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The Week's Best Gear: Airbag Jackets, Touch-Screen Gloves, and Backpack Coolers

2015's off to a roaring start, yeah?

Heritage Racing Apparel - $25
Created by Jeff and Casey Maciejewski, a father and son team of racing enthusiasts, Heritage's racing prints feature classic car poster design language, but updated for the 21st century.

IceMule Coolers Pro Catch Coolers - $89
Instead of grabbing a classic Igloo, why not keep it in a backpack? Perfect for keeping the fish you catch cool or a bunch of beers, the IceMule keeps it cool.

Cotopaxi Kumari Ski Jacket - $389
We put Cotopaxi’s Kumari shell to the test on the slopes of Hunter Mountain and it performed flawlessly. If you’re looking for a versatile and lightweight outer-layer that’ll effectively keep you warm and dry in the most powdery of conditions, this is your answer. Notable features include its interior media player pocket, integrated powder skirt, breathable and waterproof Polartec Neoshell, and ability to withstand a barrage of compliments.

Alpinestars Tech-Air Street Airbag - $1,500
There's few things better than a motorcycle ride. But with the freedom, the speed, and the sound comes the danger that has claimed so many lives. Aiming to make riding a little safer, Aplinestars has a new airbag that inflates on impact to protect your chest, keeping your internal organs a little safer.

Smartgrips - $59
When you're trying to zig zag through city streets, trying to avoid bike lane-free streets, it helps to use Google Maps. But unless you want to risk dropping your phone or crashing, you have to stop every time you're unsure of the route. Smartgrips aims to solve that problem, giving you turn-by-turn directions using vibrations. iOS and Android-ready.

Nanotips - $19
Ever wanted your regular gloves to work with your smartphone? With Nanotips, you can make any pair of gloves compatible with your touchscreen stuff, which is pretty key in the cold. It rubs off in a few weeks, but you can keep adding droplets of this stuff to keep your gloves on.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. Follow him on Instagram.