2020 Snowboarding Ultimate Gear Guide

2020 Snowboarding Ultimate Gear Guide

With the craziness of 2020 preparing to give way to a new year, the new snowboarding season is almost upon us in the northern hemisphere! Whether you are a new snowboarder, or a veteran with many seasons under your belt already, it can always be a good idea to check out some of the new snowboarding gear products coming out for the new season.

That is the purpose behind our massive 2020 Snowboarding Ultimate Gear Guide, to help familiarize snowboarders of all skill levels to a range of new gear items for the upcoming season. In this ultimate gear guide we will be covering everything from new snowboards, to bindings, boots, coats, gloves, goggles, and more! Basically, if it is a core snowboarding equipment item, you will be seeing examples of these new products in this ultimate gear guide article.

Maybe you need a new pair of goggles or boots because the old ones are beat up and worn out, or you could be starting from square one and need every snowboarding gear item to get out there and start learning to ride! No matter where you are in your snowboarding journey, you will benefit from reviewing our list of new snowboard products for the 2020 season. For everyone who wants to check out some of the best new snowboarding products for the 2020-2021 riding season, keep reading on to find out more!

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GNU Head Space Snowboard

Endeavor Archetype

Burton Deep Thinker

Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots

K2 Ender Snowboard Boots

Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots

Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings

Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings

Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings

Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket

Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles

Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove

 Best New Snowboards for 2020-2021 Season

1 – 2020 GNU Head Space Snowboard (Park Board)

Among the top tier, state of the art park snowboard product options for the 2020-2021 riding season, the GNU Head Space Snowboard is definitely a winner. GNU is a well-known company in snowboarding, and they are one of the companies that lean much more to the edgier, park-oriented side of snowboarding. The GNU Head Space Snowboard is actually a pro-design snowboard by GNU, with Forest Bailey being the pro snowboarder helping to design the Head Space board.

The 2020 GNU Head Space Snowboard bears a unique and innovative design parameter, which is characterized by having an asymmetrical board shaping. GNU is a snowboard designer that has been honing in on their perfected asymmetrical design for a while now, and the 2020 GNU Head Space Snowboard is a perfect embodiment of that overall design objective

The thinking behind GNU’s asymmetrical snowboard shape comes from the fact that snowboarders are positioned standing sideways on the board, unlike the front-facing dynamics of skiing. This sideways positioning of snowboarding is responsible for the varying biomechanics that a rider experiences in a toeside turn, compared to a heelside turn. GNU wanted to capitalize on that, by designing the GNU Head Space Snowboard with a deeper heelside sidecut on the board, and a shallower toeside sidecut.

This unique board shaping provides for optimal control and edge hold no matter if you are riding or landing switch, regular, fakie, or basically any variation possible. The GNU Head Space Snowboard offers a hybridized camber, a very mellow rocker setup, and a nice soft flex that gives the Head Space an extra forgiving ride in tougher conditions. Featuring an aspen and paulownia wood core, the GNU Head Space Snowboard gives a rider tons of pop for performing technical and aggressive tricks or maneuvers.

Available in four different board lengths of 149cm, 152cm, 155cm, and 158cm, and also sold in an optional wide format, the GNU Head Space Snowboard is a versatile and dependable park snowboard for the 2020-2021 riding season. Retailing around $450, the GNU Head Space Snowboard offers a great value, a really great park board for the price.

2 – 2020 Endeavor Archetype (Powder Board)

For the best powder snowboard of 2020, the 2020 Endeavor Archetype very well may be in a class of its own. This is basically the supercar of powder snowboards, and it certainly looks the part with its black and red sleek aesthetic. The 2020 Endeavor Archetype brings something a bit different to the now-saturated powder snowboard market space, which is saturating more and more each season, as powder boards become much more fashionable and common to see at resort mountains.

You might imagine that this brand, Endeavor, is a newcomer to the powder snowboarding game. However, this is a brand with deep roots in the snowboard design world, given that Endeavor was founded back in 2001 by Canadian pro snowboarder Max Jenke. The 2020 Endeavor Archetype is really a great example of what “small batch” quality looks like, and the attention to detail and build-quality that is more common in smaller companies.

The 2020 Endeavor Archetype has a wonderfully stiff directional camber, complete with a full 20cm of sidecut into this board. The stiff directional camber design on the Endeavor Archetype is perfect for flying full throttle through the untouched powder snow, maximizing float and control over even the deepest, lightest powder. The swallowtail tail construction on the 2020 Endeavor Archetype allows for perfect handling in most snow conditions, and you can truly optimize your ride dynamics on this board by sliding bindings back to move the center of gravity farther back on the board.

There is no question that the 2020 Endeavor Archetype is designed for the more experienced and advanced riders out there, and is certainly in no way an entry level or beginner snowboard. This thing is basically the racecar of powder boards, and in the hands of an experienced rider it can perform at a virtually unparalleled level. Retailing around at least $600 depending on where you buy it, this is an advanced snowboard with the price tag to match.

3 – 2020 Burton Deep Thinker (All-Around Board)

The Burton pro-model snowboard for Danny Davis, the 2020 Burton Deep Thinker is a phenomenal snowboard not only in terms of its ride quality and design, but also in terms of aesthetic and style. With its eye-catching fire engine red design, and featuring awesome graffiti graphics from one of the original graffiti artists in the game, Keith Haring, the 2020 Burton Deep Thinker is a snowboard oozing with style and personality. This is a snowboard that can handle everything the mountain can throw at it, and then some.

It is our hands down number one pick for best all-around snowboard for the 2020-2021 season, as this board is just as comfortable on the corduroy groomed runs as it is when riding over backcountry powder snow. The 2020 Burton Deep Thinker is designed to have a hybrid directional camber, which is basically a conventional camber design with an extra uplifted nose for better clearance in the backcountry.

The carbon fiber and fiberglass construction allows for remarkable pop, board responsiveness, and snappy handling without being too tight. The 2020 Burton Deep Thinker also offers a unique edge design, which features a very subtle serration in the edge construction, giving riders unparalleled edge hold on all kinds of conditions and snow/ice surfaces.

The 2020 Burton Deep Thinker is an ideal snowboard for all-mountain and powder oriented snowboarding, and for this type of rider it is going to be tough to find a better board option. Retailing around $550-600, the 2020 Burton Deep Thinker is a serious board for the experienced snowboarder looking to take their riding to the next level.

Best New Snowboard Boots for 2020-2021 Season

1 – 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots

With their classic Vans look, the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are a great snowboard boot option for the upcoming 2020-2021 riding season. The 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are the ideal selection for any snowboarder looking for a super-durable, conventionally designed snowboard boot that will hold up under pressure and last a long time.

Some riders end up loving the new style, BOA-system snowboard boots, or some of the other boot gimmicks that seek to get away from old-school conventional lacing systems. On the other hand, tons of snowboarders end up being annoyed with the BOA lacing system and its drawbacks, and end up running back to the conventional laced snowboard boots.

For every snowboarder looking for a pair of no-nonsense, reliable, well-constructed boots, the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are a great option. Designed in an Apricot/Black color scheme, the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are available in five different sizes of 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, and 11.5. Designed to be an all-mountain, all-around snowboard boot that will perform well in all conditions and riding styles, the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are built with a medium flex rating and an all-day comfort performance boot liner.

The conventional laces on these boots are very durable and should last a couple seasons’ worth of heavy riding at least. Some of the additional innovative features found on the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots include the V2 UltraCush boot liner, Heat Retention 360 insulation complete with Smartwool, plus the grippy and durable V2 WaffleFlex Outsole. Retailing around $250 per pair, the 2021 Vans Hi-Standard Pro Snowboard Boots are sold at a very fair price for the quality and value they provide.

2 – 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots

For a truly elite-quality snowboard boot heading into the 2020-2021 riding season, it is honestly going to be tough to beat the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots. K2 is a very well known and highly reputable name in snowboarding, and their 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots are a perfect embodiment of the quality they put into their best snowboard gear products.

Truly one of the best conventional-lacing snowboard boots that money can buy right now, the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots have a range of innovative new features that take the riding experience to the next level. Designed to be a versatile, all-mountain snowboard boot, the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots are also versatile in available sizing options.

Ranging from size 8.5, to 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, and 12, most adult snowboarders will be able to find a sizing option that suits their needs. With their naturalistic, neutral aesthetic of black and brown colors, the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots are perfect for any setup that is built around neutral color schemes. On the other hand, these boots would not be ideal for super brightly colored boards and apparel schemes, unless you really don’t care about the looks of your snowboarding gear.

With their overall medium-to-stiff flex, premium liner composition, and hybrid lacing of both conventional and BOA lacing components, the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots are really the best of all available snowboard boot tech. Featuring BOA Mobility Conda Liner Lacing, an industry-leading Vibram V4 outsole, and a 100% urethane structure that offers wonderful pop and elasticity, the overall performance and feel of the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots is very hard to beat with any competing product.

These elite snowboard boots come with a hefty price tag though, given that they retail at almost $350. For more experienced snowboarders looking for an elite boot, and money is no object, the 2021 K2 Ender Snowboard Boots are definitely a great option.

3 – 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots

Adidas has been a highly reputable company for a wide range of sports apparel for many years now. While they have historically been more known for conventional sports products, they are moving into the extreme sports space more and more these days. One example of Adidas bringing innovation and high quality design into the snowboarding world is their 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots.

The new Tactical Lexicon ADV snowboard boots are bringing serious quality and new features to the table, while also preserving some of the tried and true aspects of a durable, dependable snowboard boot. The buzz around these new snowboard boots from Adidas was enough to really get our attention. The 2021 Tactical Lexicon ADV snowboard boots are going to be available in White/Core Black/Signal Green, and Grey Six/Core Black/Signal Orange color scheme.

These boots not only look great on all the information Adidas has already released to the public, but they also come complete with tons of impressive features that are getting less attention. It is clear that Adidas was trying to produce an extraordinarily comfortable boot when they set out to produce the 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots. From their boost Foam Midsole component, to Gold Level Ultralon Heat-Moldable Foam Liner, it is very clear that comfort and proper fitment are number one priorities with the 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots.

Adding to excellent fitment is the Inner Ankle Harness design feature, working in tandem with the articulated cuff and rubber backstay components on the 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots. Being sold in sizes 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, and 12. Featuring a heavy-duty, durable conventional lacing system, the 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots are highly comfortable boots designed to have a long lifespan. Retailing around $350, the 2021 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV Snowboard Boots certainly are not cheap, but they are built to last.

Best New Snowboard Bindings for 2020-2021 Season

1 – 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings

There is no part of a snowboarding gear setup that is expendable, but this is especially true when it comes to snowboard bindings. The bindings are the core components to any snowboard, if they are functioning properly, then everything should be running smooth. But when bindings have problems or malfunctions, this can stop a snowboarding session right in its tracks.

With that being said, we only wanted to present and review the best of the best in snowboard bindings for the 2020-2021 season. Up first for our premium bindings review are the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings. Burton is already one of the most dominant and well-known names in snowboarding today, and one is hard pressed to find any of their gear that is actually poor quality.

The Genesis X EST bindings are for the intermediate to advanced snowboarder looking to upgrade their board setup for the new season, and they are geared toward the rider looking for a truly premium board layout. Available in Small, Medium, and Large sizing dimensions, the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings have a sizing option that should work for most riders out there.

Colored in an attractive matte black, the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings are designed specifically for Freeride and All-Mountain snowboarding, making them a fantastic all-around binding for the versatile snowboarder. These might not be the best bindings for the terrain park obsessed snowboarder, but for the more versatile, all-mountain snowboarder, the Genesis X EST bindings are perfect.

Featuring conventional strap closures, and a dependable Toe Cap front strap, the fitment and feel of riding in the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings is second to none. The highbacks on these bindings from Burton are made with Short-Glass Nylon Composite, with a canted shaping. Featuring a Hammockstrap Supergrip Capstrap 2.0 for the ankle straps, your ride will be completely secure while using the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings.

With a medium-stiff flex rating, and EVA SpringBED Suspension System, snowboarders are usually amazed by how much comfort and pop they get while using their 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings on their board setup. Burton also stands behind these new cutting edge bindings with a good warranty, given that these bindings feature a Lifetime Warranty on the baseplates, and a 1-Year manufacturer warranty for other components on the bindings. Selling at around $315 depending on your chosen retailer, the 2020 Burton Genesis X EST Snowboard Bindings provide a lot of value and reliability for the price.

2 – 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings

For a more affordable, and still high quality snowboard bindings option for the 2020-2021 riding season, check out the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings. Rome is a snowboarding company that has tended more toward park and technical snowboarding for the lifespan of the company, but in recent years they have been working on producing a more well-rounded line of snowboarding equipment products.

The 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings are a perfect example of Rome’s attempt to make some more all-around equipment items, given that these Crux bindings from Rome are rated as Freestyle and All-Mountain bindings. Designed to have a conventional strap system, these bindings are perfect for snowboarders who like the conventional, time-tested design features over the newer, more gimmick-oriented designs like BOA boot tensioners or flow style bindings.

With its asymmetrical highback design, similar to the canted binding highback design we reviewed on the Burton Genesis X EST bindings, Rome is definitely following the dominant trends in binding design with that feature. The ankle strap on these bindings is a 3D profile, with a minimalist design. This minimalist design keeps the binding streamlined and efficiently structured, while still being durable and tough when you need it to be.

The toe strap design on the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings is a combination design, giving snowboarders the best of both worlds in terms of blending a conventional strap, with a partial toecap. For the baseplate on the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings, Rome went with their hybridized, asymmetrical wrap technology, and the baseplate material is also canted, with 1.5 degree EVA SubBase padding.

This unique baseplate padding allows for supreme comfort in all conditions, helping to extend your sessions and prevent discomfort while riding. Having effective baseplate padding is also critical for snowboarders who ride on groomed, hard pack runs a lot of the time, to avoid muscle fatigue and soreness with an excessively-stiff ride feel

Featuring ruggedly made combination ratchets on the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings, you will never have to worry about the ratchets failing during a ride. The flex rating on the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings is a little bit more on the medium side, rather than the stiff side, which is perfect for snowboarders looking for a little bit more flex and ‘give’ in their snowboard’s binding feel.

Rome is a company that really stands behind the integrity of their products as well, given that they offer Lifetime Warranty on every component of their 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings! Retailing at only $175, it is honestly tough to beat the performance and value of the 2020 Rome Crux Snowboard Bindings, especially with Lifetime Warranty covering every component of these bindings.

3 – 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings

While not as popular a company name as Burton or Rome in the snowboarding world today, Bent Metal is an up-and-coming company in the snowboard binding space. With their stylish and innovative designs, it is not hard to see why Bent Metal is quickly making a name for themselves in the snowboarding equipment niche. A great example of Bent Metal’s contributions to the snowboarding equipment market, are their 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings.

One of the only potential drawbacks to the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings is limited sizing availability, considering that only Medium and Large sizes are represented in sizing opportunities. Sold in either Black or Grey, the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings have a sleek, understated look, which is nicely accented with the addition of a purple hardwood baseplate logo and shiny metallic purple hardware and fasteners.

Not only do the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings look great on a wide range of snowboard setups and decks, but they perform exceptionally well too. The 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings are intended for both Freestyle and All-Mountain applications, so this is another all-around binding option we are covering in this year’s snowboard ultimate guide.

With its durable conventional strap design, rugged highback construction, and Power Construction Ankle Strap, the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings are built for supreme durability, if nothing else. The toe cap design on these bindings from Bent Metal is a nice hybridization between a conventional strap, and one featuring a semi-toecap. This creates a best of both world situation, where strap and toecap lovers can both find something they like in the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings toe strap design.

With its Magnesium Fiber Drive Plate, comfortable EVA Padding on the baseplate, heavy-duty metal ratchet design, and stiff flex, make the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings one of the most durable bindings on the market today. These bindings are expressly recommended for advanced snowboarders, as their tough flex and unforgiving feel are geared toward massive speed, and control over variable terrain at high speed. Retailing around $220 depending on your retailer of choice, the 2020 Bent Metal Cor-Pro Snowboard Bindings are actually pretty affordable when you consider their heavy-duty design and rugged reliability.

Best New Snowboarding Apparel and Accessories for 2020-2021 Season

1 – 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket  

Although many snowboard jackets are geared toward cold temperatures, are usually heavy-duty, and have extensive insulation, the 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket represents something of a different angle on the snowboard jacket. Snowboarders around the world all have to deal with different weather and climate conditions, and mountain/resort conditions can vary widely depending on which part of the world, and what time of the season it is.

The 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket was a snowboarding apparel option we really wanted to include in the 2020-2021, since it is geared toward a specific seasonal need. The 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket is a snowboarding jacket that is quite durable and well-made, but it is considerably lighter and more waterproof than your average snowboarding jacket. This is designed specifically for late season, and springtime snowboarding, when the snow is still there to ride on, but everything is a bit warmer and wetter as the seasons transition.

A conventional snowboarding jacket tends to be a little too warm, and not waterproof enough for springtime or warmer weather snowboarding, and wearing one during these conditions is asking to be overheated, and sopping wet by the end of your riding session. The 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket is Burton’s answer to this problem of the optimal springtime snowboarding jacket, and this snowboarding jacket is packed with design elements and features that make it what it is.

For example, this jacket comes equipped with several layers of Gore-Tex Plain Weave Waterproof Fabric, in multiple 2-Layer sections. This jacket is significantly better waterproofed than the average competing snowboard jacket out there, which is why the 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket is a must-have for all springtime and warmer weather snowboarders!

The 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket also offers a wide variety of sizing and color options, which is what you want to see in an apparel item like this. From XX-Small, to X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large, the 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket has a sizing option for everyone. There are almost too many different color scheme options to name here, with over 15 unique color schemes available when purchasing the cutting edge 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket!

This is great since it allows you to really personalize the aesthetics of your snowboarding gear ensemble, and can be a great option for family riders who like to match their gear items with each other, while still having different colors for each rider. This snowboarding jacket is practically a wetsuit in some ways, considering that it also features GORE-SEAM taping on all the seams of the jacket, helping to take the waterproofing to the next level.

Add into that the water-resistant zippers, and you have a snowboarding jacket that is ready to splash around in the springtime snow all afternoon, and finish the session without being cold and sopping wet! This state of the art, cutting edge snowboarding jacket from Burton is no joke, and with quality of this level usually comes a pretty hefty price tag.

This is definitely true with regard to the 2021 Burton Men’s AK Gore-Tex Cyclic Jacket, given that this particular jacket retails at around $400. While it is somewhat pricey, it is an indispensible item for all springtime, warmer weather, and even backcountry snowboarders out there who have trouble with getting excessively wet during their riding sessions.

2 – 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles

For a new pair of snowboarding goggles that brings equal parts form and function to the table, you have got to check out the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles! While admittedly taking a page out of the Oakley goggle design book (let’s be honest, which competitor hasn’t taken some design leads from Oakley with regard to goggle design in recent years?), the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles have this sleek, futuristic Frameless design feature in their construction.

With their proprietary EXV Frameless Design, the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles feature a snapshot magnetic lens interchange system, making lens change-outs a super quick and easy process. Sold standard with every pair of 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles, comes a set of two different lenses, both of which are Premium Vivid Lenses by Zeiss.

Functionally speaking, one of the best things about the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles is the extra wide field of vision that these goggles and lenses allow for. If you have been using a conventional, smaller field of vision goggle design for a long time and are preparing to upgrade to a frameless goggle, then get ready to have your mind blown by how much more you can see while riding! It is really tough to overstate how much of a difference it can make to have that wider field of vision while riding, especially in inclement weather conditions on the mountain.

Available in a one-size-fits-all kind of construction, riders can achieve variable fitment by simply adjusting the conventional goggle strap included with the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles. Another aspect of the user-friendliness of the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles involves the goggle lens change-out system. The lens retention system on the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles relies on high quality earth magnets, and so there is no physical lens-clipping, but rather just simple magnetism that keeps your goggle lens secure while riding.

This makes for very convenient lens changes, where all the rider has to do is push a button on the goggle fame to release the lens, and then simply apply your other lens to the magnetic fasteners and you are good to go. Getting into more detail on the elite quality goggle lenses that come standard with the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles, both of the lenses are made by acclaimed optics manufacturer, Zeiss. Zeiss produces both of the VIVID series lenses that come with the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles.

One of the Zeiss lenses is the Vivid Onyx 14% VLT, and the other included lens is the Vivid Infrared 58% VLT. Having both of these lenses insures that you will always have the optimal optics for changing conditions on your mountain of choice, and you can always maintain your sense of safety knowing your visibility will be maintained with the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles. One of the other typical design and performance issues with snowboarding goggles has to do with fogging-up of the goggle lens.

When a pair of goggles has bad fogging issues in the lens, the goggles can become practically unusable, and basically worse than having no goggles at all. This is a design problem that was taken very seriously by the designers at Giro, and so they implemented their unique EVAK Vent Technology on the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles. This EVAK system is designed to passively release moisture at all times, while also creating a moisture barrier that helps to keep the elements out of your goggle frame.

This proprietary EVAK venting system utilizes a brand new type of foam, which is made from a secretive Ultra-durable, non-absorbent composite material. Available in almost 20 different color scheme options, every snowboarder can find a pair of 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles that works well with their own unique aesthetic choices. Retailing around $150-$200 depending on which color and strap variations you choose, the 2021 Giro Contact Snowboard Goggles are a phenomenal, state of the art pair of snowboarding goggles for the money.

3 – 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove

If we could only pick one snowboarding glove to recommend to our readers for the 2020-2021 season, it would without question be the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove. Truly the apex of snowboarding glove design and quality, the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove bring so much to the table that it’s hard to even know where to begin! First of all, these elite gloves are insulated with Polartec Wind Pro insulation type, which is only available on the highest quality snowboarding gloves.

Without a doubt, the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Gloves were designed expressly to be the absolute warmest glove option available on the market today. The ‘Fission’ name comes from the fact that the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Gloves come complete with waterproof insulated outer layers for handling severe wet and cold, while also having removable inner liners that can be removed for warmer riding conditions.

The level of waterproofing on the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove is really above and beyond what most “waterproof” (usually water resistant, in reality) gloves have, making these an excellent choice for snowboarders who hate to have wet hands while riding. Elasticated cuffs also provide better heat retention in the glove, while at the same time serving to keep powdery snow from entering the glove through the cuffs.

Also featuring a double layer of premium goat leather on the external part of the gloves, this helps tremendously with improving durability, and waterproofing as well. It also helps to boost the price tag a little bit more as well, and of course anyone who knows anything about Arc’teryx high quality products and their reputation for excellence, already knows these are going to be expensive gloves. Sold in X-Small, to Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large, the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove has a sizing option to fit almost any snowboarder. Retailing around $200, the 2021 Arc’teryx Fission SV Gloves are truly a premium glove for the uncompromising snowboarder.

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