We're convinced a few of our testers never actually took their Ninja Suits off this past winter. Right there should tell you all you need to know about this apex design in one-piece base layers. With Merino wool full body coverage from your ankles to the very top of your head, should you choose to wear the hood, the Ninja Suit made frosty necks and lower backs a complete non-issue. Plus, with its innovative 350-degree zipper at the waist, number two bathroom stops were as efficient as possible. Proving useful from powder days to chilly, summer backpacking trips, this Airblaster staple is a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast, snowboarder or otherwise.

Layering Features & Details

  • 4-way stretch Merino wool fabric
  • 350-degree zipper at waist
  • 7-panel hood
  • Full-length front zipper
  • Cuff thumb loops
  • MSRP $200.00

Rad: 350-degree waist zipper provides easy access for number twos.

Bad: Could provide a bit more support for the family jewels.

Airblaster’s Merino Ninja Suit is the apex design of one-piece layers. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


A 7-panel hood integrated into the full-length front zipper design offers versatile warmth and weather protection. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Constructed out of Airblaster’s exclusive Wolverino fabric, the Ninja Suit is stronger and dries faster than traditional Merino. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Thumb loops at the cuff prevent any snow from sneaking in. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Ninja Suit’s waist is able to be cinched for a dialed fit, while the traditional underwear-style slit allows for quick pitstops. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

There’s really no need to ever take this thing off considering the innovative 350-degree zipper at the waist allows for easy #2 access. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Tested + Approved 2019 presented by evo.com

Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboarding's most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose from—bindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in between—it's not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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