Winter

Snowfeet

$135 from Snowfeet »

Snowfeet look like a lovechild born of a forbidden affair between a pair of skis and a pair of crampons. From the latter Snowfeet got their compact, strap-on design; buckle the foot-shaped shoes over your own pair of...

YakTrax Walk Traction Cleats

$9.93 - $18 from Amazon »

As much as I love bloopers videos of people slipping on ice and biting it in snowy winter weather, I don't love it when the subject of such videos is me. YakTrax are traction cleats that slip on over your outdoor shoes...

GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes

$26.99 from Amazon »

Santa's got his herd of reindeer to fly him through the sky, you've got a herd of unicorn...and polar bears, penguins, and pink flamingoes to fly you through the snow. GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes look like your average...

Bradley Snow Tube Sleds

$89 - $149 from Amazon »

I like this Deluxe Edition of Bradley's Snow Tube. It's a sledding twofer! One inflatable 48" truck inner tube with RapidGlide bottom for She-Ra: Princess of Power to lounge down the hills in, and one little Snow Saucer...

EZ Ice - DIY 60-Minute Backyard Ice Rink

$1,900 - $14,900 from EZ Ice »

EZ Ice says its DIY backyard ice rinks are so fast and easy to put together that even your kids could do it. In 60 minutes! Which means you should definitely get an EZ Ice backyard ice rink and put those couch-lounging...

Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower

$134.95 from Amazon »

The Snow Joe Ultra says it can throw up to 650 pounds of snow per minute, clearing up to 2,450 square feet per hour! Someone who isn't me is sure going to have fun clearing off the driveway and entry walk and sidewalk...

Sled Legs

$49.95 from Amazon »

Sled Legs are made in Canada. And that's your news for the day that contains no shock value, no potential for angering the masses, and nothing that makes you question how the hell we got here. In fact, it might be the...

Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

Sadly, you cannot install Insta-Chains on your Honda Fit for instant traction in snow and ice conditions; the whirling automatic tire chains are made only for large commercial vehicles. But if you're a professional truck...

Vehicle Tire Snow Socks

$45.99 - $60.99 from Amazon »

Super Snow Socks aren't for the interminably cold feet of my girlfriend*, they're for the traction-challenged feet of my car that show up whenever winter drinks too much and then pukes it up all over the road just in...

Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake for Snow Removal

$129.99 from Amazon »

The Avalanche Wheeled Roof Rake is a tool that reminds me how much I hate doing home maintenance. But since Albie down the street's mama says he's too young to crawl around on my own mama's roof to shovel the snow off...

Stiga Snowracer King Size GT Sled

Discontinued

Stiga calls this sled in their Snowracer series "King Size" because it's big enough for you to hop onto with your kid. Or, you know, by yourself while he waits at the top of the hill and cheers you on. Come on, how many...

PT Blaster Steerable Sled

$59.50 from Amazon »

Granted, it makes for some good video footage when the kids hop on a sled and crash into a tree, but the aftermath is usually a lot better when they complete the run without incident. Flexible Flyer's PT Blaster gives...

Trac-Grabber "Get Unstuck" Traction Tools

Discontinued

The consensus is that these Trac-Grabber traction blocks work terrific for some people and lousy for others. Level of success seems to be based on: type of car; usage scenario; and user skill and experience with getting...

Zippo Hand Warmers

$14.16 - $21.34 from Amazon »

A Zippo in the hand is worth two in the bush (particularly because the latter is a fire hazard, kids). It's true if you need a light, and especially true if your fingers are so frozen they can't even flick one. Zippo's...

Freshie Snow Scooter

$31.33 from Amazon »

Freshie Snow Scooters are foldable gliders for kids ages 4 and up to use on snow, grass, or sand dunes, but as you can see from one of the images in the above gallery, grown men in giant red snowsuits who look like someone...

iceScreen Side View Mirror Mittz

Sold Out from Amazon »

If you already have an iceScreen for your windshield, or you don't care all that much about being able to see out the front of your car, but those side view mirrors better be frost-free, the makers of the magnetic ice...

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

$67.36 from Amazon »

Vargo's take on their Titanium Pocket Cleats is that the compact, folding crampons are aces at improving speed and traction on runs and ultralight hiking trips through the snow. But given the level to which hell froze...

Coldscreen Skin-Warming Lotion

$15 - $20 from Uthermic »

Rather than protect your skin from the sun UTHERMIC's Coldscreen harnesses energy from your own body heat to protect it from the harsh, bitter chill of winter air. This is terrific news for people who are cold all the...

WEN Snow Blaster

Sold Out from Amazon »

Oh you poor East Coast bastards. I normally have no sympathy for the plight of my fellow men unless their plight somehow directly affects me, but as someone who feels being stranded in the house with his mama and then...

Signal Solar Hybrid Snowboard

No laws or public service announcements about texting & boarding yet, right? Perfect. Because that's exactly what Signal's Solar Hybrid snowboard was designed for...

iceScreen Magnetic Ice Shield

$12.95 - $34.95 from Amazon »

Now that Star Wars Sunshade season is over, it's time to haul out the Wampa Ice Mitt. Or take iceScreen's advice and chuck the scraper in dumpster. iceScreen creators Dan Miller and Andy Wright have developed a magnetic...

Mountain Horse Dirt Bike Snow Kits

$5,200 - $6,500 from Timbersled »

Timbersled does for dirt bikes what Track N Go does for trucks. Except I think Timbersled's intent is less to enable safe passage, work, and rescue operations during inclement weather than to enable sick motocross races...

Track N Go Wheel-Driven Track System

$25k from Track N Go »

When people ask me if I want to go snowshoeing I always say no because this activity usually involves walking. Often up a steep slope. In the snow. It's cold, labor-intensive, and there are no Playmates wearing nothing...

Stealth-X Carbon Fiber Snow Sled

Discontinued

Carbon fiber. That stuff is pretty light, right? Hey! Cornelius! Good news! Next time we sneak onto the golf course to go sledding it's going to be WAY easier to schlep our implements back up the hill from the bottom!...