Holden began as a thought in the mind of longtime rider Mikey LeBlanc back in the year 2000. "At the time I was a professional snowboarder and I remember getting boxes of outerwear that was just... kinda silly-looking," he remembers. Holden was born to offer a counterpoint to the boxy-looking mountainwear that was prevalent at the time.
"The new season's Holden outerwear looks great, with some street-styled silhouettes that'll have you as happy rolling through town as you are on the hill"
After a stint of being owned by a larger parent company, Holden is now back firmly in Mikey's experienced hands and for 2018-19 the Portland-based brand not only plough forward with their street-fashion-meets-function approach, they have updated their logo and wordmark, too.
As has been the standard since day one, the new season's Holden outerwear looks great, with some street-styled silhouettes that'll have you as happy rolling through town as you are on the hill, and furthermore they've dropped in some cutting edge technologies to bring mountainside performance to new heights rolling into 2019.
Dive on in for a closer look...
Holden Outerwear Fishtail Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
Engineered for the backcountry yet with enough style to be comfortable hanging wherever, the lightweight Fishtail jacket boasts 20k waterproofness/breathability, underarm vents, removable pow skirt, and a Holden added a snap-up fish tail hem for a sprinkling of fashion dust. Also available in a women's specific cut.
Holden Outerwear Corkshell Summit Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
Holden didn't compromise one iota on their flagship jacket, the Corkshell Summit. Made using Corkshell - a Multi-stretch fabric that has a cork laminate for eco-conscious warmth and adaptable waterproofness and breathability - it's a high-end tech jacket for riders needing top-level performance from their outerwear.
Holden Outerwear Women's Shelter Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
This sleek women's jacket has a longer, parka-style cut and is insulated to keep you toasty. The 20k fabric and fully taped seams will keep the elements at bay, too.
Holden Outerwear Nelson Down Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
When the mercury heads south you'll want to get yourself in something like this Nelson Down. Unike many down jackets, this boasts 20k waterproofness plus shred-specific design elements like wrist gaiters, armpit vents and a two-way adjustable hood.
Holden Outerwear Down Vest Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
Holden have got down vests over to keep your core warm, that can be used as a mid-layer, but equally over a shirt or hoody for some extra toast on good-weather days.
Holden Outerwear Women's Side Zip Puffer Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
10k fabric and Primaloft insulation will keep women dray and warm in a variety of conditions wearing this pullover Holden puffer.
Holden Outerwear Women's Marren Down Snowboard Jacket 2018-2019
Ultra-warm and with those classic Holden good looks, this women's insulated jacket packs high-end tech with the kind of style you can happily rock around town.