Loads to think about here right?! Of all the boardsports, you can’t get away from the fact that snowboarding needs the most ‘stuff’.
So how do you go about getting yourself set up?? The key with all of it is gonna be comfort and good fit over style…. Agreed, it could be a little hard to follow when there’s such a load of cool gear out there. You know those amazing but slightly too big boots? Well you’ll only regret it when your feet are a mangled mess at the end of a hard days shred. Trust us… resist.
At the same time, you obviously don’t wanna land up looking like some 80’s skier.
So, comfort… style… not robbing a bank to get these... should ALL be possible! If you’re on a tight budget, look for some fairly up-to-date pre-loved gear at a swap and keep both your ego & mazuma intact. Make it happen!! :D
Here’s our web round up to make it simple as.
Boots: There are several lacing systems that you’ll have to choose from. Read/watch on…
Oh, and whatever you do, DO NOT forget snowboard socks. Might sound like a small thing, but the extra length with keep you warmer and more importantly stop your boots from rubbing.
Bindings: See Whitelines video and article to get fully clued up.
Or tactics if you need more thinking. www.tactics.com/info/choosing-snowboard-bindings
So once you’ve chosen and bought, here’s how to mount them:
Most importantly get down the shops and sort this one out! But if it’s pre-buying advice you’re after, you’re in the right place.
There’s the matter of base layers, mid layers and outer layers to get your head around :s but here’s a neat little guide to layering gear from Protest. Most helpful… and humorous!
For a more down-to-earth visual run through, watch this on how to layer.
Jackets: Key info on waterproofing and breathability.
Goggles: Tips on how to choose goggles.
Gloves & Mittens: Which will it be?!
Beanies/toques & masks:
And for all of you non-canadians wondering what a toque is... :D
So, heaps of things needed before you can hit the slopes and get started... If you’re definitely gonna be boarding regularly then do put some thought into it, as a good kit can really aid progress. If it’s a rarer occurrence, you can most likely hire what you need on the mountain… But still, we all feel more comfy in our own stuff right? ;)
If you’re looking to buy you’ve got two options. You can either go online to search out the perfect things – see our online stores section.
Or you can get down your local snow shop. Find one near you, here!
One last thing to consider that applies to absolutely everything on your kit list is ‘which brand?!’ There are bazillions of good snowboarding based ones out there. You’ll most likely already have some favs, but if not you’ll probably quickly draw a line in the snow and mark out where your key allegiances lie. For a chance to find awesome new companies and products explore our brands database. Choose well. And happy hunting guys!
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