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Best Snowboard Mid Layers 2019-2020

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

When winter turns to spring and the temperatures rise, there’s nothing better than ditching that jacket for a jumper. As we’ve come to appreciate the importance of a good mid layer, we also decided to list them in a category of their own.

How to choose a good mid layer then? Well it depends on what kind of mid layer you’re looking for. If you’re keen to find a good hoodie then you might want to choose one specifically made for riding. The riding specific hoodies tend to have a Cordura reinforcing across both the elbows and bum, so if you take a slam your hoodie won’t be soaking wet for the rest of the day (nothing worse than a cold, wet mid layer).

“Whether you were one to prefer a long cut riding hoodie or a more technically advanced down-layer, we’ve listed all the best options for you down below”

Sometimes it’s nice to have a proper element repellent mid layer to keep out the wind and cold. Ideally, a thin puff jacket that you can carry around in your backpack without it taking heaps of space and weighing a ton. If it’s tech that you’re looking for then we’d suggest you’d have a look at Patagonia’s Macro Puff. This thing is new for the 2019/20 season, and is incredibly warm and just ahead of it’s time in many other ways too.

In the end it comes down to whatever floats your boat. Whether you were one to prefer a long cut riding hoodie or a more technically advanced down-layer, we’ve listed all the best options for you down below. Make sure to have a look at our best base layers and outerwear too if you’re lacking a decent set up for this season.

Scroll down to view all the best snowboard mid layers, or skip to a particular model using the links below

686 Slayer Bonded Fleece Pullover Hoodie  | Brethren Apparel Ladies Cut Hoodie | Brethren Apparel x Whitelines ‘Lines Riding Hoodie | Burton Ridge Lined Shirt | Columbia Zip Fleece | Dope Mako Flannel | Holden Down Shorts | Horsefeathers Koda Hoody || McNair Shirt | Patagonia Women’s Macro Puff | REAL Snowboarding Jumper | Rome Riding Snap Hoodie

The Best Snowboard Mid Layers For Winter 2019-20


686 Slayer Bonded Fleece Pullover Hoodie Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

PRICE: £80/€90

If you’re looking to stand out, or if you simply love Slayer more than life itself, this 686 riding hoodie is the piece of kit you didn’t even know you were missing until now. It’s water resistant and it’s got a hidden audio pocket too, so you can cruise around listening to those banging Slayer tunes throughout the day.

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    Brethren Apparel Ladies Cut Hoodie Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £75/€90

    Brethren Apparel has made quite a name for themselves thanks to their shred specific hoodies (check out the one made in collab with Whitelines too). Well, this year the brand has got people stoked on their ladies’ specific shred hoodie. It’s got a slightly slimmer cut and comes in three different colours: Red, Grey and Black, and has got a nice long cut to keep your butt protected.

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    Brethren Apparel x Whitelines ‘Lines Riding Hoodie Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: €130

    Is this the best collab since Snoop and Dre? Perhaps. While it can be worn all season long, the Lines hoodie is perfect for slushy spring laps with its extra-long fit and mesh backed pit zips to get some airflow through as you’re getting stankier. It’s ultra-durable as well, with Cordura reinforcing across the elbows and bum, so feel free to go HAM when wearing it.

    It’s slightly longer fitting to cover your butt, but not veering into XXXL tall tee $kier $wag territory. The zippered kangaroo pouch pocket at the front has an extra stash pocket, which is Velcro secured to keep your goodies safe.

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    Burton Ridge Lined Shirt Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £120/€130

    New for this season, Burton has added this extremely stylish and practical Ridge Lined Shirt to their mid-layer collection. It’s got a polartec fleece body lining and nylon taffeta sleeve lining to keep you warm and comfy, whilst the adjustable cuffs with snaps will prevent the snow from getting into your sleeves.

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    Columbia Back Bowl Full Zip Fleece Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £80

    This snazzy little number from Columbia is ideal for layering up underneath your jacket on colder days, or for rocking as a top layer for lazy days. 100% polyester outer protects a warm fleece inner. Full zip down the front, and 2 zippered pockets to stash your stuff.

    With a retro block colour feel, backed up by the understated chest logo this is a fleece you’ll want to take from the piste to the party. Coming in an array of colours, there’s one to suit even the most discerning fashionista.

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    Dope Mako Flannel Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: €95
    This super sick flanny from Dope has a waterproof rating of 8,000mm, and is backed up by a TPU film. It’s also lined to keep the heat in on extra cold days. Definitely one that can be worn as a top layer as well, this is a multipurpose piece of kit.

    A full zip down the front is aided by buttons to keep you extra snug, and 2 buttoned chest pockets are joined by 2 hand warmer pockets by the waist. It’s a unisex item as well, so don’t be surprised to bump into anyone and everyone rocking it in resort.

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    Holden Down Shorts Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £179/€200

    A pair of down insulated shorts might seem like a weird thing to own, BUT once you try a pair of these bad boys on, you’ll know exactly why we chose them.

    Designed to be worn under a shell or to chill out in after a day’s riding, they’re filled using trackable down. A stretchy waistband with a pull cord to tighten, will have them fitting nice and snug. 2 hand pockets and a zipped butt pocket will have room to store all your things safe and sound.

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    Horsefeathers Koda Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: €120

    This hoody is another of Horsefeathers dope offerings this season, and it’s the perfect shredding layer, whether you’re rocking it in spring over a t shirt, or in February under your jacket.

    The outside has a water repellent coating to keep the water and snow beading off of it. The shoulder panel and hood have 2K waterproofing to keep your little noggin nice and dry. From S-XXL there’s a size for everyone.

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    McNair Merino Mountain Shirts Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £335 / €380

    Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 McNair Mountain Shirt here

    Gone are the days or wearing Grandpa’s old, baubled, stinking fleece to keep you warm and wicking on the mountains. The McNair Mountain Shirt blends trusted, reliable materials with a sleek and stylish look to give you a mid-layer that turns heads from Alaska to apres.

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    Patagonia Women’s Macro Puff Hoody Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £380 / €400

    Brand spanking new for 2019/2020 the Patagonia Macro Puff is the big cousin of their iconic Nano and Micro Puffs. It’s a warmer, bulkier version for those days you don’t really want to leave the cocoon of your duvet. It’s longer than its family members, which makes it perfect for snowboarding as it comes down to cover your butt.

    Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Patagonia Women’s Macro Puff here

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    REAL Snowboarding Jumper Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: £20

    This snowboard friendly jumper is one you’d want to throw on before heading out to the slopes. It’s so comfy you’ll end up spending multiple days in it without even realising. This jumper has a simple design, it comes in different colours and different sizes. Pick your favourite REAL Snowboarding jumper in black or light grey, in any size from S to L.

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    Rome Riding Snap Hoodie Snowboard Mid Layer 2019-2020

    PRICE: €130

    New for this season the Riding Snap Hoody is already a head turner, mixing fashion with function seems to be Rome’s speciality. A 4-way stretch lining ensures you’ll have all the movement you need from first lap to last beer.

    A waterproof laminate paired with a DWR coating is enough to keep a light shower off and will stop the snow from soaking through. The armpit vents will let out some of the funky odour you’re sure to be producing as you’re riding hard and fast.

    A zippered front pocket to keep your stash safe and dry is the icing on the cake.

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