For a long time, wearing protective gear while snowboarding was one of those things that involved a massive compromise. Yes, you'd be less likely to take a nasty knock, but you'd spend the whole day wearing bulky, ill-fitting padding that would leave you red raw with sweat rashes.
Not these days, though; specialists like Dainese, the brand that has spent years keeping motorcyclists safer on the roads, are cranking out hi-tech back protectors that can absorb impacts whilst also keeping you comfortable.
Check out some of their key pieces of safety tech (as well as outerwear and goggles) below.
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