Winter sports apparel for the gadget lover
by Phil Hornshaw
If you plan on hitting the slopes this winter, you’re going to want your snowboard and ski gear to accommodate your smartphone, at the very least. You’ll likely want to carry your cell phone on the mountain, for example, to help you keep in touch with friends. Headphones and digital music players can be essential while carving through fresh snowfalls.
There are lots of jackets and other skiing gear that provide interior space for MP3 players and headphone wires. Shopping around can help keep the price on these handy items as low as possible
Determining what you need
Lots of brands of jackets and other gear already have taken into account that skiers and snowboarders want to wear headphones on runs. It’s not uncommon to find items that have interior pockets for devices such as smartphones, iPods, or MP3 players. Some even enable you to secure headphone wires so that it won’t get snagged on something when you’re riding (or falling).
You can find jackets like these at stores such as Lands’ End, which offers 3 percent cash back and is already having a sale on its winter items that can see as much as a 70-percent discount. Sports Authority offers 4 percent cash back, and free shipping on snowboarding and skiing gear. And L.L. Bean offers 3 percent cash back on its items.
Specialized gear for iPads
For bigger devices or those that aren’t shaped similarly to your standard smartphone, some more specialized pieces of clothing exist. Scottevest, for example, makes jackets that include pockets designed specifically to accommodate iPads. You can find Scottevest apparel on its website, scottevest.com, and from Amazon.com.
It’s possible to find a fully functional piece of skiing and snowboarding apparel that can accommodate your technological needs and won’t break the bank. All you need is a little research and some understanding of exactly what you hope to have in your pockets on the slopes.
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