Well, 2021 has really been the year of the split. Earlier this season we saw the popularity of splitboarding skyrocket as it transformed from a sideline hobby for weirdos who like walking uphill to a pretty rad way to still get some turns in while resorts remained closed, and now our esteemed friends at the UK’s finest bricks and mortar establishment, The Snowboard Asylum, have taken it one step further and are giving you the option to split your bill.
No, not in the Going Dutch sense. We know ‘splitting the bill’ normally invokes memories of shitty first dates, desperately trying to make sure you’re not left coughing up for your dates Wagyu Tenderloin after they’ve spent 2 hours talking about how great their Ruroc helmet is or how they think snowblades are actually the next big thing.
“You can still ensure you’ve dialled in the perfect fit before shelling out on new gear”
TSA have partnered with Klarna, a ‘buy now, pay later’ option allowing you to split purchases into three bitesize payment chunks. It’s no secret that your wallet can take a bit of a beating when buying new snowboard gear, but Klarna takes the sting out of the big hit, instead offering an easy-going payment plan.
It also offers an alternative to the classic high street shopper experience, still allowing you to try before you buy, but without having to see anyone except your postman. Snowboard boots and outerwear especially are items that are highly fit dependant, so if you can’t make it down to one of TSA’s stores, you can still ensure you’ve dialled in the perfect fit before shelling out on new gear.
So, with that in mind, while 2020/21 has been nothing short of a splitting headache, we’re looking ahead, all guns blazing for next winter. We’ve put in the man hours, testing products and doing the research right down to the splitting hairs, nitty gritty stages to bring you this list of our favourite late season steals at TSA, so you don’t have to. If you’ve had your eye on some new gear, there’s no time like the present, these deals are too good to last, so you better get on it lickety-split.