I suck at reviews and don’t want to become better. I buy and use gear I like, and it is superior to your gear unless we are rocking the same kit in which case superiority reigns equal. At least that’s how I perceive it. Why spend my money on something I think from the get-go is inferior, of course my gear is the shit! With that said, I am a fairly-friendly, partially-souled redhead who responds to all gear queries with “oh I love it” because I do love my setup and what I’m thinking will offend you.
Nate’s “My shit is better than yours” ‘10-’16 Top 4 Gear Review List. (These are in no particular order as they are all #1 in my eyes. Go gear, make papa proud, yay!)
Freeride Systems Antero 2 and 2+
Freeride Systems jackets are made in Colorado with a truly simple, well-thought out, and effective design. The new 2+ offers a lightweight Neoshell version weighing only 19.25 oz. in large and is becoming the only one I wear. The algorithm of outerwear superiority or K-factor is simple D+I+C=K D is distance item traveled, I is item weight, C is $ equaling K. I bet mine is smaller than yours 539.25. Unless you are rocking Voormi or some old school Wave Rave, go take a lap.
The most versatile and game changing freeride boards you’ll ever ride aka a Furberg! Multiple lap inducing and best to have a Freeride Systems Antero jacket on. Ride one and see! Editors note: Nate does not work for Freeride, he is a fan boy however. Either way go checkout my freeride split review!
It’s like skateboarding, brah…the kingpin shit and stuff. That old French dude with the beard owns them, Terje something. I sometimes rock them with the no-backs just like he does, such a surfy feel yo. Editors note: Which NOW’s? Either way you get the point here, NOW makes the best snowboard binding on the market, whats up JF, you splitboard…. NOW Brigade Snowboard Binding Review
Freeride Systems Touring and Hiking System
This one will be updated. I just had a cool discovery regarding its configuration, sub 4 lbs. for shovel, probe, and vertical carry system all tucked away into a fanny pack hidden under my jacket. It’s better than lugging around your backpack.
Honorable mention must go to the industry as a whole because everybody deserves a participation ribbon. Thanks for helping me buy the best shit!
Happy New Year,