Top Gear Picks From the 2017 SIA Snow Show

The Colorado Convention Center was bursting at the seams with winter stoke at the end of January, thanks to the return of the annual SIA Snow Show. No matter how old you are, wandering around the SIA floor will make any skier feel like a little kid in a candy shop. Each year, snow sports manufacturers flock to Denver to show off next year’s shiny new toys and give us a brief sneak peek into the future of winter sports. From innovative avalanche airbags, to sweet skis, check out these five pieces of gear that caught our eye at this year’s show.



Seirus Innovation Heat Touch Hellfire Glove

Say goodbye to frozen fingers. With just the touch of a button Seirus Innovation’s new Heat Touch Hellfire Gloves will keep your hands toasty on the most frigid days. The rechargeable lithium batteries keep your hands warm for up to 12 hours and are available in a glove or a mitten.





ORTOVOX is changing the airbag game with their Ascent AVABAG. After a series of research, it became clear that lack of familiarity with deploying the airbag was a big problem among users. ORTOVOX’s AVABAG has a mechanical release as opposed to percussion and allows for unlimited training at home in the comfort of your living room.




Bern Heist Helmet

The new Heist helmet combines Bern’s ZipMold+™ shell design and Sinkfit™ technology to create a light, compact helmet without sacrificing any protective features. Featuring Bern’s original brim-style helmet, the Heist is comfortable yet durable, maintaining a sleek, low profile look.


ZEAL Portal//RLs

The Portal//RLs highlights Zeal’s new Rail Lock System making lens swapping easier than ever. The Portal//RLs also has a huge range of view with its rimless design, so you won’t miss any details on that perfect powder day.




The KORE 105 is the perfect balance of effortless flotation in deep powder combined with solid edge grip through variable snow. HEAD’s new KORE series focuses on shedding weight without compromising performance. The new topless design features a polyester fleece top layer instead of a traditional top sheet, and uses Koroyd in the construction to maintain control, allowing the ski to absorb more vibration and charge at high speeds.





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