Inspired by the snowboard brand’s late founder Jake Burton Carpenter, his eponymous Mine77 collection just dropped a limited winter capsule that merges cutting edge technologies with timeless mountain style. Look for 3-layer Gore-Tex outerwear, functional layering, an aprés Moc boot, and some mighty fine touring hardgoods through collabs with Black Diamond & Drift Approach.
The 100-Year Ski Pants from technical outerwear visionaries Vollebak, are designed from ground up to be tough, high performance pants for on & off-mountain adventure. Constructed using advanced Schoeller fabrication, this summit-ready winter bib is stitched, bonded, and sealed to be watertight & yet fully breathable. They feature integrated zippered-pockets all over, as well as zippered venting, a removable bib panel, and adjustable leg gaiters for off-mountain wearability.
Bobsla is not the first snow toy to come out of Austria’s Tirol region. It is however the first electric one we’ve seen. Like a GoKart for the ski slopes, Bobsla is a single-rider EV with dual snowmobile-style tracks powered by a compact 220V system. It sure looks like fun. The question is, will we ever see it shredding ski areas in the U.S.?
Your brain wants to keep skiing but your legs say “Sorry, bro.” That’s where ROAM’s robotic Elevate exoskeleton comes in. Designed to offload up to 30% of bodyweight from your quads and knees, it enables seasoned skiers to continue to enjoy the sport they love free of discomfort—making it possible to enjoy longer ski days, longer ski vacations, and ultimately a longer skiing career. It uses small, lightweight pneumatic actuators; they’re connected to a power supply and device driver in a backpack that you wear. Simply strap on the exoskeleton, pull on the pack, power up, & shred.
The Unit 1 System is a winter-sport helmet & headphone combo that brings solid hi-fi sounds to your days on the slopes for both music & communication. When your day is done, the headphones pop out for all your aprés activities. The helmet features an ABS hard-shell and an EPS liner to comply with ASTM 2040 and EN 1077B international safety standards. Glove-friendly buttons & 16-hour battery life seal the deal. Available for pre-order now.
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Swiss ski boot maker Dahu may have just solved one of the greatest challenges in ski boot design: out-of-the-box comfort. Their boots, which feature a plastic exo-skeleton, look like nothing else on the market. Lots of material is cutaway but the boots still deliver the rigid support and close fit essential to proper function. The inner liner can also be worn on its own comfortably for aprés, as they’re waterproof and feature a rubber outsole. Available Fall 2019.
Jake Burton, the man behind the world’s number one snowboard brand, has created a collection of technical outerwear and accessories all of his own design. With ideas and innovations created by Jake himself, the Mine 77 collection is a range of 17 limited-edition, rider-focused products that includes outerwear, streetwear, a backpack, & more.
The I/O Mag goggle from Smith Optics features a quick-change lens system that uses magnets that make on-the-fly lens changes faster and easier than ever. 8 magnetic contact points position the lens in place, and a pair of levers locks it down. Simple. The I/O Mag also features Smith ChromaPop lens technology for enhanced color and contrast in a wide variety of light conditions. Available September 2018.
More than a decade after first introducing a strapless binding, Burton Snowboards is bringing back a no-hassle, step-in boot-to-binding interface. This time, it’s called the Step On. The gist: no sitting or bending over to strap in, just stomp the Step On boot into the baseplate and you’re locked in & shred-ready. Available in it’s latest iteration on 11/2.
Heritage snowboard brand Burton teamed up with heritage boot maker Danner on a snowboard boot that brings classic mountain style to the snow. The Burton x Danner boot features a traditional lace leather upper, a removable, high performance Imprint 3 liner and a rugged Vibram EcoStep rubber outsole.
Howdy ho! Vermont’s Burton Snowboards brand teamed up with South Park to create a limited-edition board and badass collection of accessories. 4 Sizes of the Twin Tip Parkitect board are on offer, each featuring original art from the series. There’s also an orange Kenny hood, Cartman & Kyle beanies, and a Stan’s fleece-lined trapper hat plus leather mitts, Mt. Hankey socks, & more.
Made with the most advanced materials and construction technology, Jones Snowboards’ Project X reflects the future of snowboard design. It’s an ultralight and responsive all-mountain board constructed with materials like a topsheet made of Textreme Carbon and features 3D base contours that not only make turning more fluid but also improve hydrodynamics for less friction against the snow which translates to a faster ride.
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.