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As much as we’d like to pretend it’s not true, when it comes down to it most snowboarders are gear geeks. Of course, unlike surfers (who need little more than a wetsuit and a board) or skaters (shoes and a board) we have a reason to be – snowy mountains are cold, unforgiving environments. We need a certain amount of kit just to survive. That said, there’s an awful lot of snowboard kit that has nothing to do with survival, and everything to do with making your day on the hill more fun.
These are our favourite ‘extras’ for the 2013-14 season, which range from the near-essential (base-layers and goggles) to the simply entertaining (headphones).
Scroll through the outfits using the numbers below or click on each name to jump straight to the review of a particular brand. NB. The kit presented on these pages are in alphabetical order – this ISN’T a countdown from 31 to 1.