Hmm…what do you need this year to stay warm, flexible and still look sick on the mountain?
There’s tons of options but stuff is on sale now. So get it together! Get yourself to a local shop and pick up what you’ll need for this season.
Here’s a quick rundown on Snowboard Outerwear
1. Base Layer is super important. You can peel off layers, but this is the part of your dressing that keeps the warmth in, and the sweat off your back. Polarmax Technical base layers are a mid-weight double base layer made with exclusive acclimate DRY moisture wicking to keep your dry, warm and comfortable.
2. Pants keep you warm and dry, but they also affect your ride. You can always go with a bright neon jumper or do up some serious style. Either way, choose something that fits but sill leaves you room for movement. No matter your riding style, you’re going to need to drop it low… that is get good bend in your knees. So shoot for good flexibility and a comfortable fit.
3. Jacket styles have a wide range. If you’re style’s a little flashy there’s tons to choose from this season, but you can always opt for a classic fit and basic colors. Depending on your needs you can pack all your gear into pockets, or pick something tailored that shows off your curves you cute little snow bunny! The options are really endless, and based on your needs there’s something for everyone. Check out some 686 gear jackets like the Hydra.
4. Hat. Get one. Even if you have luscious metal locks that you want to feel flowing in the cool mountain air, it can get pretty gnarly out there. So pack a hat even if you just keep it in your locker. You may need it. Warm crocheted beanies, ear coverings, or a baseball hat… whatever! It’ll keep the warmth from escaping your dome while you’re ripping.
5. Gloves are super important. There’s no way you’re going to be able to handle the mountain with blue fingers. So choose something that suits your style, and your needs. If you’re just a passive all-mountain rider you might want something soft in the way of a mitten. If you plan to shred, get a high-quality 5-finger glove that straps up quickly and easily. There’s tons to choose from, and some are even smart phone compatible so you can snap shots of your friends, and communicate with your crew without even taking them off. We recommend Dakine gloves.
6. Face Mask will keep blowing snow from being a problem. Keep your nose a shade of rosey pink, instead of inflamed red by packing one of these. A good scarf can help keep snow out of those intimate cracks in your clothing, and double as a face mask when it gets wild up there.
7. Goggles and Sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging UV rays. Even if it’s cloudy, you’ll need one or the other. So choose a polarized option and take care of your vision out there.
8. Socks that keep feet warm, comfortable and dry are a must-have. You might want to also consider Lodge Soxx. These are socks you slip on in the lodge between runs. They’re water resistant so you can keep your feet from all that cold, melted snow as you kick back with some cocoa.
9. Boots need to fit your feet and your style. Get a good, sturdy pair that you love. They’re your closest companion out there besides your board. So choose wisely. (Learn How to Buy Snowboard Boots)
10. Headphones aren’t a part of everyone’s outfit, but if you’re hitting tricks, or just taking in some serious speed… you need to jam. So pack a set of Skull Candy ear buds, and know it’s on.