When you were a kid, you weren’t limited to shopping online or looking at mail catalogs, were you? You figured maybe Santa could bring you a pony. Maybe a little brother. Green Lantern’s ring, or Wonder Woman’s invisible plane.
The editors at AJ aren’t too old to dream like we were still seven years old. We thought about what we’d really like to find under the tree this year, if money were no object. And if reality were no object. Our picks:
iPhone app that finds uncrowded crags
Bolt gun a la Sylvester Stallone/Cliffhanger
Ice tools with handwarmer grips
Shark repellent surfboard
Invisible, breathable multi-sport helmet or Kevlar skull liner
Climbing rope with automatic detangler
10-pound Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc
Ski boots that weigh the same as flip-flops, with carbon custom shells and static-electricity heating insoles.
Car-deflecting force field generator that mounts to bike saddle
Skis with automatic climbing skins that extend when you need them and retract inside the base when you don’t.
An avalanche air bag that surrounds you in a giant bubble.
Spray-on sticky rubber for barefoot running and climbing.
A snow desaturator to turn Sierra cement into Alta fluff