It all starts here: we’ve taken a look at over 100 snowboards, and passed our verdict on exactly where each deck’s strengths lie. From ultra-tech chargers to fun-centric jibsticks, your next board is lurking in here somewhere. Not sure where to start? Visit The Snowboard 100 to see what’s come up trumps in 2016/17.
Function is at the forefront here. A lot hinges on your bindings doing their job properly, so getting an appropriate pair for your riding style is essential. Brands continue to raise the technology bar and improve comfort, whilst shaving off more weight with every passing season.
The importance of a good pair of boots cannot be overstated. Find the right pair for you, and take the time to make sure they fit properly. If you don’t have a comfortable pair of kicks, you might as well be skiing.
Hardware’s only half the story – keeping warm and dry on the mountain is essential, and you can make it happen by picking the right jacket & pants. We’ve looked at simple outfits, serious mountain-man stuff and everything in between, covering just about every style out there.
Goggles and gloves can make a bigger difference to your day than you’d think, so it’s worth making sure you have the right pair of each for the conditions. Be sure to check out our in-depth reviews before making your final choice.
Backcountry essentials, action cameras, helmets, backpacks, electronics, board bags, water bottles… the list of available accessories is staggering. Featuring shred-specific must-haves as well as more general fare, here are a few of our favourites for 2016/17.