Technical features and street styling are standard in ’03 wares.

Dialing in your gear is like working out an algebra problem-when one number is off, the whole equation turns whack. In most cases, the majority of homework and dollars go into things like boards, boots, and bindings, but what you hang on your frame is what makes or breaks a day of riding.

Common and fashion sense are working together in ’03 like never before-today’s rider-specific outerwear has infinite technical features, while keeping in touch with streetwear trends. Michael West, founder and head designer for 686 Enterprises, says snow apparel is “heading toward cleaner, simpler, and smoother lines, while supporting riders with realistic, functional, and stylish pieces.”

This year’s snowboarding apparel has everything you need, plus some-pockets and stashes for your technology, sustenance, and currency-while still remaining streamlined and sick looking. The added bonus of this year’s hot trends of puffy jackets and denim is that kids in the know can bust straight from the slopes to the street.

Pro rider Keir Dillon knows what’s up when it comes to dressing for the ride down. He told us, “Outerwear makes your day. If you’re dry, you’re stoked. If not, you’re over it for sure. If your gear is tight and looks good, you ride that much better.” Even the pros agree, style and function are where it’s at.-Liz Randall.Note: Ladies, turn to page 254 for women’s outerwear.

 

(Outerwear SpecsIn Magazine Photos)686 Enterprises
Smarty Flex Hooded Jacket
Telescope Gray
$255
686enterprises.com

 

686 Enterprises
Smarty Cargo Pant
Ink Black
$200
686enterprises.com

Airwalk
Bandit Jacket
Red/Gray
$250
airwalk.com

Airwalk
Impact Pant
Cream
$150
airwalk.com

Arson
Dreadnok Jacket
Navy/Gray
$240
arson.ca

Arson
Firefly pant
Army
$175
arson.ca

Billabong
Goldfish Jacket
Black
$180
billabong.com

Billabong
New Bling Pant
Black
$130
billabong.com

Bonfire
Fusion T20 Jacket
Dark Indigo
$299
bonfiresnowboarding.com

Bonfire
Fusion T30 Pant
Dark Indigo
bonfiresnowboarding.com

Burton Snowboards
AK 3L Continuum Fuse Jacket
Pistachio
$399
burton.com

Burton Snowboards
Ronin 3L Vent Pant
Atlas Gray
$239
burton.com

Concept Performance Outerwear
Stash Jacket
Dark Green/Dandelion
$224
conceptclothing.com

Concept Performance Outerwear
Mix Pant
Navy
$169
conceptclothing.com

Convert
Gravity-Flex Jacket
Gray Ice/Asphalt/Red Alert
$265
columbia.com

Convert
Orbital Freeze Pant
Asphalt/Black/Crush
$135
columbia.com

Foursquare Expedition Performance Systems
FS Hidden Pocket Jacket
Insignia Blue/Steel Gray
$339
foursquare-outerwear.com

Foursquare Expedition Performance Systems
TS Angled Cargo Pant
Chinchilla
$219
foursquare-outerwear.com

Helly Hansen
Resonance Jacket
Red Pepper/Carton
$250
hellyhansen.com

Helly Hansen
Source Pant
Cardboard
$250
hellyhansen.com

K2 Snowboarding
Paradise Tech Jacket
Gray/Aqua
$269
k2snowboarding.com

K2 Snowboarding
Cyclone Tech Pant
Gunmetal
$159
k2snowboarding.com

Mission Six
Rivet Jacket
Gunmetal
$244
missionsix.com

Mission Six
Breaker Pant
Army
$182
missionsix.com

Nike ACG
All Mountain Hybrid Jacket
Varsity Red/Oriental Poppy
$300
nike.com

Nike ACG
Convertible Hydration Pant
Black
$250
nike.com

NFA
Kevin Sansalone Signature Jacket
Light Gray/Charcoal
$260
option-nfa.com

NFA
Finney Pant
Black
$160
option-nfa.com

Oakley
Flak Jacket
FMJ Red
$2885
oakley.com

Oakley
Flak Pant
Lithium Blue
$230
oakley.com

O’Neill
International Series Titanium Jacket
Charcoal/Yellow
$259
oneill.com/snow

O’Neill
International Series Alloy Pant
Cement
$229
oneill.com/snow

Planet Earth
Matt Hammer Jacket
Yellow
$250
earthproducts.com

Planet Earth
Blaise Rosenthal Pant
Chacoal
$180
earthproducts.com

Quiksilver
Station 21 Jacket
Navy
$220
quiksilver.com

Quiksilver
Impact Zone Pant
Silver
$240
quiksilver.com

Ride Snowboards
Cirrus Jacket
Ebony
$299
ridesnowboards.com

Ride Snowboards
Tsunami Vented Cargo Pant
Rust
$209
ridesnowboards.com

Rip Curl
Hurricane Jacket
Charcoal/Silver/Red
$289
ripcurl.com

Rip Curl
Mercon Pant
Charcoal
$119
ripcurl.com

RLX
Bigelow Jacket
Guide Cream/Service Green/Corduroy Green
$225
polo.com

RLX
Bigelow Pant
Service Green
$198
polo.com

Santa Cruz
Custom Jacket
Red/Gray
$190
.scskate.com

Santa Cruz
Signature Pant
Charcoal
$170
scskate.com

Special Blend
Meridian Reaction Jacket
Oyster City Pattern
$289
special-blend.com

Special Blend
Meridian Legend Denim Pant
$219
special-blend.com

Swag Outerwear
Covert Jacket
Green
$150
swag.com

Swag Outerwear
Swat Pant
Clay
$140
swag.com

Volcom
Snow Pony Jacket
Denim
$120
volcom.com

Volcom
Stunray Denim Pant
Denim
$100
volcom.com

Westbeach
Elevation Series Steele Jacket
Heli Red/Charcoal
$254
westbeach.com

Westbeach
Elevation Series Dawson Pant
Heli Red/Charcoal
$183
westbeach.com

X-nix
52410 Jacket
Beige
$375
xnix.com

X-nix
EB52416 Pant
Black
$260
xnix.com

Women’s Outerwear

686 Enterprises
Smarty Solstice Jacket
Breakwater Green
$260
686enterprises.com

686 Enterprises
Smarty Cargo Pant
Telescope Gray
$200
686enterprises.com

Betty Rides
Alta Jacket
Blue/Sage
$180
bettyrides.com

Betty Rides
All Mountain Pant
Black
$140
bettyrides.com

Foursquare
TS V Chest Pocket Hood Jacket
White/China Blue
$289
foursquare-outerwear.com

Foursquare
TS Angled Cargo Pant
Blue Gray
$219
foursquare-outerwear.com

K2 Snowboarding
Paradise Tech Jacket
Gunmetal/Red/White
$269
k2snowboarding.com

K2 Snowboarding
Cyclone Tech Pant
Gray
$159
k2snowboarding.com

Monix
Jovian Jacket
Saturn/Milky Way
$224
missionsix.com

Monix
Phase 1 Pant
Stonehenge
$180
missionsix.com

Orb
Blossom Jacket
White/Charcoal/Yellow
$175
arson.ca

Orb
Mojo Pant
Charcoal/Khaki
$130
arson.ca

Prom Outerwear
Fab Jacket
Ruby
$235
promclothing.com

Prom Outerwear
Gran Prix
Tan
$235
promclothing.com

Special Blend
Meridian Response Detach Hood Jacket
Smoked City Pattern/White
$289
special-blend.com

Special Blend
Compann Surmount Vented Pant
Dove
$159
special-blend.com