Quiksilver-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Wearing pants with a hole in the crotch is never a good look. Neither is a jacket with torn seams and Euro-shaped holes in the pockets (and you thought all your loose change was spent absent-mindedly on booze...) So quite apart from being warmer and dryer, to avoid accidentally losing further precious beer cash, it's probably a good idea to invest in some new kit.

When we started putting together the Whitelines 100 issue, our team sat down with reps from the industry's top brands to discuss which items have already been flying off the shelves to the newest fabric innovations and zippers to keep you dry inside and out.

From lightweight, ventilated riding jackets to the most heavy duty Jeremy Jones-style threads, these are the jacket and pant combos that really stood out to us this season.

Scroll through the outfits using the numbers below or click on each name to jump straight to the review of a particular brand. NB. The kit presented on these pages are in alphabetical order – this ISN’T a countdown from 22 to 1.

Adidas

Analog

Bataleon

Billabong

Bonfire

Burton

CLWR

Dakine

DC

Nike

Nikita

O'Neill

Oakley

Patagonia

Protest

Quiksilver

Ride/Cappel

Roxy

Thirty Two

Vans

Volcom

Westbeach

[part title="Adidas Snowboard Jacket and Pants"]

Adidas-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Some may say there's no place for a onesie on the mountains, Adidas beg to differ. Their Firebird Onesie (left) is inspired by their classic track top and pants combo - with 10,000 mm waterproofing to keep your tush toastie. The design of the Deer Run kit (right) tailors to the more conservative rider. It's lightweight with top spec breathability and waterproofing.

LEFT

Firebird Onesie - £275

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Deer Run 2L Jacket - £230

20,000mm waterproof

20,000gm breathability

Deer Run 2L Pant - £170

20,000mm waterproof

20,000gm breathability

About Adidas snowboarding

Adidas is a brand that needs little introduction, but it’s not necessarily one you’d expect to see in a snowboard magazine. However, having spent several years establishing themselves as a well-respected maker of skate shoes and clothes (with a team that includes the likes of Denis Busenitz and Mark Gonzales) the next natural step for the German company to was to start producing snowboard boots and outerwear. As with skating they’ve signed a legit team to help them with design, including Eric Jackson, Keegan Valaika and Jake Blauvelt. Their first outerwear range, launching this winter, appears to be inspired by their streetwear heritage – this women’s outfit looks very Run DMC or Beastie Boys circa 1989.

adidas.com

[part title="Analog Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Analog-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

LEFT

Commodore Jacket - £270

15,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Tactical Pant - £230

15,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Shoreditch Jacket - £160

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Remer Pant - £140

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

ABOUT ANALOG SNOWBOARDING

Analog is part of the Burton family of brands, but its outerwear is markedly different to the stuff produced by its parent company. Aimed at younger freestyle and rail riders, Analog gear always has a street aesthetic. It tends to be more forward thinking fashion-wise than Burton outerwear too. Analog was one of the first brands to adopt the understated colour schemes (the beige and grey combo here is a great example) that seem to be everywhere these days. This forward looking, streetwear vibe comes in part from the fact that until recently the brand also produced skate clothes. But while Analog’s stuff may be steezy it’s also generally pretty tech – Mikkel Bang still rocks this gear on BC powder missions.

analogclothing.com

[part title="Bataleon Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Bataleon-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

LEFT

Balder Jacket - £210

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Lima Pant - £155

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Dora Jacket - £230

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Midas Pant - £180

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

About bataleon snowboarding

Bataleon famously shook up the snowboard market in a big way when they launched their ‘Triple Base Technology’ equipped boards back in 2003. Last year, they decided to capitalise on their continued success by releasing an outerwear range. As with their boards, they kept the graphics and styling fairly classic and simple and concentrated on performance, letting the tech speak for itself. They introduced features like the “helmet Houdini hood" which allows you to wear a helmet under your hood – essential if you want to rock the street steeze of their team rider Gulli Gudmundsson. The range is still small, but this year’s pieces look to be continuing the winning trend of performance at a reasonable price, so we’re pretty sure it’ll grow fast in future.

bataleon.com

[part title="Billabong Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Billabong-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

This year's Mademoiselle jacket (left) from Billabong is one of the raddest coats on the women's market right now - with grey/orange two-tone colours, tribal detailed pockets and longer length for powder riding. The Pier jacket (right) mirrors the Mademoiselle's longer length with extra padded warmth for when the chair lift inevitably grinds to a halt halfway up the mountain. With a matching pair of Stedam pants, you'll be good to go.

LEFT

Mademoiselle Jacket - £180

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

Candy Pant - £100

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Pier Jacket - £190

15,000mm waterproof

15,000gm breathability

Stedam Pant - £130

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

ABOUT BILLABONG SNOWBOARDING

Billabong is one of the original Australian surf-brands, founded by shaper Gordon Merchant and his wife Rena in 1973. The company quickly grew from producing boardshorts in a backroom to one of the biggest in the surf industry, before expanding into skateboarding and snowboarding. Since they entered the sport, Billabong have had a consistently strong team, backing legends like Kevin Jones back in the early 2000s. Today, their eye-catching clothes are worn by the likes of Wolle Nyvelt and Jamie Anderson. While most of their range is aimed at park and all-mountain riders, they’re not shy of producing some seriously tech garments either. This year’s range includes some tribal-inspired details, like the pocket on the Mademoiselle Jacket here.

billabong.com

[part title="Bonfire Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Bonfire-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Bonfire gained a rep for making classy kit with eye-catching designs that grabbed the attention of mega brand Salomon. The steezy Tanner jacket (left) has an environmentally friendly waterproof outer coating in line with the company's green initiative, while the Safari jacket for women (right) will protect you from any pow spray with its top-end 20,000mm rating. Perfect paired with the Maddison pants on show.

LEFT

Tanner Jacket - £190

15,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Davis Pant - £120

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Safari Jacket - £190

20,000mm waterproof

15,000gm breathability

Maddison Pant - £120

15,000mm waterproof

15,000gm breathability

ABOUT BONFIRE SNOWBOARDING

Established in 1989 “in the shadow of Mount Hood" in Oregon, Bonfire was set up by a Pacific North-Western shred-head named Brad Steward who’d been riding himself since 1978. It quickly developed a reputation for making classy kit, and its designs (and impressive turnover) caught the eye of the bosses at Salomon Snowboards. Despite the fact that it’s now owned by Salomon (and worn by a lot of their team riders) Bonfire remains a separate company, and its outerwear is still designed by a separate team. The brand produces everything from Louif Paradis-friendly street wear to the kind of thing that David Benedek can hike and camp out in.

bonfiresnowboarding.com

[part title="Burton Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Burton-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

LEFT

Blue Wanderlust Zig Zag Jacket - £190

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Fly Pant - £160

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Hellbrook Jacket - £225

10,000mm waterproof

4,000gm breathability

Oil Filson x Hellbrook Pant - £200

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT BURTON SNOWBOARDING

The Big B surely needs little introduction – one of snowboarding’s first brands and still the market leader nearly forty years later. There’s a reason Burton kit is some of the most popular out there: It’s well thought out, well built, and looks good. Since they started producing outerwear, Burton have diversified their range, introducing things like the super-high-end AK clothes, made entirely of Gore-Tex. These are the kind of clothes you could spend a night in a snow hole in and not feel it. At the same time, they’ve kept producing kit for park rats too, and when the US Olympic organisers decided they wanted a uniform for their Sochi teams, guess who they asked to design it? Yep, Burton.

burton.com

[part title="Colourwear Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Colourwear-CLWR-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Colourwear are living up to their straight-up, block colour Scandi aesthetic. Their Parka (left) is simple but rad classic cut, great for park rats looking to adopt a street-style approach. The Poise jacket (right) is ideal for women looking for a longer cut jacket with a simple design that doesn't rock faux fur and a typically girl-orientated pattern. Pair with a set of fuschia pink pats for a killer combo.

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Parka - £175

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Suspend Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Poise Jacket - £175

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Bash Pant - £130

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

About colourwear snowboarding

Set up by a bunch of Swedish skaters in 2010, Colourwear (or CLWR), may be new but it’s made serious waves in its first couple of seasons turning heads both in Europe and in North America, where it’s sold by the guys behind Endeavour Snowboards. Colourwear brings a distinctive Scandi streetwear aesthetic to the slopes. Colours are obviously important, but tend to be bold and blocky rather than flouro or patterned. The styling is classic and understated. The brand is currently represented by some of Sweden’s most talented young guns, Kareem el-Rafie and Niklas Mattsson, as well as Aviemore’s Angus Leith in the UK.

clwr.com

[part title="Dakine Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Dakine-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

LEFT

Helena Jacket - £220

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Katerina Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Ledge Jacket - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Terrain Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT DAKINE SNOWBOARDING

Dakine have a reputation as one of the best makers of backpacks, gloves and snowboard accessories in the business. Every winter their range takes small steps forward in terms of tech, but 2012-13 saw them make a giant leap, producing snowboard outerwear for the first time. This year, their second collection improves on that, but continues to offer technical features and fabrics at surprisingly reasonable price points. All the kit on this page is made of two layer fabrics, and features the kind of clever details that you’d expect from the company that invented the Torque snowboard multi-tool.

dakine.com

[part title="DC Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

DC-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

DC are always counted upon to nail the streetwear to snowwear transition every season. An American college jacket like the DCLA jacket (right) always crops up, while the classic Servo 14 jacket (left) is a favourite among DC customers for its practicality and military-style look. They may not be the most high-tech kit around but both serve as good all-round mountain jackets. Those looking for something with a few more fancy features should check out the rad new Supermine, designed by park shapers, for duvet-like levels of warmth.

LEFT

Servo 14 Jacket - £175

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Relay 14 Pant - £145

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

DCLA Jacket - £190

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Relay 14 Pant - £145

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT DC SNOWBOARDING

Starting out as a skate shoe brand, DC’s laidback California vibe saw them grow rapidly, and they quickly decided to use their shoe nouse and know-how to start making snowboard boots. Shortly afterwards, they began producing technical outerwear too, and now have an impressive roster of riders rocking it – including the legend that is Devun Walsh and Torstein ‘Mr Triple Cork’ Horgmo. Having one foot firmly rooted in skating means that DC kit always feels like street-wear adapted for the snow. They can be counted on to produce something like the college-inspired jacket here most seasons. While kit like that isn’t the most tech, they still make some high-end stuff that their team can take to the Whistler backcountry.

dcshoes.com

[part title="Nike Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Nike-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

After launching their snow line a few years back, Nike are now well-established among snowboarding outerwear designers. They've done away with patterns of previous seasons in favour of block colours and understated cuts. We're big fans of the Hazed jacket (right) with subtle two-tone bomber jacket sleeves and the bright 'n' bold Shasta jacket with matching pants for ladies (left). Great if you're pondering over new kit - but don't want to splash too much cash this season.

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Nike Shasta Jacket - £130

5,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

Nike Preika Pant - £100

5,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Nike Hazed Jacket - £170

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Nike Hypersphere Pant - £250

20,000mm waterproof

20,000gm breathability

ABOUT NIKE SNOWBOARDING

Launching into snowboarding with a big bang a few years back, Nike are now well-established as outerwear makers. Their all-star team, which includes the likes of Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Muller, Danny Kass and our very own Jamie Nicholls, apparently get involved in the design process for each new season’s range. This year they obviously stated a preference for on-trend block colours, because (for these pieces at least) Nike have done away with the patterns that characterised previous collections. The men’s Hazed Jacket here, with its grey sleeves and black torso, is particularly striking in its simplicity. However in keeping with last season’s range, the prices here are still very reasonable.

nikesnowboarding.com

[part title="Nikita Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Nikita-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Nikita are one of the great modern snow brands for women, with a range of quality kit in quirky designs. The Dynja jacket (left) is a rad-looking slim cut while the Mayon jacket (right) has a cosy Sherpa fleece lining and comes in coated poly denim and plaid contrast that give these threads their street textured appearance. The great thing about Nikita is they give you the option of baggy boy-style pants like the Parnassus (right) or flattering skinny fit Pilatus trousers (left).

LEFT

Dynja Jacket - £150

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

Pilatus Pant - £120

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Mayon Jacket - £200

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

Parnassus Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

ABOUT NIKITA SNOWBOARDING

Back in the early nineties, girls who wanted to rock snowboard brands had to put up with borrowing their boyfriend’s clothes, or buying men’s kit in extra small. Yep, weird as it now seems, for a long time there was no such thing as female-specific shredwear. All that changed when Nikita founder Heida Birgisdottir started making clothes and selling them from the skate shop she and her boyfriend owned in Reykjavik. At first she made garments for herself and her friends, but as word spread and sales took off, she quickly realised she was onto something. And so in 2000, Nikita was born. Still based out of Reykjavik, the brand “For Girls Who Ride" now enjoys a global following thanks to its quirky style and quality kit.

nikitaclothing.com

[part title="O'Neill Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

O'Neill-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Park rats and rail riders will dig O'Neill's Seb Toots jacket (right) with the 'ST' logo embellished on the sleeve and matching Grunge pants. The Karma jacket and Cruiser pants (left) carry on this season's colour block trend plus they both have nice high waterproof ratings for hitting pow fields.

LEFT

Karma Jacket - £250

15,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Cruiser Pant - £120

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Toots Jacket - £180

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Grunge Pant - £150

15,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT O'NEILL SNOWBOARDING

Jack O’Neill, a northern Californian surf-shop owner, began selling primitive wetsuits out of his board shop in the 50s. The company took off as surfers realised that these suits meant they could ride waves all year round, and by the 70s it was one of the biggest names in the industry. This surf heritage stood O’Neill in good stead when it moved into making snowboard outerwear, and it now finds itself in the enviable position of being a big player in the winter-sports market too. Today, O’Neill produces everything from the Seb Toots jacket for park rats and rail riders, to the high spec kit that Jeremy Jones wears when weathering week-long storms in Alaska.

oneill.com

[part title="Oakley Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Oakley-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Gretchen Bleiler and Jake Blauvelt have tested and approved these outwear combos from Oakley this season. They may not be on the cheap side but tech-wise, they're pretty hot. The Fairhaven (left) is made with Gore-Tex laminate and down to keep the snow at bay. Female riders looking for a swish stylish jacket need to look no further than the Haver (right) with its faux fur trim collar and shiny white exterior. Plus both jackets are equipped with a fancy hidden Recco harmonic radar in case of avalanches!

LEFT

Haver Jacket - £265

20,000mm waterproof

20,000gm breathability

Haver Pant - £190

20,000mm waterproof

20,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Fairhaven Jacket - £390

Gore-Tex

Fairhaven Pant - £350

Gore-Tex

ABOUT OAKLEY SNOWBOARDING

Oakley was started by a motocross enthusiast named Jim Jannard in 1975. The company, which Jannard named after his dog, began with a $300 initial investment. Today it is worth billions and makes products for everyone from motorcyclists to the US military. Oakley has been involved in snowboarding since the early years, and now produces some of the best outerwear on the market as well as its signature goggles. The super-breathable Gore-Tex Jake Blauvelt Signature Collection shown here is a case in point. Worn by a board spectrum of riders, from jib Jedi Eiki Helgason to backcountry queen Marie-France Roy, Oakley’s latest range is designed to cater to a wide variety of tastes, with pastel colours and unobtrusive patterns.

oakley.com

[part title="Patagonia Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Patagonia-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Patagonia have gone rainbow-bright this season with the Untracked jacket and pants (left) and aptly-named Powslayer combination (right). High-tech has always been the name of the game with eco-friendly company Patagonia - and these threads are no exception. Both sets are made with super watertight Gore-Tex "engineered to battle the most punishing weather". Ideal for serious backcountry riders looking for the best of the best.

LEFT

Untracked Jacket - £420

Gore-Tex

Untracked Pant - £320

Gore-Tex

RIGHT

Powslayer Jacket - £520

Gore-Tex

Powslayer Pant - £450

Gore-Tex

ABOUT PATAGONIA SNOWBOARDING

Patagonia prides itself on its uniquely environmentally friendly approach to making clothes. As well as ensuring that every stage of the production process is as clean and green as possible (right up to encouraging staff to bring their rubbish into work in areas where no recycling schemes exist) they also support various initiatives (like 1% for the Planet) and donate significant portions of their profits to environmental charities. Beloved of free-riders and serious mountain-men, the brand was founded by Californian climber and environmental crusader Yvon Chouinard in the 70s. Although they produce a freestyle range, Patagonia’s kit is mostly high-end tech stuff, made in line with their mission statement: “To build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm".

patagonia.com

[part title="Protest Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Protest-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Protest's outerwear is always recognisable for its bold prints and lighter-weight fabrics. After all, the company comes from Holland where there isn't a single mountain for miles, so there's not much call for freeride kit. The Luxious jacket (left) is definitely on the warmer side with a quilted lining and tailored fit for women. You can't go wrong with the Hopkins pants at an absolute steal of £80. The Japan B (right) is their most high performance jacket with a high waterproof rating and appealing plaid exterior which work well with the grungy Music pants pictured.

LEFT

Luxious Jacket - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Hopkins Pant - £80

5,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Japan B Jacket - £160

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Music Pant - £120

5,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

About protest snowboarding

Protest comes from the last country you’d ever expect to produce a thriving snowboard brand – Holland. Yep, that’s right, in 1993, a group of shred enthusiasts from the flattest nation on earth decided they wanted to start making their own kit. It’s an impressive testament to their dedication (and the quality of their clothes) that they’re still going strong today. Protest definitely has its own, recognisable style – all bold prints and lighter-weight fabrics, designed to suit the jib kids and park rats who hang out in Holland’s snow-domes. But I guess when you’re homeland doesn’t have a single mountain, there’s not much call for freeride kit is there?

protest.eu

[part title="Quiksilver Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Quiksilver-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Quiksilver are always a firm favourite as they offer a whole range of outerwear from plain primary colours to jazzy prints, Gore-Tex jackets to spring shredding shells. We've selected a mix from their high-end Gore-Tex selection including Travis Rice's Girdwood jacket (left). The Girdwood opts for optimal comfort with serious waterproof and breathability rating, so you'll stay bone-dry even when you end up head first in a pow pillow. The Real Gore jacket (right) is a slim-fit, lighter jacket with the same useful Gore-Tex specs as the Girdwood and rocks with a pair of bright red Cliff Gore pants.

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Girdwood Jacket - £370

Gore-Tex

Cliff Gore Pant - £290

Gore-Tex

RIGHT

Real Gore Jacket - £410

Gore-Tex

Cliff Gore Pant - £290

Gore-Tex

ABOUT QUIKSILVER SNOWBOARDING

Founded by a couple of American surfers in 1976, Quiksilver grew rapidly, and by the mid-80s was expanding into snowboarding and other sports. In 1990 – the same year they signed the all-conquering Kelly Slater to their team – Quik also scooped up hell-raising snowboard legend Shaun Palmer. Today their snow team is headed by a certain Mr. Travis Rice, and also includes the likes of French halfpipe star Matthieu Crepel. Their outerwear, which includes several distinct collections, ranges from plain primary-coloured jackets to super-bright prints. On the tech side, there’s something for everyone, from spring shredding shells to insulated Gore-Tex jackets and everything in between – after all, they are one of the biggest boardsports companies around.

quiksilver.co.uk

[part title="Ride and Cappel Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Ride-Cappel-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Ride's Laurelhurst jacket and Phinney pants (left) are solid all-rounders for beginners to advanced mountain riders. They're not the most high-tech of kit but if you're looking for something sturdy from a trusted manufacturer, then Ride's for you. Cappel feature more classic styling and thicker, better quality fabrics for the top end of the market, as shown here in their women's Cappel Thunder jacket and Wasted trousers (right). We like the duffel coat approach they've taken here, which you can rock on the town and on the slopes.

LEFT

Ride Laurelhurst Jacket - £180

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

Ride Phinney Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

5,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Cappel Thunder Jacket - £230

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

Cappel Wasted Pant - £200

10,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

ABOUT RIDE & CAPPEL SNOWBOARDING

As well as being one of the world’s best-known board manufacturers, Ride have been producing high-quality outerwear for years. In fact, they’ve been making jackets and pants almost since they started, in 1992. As well as the regular Ride range, the company also makes Cappel kit (see the women’s outfit here) which they famously advertised using scantily-clad ladies. Cappel stuff tends to feature more classic styling, and thicker, better quality fabrics catering for the top end of the market, while Ride-branded stuff is worn by everyone from snotty park rats all the way up to backcountry badasses like Hana Beaman.

ridesnowboards.com

[part title="Roxy Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Roxy-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

Roxy certainly aren't ones to shy away from bright, zany patterns. Their 2013/14 collection sticks by these well-established design strengths. The Wildlife Jacket (left) features this rad tribal leaf design paired with pipe boss Kjersti Buaas' signature riding pants. Hiding under it is a deceptively warm Thin Insulate lining. Torah Bright has a whole plethora of jackets in the Roxy range - but the Vivid jacket (left) certainly stands out from the rest, with a bomber-style cut and crazy butterfly pattern.

LEFT

Wildlife Jacket - £230

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Kjersti Pant - £150

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Torah Bright Vivid Jacket - £215

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Torah Bright Glisten Pant - £165

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT ROXY SNOWBOARDING

Launched in 1990 as a sister brand for Quiksilver, Roxy established its own identity pretty quickly. Like Quik, it has its roots in surfing, but it’s successfully made the jump to become the biggest women’s-only brand in snowboarding. This of course is helped by the fact that it produces great boards (built by Mervin Manufacturing, which makes Lib and Gnu) but its main strength is still its outerwear. The styles are constantly at the forefront of women’s on-snow fashion, mixing hippy-chick chic with useful tech features. Combine this with the talented pro team, which includes Olympic gold medallist Torah Bright and the UK’s Aimee Fuller, and you some of the most desirable girls’ gear out there.

roxy.com

[part title="Thirty Two Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Thirty-Two-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

If it's good enough for the mighty Scott Stevens, then it's probably good enough for you. Thirty Two's Venice (left) is his signature jacket - light and snow-resistant, it's ideal for rail riding and park sessions. We couldn't mention Thirty Two without dropping in the Shiloh 2 Insulated jacket (right). This classic has been on their shelves since day one - and it's easy to see why. Pair with a pair of baggy-but-not-too-baggy Basement pants and you're good to go!

LEFT

Venice Jacket - £130

8,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

Slauson Pant - £155

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Shiloh 2 Insulated Jacket - £190

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Basement Pant - £135

8,000mm waterproof

8,000gm breathability

ABOUT THIRTY TWO SNOWBOARDING

Thirty Two launched their first outerwear collection in the late 2000s, building on their massive success as a boot brand. With the skate pedigree and financial clout provided by their parent company Sole Technology (makers of Emerica and Etnies shoes) it’s no surprise that their street-inspired range took off rapidly. It helped of course that they had an awesome team riding their boots already - including the mighty JP Walker, who they quickly signed up to represent their outerwear too. The kit is designed with function in mind first and foremost, a fact that’s reflected in some of the high-tech fabrics they use. That said, Thirty Two’s styling has always been urban-inspired, as pieces like that big logo jacket and the loose-fit pants here show.

thirtytwo.com

[part title="Vans Snowboard Jackets and Pants"]

Vans-Snowboard-Jacket-Pants

From riding style to outerwear, the line between skatebrands and snowbrands have long been blurred. Vans is one such example that maintain a strong reputation for providing classy, stylish outerwear without a whiff of ostentation. Their Penken jacket (left) has a simple waterproof outerlayer with a rad grey marl hood. It can be paired with pretty much any colour pants but the Tangle pants here work well. For a matching suit, try the navy Upperdale jacket with giant pockets and rust-coloured panels to match the Archer pants.

LEFT

Penken Jacket - £100

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Tangle Pant - £140

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

RIGHT

Upperdale Jacket - £190

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

Archer Pant - £190

10,000mm waterproof

10,000gm breathability

ABOUT VANS SNOWBOARDING

Vans have one of the most prestigious pedigrees in boardsports. It stretches right back to 1966, when Paul Van Doren and three friends started making shoes and selling them out of their California store. As skateboarding took off in the 70s, Vans became a firm favourite thanks to their solid construction. When skaters began taking up snowboarding in the early 90s, Vans started making first boots and then outerwear. In fact, this winter, they’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their very first snowboard boot. Inspired by the same classic influences that shape their shoe and boot designs, their outerwear is classy, and stylish without ever being over the top.

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Volcom's original 90s punky feel is still very much present in their outerwear - with a whole array of crazy tartan pants and zany prints to the more grungy original style. For example, the Modern Chino Pant (left) is exactly what it says on the tin - fully waterproof in a casual chino style without the preppy connotations. It looks good paired with the 2-level shell Forged jacket. Ladies can don the Stone Jacket (right) which comes in a multitude of patterns alongside a pair of brightly coloured Booms Ins pants.

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Volcom Stone Jacket - £170

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Volcom Booms Ins Pant - £110

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Volcom Forged Jacket - £250

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Volcom Modern Chino Pant - £125

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10,000gm breathability

ABOUT volcom snowboarding

Volcom emerged out of America’s West Coast at around the same time as the grunge revolution – and like its musical counterpart, it went on to take the world by storm. But while grunge died the day Kurt Cobain decided to see what his shotgun tasted like, Volcom has just kept on growing and is now one of the most recognisable brands in skating, snowboarding and surfing. Legendary films like The Garden and Subjekt Haakonsen enhanced the brand’s reputation throughout the nineties, reinforcing the stylish aesthetic that characterised their clothes and turning ‘the stone’ into a symbol of cool. And while they may be a massive company these days, that original punky feel is still very much present in all their outerwear.

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And finally, we couldn't go without including the original Canadian outfitters Westbeach. You may have to wear sunglasses when looking at these eye-watering yellow Cut pants (left). Luckily for our retinas, the all black Wood Parker jacket neatly ties the outfit together and prevents you from looking like a traffic light. For the grungier fellows among us, try the Buller Overhead jacket and Armstrong pants (right). The anorak half-zip takes us back to the early days of snowboarding but with all the comforts of modern technology including critical seams, underarm venting and inner Ribknit cuffs.

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Wood Parker Jacket - £180

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Cut Pant - £130

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Buller Overhead Jacket - £140

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10,000gm breathability

Armstrong Pant - £120

10,000mm waterproof

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about westbeach snowboarding

Billed as “the Canadian snowboarding original", Westbeach has been around since the early days of the sport. Though the brand actually started in 1979 out of a Calgary board shop, it very quickly moved to Vancouver, and it’s with this laidback, west-coast Canadian city that Westbeach is indelibly associated. With the mountains of Cypress, Grouse and of course, Whistler right on their doorstep, the Westbeach designers were onto making properly technical outerwear right from the beginning. With a team that included riders like Devun Walsh and Dionne Delasalle, and the Westbeach Classic comp up at Whistler, they totally dominated the Canadian scene back in the day – and their strong heritage still shines through in these updated designs.

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