As you must know by now, going snowboarding means accumulating a lot of gear first, but whereas a lot of it can be dismissed as capitalism gone mad – heated gloves, foot pads with bottle openers, £15 shoelace belts etc – the stuff you’ll find below is essential for safety and success in the backcountry.
“You’ll find that most of this backcountry gear has already been tested and refined to near perfection”
There’s kit that might just save your life or that of a friend, the essential trifecta of transceiver, probe and shovel (don’t forget to find the perfect backpack to stash them in) as well as a few gadgets that’ll help you get away from the crowds and find fresh powder long after the last snowfall.
Whereas a lot of snowboard kit cycles through fashions, you’ll find that most of this backcountry gear has already been tested and refined to near perfection and thus won’t have changed much from last year’s guide, though there are a couple of new developments we’re excited to share with you. For the very best of the best, head on over the Whitelines 100 2017/18 and find our top picks for this winter’s backcountry accessories.
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