Protection gear has become increasingly commonplace on the more vulnerable parts of snowboarders young, old, and those in the middle. While in the past they were bulky, heavy things with somewhat of an image problem, the best snowboard protection items of 2019/20 have gotten to the point that they’re so light and comfortable that after a couple of runs it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them.
The chances of seeing your heroes – be they in the park, the backcountry, or even in the streets – riding with some form of the gear on is greater nowadays than ever! However, if you’ve decided this is the season to get protection – or your old stuff has had a hit too many – you can rest safe in the knowledge that there’s a heap of options for you this season.
“However, we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing a lot of different new tech going into the creation of anything from back protection to impact shorts”
People often tend to overlook the importance of protection gear, and so we’re still living in an era of where people argue about whether to wear a helmet or not (the great helmet debate is still raging on – as lively as ever). However, we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing a lot of different new tech going into the creation of anything from back protection to impact shorts.
As for any gear, make sure your protection fits. You don’t want to ride around in anything that’s too big or too small – not only does it make the ride immensely more uncomfortable but it doesn’t protect the parts you’d want to keep from breaking as good as a well-fitting protection gear piece would.
Whether you want to protect your bum from some gnarly bruises, or you’re getting yourself covered for some SBX action, the Whitelines team has listed some of the best snowboard protections of the year.
Have a gander at some of the best snowboard protection for 2019-2020 below, and get down to your local store to find the one that ticks your boxes best.
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