On the one hand, holiday shopping for a snowboarder is easy—we always need fresh gear. On the other hand, the task is tricky—snowboarders are a discerning bunch, and gear shop shelves are overflowing with options. Additionally, snowboarders' needs vary based on ability level and discipline: for example, a board that's perfect for an intermediate park rider may fall short of an advanced freerider's needs. If you're not already familiar with the sport, picking the right present can feel a bit like a game of roulette. That's where we come in.
We picked out six gifts that any snowboarder will appreciate to eliminate guesswork and gambling from your holiday shopping. That's right—these gifts are for any and every snowboarder. Guy or girl, advanced or beginner, freerider or freestyler, teenager or geriatric, it doesn't matter—these gifts are guaranteed winners for anyone who loves to slide sideways.
The I/O’s are tried and true from Smith, these are updated with their new Mag tech to make swapping lenses easy.
Super burly bibs that keep you warm and dry inbounds or out of bounds.
They call this a classic for a reason. A solid baselayer for everyday riding with patterns that look good off the hill.
Take on the entire mountain with this lightweight and versatile board from Burton.
A versatile and stylish jacket front The North Face that will keep you dry and happy on the mountain all day.
The latest and greatest from GoPro. Featuring a larger sensor for more high-quality videos and photos.
A super soft base layer that has a unique high top that can be used as a buff or looks great rolled down.
Anything with Xavier's name on it must be good. We love Le Bent socks, so this collaboration is a win in our book.