Snowboard Clothing - Boots, Jackets, Goggles, Bags
Imagine boarding in the Alps without the right gear. Downhill thrills such as Ollies and heel grabs or landing a jump within the half pipe only get better if your snowboard clothing keeps you dry, yet not over heated from exertion. Getting the right snowboard gear no longer means sweat-laden cotton underwear or a rain-soaked parka combined with freezing hands.
The best way for you to board hard yet stay thermally "cool" is to buy snowboard clothing utilizing the latest in materials technologies. Stay warm and dry by getting a 2-in-1 snowboard jacket made from Gore Tex or equivalent fibres. Outside layer repels moisture yet the individual cell permit vaporous body heat to pass into the atmosphere, giving you the perfect "thermal balance". Meanwhile, the inside layer can be a soft and cushiony insulating jacket which you use during the coldest winter months, then leave at the lodge during the warmer spring boarding days.Snowboard safety, especially carving turns down a 12,000 foot mountain, necessitates that you consider a "worst case" scenario in terms of on board provisioning. Make sure that you always board with a mate. Being alone, bumped off the main trail, or lying hurt as dusk approaches during the winter could be life threatening. A mate can look after you plus call for help. Cell phones as well as a safety "space" blanket may be additional precautions to consider.
Accessory equipment should include your snowboard helmet and goggles. Helmets are light, made of composite material, sporting up to 14 airports for ventilation along with soft removable earflaps for warmth in the winter or cooling in the spring. Best designed snowboard goggles fit comfortably around your helmet and your exposed upper face. Consider goggles with substitute lens in order to match the widely varying light conditions from full sunlight to dark and overcast.
For back country boarding, remember to take your snowboard bag or back pack, fully loaded with water, a sports bar, your cell phone, safety blanket and a Philips head screwdriver for making on-mountain binding adjustments as necessary.
You'll get a great number of gear providers online or at sports shops near the mountain. Some of the better international sites include the following:-
K2 snowboarding gear can be researched at K2 Corporation
Salomon snowboard gear can be researched at Salomon, Annecy-Le-Vieux, St. Maurice, SA
Vans snowboard equipment can be researched at Vans, Inc. at Santa Fe Springs, CA 90677 or Tel: 800.826.7800
Burton snowboard gear can be researched at Burton, Inc.