If you have not heard of Outdoor tech you should take a look at their site.
There offer a number of solutions for audio and power which are built to be used outdoors in all conditions.
As skiers this is perfect and luckily they offer a number of products designed for skiing.
The product I am reviewing here is the Chips helmet audio solution.
Chips are made in wired and Bluetooth versions and I would be testing the Bluetooth version.
The chips are designed to fit into helmets with an audio enabled ear piece. Helmets often have a zip on the ear piece where you can insert the Chips. There is one cable which connects the two speakers which sits around the back of teh head.
If you ride without the ear pads in the helmet then you can still use the Chips. As of next season Outdoor tech is offering beanies and headbands which can accommodate the chips.
The chips are very easy to pair to your phone and once paired have most of the features you will need to never take your phone out again.
You can raise and lower the volume, skip tracks and even receive calls.
The sound is very good, it is deep and crisp. Compared to the ear buds I normally run the sound is much better.
In terms of comfort in the ear pads of a helmet you don't notice them at all really. The buttons are still easy to use and the sound is clear.
Battery life is good and they do not get effected by the cold which can often drain a battery.
Another new addition for next season is a headphone frame for the chips. You will be able to add the chips to the frame and wear them as over ear headphones.
I have been very impressed by the sound quality and ease of use of the Chips and the new additions next season will add much more usability.
If you like the idea of these but prefer ear buds then outdoor tech make 2 wireless ear buds as well as a Bluetooth adapter which can turn any headphones into a wireless option.