Protect Your Tech This Winter - Our 2022 Ski Checklist
Ski Checklist 2022 - Courtesy of Professional Skiers and Snowboarders
Epic powder days on the mountains are finally here so before you hit the back country or your favorite run, here are a few tips and tricks courtesy of our team of professional skiers and snowboarders on how they use their PHOOZY to keep their phones alive longer in cold conditions.
Tip #1: Limit Phone Usage
Limit the amount of time you use your phone when it’s outside of your PHOOZY. Your phone can become very cold outside of the protection of your PHOOZY. While this sounds quite simple, your phone can become very cold, very quick when it is outside of the protection of your PHOOZY. Phones are made from highly conductive materials (stainless steel, aluminum, etc.) to help with their performance in normal conditions, however, once the mercury drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, those materials make your phone turn into an icicle in a very short period of time.
Tip #2: Use Your Inner Pockets
After you put your phone inside of your PHOOZY, slide it inside an inner jacket pocket to extend your phone’s battery life and keep it easily accessible. PHOOZY Thermal Capsules feature an Ultra-lightweight, slim design to easily slide in your jacket or pants pocket. While the extra layers of protection from your jacket and/or pants will help protect your PHOOZY and your phone from the windchill as you rip down the mountain, it also keeps your phone easily accessible. When it’s extremely cold or windy, the athletes recommend placing your PHOOZY in a mid or base layer pocket for added protection against windchill.
Tip #3: Battery Health
Did you know your phone battery wears out just like your favorite pair of jeans (but probably quicker)? Yup. They do. We use our phones every day and this puts stress on the battery as they go through several charging cycles week after week. Your battery loses a little bit of capacity with every charging cycle. Exposing your phone to the heat of the sun in the summer and the freezing cold of winter will also increase the “wear and tear” on your battery, decreasing its capacity.
If you have an iPhone, it’s easy to check your battery capacity by going to your SETTINGS then selecting BATTERY HEALTH, and viola, you will see your capacity. Apple recommends replacing your battery if capacity is at 80% of less. This is because all rechargeable batteries are consumables and have a limited lifespan, eventually needing to be replaced.
Tip #4: Use PHOOZY For All Of Your Tech
Use your PHOOZY for your GoPro Batteries and Power Banks. Bringing along an extra GoPro or action camera battery or power bank? Store it in a PHOOZY to preserve battery life and make sure you they are juiced up when you need them most. Need even more storage for a day of snowshoeing or a hut trip? Check out our new TechCapsule - the ultimate, lightweight and rugged protection for all of your devices and accessories.
Tip #5: Check Out PHOOZY Attachment Straps
While skiing or snowboarding deep in the backcountry, burying your phone in your pack isn’t a great option. Enter the PHOOZY Attachment Straps. The small hook and loop straps easily connect the XP3 Series Thermal Capsule to your pack to keep your phone accessible and protected. Professional backcountry skier Bryan Finocchiaro says that “connecting my XP3 Series Thermal Capsule to my Osprey backpack has been a game changer...from the back bowls of Colorado to the deep powder of Hokkaido Japan, the PHOOZY always keeps my phone protected and powered up.”
While these are just a few tips from some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world, we love hearing from our PHOOZY Family. We would love to hear how you use your PHOOZY and the stories behind it. Have a story you want to share? Email us here to have your story featured.