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Top 31 Accessories for 2013/14 – Reviewed by the Whitelines Team

THE BEST BEANIES, BACKPACKS AND HEADPHONES OF THE SEASON

Park Frag Pipe Gloves (left) Volcom Puff Give Mitt (right)

PARK FRAG PIPE GLOVE REVIEW

Price: £35
Sizes: S/M/L/XL

Park are a Manchester-based brand founded by local shred enthusiast (and former Whistler seasonnaire) Joe Park. Starting out as the result of a late-night conversation over a few too many bottles of wine, the company has grown from making a few t-shirts for Chill Factore locals to selling hoodies, hats and of course gloves to shops across the country and even in Europe.

Like all pipe gloves this is designed to offer a basic minimum of protection while allowing for maximum movement. The neoprene and polyester mix will stop your hands from over-heating on the kind of hot slushy days these are designed for. Whitelines’ deputy editor Tristan wore this model a lot last season and was impressed with how well it held up.

wearepark.co.uk

BUY THESE GLOVES AT: subvertboardstore.com, ss20.com, routeone.co.uk, boarderline.co.uk, librance.com

 

VOLCOM PUFF GIVE MITT REVIEW

Price: £110
Sizes: S/M/L/XL

Volcom’s gloves and accessories are – like all their kit – made to the highest standards. This awesomely-named mitt is a prime example. It’s seriously warm, with a fully breathable outer made of Gore-Tex and thick insulation. The lining is sort, comfy fleece, and the palm is reinforced to stop it splitting when you’re carrying your board.

While there are no wrist leashes, there are goggle wipes on the thumbs and they’ve put thought into things like the zip on the gauntlet, which is chunky enough to do up with a mittened hand. None of this tech comes cheap of course, but if you’re looking for seriously technical gloves that’ll keep you warm out in the wilds, these are a great option.

volcomeurope.com

BUY THESE GLOVES AT: granitereef.co.uk, subvertboardstore.com, ss20.com, citysurfshops.co.uk, boardshop.co.uk

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