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With winter looming, it’s time to think about the necessary gear for those cold weather adventures. Today we’re taking a look at a pair of innovative new products, one from SPY and one from 686.

First up, SPY introduces the Ace EC with ONE Lens, the brand’s first snow goggle to leverage electrochromic technology through the battery-powered ONE Lens. The eyewear allows skiers and snowboarders to quickly change the tint of their goggle lens with the press of a button.

In comparison to previous lens tint systems, Ace EC’s electrochromic ONE Lens changes tints noticeably faster than photochromic lenses, pivotal in sports where transition is key. In addition, photochromic lenses don’t allow the user to control the tint themselves, while battery-operated LCD tint-changing lenses can be adversely affected by extreme temperatures.

For more on SPY’s impressive Ace EC with ONE Lens ($275), press play below, then follow here for purchasing options.

Up next, 686’s Reservoir hydration jacket accounts for the first and only outerwear to feature the brand’s patent-pending Hydrastash system. The Hydrastash system implements on-demand hydration technology directly into the jacket.

Unlike typical hydration packs, the system is designed not to get in the way of the wearer, with a micro-tube, micro-valve system that is barely noticeable. The water then flows directly up next to the zipper by the jacket’s collar for easy use.

The Reservoir hydration jacket from 686 is available for $350 for men and women.

In other news, this super smart running jacket has won a Nobel Prize, kind of.

Not NYC, not LA.

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