Snowboarders can be a little difficult to shop for, they usually have everything they need to get them down the mountain. We’ve rounded up a few picks that may not be something they don’t already have, but they are sure the be an upgrade to their current kit.
Smith I/O MAG XL ChromaPop Goggles
These top of the line goggles are for the die hard skier on your list. Active Junky has been a fan of Smith Goggles for many years, one of the original brands to really push the boundaries of goggle design. These goggles are one of the many iterations of the I/O line that we have been rocking for years, this time with magnet lens swap technology. The easily changeable lenses and extra bonus lens means you’ll always be prepared for any light condition. This XL version gives the large coverage and wide field of vision that many look for in goggles. We love the chromapop lenses that give you great contrast and clarity. Pick these up for the serious shredder on your list.
Lib Tech Lost Quiver Killer Snowboard
If the boarder on your list is in need of a do it all snowboard look no further than the Lost Quiver Killer from Lib Tech. This all-mountain board is designed to be the only board you need, hence the name. With its C3 camber profile and directional profile help this board blast through all conditions and the full sized easy entry nose floats in pow. It is tough to find a board that can excel in any conditions, and this might be just that board, the perfect quiver killer.
Smartwool Men's Merino 250 Base Layer Pattern Crew
Staying warm and comfortable while on the mountain is key to having a good day. This merino baselayer from Smartwool is a constant piece in our on the mountain wardrobe. The 250 weight from Smartwool has long been a favorite among testers, it's just heavy enough to keep you warm on those frigid cold days, yet it breathes well enough for when you have to bootpack up the ridge to get in those extra powder turns. Featuring legendary snowboarder and artist Bryan Iguchi’s graphics, you’ll be able to rock this to the apres ride and not look like a kook.
Smith Code MIPS Helmet
Keep your loved ones noggin safe this season. The Code is Smith’s latest winter helmet model, and they’ve pulled out all the stops. A lightweight helmet featuring MIPS and Koroyd technology. The low profile look and feel are welcome in the world of bulky helmets. With a BOA fit system you get adjustability for fitting a beanie underneath on colder days. The Fidlock chin strap makes it easier to buckle and unbuckle with gloves on. Weighing in at just 15 oz. you’ll hardly notice you are wearing it.