1. Burton Men’s Trope Beanie 2014-2015

My wife said I look hot in this beanie. If it can make my gargantuan, red-haired head look attractive, then that’s about all you need to know about this hat.

Cost: $24.95
Find it here.

2. Hydro Flask Insulated Coffee, Tea and Water Bottle – 18 oz

I don’t really know what “vacuum insulated” means, but I’m astonished by how long these bottles keep cold bevs cold and hot things hot. They’re amazing for full days at the resort or moonlit backcountry missions.

Cost: $25.99

3. Purl Wax Variety Pack

This family-owned wax maker offers two variety pack options that cover the full temperature range. Don’t feel bad using this wax, its ethos read like a Whole Foods catalog: 100% biodegradable, PFC free, no fluoros, no toxic chemicals, no hype.

Cost: $30

4. Jones Premium Hat

Show your love for our generation’s greatest backcountry snowboarder, visionary, environmentalist, and entrepreneur with this stylish lid.

Cost: $30




5. Burton Starter Kit Snowboard Tuning Kit

Burton Starter Kit Snowboard Tuning Kit available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

This basic, five-piece tool kit is perfect for beginning riders looking to maintain their boards on the mountain. Fix that loose binding lickety-split.

Cost: $39.95
Find it here.

6. Grenade Task Force Glove

These are longtime terrain-park favorites for two reasons: durability and style.

Cost: $45.95




7. Burton Men’s Approach Under Gloves

The best deal going for mid-weight gloves, the Burton Approach Under features a waterproof exterior shell and a removable fleece liner. The velcro wrists ensure they slide effortlessly under your jacket sleeve.

Cost: $54.95
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8. Leatherman Skeletool SX 8-in-1 Snowboard Tool

MacGyver your way out of any on-mountain malfunction with this super lightweight and versatile multitool built specifically for the needs of the snowboarder.

Cost: $74.85


UNDER $100


9. Burton Peak Hoodie
Burton Peak Hoodie

The 2014-2015 Burton Peak Hoodie serves as a solid midlayer for a day on the hill, and steps up with style when you strip off your shell come apres time. Find it exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Snowboarders are always looking for sweatshirts and shirts that can do double-duty on the slopes and during après. The Peak Hoodie is that layer. Warm, breathable fleece cuts the chill while sweet patterns and colors make it pop in the bars.

Cost: $79.95
Find it here.

10. Burton Women’s Geneva Insulated Vest

This cocoon-like vest offers that “never-even-got-out-of-bed” feeling even on the coldest, windiest days. It’s a looker, too.

Cost: $84.95
Find it here.

11. Swix Snowboard Vise

I love these go-anywhere snowboard tuning vises. I can set up in my workshop, hotel room, kitchen table — they clamp to most flat surfaces — and give my ride the love it deserves.

Cost: $89.95

12. Burton Bravo Pack Backpack

Burton Bravo Pack Backpack available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

This burly daypack swallows gear and keeps it all findable with interior organizers. I love the brilliant, quick-access external pockets.

Cost: $99.95
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UNDER $200


13. GoPro Hero

Finally, GoPro sells a camera for “the rest of us.” You don’t need a trust fund or an inheritance to afford the new Hero, which has more than enough bells and whistles for most POV enthusiasts.

Cost: $129.99

14. Black Diamond Carbon Compactor Poles

Snowboarders who hit the backcountry and sidecountry have long made do with telescopic poles that never quite fit into backpacks. No longer. Black Diamond reinvented the collapsible pole so it only comes out when you need it.

Cost: $159.95


UNDER $250


15. Burton Women’s Scribe Re:Flex Bindings

Burton Women’s Scribe Re:Flex Bindings available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

It’s time to give the ladies some love with the Scribe Re:Flex rig. This might be the best bindings deal going.

Cost: $209.99
Find it here.

16. Yakima WB300 Snow Mount

I’m unsure when, but at some point roof racks became both functional and beautiful. Case in point: The Whispbar snow mount holds up to four snowboards and looks like modern art.

Cost: $249

17. Ride Hera Women’s Snowboard Boots

Easy-on and easy-off is the name of the game when it comes to snowboard boots, and the Hera couldn’t be simpler with Ride’s “Tongue Tied Boa” closure system.

Cost: $249.95

18. Burton Women’s [ak] Baker Down Jacket

This is the packable coat you need to stuff inside your daypack on blustery days — just in case. It’s also cut flatteringly enough to work as your going-out coat.

Cost: $249.95
Find it here.


UNDER $300


19. Burton Men’s Cartel EST Bindings

News flash: Burton bindings can’t be beat. I still have and use my first pair of Burton ESTs from over 10 years ago. Other than a few scratches (tree!), they look and operate as good as the day I bought them. I’ve since added to my collection of Burton bindings with several more pairs, one of which is the go-to, workaday Cartels.

Cost: $259.95
Find it here.


UNDER $400


20. Burton Women’s [ak] 2L Altitude Shell Jacket


Burton Women’s [ak] 2L Altitude Shell Jacket available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Snowboarders must have bombproof coats that stand up to anything Ma Nature throws at us, and this shell fits the hill with fully taped seams, contoured hood, and articulated design. You’ll feel invincible every time you put it on.

Cost: $379.95
Find it here.

21. ThirtyTwo Ultralight 2 Snowboard Boots

Every ounce counts and ThirtyTwo’s ridiculously featherlight boots shave every gram possible.

Cost: $399.99




22. Backcountry Access Float 22 Airbag Backpack

Float bags are fast becoming required equipment. Why? Because they save lives every season. Once deployed in an avalanche, the airbag greatly increases the wearer’s surface area, keeping them on top of the slide and thus not buried.

Cost: $499.95-699.95

23. Burton Men’s Custom Flying V Snowboard

Burton Men’s Custom Flying V Snowboard available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

The Burton Custom line is legendary — they’re durable and versatile. They make a perfect first “good” board for riders looking to step up their progression. And you’re unlikely to ever outgrow it.

Cost: $569.99
Find it here.

24. Karakoram Prime Carbon Bindings

Karakoram leads the way in splitboard bindings, and its Prime Carbon are the best of the best — a lifelong investment for the avid backcountry rider.

Cost: $879.99

25. Jones Carbon Solution

It’s called the Solution because it’s the last splitboard you’ll ever own. A carbon topsheet and carbon stringers provide a stiff yet responsive ride for taking on the gnarliest lines in any — I mean ANY — conditions.

Cost: $1,199