Snowboard

5 Best Freestyle Snowboards for Men of 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 6, 2020

Trends come and go, but freestyle remains the heart and soul of snowboarding. In the terrain park or in the street, or even just hunting sidehits at your favorite resort, having a board that’s built for the job makes a big difference.All of these boards are a twin shape, making ...

5 Best Freestyle Snowboards for Women of 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Jan 28, 2020

For a lot of people, Freestyle is the heard of snowboarding. Spins and grabs, jibs and butters, they all help you express yourself while you’re riding. Even if you’re not a dedicated denizen of the terrain park, a good freestyle board is perfect for finding the fun on side hits ...

Buyers Guide: Choosing the Right Insulation

by Suzie Dundas | Jan 24, 2020

Most skiers and snowboarders know (okay, pretty much every skier and snowboarder knows) that insulation is essential to staying warm. Insulation works by both trapping your body heat against your core and creating a barrier to keep cold air off your skin.But what some people don’t know is that there ...

Essential Tips for Picking the Perfect Helmet

by Jim O'Leary | Jan 17, 2020

Safety first, of course. But a good helmet gives you so much more than that. They’re warmer than a beanie, and can help your goggles work better too. In fact, there’s so many reasons to wear a helmet, it's a wonder anyone doesn’t want to wear one. Of course, the most ...

Tech Talk: The Burton Step On Binding System

by Jim O'Leary | Dec 2, 2019

Until recently, the design of snowboard bindings had been kind of stagnant. There have obviously been improvements in comfort and adjustablity, from seamless straps to sliding heelcups. But at the end of the day, you were still strapping in using the same buckles and straps that snowboarders have been using ...

2019 Winter Buying Guide: Everything You Need for Your Next Trip

by Jose Triana | Nov 22, 2019

With the winter season finally here, just about everyone is booking trips, checking snow forecasts, and imagining a day spent on the mountain. One important element to any trip, however, is your gear. Not only do you want to look your best, but also you want to be sure you ...

Tips for Understanding Waterproof Ratings

by Jim O'Leary | Sep 13, 2019

Not Waterproof Just because an item is built for the outdoors does not mean it's built to be waterproof. Primarily this is done for items that aren't meant to be worn as outerwear, like layering pieces or casual clothes. But sometimes outerwear isn't designed to be waterproof, either for enhanced ...

5 Best Freestyle Snowboards of 2019

by Jim O'Leary | Mar 11, 2019

If the part of the mountain you’re most interested in is the terrain park, then you’ll be best served by riding one of these Best Freestyle Men’s Snowboards. What makes a snowboard a great freestyle board is agility, whether you’re double corking in a half pipe, or trying to boardslide ...

Playing the Goggle Game: How to find the perfect pair

by Suzie Dundas | Mar 5, 2019

Whether you’re new to skiing or grew up in the park, you probably noticed quickly that having the right pair of goggles can make or break your day. In addition to details like fit and frame shape, you also have to ensure you have the right lens – and what ...

Tips for Choosing Snow Gloves & Mittens

by Jose Triana | Feb 26, 2019

If you’ve been out in the cold before, you know how important protecting your hands can be. Having the right gloves makes all the difference, but with so many options and designs, how do you even know what to buy? Whether you’re planning your first ski trip or looking for ...

5 Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 21, 2019

As board designs have improved over the past several years, snowboards have become more and more versatile. Today pretty much any board is more capable than ever before. This progress really shows itself in the “All Mountain” category of boards. Using a variety of designs, shapes, and technologies these snowboards ...

Tips on How to Find Your Perfect Jacket Size

by Jose Triana | Feb 21, 2019

One of the most commonly asked questions we get on just about a daily basis is how to find your correct jacket size. While you may know your general size when it comes to your clothing, ski and snowboard gear is a bit different. For one, you need space for ...