Once again we’ve roped in the lovely Sophie from our sister mag Cooler to help us sell this month’s prize – but if we’re honest, it shouldn’t need much selling. I mean, just look at that pile of stuff – a brand new shiny board, boots, bindings, pants, jacket, and that’s just the start of it. Here’s the full lowdown.
BATALEON WHATEVER BOARD
An all-mountain charger built for riding, well, whatever really. This features Bataleon’s signature Triple Base Technology making it much harder to catch an edge, whether you’re riding rails, frozen crud or slushy park kickers. Also, isn’t that bright graphic one of the dopest you’ve seen this season?
FLOW FIVE BINDINGS
Nice, mid-stiff freestyle bindings from Flow that will sit perfectly with that board. Their patented folding heel-cup system works wonders when it comes to reducing the amount of time you spend strapping in, meaning you can maximise your shred time up the hill.
THIRTY TWO TM TWOS
These dope-looking boots by footwear specialists Thirty Two are packed with a lot of their best features, including an advanced ‘Level 4’ liner and cushioning gel to make them more comfy. With their mid-stiff flex, they’re great for hooning it around the hill.
OAKLEY EERO ETTALA SIGNATURE JACKET*
Oakley make some of the sickest technical clothing out there, and this is no exception. Understated styling influenced by their Finnish team rider, the legend that is Eero Ettala. Not only is he sick, he’s got wicked taste too! Check out this video for the full details.
OAKLEY EERO ETTALA SIGNATURE PANTS
Green to pick out the green details on the jacket, these are insulated, and seriously warm. Exactly what Eero needs when he’s hiking pow, or standing around frozen street rails on cold, dark Helsinki nights.
AMEL BACKER BASELAYER
This is one of the top-of-the-range models from baselayer specialists Amel. Pretty much the warmest, most breathable under-layer you could possibly wish for. Oh, and it’s a dope green colour too!
DRAGON PIRATES COLAB GOGGLES
Dragon are one of the raddest goggle brands out there, Pirates are one of the sickest film crews, and Gigi Ruf is deeply involved with both. It’s little wonder then that they hooked up to produce these sick goggs – whioch come with a free lens as standard.
STERLING TEAM GB SOCKS
The patriotic offering from Dan Wakeham’s latest project – made of the best moisture-wicking fabrics money can buy.
COAL LOGO BEANIE
A classy bobble hat that’ll keep your head as toasty as a tea-cosy when you’re shredding.
QUIKSILVER TRAVIS RICE BACKPACK
Yes, the man behind The Art of Flight (who we’ve interview on p. 52) wears this to carry his shovel and probe when he’s getting extreeeeeme! Bags don’t come higher recommended than that really do they?
A HOLIDAY FOR TWO WITH PLEISURE HOLIDAYS
Pleisure Holidays are one of the original snowboarder-run operations – they’ve been offering shred-friendly accommodation in their Courchevel-based chalets for well over a decade now. As such they know exactly how to treat snowboarders right, to the extent that they’ve even built a mini jib park outside a couple of their properties, complete with rails, boxes and even a quarterpipe! How sick is that? They’re offering a week’s accommodation for two in one of their pimpin’ fully catered chalets, all of which are equipped with games consoles, flatscreens and free WiFi. Not only that, but they’ll throw in your airport transfers for free, meaning all you’ll be paying for is your flights. So what do you have to do to win all this kit and make your missus/mistress/best mate very happy? Easy – answer a ludicrously simple question:
*Girl not included