Best products from r/snowboarding

We found 66 comments on r/snowboarding discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 364 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top comments mentioning products on r/snowboarding:

u/BrandoobyTV · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

I'm going into this season super stoked, but I need to replace a lot of my outwear this season since it doesn't fit me anymore (Went from XXL to L), and I'm not sure what to go with in terms of jackets/pants. I see a lot of talk of going with just a high quality Shell instead of an insulated jacket, and just layering accordingly. I was looking on Evo and found some items I liked, but wasn't sure if it'd be the best purchase, and was curious what you guys thought. The jacket I found was an insulated one and really liked the design, but if going the shell route is a better choice, I'd love to be pointed in a better direction.

Jacket: https://www.evo.com/insulated-jackets/ride-hawthorne-jacket

Pants: https://www.evo.com/outlet/shell-pants/volcom-freakin-snow-chino-18

I'm also trying to replace some $30 spy goggles I bought last season, they just fogged way too hard, and it was impossible to see edges in the snow. I've been looking at Anon brand, but wasn't sure if that's the best route to go:

Anon MIG MFI : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NADFIQK

Anon M3 MFI: https://www.amazon.com/Anon-Burton-Goggle-Black-Silver/dp/B01N486DPS

Is there any major difference between the cylindrical vs spherical? Any recommendations?

And lastly: Helmets? Yay? Nay?

Considered picking up a cheap one on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I886EA6

I'm basically replacing all my gear except my gloves and boots this year (Though I tore them up a little bit with the tow-rope last season, so I'm probably going to get some $20-$30 just for that). My board is definitely dated so that'll have to wait until next year, but my outerwear is non-existent at the moment, so that's my priority. Sorry for novel, appreciate any and all advice!

​

​

u/in5trum3ntal · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

I don't know about CA - but they are available on amazon. If I were you, I'd go to a "boot doctor", I've had some amazing results after talking with experts while having my gear and feet present. Its important to think about all the issues beforehand and be as forthcoming as possible. Go to a mt that may have a place on site, which will provide you with the ability to test out modifications and report back. Sometimes the guys don't even ask for money, just be nice and throw them a tip. I've had J's and heel lifts put in that have changed my days and riding experiences completely. They can even help you understand how your bindings and stance can help with similar issues.

Best of luck.

u/joejance · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

I would remove this as a gear question, but it sounds like you really need avalanche and backcountry safety. I have yet to take a course myself, but I have read a couple of great books that I would recommend.

Avalanche Essentials

Allen and Mike's Backcountry

If you have a guide maybe you will get some training, but these books are excellent. As far as backpacks go these are many great one out there. Make sure to get something specific for snowboarding/skiing. It will have a pad or hard plate so if you land hard on it your belongings won't hurt you. If you have the cash you migh also consider an avalanche backpack with floatation. And if you sre going to do a lot of backcountry get the ave level 1 training. That is what I am signing up for this year. And a helmet is even more important in the backcountry. People have been found unburied after a big slide with head trauma.

u/chop924 · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

FWIW I have small feet/heel hold problems as well. The K2 Maysis boot was good to me, but everyone's foot is different.

Like someone else mentioned you should go to your local shop and try on a bunch and buy the one that is the best fitting and gives the best hold. Also remember you can also buy those J bars to help fill out your ankle area and get better heel hold. I use j bars, and usually put a thin strip of ducttape over them too bc their adhesive has a tendency to wear out over time.

u/IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Source

Edit: Sorry, guys, I bought this on Google Play a while back, so this link works perfectly for me when I use it, but I didn't realize it was behind a paywall. I would have figured this out a lot faster if I tried using imgur to make the gifv, but I was testing out GifCam. If you don't want to give your money to Google, it's also on Vimeo, Amazon, and iTunes, or you can get the DVD here.

The movie is fantastic, but if you're not sure if you'd like it, watch Horgasm: A Love Story (actually free to watch), they're both in a similar style.

u/sahala · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

Doing squats (with weights) and wall-sits also helps, although your legs are probably strong enough from skiing. Honestly, since you're a competent skier you're probably better off spending less time in the gym and more time on the mountain.

This book helped me a lot my first year:
http://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-Guide-Snowboarding-Kevin-Ryan/dp/1570281440/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291094123&sr=8-1

The language and illustrations are super-cheesy and your buddies are going to make fun of you when you're reading it in the lodge, but the fundamentals are described pretty well. It's also cheap: $12.

Keep yourself low (like you're pooping) and get used to having one edge at a time. You'll do great.

u/psychoguitar531 · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I like these. They fit perfectly inside the ear flaps of my helmet and I can still hear things going on around me. They sound great and have a lifetime warranty. By far the best headphones I have owned for snowboarding.

u/lostinatree · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Already having a workbench will make it easy to tune gear. Two raised blocks to put the board on to make it easier to wax. Two clamps that can hold the board vertically so you can tune/de-tune your edges. A dedicated waxing iron, some scrapers, a big file, dustpan and brush, trashcan, and a little shop vac. If you want to provide wax you can buy a brick of hertel super hot sauce relatively cheap that will last for a long time. Also this is the boot dryer I use and it's awesome.

u/UncleHuggedMeFunny · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Any sort of those ear-clip Koss's. If you're crafty you can sew them into the helmet, that's what I did. Super cheap (15 bucks) and super nice, actually great sound quality.

EDIT: Found em. Koss KSC75's.

u/sangandongo · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Kit advice, training advice, safely getting into day trips and side country and back country [xpost /r/backcountry]

Last season I started getting into splitboarding. I picked up a Jones Hovercraft split for a good deal late in the season, and really enjoyed making some fresh tracks. This off season I am trying to gear up for something I have found I really enjoy, and need some suggestions for a kit and education. I have already started working on both but would really appreciate any guidance you can provide.

Education and Training

I just read Avalanche Essentials by Bruce Tremper, and I need to find avalanche training near me in Western South Dakota. A weekend class would be preferable either here (probably isn't going to happen) or in Eastern Wyoming or Montana, but I am willing to travel a little further if someone has an excellent recommendation.

What other books or what web sites do you feel I should become acquainted?

Also in the way of medicine, do you suggest taking a first aid class? Mr. Tremper recommends the Wilderness First Responder class but this is seldom taught in my area and is a week long class for which I would have to blow a lot of vacation time.

Kit and Gear

My kit so far is based on what I read in Mr. Tremper's book and some ideas I have read on various web sites. Between a few things I picked up this off season and stuff I already had I plan on putting together this kit for day trips or side country:

  • Float 32 Pack
  • Ice Axe
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Signal mirror
  • Emergency Bivvy
  • Waterproof matches and a flint
  • Carabiners
  • Rope
  • Head lamp
  • Flashlight and tiny lantern
  • Multi-tool and backup knife
  • Monocular
  • First aid kit, sunscreen
  • Extra gloves, socks, sunglasses
  • Extra layers
  • Collapsible poles
  • Extra batteries

    I am still looking for a GPS - recommendations? What else am I missing?


    http://www.reddit.com/r/Spliddit/comments/26m3yo/kit_advice_training_advice_safely_getting_into/
u/cryonine · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Very cool idea! Though I'd probably just spring for something like this to make life easier... I have a love/hate relationship with corks. Also, thank you for posting that source... a lot of very cool ideas in there. :)

u/belly917 · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

Helmet Audio - where are all the options?

I've been snowboarding for 25 years, but finally picked up a helmet this year now that we're introducing our young kids to snowboarding. So after getting my helmet I started looking to see what was available for wireless (bluetooth) setups. I was expecting more options than what's out there.

The Outdoor Tech Chips 2.0 seem to be exactly what I'd like, but are more expensive than I expected. Other companies seem to just re-brand this item. There are a few wired options out there that then use a bluetooth adapter. And finally, there's many items intended for the motorcycle crowd, Sena, that is even more expensive and seems like overkill for a snowboarding setup.

What is everyone using? Sticking it out with Earbuds? I was hoping for an open ear setup so that I can hear those around me, but still have some tunes.

u/Dark-tyranitar · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I bought these when I started out. They look ugly as hell but they work really well, and they go inside my pants anyway. Still wear them in the park. They run pretty large though.

Heard good things about skeletools as well. Just search for impact shorts on Amazon.

u/onebigwaffle · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Get some Fogtech to deal with the fogging up problem. That stuff is amazing and works great. A fan built in sounds gimmicky and something that will break on your first wipeout.

I dont wear glasses so don't know which googles will be big enough to go over them. But try them out at a shop and you'll be good to go.

u/cyanicenine · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Mittens are warmer. The leather work mitts are fine if you are on a budget, but my favorite performance mittens are black diamond's mercury mitt. Nothing beats them for warmth.

u/jdubbs92 · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I love this stuff:

Hertel Super HotSauce

Don't bother will different types unless you are looking into racing.

Any ski/snowboard waxing iron will do.

u/Filmerd · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I'd say just go to Army Surplus or Salvation army and get some draw string snow pants for like 30 bucks. Then you can hit the thrift store and get some of those "old people style" sunglasses with the sun blockers on the side. Then throw on a sweatshirt or two and you have a kit that's good enough to ride in.

Question largely depends on where you're riding and HOW COLD it will be when you're riding. Really cold & wet conditions where it's snowing hard will require outerwear. Afternoon at the hill might be pretty mellow though. I've ridden in sweatshirts and sunglasses mostly. Goggles aren't that important imo. Protect your eyes but you don't have to spend $100+ on shiny eyewear.

https://colemans.com/u-s-g-extreme-cold-weather-system-gen-iii-waterproof-pants

https://www.amazon.com/LensCovers-Sunglasses-Women-Large-Polarized/dp/B00KOS2C54/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=old+people+sunglasses&qid=1570046488&sr=8-11

You're gonna be soooo trendy lol.

u/jerklin · 1 pointr/snowboarding

For heel lift you can try j-bars. I got a pair of these and they help a ton.
http://www.amazon.com/J-Bars-Snowboard-Boot-Fitting-Eliminate/dp/B01B1ZLINU/

btw 32 (soon to be 33) y/o computer guy here, shred it up my friend :)

u/Anton338 · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Thanks! I use the HangTime mount. It's pretty sturdy once you find the wall stud.

u/castizo · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Hello all, I was wondering if you guys could give a recommendation on some impact shorts for snowboarding. I have narrowed it down to 4 based upon price and availability to me in Vancouver.

The creme of the crop seems to be skeletools and azzpadz, but those are a little hard to get a hold of, as far as I can tell, in Vancouver.

So if you could either recommend one of the four I have pre-selected, or if you think I'm way off base on something and letting me know. My budget is $150.

Hillbilly impact shorts

http://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-protective-gear-27041-Impact/dp/B001CSYNZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454009944&sr=8-1&keywords=hillbilly+impact

Triple 8 bumsaver

http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Eight-Bumsaver-Black-Medium/dp/B004IUJEDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454009975&sr=8-1&keywords=bumsaver

Burton total impact

http://www.amazon.com/Burton-Total-Impact-Form-Short/dp/B00YMN2HVQ/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1454010000&sr=8-10&keywords=burton+impact

Protec ips lo pro

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-tec-IPS-Pads-Black-X-Large/dp/B009LIFNEU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1454010030&sr=8-4&keywords=protec+ips

u/Syphili_Sasquatch · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Helmet Extension Kit for GoPro HD Hero Cameras https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GBNV19E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_K8BNub15RNTP0

Here is the one I got. $5!

u/helixwave · 1 pointr/snowboarding

Shredbots the movie. Must see. I've watched it like a bazillion times.

Amazon prime: http://www.amazon.com/Shred-Bots-Movie-Andreas-Wiig/dp/B00OSUTOQ4

u/steelystan · 11 pointsr/snowboarding

Also, be sure to use Sno-Seal so they don't get wet.

I drew patterns and stuff on mine with a Sharpie then put the Sno-Seal on after.

u/jerzTR · 1 pointr/snowboarding

You can’t go wrong with Chips Bluetooth speakers. They have the most user friendly setup possible. You can control everything without taking out your phone or unzipping. The latest ones are completely wireless but I don’t think they are worth the extra cash.


https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Universal-Bluetooth-Walkie-Talkie-OT0052/dp/B01KZSRB1W

u/FullyBaked · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I usually just use my brush after a rub-on. Works fine for me. I've been using this stuff for years. It works for all temps and either cold or hot application. https://smile.amazon.com/Hertel-Super-Sauce-Temperature-Snowboard/dp/B000GAYNXO

u/acoolazn · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I just use Hertel on normal/warm days and a cold temp wax on cold days.

u/mcroft · 1 pointr/snowboarding

What did you use to hang it? I don't have space to store mine, so I want to make a feature of them on the wall. I'm looking at these, but I'm not sure how secure they'd be.