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By Christine Benedetti | February 8, 2017 | Style & Beauty
Upgrade your equipment as well as your game with this snow season's top three must-haves.
Smith’s I/O goggles featuring the brand’s ultra-vivid ChromaPop lens technology ($180).
Being on-mountain is about being one with nature, but skiers and snowboarders now thrill as much at tech advances as at newfound couloirs. Crystal clear vision, lighter-than-air protection, voice-controlled recording: Here are this snow season’s best tech upgrades.
MUST-HAVE #1: SMITH CHROMAPOP GOGGLE LENSES
The human eye, you may not know, blurs blue, green, and red wavelengths when they cross one another in our visual spectrum. Enter Smith’s ChromaPop, a patented lens design that separates the hues to create clearer and more colorful visuals. While the technology is already integrated into the eyewear company's sunglasses, this winter marks its goggle debut.
MUST-HAVE #2: OAKLEY MOD 5 HELMET
The ultra-light Oakley Mod 5 helmet ($200).
All mountain-goers know Oakley goggles, but this winter marks the company’s first foray into the helmet market. The Mod 5 is designed to work seamlessly with Oakley goggles for both perfect fit and ventilation. Equipped with industry-leading MIPS technology, it’s also designed for maximum protection. Plus, like all Oakley wares, it looks good while doing it. All items are available at Aspen Sports, 408 E. Cooper Ave., 970- 925-6331
MUST-HAVE #3: GOPRO HERO 5
Waterproof GoPro Hero5 Black camera ($399).
The micro-camera that can do it all just keeps getting better: The newest GoPro, the Hero 5, is voice activated and comes with a remote control. That means no more fumbling around to press record in the cold—just say the command and all those glorious powder turns will live on in infamy. Plus, its two-inch display puts on-site editing in the palm of your hand.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF OAKLEY (HELMET); COURTESY OF GOPRO (CAMERA, SNOWBOARDER); BY MARK WELSH/COURTESY OF SMITH (GOGGLES)