The 2011 Gear Guide is out now! Everything you could ever need is inside: boards, boots, bindings, outerwear, helmets, gloves, beanies, layering pieces … we even include the much-anticipated results of the 2011 Good Wood Board Test (page 108)—everything!
We grouped 36 complete outfits showcasing the biggest trends this winter—and by trends we don’t just mean fashion. Scan the groupings for insulated pieces, technical shells, tailored kits, plaids, and this season’s hot looks of photo prints and color blocking.
465 boards broken out into men’s, women’s, and youth sections, all clearly categorized as twin, directional, or alternative camber. The men’s alternative camber section makes up the meat of the board section with 175 boards represented from 29 different brands. Hot damn! Check the Good Wood symbols throughout the board section to see which boards performed best in the test.
Almost 200 boots are featured in this Gear Guide in all price ranges and lacing systems pictured side-by-side for easy comparison-everything from pro models, to new models, to entry-level models. We say it all the time but—boots are the most important piece of equipment, splurge here.
Lots of new designs to check out in bindings—do you want full toe caps or minimalist straps? Reclining highbacks or winged skybacks? And of course most importantly, what level of flex? We’ve got 197 to show you—wouldn’t you rather have more choices than fewer? And for a new twist, we hired an illustrator named Wesley Eggebrecht to add little zing to this issue—this one’s a staff favorite.
Take the easy way out-find out what your favorite pro riders are riding and hook yourself up with the same gear. You can even run the same stance, but we wouldn’t recommend switching from goofy to regs or visa versa—well it could be fun for a day or two …
2010/11 videos, boot warmers, gear (and advice) to get the tiniest shredders on board, a guide to made-in-the-USA snowboards, where to recycle your old hardgoods, headphones, a How-To-Shop guide for first timers, water bottles, pads, … and a guide to all kinds of cambers. (Not a subscriber?! Get your issue now, subscribe here or get an instant downloadable digital copy from Zino.com.)