Keith Perry checks out the best mountainwear for the 2014-15 season, from alpine watches to arctic parkas, light-sensitive snow goggles and transceivers.
Canada Goose parka
No-one knows more about surviving sub zero temperatures than the Canadians. This mid-thigh length coat comes with storm flaps, heavy duty cuffs and Coyote fur ruff (faux fur is also available).
With GPS, Bluetooth, barometer and accelerometer, the Airwave 1.5 Recons can tell you how fast you’re travelling, where to go, organise your playlist and receive messages.
Ortovox S1 transceiver
If you’re going off-piste, the S1+ from Ortovox is essential kit. It can help rescuers locate you if you’re buried under an avalanche, while in search mode it can trace other victims. The S1+'s intuitive search mode is activated by simply flipping open the unit, then following the clear on-screen instructions.
Piste Extreme women’s ski jacket
With a fully waterproof outer fabric and taped seams, no water will get into the inner jacket, keeping you dry and comfortable. Highly insulated with a tricot lining, the jacket has RECCO reflectors inbuilt and a detachable snowskirt, ensuring it’s as comfortable as it is protective.
Atomic Hawx 2.0 120 boots
The Hawx 2.0 120 is a high-performance ski boot with impressive comfort. A Memory Fit shell delivers precise energy transmission and can be moulded in-store to the skier's feet for the best possible shape. The Gold Liner with Dynashape ensures exact control and good warmth. A Sole Flex zone under the boot allows a slight bend and promotes balance and natural stance, improving feedback from the ski.
A sport watch adapted for the mountains, the Fenix 2 has some unique snowsports features. Not only can it detect speed, distance and vertical drop, it can also time your runs and compare the data.
Hydro women’s ski pants
High performance waterproof and breathable ski pants. With detachable braces, internal snow gaiters and reinforced scuff guards, these are both practical and stylish. Featuring RECCO reflectors with advanced rescue technology and an adjustable fleece lined waistband.
Snowstorm Extreme women’s snow boots
The Snowstorm womens long snow boots are high performance footwear for extreme conditions. The IsoDry lining makes them waterproof and highly breathable, while the moulded footbed and durable sole offer you stability and comfort. These boots also include a handy thinsulate inner lining to keep your feet warm and comfortable while out in the snow.
Bollé’s Gravity goggles feature a state-of-the-art, high contrast, light reactive lens that changes colour instantly with the light, adapting to all conditions, from brilliant sunshine to complete white out. With Equalizer technology and a P80+ anti-fog coating the Gravity provides exceptional clarity and a wide field of view. Helmet compatible and available with a prescription adapter.
Optix at Broadgate, 0207 628 0330 or bolle.com
The Hero4 Black, is the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates, Hero4 Black takes Emmy Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
Salomon Quest Helmet
The Quest helmet has “auto custom air”, meaning it self-inflates to form a precise personalised fit all around the head. It has excellent ventilation and shock absorption to protect your beautiful bonce.