Sun Country’s smooth-rolling travel bags make it easier to get your ski &/or snowboard gear through baggage claim and it’ll be safer in transit. The integrated retractable leg system carries 100% of the weight of the bag. The ballistic nylon bags hold 2 boards or 2 pairs of skis as well as boots, poles & other cold-weather gear.
With a frame made of 100% EVA foam—think Lunarlon—and a strap made of compression-molded silicone, Electric has created the lightest ski & snowboard goggle in the world. It also costs about half the price of a premium goggle. The design of the Electrolite won the coveted Best Product Award at the 2016 ISPO Sports Tradeshow.
Inspired by Danner’s iconic Quarry boot, the Burton x Danner snowboard boot is a high performance, traditional lace snowboard boot rendered in genuine leather & featuring a Vibram Ecostep Rubber Outsole. For added warmth, the boot has Reflective Foil inside the liner to capture and radiate body heat.
Increased contrast and enhanced clarity are exactly the characteristics you want in a ski and snowboard goggle no matter what the weather is doing. And Smith Optics’ ChromaPop lens technology provides exactly that by filtering light at 2 specific wavelengths, to eliminate color confusion & provide a clearer view of what’s ahead. This technology will be available in 3 tints optimized for stormy, all-around, and bright sun conditions. Older goggles will be compatible with the lenses which will be available as a standalone option. Available this Fall.
Developed by ski and snowboard pros for efficient foot-powered access to the goods, Fimbulvetr stomped into the snowshoe market with a design made for serious backcountry exploration. With unibody construction using DuPont Hytrel, a lightweight, rigid but freeze-proof plastic, a solid 3-strap binding, & ice-gripping Fenris crampons, they’ll take you right where you want to go.
Thule has added packs designed for skiing & snowboarding to its line of technical backpacks. There are two: a 35-liter and a 20-liter, both offering diagonal ski carry & horizontal or vertical board carry as well as easy access pockets you can reach without taking the pack off.
Created by engineer Sherman Poppen in 1965, the original Snurfer is the “toy” that started what we know today as snowboarding. Now, in a Poppen-approved reproduction, the original Snurfer is back, complete with the grab-rope on the nose.
Snowboarding has finally hit middle age and what comes with that? Nostalgia products. In collaboration with technical apparel brand Neighborhood, Burton is now offering the Throwback, a bindingless snow-surfer modeled after their original 1981 Backhill board. It features plywood construction, traction padding, and a rope handle for that old school, stand-up sledding vibe.
It snowed already at Whistler. Colorado, too. Electric’s EGX goggles will come in handy when shredding all that El Niño pow this winter. The EGX has a frameless, cylindrical design providing an ultra-widescreen field of vision and Press-Seal technology makes swapping out lenses faster & easier than ever.
The Airboard is an inflatable snow sled that gives you a smooth downhill ride on a cushion of air. You can supposedly steer it, too. Sure. Just shift your weight. But unlike the old wood & metal toboggan, when you’re headed for imminent impact, you could try rolling onto your back & use the Airboard as an airbag. via