Brooks-Range Slope Meter - $19.95

Venture into the backcountry and you're going to want a sure-fire way to get a read on slope angle. The Brooks Range Slope Meter gives you fast, accurate measurements so you can stay out of the 30- to 45-degree danger zone. Drop your pole on the slope, lay this slope meter on your pole, and a ball bearing suspended in fluid slides along the track to show your the angle. The most avy-prone slopes are marked in bright colors, and the backside of this meter has 1 and 2mm grids for snow-study use. - $19.95