Like it or not, snowboard gear has come a long way from a couple of planks of wood and some hiking boots – nowadays there’s laminates, rubberisation, thermo-protection, ultra-waterproofing, smartwool and BlueTooth everything. Technology always evolves.
Nowhere is that more true than in actual tech. Back in the eighties if you wanted to film something you’d more than likely have to lug around a Super 8 camera, and listening to music on the hill meant a bulky and expensive Walkman, not to mention a stash of tapes as well.
“For better or for worse, tech is almost as big a part of snowboarding today as bindings are”
These days there’s a barrage of gadgets that’ll allow you to record yourself and others, smooth out shaky footage and even get aerial action shots, all before getting stashed away in your backpack. Need tunes? There’s anything from earbuds to full on waterproof party speakers available, and of course they’ll connect to your phone wirelessly.
Yup, for better or for worse, tech is almost as big a part of snowboarding today as bindings are, so if you must partake at least make sure you’re at least getting the best bang for your buck.
Here we’ve selected some of our favourite gizmos and widgets for 2017/18, and for an even more premium selection of electronics don’t forget to see what made it into the Whitelines 100 this year!
Scroll down to view the best snowboard tech, or skip to a particular brand using the links below