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5 of the best snow sports gear from the SIA Snow Show

Heading for the slopes? Here's our snappy run down of the best new snow sports gear for piste-on-heads

Airhole Facemasks


Add a dash of crazy to your multicoloured snowboard garments with this range of Airhole Facemasks. Unlike other masks which either have no holes or lots of tiny ones, Airhole masks have a single perfectly sized hole for gulping down air as you speed down the slopes, reducing pesky dampness building up in the mask.



These brand new HOJI skis by 4FRNT have evolved from its Renegade range into a narrower, more touring orientated big mountain ski, resulting in a nimble and nippy skiing experience. A matching rocker and sidecut profiles should also ensure that you carve through the powder like a hot knife through, er, snow.

Anon M1 ski goggles


Anon’s striking set of goggles use magnets so that you can switch lenses in and out with ease without having to take the goggles on and off. Need darker tints? Just snap out and snap in. Simple. Let’s just hope those magnets hold up during a heavy landing, as an eyeful of snow is not a particularly pleasant experience.

Seirus HeatTough gloves


Seirus’ new HeatTouch line of finger warmers consists of rechargeable, heated gloves with soft flexible heat panels which can pump out blessed warmth for your digits for up to six hours. We could do with a pair to last through the current Siberian cold snap – our fingers are beginning to turn blue…

Helly Hansen Odin Hooded Belay Jacket


This bright orange number should ensure visibility during any unfortunate avalanches – and its dense water-shedding PrimaLoft One insulation provides an excellent warmth to weight ratio to keep you nice and toasty. Coupled with a durable nylon ripstop outface, you’ll have yourself a jacket that will take more of a beating than your fragile fleshy body any day.

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