Heading out on any splitboard tour – be it a quick sunrise lap around your local hill, or a multi-day route in the high alpine – requires that you bring some additional kit from a standard off-piste objective on a solid snowboard. Asides from all the essential backcountry safety gear, you’re also going to need to bring a few splitboard specific bits of kit with you.
“You’ll find all of the best splitboard and touring accessories right here”
Your first port of call will be getting the right kind of backpack for the kind of tours you have in mind. Will you be gong fast and light for a few hours, out of bounds for multiple days, or do you want to sacrifice lightweight performance for an airbag compatible system? All important questions to ask before you even start to fill it up with all the goodies.
If you’re wondering exactly what you’ll need and how best to pack it, we’ve recruited the help of IMFGA Splitboard Guide, Neil McNab, to show us how the experts do it. For more video advice and tutorials on all things splitboarding, as well as all the latest gear reviews and inspirational stories to plan your next trip, check out our Splitboard Hub here.
Then comes the fun bit – filling it up with all the goodies. Of course, you won’t go too far without a good set of well-fitting skins and touring poles. Some of the steeper, icier ascents may be off the cards if you don’t have a set of splitboard crampons, either. You can also enhance your day significantly with some well-designed bits of custom hardware, such as padded footbeds for your splitboard binding baseplates, or a set of canted pucks to save your tired and aching joints after a long day. In any case, you’ll find all of the best splitboard and touring accessories right here, in the list below.
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