There's a reason eskimos lived in igloos — the shape is incredibly efficient at using heat. Now you can pack your own igloo up the mountain with the The North Face Dome Tent ($5,000). Offering an impressive 125 sq. ft. of interior space, this hemisphere-shaped tent can hold up to 8 people, weighs just 45 lbs., and collapses down to just 32" by 23". Other features include dual doors, two exterior windows with a chimney vent, and a rugged nylon Oxford exterior.
It may seem expensive, but if it keeps you afloat in an avalanche, it'll seem like a bargain. The North Face Patrol Avalanche Airbag Pack ($1,200) is a fully serviceable backpack, with internal pockets in the main compartment for organization, a ski or snowboard carry system, and a large tool pocket. The real highlight, however, is the integrated ABS airbag system that, with a pull of the handle on the left shoulder strap, uses compressed nitrogen to inflate two large airbags that will help keep you on the surface and make it easier for rescuers to find you. With a 95% success rate in real-world use, it might just be a life saver.
Have some stuff you need kept safe — and we mean really, really safe? Place it inside a Ti2 Sentinel ($25-$200). Available in small, medium, and large versions with differing interior diameters, these titanium tubes are completely waterproof and corrosion resistant, can easily be hooked to rings, clips, or lanyards, and offer a three-piece design to ensure you can get everything out of them when the time comes. Great for caching survival tools, cash, and medicine, and also serve as stylish pen, key, or flash drive storage.
Sleeping bags don't have to be shiny nylon cocoons. The Scout Field Bed ($500) give you a stylish outdoor slumbering option. It's crafted in the USA from Italian organic selvage denim, and features a Japanese chambray interior, Climashield APEX insulation to keep you warm in temperatures down to 20ºF, antique brass zippers, Horween Chromexcel horsehide pulls, and a leather tie-down strap. Just try to keep it out of the mud.
Dennis works in HR at an insurance company. While he likes his job, he pines for the status he had when he was younger; back when he was known by a different name: The Menace. Dennis tries to recapture his glory days with the GloveShot Slingshot ($190). Far more powerful than the twig and twine of his youth, it can handle bands with pull weights of up to 35 lbs., and its paracord covered body braces against the back of his hand so as to not run afoul of state regulations. Mr. Wilson would be proud.