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Snowboarding season is approaching. Whether you’re new to the sport or a pro, if you’re hitting the slopes soon, now is a good time to start looking at your kit. What needs updating? Is there anything new that you think will enhance your technique? 

If you’re on the lookout for some inspired ideas, check out the roundup below. From durable, hard-wearing products that keep you safe to cool tech, there’s a lot on offer this season. 

The Essentials

There are some key pieces of kit that every snowboarder needs, starting with clothing. As well as looking good, remember safety and functionality is also important. 

Waterproof materials and padding are ideal, so you can withstand tumbles and the chilly conditions. Here are some accessories to see you through the 2018/19 season: 

  • Socks

They might be the basics, but the right socks keep your feet toasty while also providing a good base. Your feet and legs take the brunt of the action, so looking after them by adding a layer can make all the difference. Thermal socks like the Burton Party pair add a touch of fun to proceedings. 

  • Gloves

Protect your hands from the elements so you can concentrate on using them for balance when you invest in the right pair of gloves. Some big brands have special technology, such as ergonomic accents, and robust materials designed to enhance grip. 

  • Goggles

Don’t let the glare stop your snowboarding experience. The right goggles can give you a clear view as well as offer in-built anti-fogging tech. 

  • Hoodie

Wrap up in a hoodie. While you’re bound to work up a sweat in the snow, boarding is chilly business. Keep your muscles warm in a Thrasher Davis hoodie. The mix of materials is perfect for keeping boarders at the optimal temperature on and off the slopes.   

Cool Tech

Once you’re dressed for snowboarding, you’ll want the gadgets to go with it. From gear that helps to warm your feet up to capturing your air-to-fakie, there is plenty of tech on offer this year.

  • See it Again

For those who want to look back at their boarding experience, a decent camera makes all the difference. The go-to camera of the moment is still the GoPro. The Hero6 delivers fast frame rates and higher resolutions than before, creating crisp images and capturing every flake of snow. 

  • Boot It

Wear your technology with a pair of USB-rechargeable ski boots. Snowboarding brand, K2 is leading the pack with its Thermic heat tech designed to keep your feet warm while you move. 

  • Head of the Pack

Your head gear is an essential piece of kit, but when you combine safety with neat technology, you’re onto a winner. Attach your GoPro to the Giro Range MIPS helmet, which has a mount built into the shell. Unlike other camera mounts, this one is at the front, so you can slide your camera into place without having to worry about balancing it on the crown of your head. 

Are you feeling ready for the snowboarding season? What cool accessories are you including in this year’s line-up?