Stay On Track 4

Each year, innovative companies—from startups to established—come up with new products aimed at getting us outdoors and enjoying it more while we’re there. Sometimes it feels like they are simply eliminating our exercising excuses. Need help with your ski boots? Need a new pack? Want a new camp stove? Don’t like the weight of snowshoes? Try these new products and head to the wilderness!

DeBooter Premium Ski Boot 
Remover Jack

Locally-made DeBooter—endorsed by the National Ski Council Federation—makes taking your ski boots off effortless. All you do is step in, step out and get on with your day. It’s compact—less than two pounds—and can stand up to winter’s harsh conditions.

BCA Speed 17

The BCA Speed 17 increases your chance of avalanche survival by up to 50 percent. Plus, its new engine is 30 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter than its previous version. Meanwhile, refillable compressed-air cartridges allow for multiple trips.

Free Range Canvas Series Backpacks

Free Range Equipment Company has created a series of backpacks bridging the gap between function and style. The Canvas Bag comes in at 17 oz. and 25 liters, and features designs by local artists. It fits a laptop, jacket and brown bag lunch for a day walking around a mountain town or a short trail visit.

Biolite Campstove 2

Burning only wood, the CampStove 2’s fan creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals and boil water in minutes while turning its heat into usable electricity. Yep, you can power your phone or GPS while cooking dinner, using the sticks laying around the camp.

Crescent Moon EVA All-Foam Snowshoe

The revolutionary design will change the way we look at snowshoes. The three pound footwear uses essentially outsoles of running shoes, stretches them to float above the snow and shapes them for forward momentum. Hard-plastic spikes help improve traction.