Sometimes, even the smallest of accessories can be the biggest difference between a mediocre day and the best day ever. Whether it’s a pair of sunglasses that won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean, a neck warmer that keeps your skin moisturized, or a backpack that functions as one badass cooler on-the-go, there were a bunch of rad accessories at the annual snowsports tradeshow in Denver that has us stoked.
Love being able to ride in a hoodie but hate the feeling of wet cotton or the lack of secure pockets to stash your belongings? Well, look no further than the Team Tech Hoodie from Adidas. Constructed with ClimaLite fabric and topped off with a water-repellent DWR coating, this hoodie will keep you dry while still offering the comfort of your favorite sweatshirt. Plus, with a zippered kangaroo pouch you’ll never have to worry about losing your keys – or whatever other items you have to stash – when lapping the resort
There’s nothing quite like a cold, refreshing beverage after a long day on the hill. And while it’s somehow become tempting to splurge $300 on a fancy new cooler, we all are just snowboarders after all. Luckily, Dakine has you covered with their collection of party coolers, making it possible to get the festivities going without breaking the bank. From beer-dispensing backpacks to a kit that turns any old bucket into a well-functioning tailgate bar, you’ll suddenly become the dude everyone else wants to hang out with.
Not so much a necessity for on the hill, but once the snow melts and the search for your favorite swimming hole begins, you’ll be psyched to have a pair of these floatable sunglasses from Dragon. Constructed from a lightweight and durable nylon material, Dragon’s H2O collection features all the same high-end lenses as their most popular styles with the added insurance of buoyancy. Whether you’re on a surf expedition or just hanging out by the pool, these shades are a must-have waterside companion.
Is there anything more satisfying than finally taking off your snowboard boots after a long day? Well, maybe slipping those barking dogs into a comfy pair of slippers. Designed with Mary Rand, Vans has a couple of slip-on companions to ensure your feet are cozy and warm – whether you’re making the long drive back home or just looking for something to slide into after a much-needed hot tub session. And with some classic Vans styling, your feet won’t just feel good, they’ll also look good.
Proper snowboard socks are a must. And while they certainly aren’t visible once you’re in your in your kit and ready to go, that still doesn’t mean you shouldn’t appreciate a little bit of flare. With Volcom’s line of technical socks, which feature plenty of color and style options, you’ll be sure to keep your toes toasty throughout the day, while still sporting some of the signature Volcom style when it’s time to kick off the boots.
Let’s face it, spending an entire mid-winter day out in the elements is probably not the best thing for your skin. Whether it’s exposure to dry Rocky Mountain air, or perhaps machine-made snow blowing in your face, your exterior can take a beating. Which is what prompted Roxy to create a line of neck warmers that don’t only protect your skin, but actually help heal it. Designed through a partnership with the elite skincare company Biotherm, these neck warmers feature a fabric that is embedded with nourishing micro-capsules that both sooth and moisturize your skin when exposed to friction. The result? No more dryness or cracking.
There’s just something about the timeless style of a baseball cap, and when added with a touch of waterproofing, it proves to be an accessory that’s pretty hard to beat. Featuring their infiDRY® technology, this hat from 686 promises to keep you dry and comfortable – in style, of course – no matter how rough the conditions start to get. Plus, with the added earflaps, you even get protection from the sun when the weather finally clears up.
Proven to be one of the best base layer offerings out there, Airblaster’s ever-popular Ninja Suit comes in a gamut of wild and mild colorways for 2019. Featuring a formed fit, mid-weight warmth, and a 350-degree zipper to make bathroom breaks hassle-free, this accessory is sure to be your favorite adventure companion all year long – from deep powder days in the winter to those chilly fireside nights in the summer.
Why buy a hat and a headlamp, when you can just have it all in one seamless package? Thanks to this forward-thinking collaboration between Coal and UCO Headlamps, now you can. Whether you find yourself ripping nighttime pow laps at Brighton, or wandering around the desert on a clear, summer night, these are the perfect accessories for the after-dark adventurer in us all.