The Most Popular Gear of 2015 on TWSNOW.com
Fresh gear is a thing of beauty and we all like to be in the know about what is hot and what's not. Through our data-driven reports, these are the top 10 most popular gear items searched and shared on TWSNOW.com in 2015. Did pieces of your kit make this list?
Named after an ancient Norse warrior who would fight in an uncontrollable, trance-like fury, Ride’s Berzerker landed on our list at number 10. This deck also snagged a Good Wood in the All-Mountain category and was featured in our Holiday Gift Guide and in our December issue.
There's really no good reason not to stuff an extra puffy layer in your pack when headed into the ever-changing elements. At only 16 ounces for the largest size, the Puff Puff Give compresses into its own pocket that barely takes up any space, thanks to 600-fill fine feather duck down. All this and the sleek design landed this jacket in number 9 slot of 2015.
One of the only twin-tip powder boards that made it in our Powder Board Test, the Yes. 20/20 has massive float in pow and is super big and ready to charge. This pow-pillager is the number 8 most searched for piece of gear, this year.
This is your AK snow camping and Arctic storm glove for days when it's too cold to piss outside your tent and the handlebar heaters on your snowmobile are broken. TNF stuffed 100 grams of insulation into the reinforced cowhide leather in these beasts. They’re warm, really warm, and land on our list at number 7.
These slick goggles boast Prizm Rose lens that make flat light virtually disappear. How? Prizm lenses filter light transmission to maximize contrast and visibility. And their fit is stellar. All this and backed by Jamie Anderson? Yep.
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These beauties comes in at number 5 as most popular gear on TWSNOW.com and its no wonder– they are our top pick for their ability to excel on freestyle terrain, dispense high-caliber comfort, and still offer all-mountain versatility. Our female testers consistently praised their lightweight design, which lifted ollies, lengthened airtime, and resulted in less foot fatigue. They flex naturally with your boots while driving power to the board's edge for quick response. Sweet and sassy.
Ah, yes, the Capita Mercury. This highly sought after deck is a Good Wood All-Mountain winner. Our testers loved this deck for its aggressive feel, predictable takeoffs and landings on big jumps. It also can perform well in the pipe, can be tail loaded for big ollies, and has solid tail loading. It’s powerful and popular, landing on the list at number 4.
Another All-Mountain Good Wood winner lands on the list as the third most popular piece of gear in 2015. Riders are hyped on funky spaced and gravitated toward this highly directional board. At around 26 cm in the waist, this is a bit wider board, and is ideal for bigger-footed riders with low stance angles who really like to rail deeply into carves.
The lack of bulk beneath the sole on these super soft Adidas Samabas gives these boots an uktra-skate feel. The comfort and styling of these boots launched them on our list as the second most popular gear item of 2015!
Winner, winner! Capita’s Defender of Awesome wins as the most popular piece of gear of 2015! This super playful shred-stick also won a Good Wood stamp of approval in the All-Mountain category as our testers were hyped on this all-around ripper. Its shape makes it great in the park and it’s mid-flex pattern is awesome for blasting ollies, railing carves, blasting booters and doing it all.