Snowboarder Gear


Gear Guide for Boarders


Head Tika Helmet

Women are different than men, which is why Head made this helmet and its beanie liner in a women’s-specific fit. The Twist Stop Goggle Retainer locks goggles in place and removable, height adjustable ear pads offer customized comfort. $99

Gretchen Bleiler Signature Series A Frame Goggles

Designed with Gretchen’s unique styling, these comfortable A Frame goggles offer 100% UVA and B protection and optically corrected, anti-fog treated lenses. $130

Kombi Rover Merino Wool Baselayers

Blend polyester and Merino wool into one fitted baselayer and what do you get? The Rover! It’s warm, moisture wicking and super breathable for comfort in changing temperatures. Plus, princess seams and a slim cut make it a cute choice for après ski socializing. $40

DC Loon Bib Pant

Never worry about pants full of powder again! These bib suspenders keep snow out, but are easily removable for days when pants are preferred. Inseam vents prevent overheating and fully-taped seams keep you dry. $169

O’Neill Chiasa Jacket

Equipped with audio, goggle and liftpass pockets, this sexy, slim-fitting jacket will store your essentials and make you stand out on the slopes. Available locally at the Sports Den. $180

POW Stealth Gloves

Mittens aren’t your only option in freezing conditions! Keep your finger dexterity with these women’s-fit goatskin leather gloves. They’re breathable, waterproof and come with a packet of Nikwax® for re-waterproofing. $75

Smartwool PhD Medium Snowboard Socks

Think any snowboarding sock will suffice for a day on the slopes? Wrong! We found that Smartwool socks best kept our toes unfrozen all day in bitter weather. Maybe it’s the New Zealand wool that makes them so effective, or the full cushioning in the foot and leg…or maybe we just love the fantastic women’s-specific designs. All we know is that Smartwool is the sock our feet like best. $23

Vans Aura Snowboard Boots

A favorite of last season, the updated Auras feature the new Double BOA Lacing System with two adjustable closure zones and articulating cuff construction for flexibility. A new thermal liner and faux-fur lining keeps your feet comfortable, without breaking the bank. $239

K2 EcoPop Board

Change the way you ride with Snowboarder Magazine’s #1 women’s board for 2010–11. The Eco Pop wows in looks and performance, plus its eco-friendly construction reduces the board’s weight while helping the planet. All-Terrain Rocker allows for all-mountain use—hardpack, powder, ice…bring it on! The directional twin shape provides float and is ideal for riding regular and switch. Harshmellow Dampening reduces vibrations felt at high speeds for a faster, more stable ride. Worth every penny. $450

K2 Agogo Bindings

Get off the lift and on the slopes quicker than ever with the auto, single-ratcheting Agogo. The ankle and toe strap tighten together for quick entry and exit the anatomically-correct, cushioned footpads reduce fatigue. Add Harshmellow Dampening for chatter reduction, and get ready for the most comfortable ride of your life! Pick these up locally at the Sports Den. $180


Bern Watts Helmet

Look fly while protecting your skull. This visor helmet features top and back vents to keep air flowing and a warm liner for snowboarding. Ditch the liner for summer skateboarding use. $99

Julbo Revolution Goggles

Sunny, cloudy or snowy conditions, the Revolutions are your new best friend in any weather. The photochromatic Zebra lens changes protection levels instantly for always-perfect vision. Lens features a lifetime anti-fog coating. $160

Icebreaker Sprint Zip Baselayer

Sport this technical, merino wool baselayer under your coat on cool days. The sustainable Merino wool dries quickly while naturally regulating temperature and resisting odor. You’ll be stoked to be the only one NOT smelling like a gym bag at the end of a long day. $100

Helly Hansen Legend II Pant

Keep your rear warm and dry with these pants that have Helly WarmCore™ insulation in the seat with14.000 mm waterproof and 18.000 g breathable fabric. $150

DC Paoli Jacket

Pull this jacket on or off with ease, thanks to the convenient front half-zip. Features a full zipper down one side, a loose fit and 8K waterproof fabric. $190

Outdoor Research Crossline Gloves

Protect your hands from biting conditions with these durable gloves featuring leather palms and a removable liner. Wear just the shell for sidecountry riding and warmer weather. $99

Point6 Snowboard OTC

Not all snowboarding socks are created equal. So if you prefer warm, dry feet to frozen tootsies, these spun Merino wool socks are your ticket to comfort. An arch brace and deep heel pocket support your foot while ventilation panels prevent overheating. $23

DC Judge Snowboard Boots

Responsive and supportive, these boots feature an internal ankle harness and BOA closure for supreme fit. The Bravo liner has Aegis to prevent bacteria growth and directional fiber lining to promote easy entry and to prevent heel lift. $269

Ride Highlife Snowboard

Go anywhere with Highlife! It has rocker for float on powder and a stiffer, flat tail for stability and control. Lightweight with great pop for playing in the park and smooth when carving. Ideal for all-mountain use by intermediate riders. $549

Ride Alpha MVMNT Bindings

Lightweight, but strong enough to take a beating, these flexible, high-performing bindings are for freestyle riders who rock the park, trees and trails. The Thingrip toe strap locks your foot in place, but can also be worn old-school style across your boot. The Wedgie 2.5 footbed provides anatomically-correct support for a cushiony ride. $270


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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