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The Essential Accessories for a Weekend of Backcountry Riding

The necessary accessories for a weekend of backcountry riding in the winter range from a mini GPS to a go case for protecting your essentials.


Some of the best winter riding for both skiers and snowboarders can happen off-trail. Sure, the runs at resorts are commendable but if you want to challenge yourself, trekking to untouched powder is well worth it. While the gear like outerwear and your riding set-up are a pre-requisite, dialing-in the other necessities for a backcountry excursion is a must. Make sure first to have a game plan for where you’re going. And to do that you’ll need items like a GPS device, an avalanche beacon, a dependable backpack with a removable airbag system and more. And to keep your phone and other valuables safe and dry you’ll want a sturdy Pelican Go Case you can stow away.

The Pelican Go G40 Case

When it comes to protecting your gear on-the-go, Pelican’s tough cases have been doing the hard work for years. The latest addition to the Pelican family is the Go G40 Case for keeping smaller items like your smartphone, wallet and other essentials safe and secure from the elements.

The waterproof, crushproof, impact-proof and dustproof container has an ABS outer shell with a rubberized protective bumper to safeguard against drops. A built-in pressure valve keeps water and dust out while balancing air pressure so your items are always unharmed no matter what you’re doing. The integrated single-hinge latch makes it easy to open and close when you’re out in the backcountry or wherever you find yourself. And you don’t need to worry about being gentle with it since the Go Case comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Buy Now: $40

The Other Necessities

HERO7 Black by GoPro $400
inReach Mini GPS device by Garmin $350
Legacy Snow Goggle by Spy $230
Aluminum Wallet by Ridge Wallet $72
Center-Drive Multi-Tool by Gerber $60
Poacher R.A.S. 26L Backpack by Dakine $210
Glacier Snow Backcountry Socks by Stance $26
Bugaboo Beanie by Columbia $22
Pieps Micro BT by Pieps $293
iPhone Xs by Apple $999+
Gear Patrol x Mountain Standard Utility Glove by Mountain Standard $118

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