gloves (HK$2,220) effectively seal out water, wind and snow as well as being warm and very hard wearing. Available from protrek.com.hk  

 

Cébé Trilogy helmet  

The award-winning Trilogy (HK$1,385) can be used for skiing, mountain biking and climbing – you simply adjust or remove vents, visor, ear pads and insulation to suit your activity. Available from amazon.com

 

Haglofs Vassi jacket  

The Vassi jacket (HK$6,600) has been designed in collaboration with professional freeskiers and comes with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric, large pockets, snowskirt and a loose fit to allow room for body armour. Available from haglofs.se