Here you’ll find the lowdown on over 400 snowboards, boots, bindings, apparel, outerwear and accessories. We’ve sifted through the jargon and distilled the need-to-know information for each one, with our experienced Test Team on hand to dish out performance reviews in plain English.
This year also marks the return of The Snowboard 100 – a carefully selected list of the most exciting products for the coming winter, which also serves as the perfect jumping-off point for those on the hunt for new gear. Within the 100 you’ll also find our Tester Awards that pin down the best sticks for pow, park, all-mountain and beyond.
“No matter what your standard, budget or style, you’ll find plenty to suit you here”
If you’re a first-time buyer who’s still getting to grips with the language of shred, we’ve got you covered; head over to The Snowboard Workshop for helpful videos and definitive advice, covering everything from buying your first snowboard to setting up your bindings correctly. It’ll tell you everything you want to know, as well as a few things you might not even have considered yet.
No matter what your standard, budget or style, you’ll find plenty to suit you in the 2016/17 Whitelines Buyer’s Guide. Choose a category below, and drop in.
All photographs by Sami Tuoriniemi
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.