Imagine you’re on the top of the slope. You inhale the crisp, invigorating mountain air and watch the glittering surface of the perfect blanket of snow waiting in front of you. Perfect stillness all around; the quiet before the adrenaline-pumping moments of the descent. Everything’s just right. For all these kinds of moments, only the best snowboarding gear will suffice, so we’ve put together a complete list to make your days on the slopes go smoothly, without a hitch. Perfect for both experienced snowboarders who want to up their game with the latest products or for beginners looking for premium quality snowboarding gear to get started on a high note, our list covers all the bases.
K2 Joy Driver
The state-of-the-art K2 Joy Driver stands out from the crowd thanks to its innovative features. The Inked Glass™ graphic processing technique makes the snowboard up to 10% lighter, while the Bambooyah™ core is extra tough and comes with a 5-year warranty. Joy Driver blends the spirit of a classic camber with the functionality of an all-terrain rocker, meaning that you’ll get a versatile product to use for many winters to come.
Rome Bodega Snowboard Boot
Designed with a smooth flex for all-mountain and freestyle riding, the Rome Bodega Snowboard Boot offers a cozy custom fit to help you shred the slopes or tweak grabs in complete comfort. The boot comes with a heat-moldable liner, a SkateCuff 3D cuff to minimize fatigue, a Rad FoamBed for optimum support, and an Aegis Microbe Shield to keep the interior fresh even after a long day of snowboarding.
Holden 3L M-51 Fishtail Jacket
The Holden M-51 3L Fishtail Jacket combines technical features, versatility and plenty of style in one. The weatherproof material protects from flushed powder and moisture, along with the fully taped seams and the PFOA-free DWR treatment. Ideal for snowboarders, the jacket has zippered underarm vents, two hand and one chest pockets, a fixed hood, removable powder skirt, and a conveniently convertible rear length.
Jones Higher RAS Backpack
The ultimate snowboarding backpack, this 30L R.A.S. pack designed by Jeremy Jones has an impressive array of practical features and it’s built to last a lifetime. Ideal for avalanche prone terrain, the backpack comes with pockets for the optional MAMMUT Removable Airbag 3.0 system, an integrated safety whistle, reflective accents on the straps, a helmet holder, and various pockets and loops for tools and essentials. It also features a thermo-molded foam back panel and ergonomic straps, for more comfort.
Black Diamond Crew Gloves
Professional-level reliability and flexibility combine in the Crew gloves from Black Diamond Equipment. The 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX inserts and the Thermolite insulation will keep hands dry and warm, while the 4-way stretch woven nylon shell will provide great dexterity. Tough and durable, these premium quality gloves come with goat leather on the palms and foam padding on the knuckles to protect your hands on heart-pumping adventures.
Featuring a proprietary anti-fog lens finish, an impact resistant frame and a helmet compatible as well as 100% UV protection, the Forecast goggles are a reliable companion on the bright slopes. The dual strap adjustment helps you find the perfect fit, while the excellent moisture wicking ensures that the frame can sit closer to the face for better peripheral vision. Optional polarized and photochromic lenses and a molecular mirror are also available. And if you buy a pair this December, Zeal Optics and American Forests will plant a tree in the Colorado backcountry. Win-win.
Smith Gage Helmet
The most important part of any snowboarding gear kit, the Smith Gage Helmet protects your head from impact while you ride thanks to the combination of the Bombshell ABS shell and the EPS foam liner. The helmet comes with twelve airflow vents to keep your head cool and an AirEvac 2 ventilation system to maintain goggles fog-free. Perfect for snowboarding, skiing and biking, this helmet is backed by a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing extra peace of mind on all your future adventures.
Burton Southside Pant
Less is more and the Burton Southside Pant illustrates this perfectly. The minimalist design and the tailored fit combine with practical details to offer both style and function. The pant features two large thigh handwarmer pockets, an extra zippered pocket, fully taped seams, and a shoe lace draw cord cinch. Available in a Slim Fit and a Regular Fit, the pant also comes in seven colorways.
Dakine Low Roller Snowboard Bag
Protect your snowboard while traveling to snow-covered mountains with the Dakine Low Roller Snowboarding Bag. Full snowboard padding and lockable zippers bring peace of mind that your gear will be safe at all times, while the dual end carry handles and the premium quality urethane wheels will help you carry your equipment easily, on any terrain. This bag is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Dakine Freeride Socks
Ride in comfort with the Freeride Socks from Dakine. Ideal for snowboarders and skiers in equal measure, the socks feature three compression zones, medium cushioning in foot bed and shin, and a reinforced heel and toe. The nylon/spandex lining and Acrylic-Pillex™ face yarn ensure both comfort and durability.
Burton MTN Essentials Kit
The Burton MTN Essentials Kit is truly an essential item for any snowboarder and will help you keep your snowboard in top shape, even while you’re literally on the top of the world. Whether you just want to remove ice build-up or need to replace hardware, this kit is perfect for you. It includes a scraper, rub down wax with buff pad, replacement M6 x 16 hardware, and an EST® tool. Plus, the case is compact, so you can easily throw it in a backpack to have it close by when you need it the most.