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Must-Have Ski Gadgets

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Waht are your must-have ski gadgets? Those little nick-nacks you can't do without?
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skis Toofy Grin
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Boot warmers - great slipping your feet into warm dry boots

Hand cuffs for gloves
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Dabber wrote:
skis Toofy Grin


Laughing
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Fish_Head wrote:
Hand cuffs for gloves


What do you mean by hand cuffs. Do you mean the cuffs on your jacket that go into your gloves? Or are we talking a little apres ski bondage, here? Embarassed
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Screaming Dave wrote:
Fish_Head wrote:
Hand cuffs for gloves


What do you mean by hand cuffs. Do you mean the cuffs on your jacket that go into your gloves? Or are we talking a little apres ski bondage, here? Embarassed


harness that go around your wrists & attach to gloves. They less than 5 a pair
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burton step on bindings Twisted Evil
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Cant think of one. I have a few gadgets and can't remember the last time i used one
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Cat tracks. Protect the soles of your ski boots and stop me falling a over t on icy footpaths!!
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Cat tracks. Protect the soles of your ski boots and stop me falling a over t on icy footpaths!!
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Screaming Dave wrote:
Fish_Head wrote:
Hand cuffs for gloves


What do you mean by hand cuffs. Do you mean the cuffs on your jacket that go into your gloves? Or are we talking a little apres ski bondage, here? Embarassed


Here you go, not quite as fun as your version Laughing

https://hestragloves.com/sport/en/gloves/accessories/91871-handcuff-mens-100-35-mm-size-8-11/100560/
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Fish_Head wrote:


Hand cuffs for gloves


+1. I've never dropped a glove off a lift, so maybe they're not necessary, but I never have to worry about it or think twice.
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I quite like the idea of the glove handcuffs, but I am struggling to think of many occasions when I want to take my gloves off but not take them off completely. These must be perfect if you want to take your gloves off on a lift, but I very rarely do.

Best gadgets for me are:

1.ski tracks app
2.SlipIn to ease my high arches into ski boots without the pain.
3. Padded sunglasses that keep the wind out.
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A whistle to attract attention. Clipped to upper part of jacket, close enough to blow without unclipping.
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Boot heaters.
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Outdoor Tech wireless audio chips.
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PeakyB wrote:
A whistle to attract attention. Clipped to upper part of jacket, close enough to blow without unclipping.


Is that so we dont need to tap our poles? 😀
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foxtrotzulu wrote:
PeakyB wrote:
A whistle to attract attention. Clipped to upper part of jacket, close enough to blow without unclipping.


Is that so we dont need to tap our poles? 😀

As well as a Whistle, I have a Light and a Toggle to pull to inflate the Life Jacket, in the event I ski into a Lake. Madeye-Smiley
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rob@rar wrote:
Boot heaters.


Do you mean things to keep your feet warm while skiing or things to dry your boots after a day skiing?
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Apart from boot dryers... and yes to the Hestra glove straps too... here's a great thingy I picked up in Whistler - especially useful for Hestra owners, as they don't have any wipers built in

adjustable velcro, strap it over your thumb


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@foxtrotzulu, @Old Fartbag, whistle mainly for when gone off side of easy green track, tumbled 50m down into forest and bears or wolves approaching. A whistle scares the sh*t out of them.
Also for when ski buddies go to wrong lift, within earshot. Three short blasts cause appropriate embarrassment and bring to heel.
Finally for now, to make more noise if outside Folie Douce or similar apres hotspots.
A whistle, cheap, nothing much to break, needs no signal, no batteries, looks cool clipped to jacket, I commend it to the snowHead house. snowHead
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The boot tool, although I don't think they do them anymore
https://uktraveleditor.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/must-have-ski-gadgets-reviewed/

Actually, something similar
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Randall-Innovations-RSK20011-Ski-Key-Buckler/dp/B0186J0ZBA/ref=sr_1_19_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1517822132&sr=8-19-spons&keywords=the+ski+boot+tool&psc=1&tag=amz07b-21


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foxtrotzulu wrote:
I quite like the idea of the glove handcuffs, but I am struggling to think of many occasions when I want to take my gloves off but not take them off completely. ...

Wrist loops (you just need a leash, it doesn't have to be big and branded) are really good for back-country photography, especially when combined with mitts. You can set up much quicker if you can just dump your gloves.
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after years of battling with goggles that don't fit over my specs or specs misting up I am looking forward to trying my new helmet with built in visor.
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PeakyB wrote:
@foxtrotzulu, @Old Fartbag, whistle mainly for when gone off side of easy green track, tumbled 50m down into forest and bears or wolves approaching. A whistle scares the sh*t out of them.
Also for when ski buddies go to wrong lift, within earshot. Three short blasts cause appropriate embarrassment and bring to heel.
Finally for now, to make more noise if outside Folie Douce or similar apres hotspots.
A whistle, cheap, nothing much to break, needs no signal, no batteries, looks cool clipped to jacket, I commend it to the snowHead house. snowHead

Sounds eminently sensible to me. Toofy Grin
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Altimeter - for recording vertical skied (though a number of Apps also do that - & more - now).
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Have to say that for the past couple of months I've been using Drysure Extreme Boot Dryers and they really do what they say on the tin!

They are, quote - "Dries footwear 12 times faster than traditional airdrying. No need for batteries or electricity and can be reused multiple times, so is great for the environment and protects feet against fungi and bacteria."

They are so easy, get back home and just slip them in and next morning boots are totally dry. I'm really looking forward to using them in the Spring as when ski touring my feet do get really sweaty.

And at 30 a bargain
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@Weathercam, I had something very similiar years and years ago, think they had some "wacky" name for them based on the phallic shape at the time
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A home-made extension lead with a euro plug at one end and four UK sockets at the other. These days Id make sure it had some USB power sockets too.
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altis wrote:
A home-made extension lead with a euro plug at one end and four UK sockets at the other. These days Id make sure it had some USB power sockets too.


if you take a laptop, a euro plug for the power pack is always useful.
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Does a travel kettle and packet of tea bags count as a ski gadget?
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Mjit wrote:
Does a travel kettle and packet of tea bags count as a ski gadget?

...if the tea is Earl Gray, then absolutely.
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@Old Fartbag, why bother with Earl Grey teabags? Just dangle a used ski sock in a cup of warm water for the same taste Twisted Evil
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If you are going to France a bed that is longer than 5'8" is worth tucking into your suitcase as well.
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- A cheaper watch. Don't lose your 1000 Swiss watch on a mountain (I did)... get a 20 Casio digital and wear your nice one for dinner.
- Leki Trigger poles. I love the quick clip-in clip-out Leki poles with the pole straps that live on your hands.
- ResqSki ski finders... spyderjon sells it, makes skis quick to find when buried in powder, used 2 weeks ago, does actually work
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SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
@Old Fartbag, why bother with Earl Grey teabags? Just dangle a used ski sock in a cup of warm water for the same taste Twisted Evil

Heathen!
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decent skis, and in early Jan thermals.......
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@SnoodlesMcFlude,
Very Happy Very Happy
I couldn't agree more!
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@SnoodlesMcFlude,
Very Happy Very Happy
I couldn't agree more!

Add a little Lapsang Souchong, and you're good to go.

There must be a more upmarket Ski Forum I could join, as this one is full of Heathens? Razz Toofy Grin

I blame Brexit! rolling eyes
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@coops1967, looks like it would be a bit rough on the nose ............
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