Backcountry Snowboarding Essentials 2017
It’s easy to leave the resort behind.
Curated by Matt Belize
More and more snowboarders and skiers are venturing into the backcountry each year. As conditions can be harsh and unpredictable in the backcountry, it is important you are properly equipped. This also includes getting as much snow and avalanche education as possible to make the safest choices and always riding with a buddy. Below are the items that I pack for a day in the backcountry.
I love this jacket for its fit and versatility but the best part is the body mapped Thermagraph insulation. It kept me warm when I needed it but also was plenty breathable on warm days or splitboard missions. I really put this jacket to the test, from -30F in Revelstoke, BC to 50F spring riding in the Cascades, and it kept me comfy in all conditions.Get it Now
From hard pack to powder, it handles everything I can throw at it and is such a joy to ride. It's hard to find a board that can do it all yet remain playful. My friend Lucas Debari helped design this board and he rides Mt Baker... so you know it can handle almost anything.Get it Now
Great fit - not to baggy not to slim. GORE-TEX® is speaks for itself - Always warm and always dry. These pants also have a very efficient double ventilation system inside and outside the legs, keeping me cool when hiking or during the hot spring days. I even wore these pants riding the Horstman glacier in mid-summer!Get it Now