The Ultimate 2022 Snowboarding Gift Guide
Snowboard Expert Brianna Dornisch takes the stress out of holiday shopping for the snowboarders in your life with these ten ideas!
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Just like that, it’s that time of year again! The holidays are right around the corner, and let’s face it, you don’t want to put off buying the perfect gift yet again. Well, there’s no time like the present, and we’ve taken the guesswork out of it. Read on to learn about the 10 best gifts for your favorite snowboarder.
1. CAPiTA Defenders of Awesome Snowboard
If you are looking for one board to rule them all, the Capita Defenders of Awesome is it. Capita always brings the coolest tech to the mountain, and they don’t miss a beat with the DOA. It’s a super playful, twin, mid-flexing, freestyle-friendly deck that is designed for those who like to work hard and play harder. The DOA takes all the benefits of rocker, camber, and flat profiles and perfectly meshes them into one board for an all-mountain crusher that promises to shred hard in any terrain. The P2 Superlight Core is wildly durable while providing a ton of explosive pop. The Magic Bean Resin laminate, carbon fiber boosters, Fortress Kevlar bound sidewalls, and the Quantum Drive base are just a few of the super rad features that your snowboarder will love this season!
2. Anon M3 Goggles + Bonus Lens + MFI Face Mask
When it comes to awesome winter gifts, it’s hard to beat something that will keep your loved ones warm and comfortable all day long. This incredible combination is as good as it gets. The M3 goggles start with a clean look and an impeccably high-contrast Perceive lens. This package includes a bonus cloudy day lens that can be swept swiftly and efficiently with Magne-Tech quick-change technology. On top of all that, these goggles utilize Magnetic Face-Mask Integration (MFI) to create a gapless seal between the goggle and mask to keep the elements out while maintaining excellent ventilation. It’s soft against the skin, breathable, comfortable, and warm. Not to mention, they look dang cool.
3. Db Journey 50L Split Duffel Bag
Db has taken the basic duffel bag and added a new innovative twist: it is split down the middle! This makes fast organization foolproof. The Journey is super versatile; not only is it a great choice for carrying essentials to and from the slopes, but it’s also the perfect travel bag and carry-on size-approved. It is constructed of recycled fabrics with a sleek finish and has a comfy back panel and gear loops for convenient grab-and-go items. Perfect choice for a snowboarder? It’s the perfect choice for anyone!
4. Blackstrap Hood Balaclava
Blackstrap’s Hood Balaclava is a perfectly constructed balaclava. It is a simple design that has been a favorite amongst snowboarders for almost 15 years. Made in the USA with a soft tri-blend fabric, it features UPF 50+ and wind protection. It has breathable, moisture-wicking fabric with a four-way stretch. This is a staple in every snowboarder’s kit.
5. POC Fornix MIPS Helmet
Show love this holiday season by keeping your favorite snowboarder’s head safe. POC makes a well-fitting, comfortable helmet that features Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) technology which is a must for protecting the brain. MIPS is a low friction layer in between the foam and liner layers that mimics the brain’s own protection by sliding to enhance rotational impact protection. But that’s not all! It features a shell that covers the helmet rim to increase overall durability, a convenient adjustment system, and quick-adjust ventilation. This is a fan fave in the helmet category for good reason!
6. Flylow Women’s Foxy Bibs
What lady doesn’t love to sport that overall look on the slopes? Set your favorite female shredder up with the Foxy Bibs this season to earn her some style points all while keeping her warm no matter the conditions! The Foxy’s are made of a stretchy, super-soft, and durable softshell fabric. Its Durable Water Repellent (DWC) Coating wicks moisture away while remaining breathable. It’s great for that go-getter rider. And as a bonus, 100% of the polyester is made of recycled fabrics!
7. FW Women’s Root Pillow Fleece Pullover
This has got to be the cutest midlayer on the market this season! FW brings you a POLARTEC quarter-zip pullover with a flattering cut and a plush feel. It features a high neckline, fitted wrists, and a zippered kangaroo pocket. It also includes a stuff stack for easy stow-away. This is a super versatile piece that your rider will get a ton of use out of, from long mountain days to chill nights around town!
8. Burton Men’s Powline Gore-tex 2L Jacket
The Powline is the go-to winter jacket. It has all the features you need for a full day on the mountain, and not to mention, a clean, crisp look. Its two-layer, 75-denier fabric is durable and lightweight. Gore-Tex is a surefire way to dry no matter what type of weather blows in. This jacket has pit zips to dump heat on the go. It also includes a helmet-compatible hood and a water-repellent waist gaiter that can easily be removed. There are tons of pockets to store all the essentials with convenient and easy access.
9. FW Hipster Tall Beanie
Every snowboarder has to have a cool beanie to rock, from the slopes to the après hangout. This beanie will have your rider looking effortlessly cool, and if you look good, you ride good. That’s just the way of the mountain. The FW Hipster beanie comes in multiple colors and is woven from a melange-acrylic yarn. The relaxed fit with a cool woven patch is an awesome addition to any beanie lover’s arsenal.
10. Smartwool Performance Snow Socks
There’s no better option for socks under snowboard boots. Smartwool has outdone itself with the Performance Snow socks. Merino wool/nylon blend socks offer full cushion for all-day riding in comfort. The strategically placed mesh throughout the socks adds breathability to ensure excellent moisture-wicking. The seamless toe box eliminates rubbing and keeps the feet dry and warm and happy!
These are just a handful of the best gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Need some other ideas or extra input? The Experts on Curated can help dial in the perfect selection! And if you still can’t settle on the perfect gift, not to worry! You can let them decide for themselves with a Curated Gift Card!