Welcome to our new Envision Series where we’ll be bringing you the latest gear previews, with some of the most exciting new snowboard, boot, binding, outerwear and goggle products to drop for winter 2021-22. In this Envision episode, we’re taking a look at next year’s lineup from Giro.
In ‘normal times’, this is month when the Whitelines team are out on the hill, deep in a trade show conference hall, or opening boxes of next season’s new snowboard gear for the season ahead. Obviously, things are a little different this winter, but that hasn’t stopped us from taking a look at some of the best snowboard gear to come for the 2021-22 season. With a stacked team of freeride and freestyle riders alike, Giro have one of the best goggle and helmet offerings in the biz.
“Giro dialled in their line last season with a broad range of both entry-level price point models, and some more premium designs”
Starting with their goggles, Giro dialled in their line last season with a broad range of both entry-level price point models, and some more premium designs. The Method goggles return for next season and are one of the most stylish and affordable options, but still come as standard with two premium VIVID lenses. The Contour goggles were a newcomer last year. With their EXV+ design, they provide some of the best clarity and peripheral vision on the market for those who simply want the best in tech, comfort and field of view.
The biggest shake up on the innovation side of things comes from the new Spherical MIPS Technology design, powered by MIPS, now featured in the best-selling Emerge helmet. Working a little like a ball and socket, the two layers of EVA foam move independently of one another to not only absorb impacts but reduce the torsional forces that occur at higher speeds.
We spoke to Kaitlyn Schlicht, Giro’s Digital Content Marketing Manager, to find out more about their snow products for the 2021/22 season.