In honor of the release of Kazuhiro Kokubo’s signature film, Kamikazu, this week in Collected we are showcasing the gear that the man himself relies on everywhere from the blistering cold of the highest peaks to the warm spring days in the halfpipe. But it gets better, because not only are we giving you an inside look at the products Kazu trusts all season long, we are giving you the opportunity to take it home for free. Make sure to fill out the giveaway form below, before continuing down the page for a look at a variety of products from CAPiTA, Union, and adidas. Once you’ve gotten your product fix, we suggest you drop in and purchase the film for your own viewing pleasure, available now on iTunes and Vimeo on Demand.
CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo Pro Model
The Kazu Kokubo pro from CAPiTA is proud to be a repeat Good Wood winners. And in case you weren’t aware, this proclaimed powder board isn’t just a deck you dig out when the snow stacks up. Sure, its rockered nose and slightly tapered tail are primed to keep you afloat, but its mid-stiff flex and predominantly positive camber profile make the Kazu an aggressive and snappy–at times playful–board that feels freestyle-oriented. From pointing it down steeps, to blasting sidehits and cat tracks, the Kazu pro proves much like the man himself–a stylish, freestyler who happens to prefer pow. But don’t we all?
Union Atlas Binding
You need bindings that are both responsive and forgiving when you are riding everything from the peaks of Alaska to the halfpipe at Mammoth. Having power where you need it, and flex where you want it is the name of the game. It goes without saying that as the preferred binding of Union Pro Rider, Kazu Kokubo, the Atlas upholds Union’s strict standards of durability and performance–allowing you to check both boxes with ease. This season the Atlas was upgraded with Exoframe Dual ankle straps that are completely new for 18/19 to guarantee a more responsive and comfortable ride than ever before.
adidas Samba Boot
Continuing the legacy, the Samba ADV lives up to the respected namesake. These men’s snowboarding boots have a 3D-molded tongue that creates a performance-ready fit and responsive flex for versatile function. Match that with a grippy ContinentalTM Rubber outsole that provides optimal traction on snow and ice and you have just found your new favorite pair of boots. Kazu tested, Kazu approved.
adidas Premiere Riding Jacket
You rely on your jacket for more than just staying warm. You also want it to look good, after all, you will be wearing it all season long. That’s why we recommend the Premiere Riding Jacket from adidas. Designed to withstand all the elements winter can throw at you, this men’s snowboarding jacket features include a helmet-compatible hood, powder skirt, and 10K waterproofing to keep rain, snow, and ice from penetrating–all while maintaining the fashion-forward styling that the three stripes are known for. Just look how Kazu is wearing it while hiking around in the Japanese backcountry.
adidas Flanders Bib
The adidas Flanders Bibs are here to improve each and every day you spend on hill. Designed for providing premium performance, these men’s snowboarding bibs feature a lined, fully taped shell with a 20K rating to fend off inclement weather. Boot gaiters help keep snow out, while articulation in the knees offers ease of motion. Stay warm and dry no matter where your adventures take you this season, and rest easy with quality you can count on. After all, if they hold up on Kazu, you can be damned sure they will hold up for you.
adidas Team Tech Hoodie
Layering is key, but what is more important than just wearing layers is wearing the correct layers. The adidas Team Tech Hoodie is one of the correct layers. By combining a sweat-sweeping fleece fabric designed to draw moisture from the body with a water-repellent finish to keep moisture from getting in, adidas came up with a classically styled hoodie that not only looks good but performs just as well. Whether you are hiking in the park or the backcountry, this is one layer that will be sure to keep you both looking and feeling good day in and day out.
Kamikazu Limited Edition LongSleeve
There is no better way to celebrate the release of Kazu Kokubo’s signature film than with the limited edition Kamikazu shirt. Grab yours now to be among the few to proudly wear the film’s logo on your chest. While you’re at it, go ahead and rent or purchase the film in its entirety on Vimeo on Demand or iTunes, you won’t regret it.
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