Best Snowboarding Gear

Best Snowboarding Gear

Best Snowboarding Gear

Our team is always interested in trying out the latest and greatest snowboarding equipment and whenever we get the chance, we try post an in depth account of our experience. The internet can be a great resource for skiers and snowboarders to share information and help each other to get the most out of their time on the mountain. We love testing out any snowboard gear we come across from top brands like Black Diamond, Burton, GoPro, and Nixon. Finding the right snowboarding gear for your skill level and riding preference can be a challenge and it’s our goal to help you pick the best snowboard gear and point you in the direction.

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Best Action Cameras


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If it’s not on video, did it ever happen? Today, you can’t go anywhere or do anything on the mountain unless there’s proof of your epic (or maybe not so epic) ride. Whether its filming you and your friends running laps at the park or filming your kids during a family vacation on slopes, it’s always good to have a solid Action Camera to record every memory to share with your friends, family, or the world.

Here are some of the Best Action Cameras we think are out on the market today:


GoPro HERO5 Black


GoPro HERO5 Action Camera


GoPro does it again with the Gopro HERO5 Black. The HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design.

Smooth stabilized video, crystal-clear sound and expert quality photo captures combined with GPS makes HERO5 Black simply the best GoPro. And when it’s time to edit and share, HERO5 Black automatically uploads footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account to provide easy access on your phone. Then, you can create amazing videos automatically with Quik, the GoPro editing app.

Advanced Features:What’s included:
4K VideoHERO5 Black Camera
12 MegaPixel Photos RAW + WDR PhotosThe Frame (HERO5 Black)
Exposure ControlCurved + Flat Adhesive Mount
Stereo AudioMounting Buckle
GPS Location TaggingUSB-C Cable
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth EnabledRechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black)

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5 Stars

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GoPro HERO5 Session


GoPro Hero5 Session


The GoPro Hero5 Session is a similar, yet much more compact version of the GoPro Hero5. Neither are particularly large or heavy, but the Session comes in at 1.49in x 1.49in x 1.42in and 2.6oz while the Hero5 comes in at 2.4in x 1.7in x 0.9in and 4.2oz. This shouldn’t make too much of a difference for the casual user, but the advanced user may need the smaller Session when it comes to wind resistance.

In terms of video, the Hero5 Session won’t have all the features and flexibility as the Hero5, but they both share the same top resolution of 4k video at 30 fps.

Advanced Features:What’s included:
4K VideoHERO5 Session Camera
10 MegaPixel Photos RAW + WDR PhotosStandard Frame
Exposure ControlCurved + Flat Adhesive Mount
Stereo AudioMounting Buckle
GPS Location Tagging USB-C Cable
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Enabled

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4.5 Stars

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Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera


Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera


Get amazing footage with an ultra HD action camera that matches your active lifestyle. This compact, lightweight, waterproof camera is easy to use, and the  VIRB Ultra 30 captures 4K/30fps video with features G-Metrix™ technology, which adds to the experience by letting you overlay gauges and graphs with action data. Built-in image stabilization creates for crisp, steady footage.

The touchscreen display and high-sensitivity microphone are fully functional through the waterproof case. With one touch, you can even live-stream on YouTube® (in HD!) to share your footage with the world. Voice control also lets you start and stop recording or take a picture with a simple spoken command while you’re busy riding.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

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5 Stars

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Sony AS200V Action Cam


Sony Action Camera


Prove yourself with the new Sony HD Action Cam. Whether you’re shredding waves, tearing up mountains, or just enjoying the open road, Action Cam HDR-AS200V will be there to capture every second. And with superior Full HD image quality, you and friends can relive every adventure over and over with you-are-here realism. The Sony AS200V Action Camera is ready to take you to the next level.
Sony AS200V Action Cam
Features:
Lens Type170° ultra-wide ZEISS Tessar Lens
Sensor Type1/2.3-inch Exmore R CMOS sensor
WaterproofUp to 16.4 Feet with SPK-AS2 Case
Dustproofwith SPK-AS2 Case
Shockproofwith SPK-AS2 Case
Input + OutputComposite Video out| memory card slot | Micro HDMI output | Multi/Micro USB terminal | Stereo minijack

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3.5 Stars

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Best Avalanche Airbags


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Avalanche Airbags help increase your survival rate if you ever end up in an Avalanche. The Avalanche Airbag packs contain CO² or compressed air that inflate a large bag (or sometimes two) that is manually deployed by the user by a ripcord. The Airbag’s large volume helps you float to the top during an avalanche and remains inflated for several minutes for maximum visibility and reduce rescue time.  They can often be reused and the compressed-air cartridges can be refilled with an adapter.

Avalanche Airbags are relatively expensive, but they is a life saving measure and worth every penny.


Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce

Black Diamond Halo 20 JetForce Airbag Pack

MaterialCordura | Nylon
Bag Volume26L
Weight3300g
Ski CarryYes
Snowboard CarryNo
Air Bag IncludedYes
Cylinder IncludedYes (Rechargeable)

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5 Stars

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Mammut Pro Protection 35L Airbag

Mammut Pro Protection 35L Airbag Backpack

MaterialNylon
Bag Volume35L
Weight2690g
Ski CarryYes
Snowboard CarryYes
Air Bag IncludedYes
Cartridge Included No

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4.5 Stars

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BCA Float 32 Airbag Pack

Backcountry Access Float 32 Airbag Pack

MaterialNylon
Bag Volume32L
Weight3090g
Ski CarryYes
Snowboard CarryNo
Air Bag IncludedYes
Cylinder IncludedNo

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5 Stars

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Best Avalanche Beacons


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Avalanche Beacons become a necessary and life-saving purchase if you plan on stepping into the world of back-country skiing or back-country snowboarding. These Avalanche Transceivers operate at 457 kHz and help find people or equipment that gets buried under snow.  When the user goes on descent, the beacon is activated with a low-powered signal during the trip. If an avalanche were to occur and the owner is safe, they can switch the transceiver from transmit to receive mode, allowing it to search signals coming from other skiers or snowboarders who may be trapped.

These things are no joke. If you plan on doing any sort of backcountry riding, purchasing a solid Avalanche Tranceiver is paramount to safety. It can save your life one day.


Arva Neo Avalanche Beacon

Arva Neo Avalanche Beacon

Range60 meters
Battery Life250 hours
Digital | AnalogDigital
Number of Antennae3
Flagging FeatureYes
Weight230 grams

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4 Stars

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Mammut PULSE Barryvox Beacon

Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Beacon

Range60 meters
Battery Life200 hours
Digital | AnalogBoth
Number of Antennae3
Flagging FeatureYes
Weight210 grams

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3.5 Stars

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Pieps DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon

Pieps DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon

Range60 meters
Battery Life400 hours
Digital | AnalogDigital
Number of Antennae3
Flagging FeatureYes
Weight200 grams

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4.5 Stars

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