Nike LunarENDOR QS Snowboard Boots: Show Up Shaun White

How do you steal the attention from snowboarding star, video game character, and radiant redhead Shaun White? With these Nike LunarENDOR QS snowboard boots. Let’s face it, the only way you’re gonna steal the thunder from this gold medal Olympian is by rocking boots with 30 LEDs inside the Nike swoosh. Of course there’s also Flywire inner lacing and Lunarlon cushioning inside, but everybody knows the only way to grab the spotlight is to shine your own. Oh, also, do you know how to snowboard? That’d help.

Ultralight Snowboard Carrying System: Turn Your Snowboard Into A Strap-On

Trekking through the snow while the wind mercilessly whips your face like a dominatrix who regrets her career choice is often the price you have to pay to experience the joys of carving up some powder. But fumbling with your gear? There’s no written or unwritten rule about that anywhere. The Ultralight Snowboard and Ski Carrying Systems by Function simplifies the carrying process with an extremely simple set up. A set of reinforced nylon straps quickly wrap around your board or skis, letting you then slip your arms through them to carry your gear, backpack style.

Splitsticks Splitboard: Don’t Make Up Your Mind

Since you were a kid, people have been telling you to make up your mind, whether it was for your choice of Happy Meal toy or the blonde or brunette at The Cheatin’ Beaver. But when it comes to making tracks in the snow, you don’t have to choose. Splitboarding offers the best of snowboarding and skiing as the board separates into two halves. This Splitsticks board promises the perfect blend of carving and climbing abilities. When the terrain is going uphill, just unlock the two sections and make quick work of your trail. Then, on the other side of the mountain, snap them back together and coast down the Beaver for that “happy meal.”

Aether Apparel Altitude Jacket and Apex Pant

All of us need that someone to understand our temperamental unique characteristics, that one person who”ll understand we’re liable to turn on the AC and heater during the same fifteen minute car trip. Well, when people fall short, there’s the Aether’s Altitude Men’s Snow Jacket ($675), with Schoeller® c_change™ smart fabric, or ‘sympathetic’ membrane technology. It functions to either release or retain heat in proportion to the amount of aerobic activity being employed. The Apex Snow Pants ($375) were designed in company with the jacket and also include body-temperature regulation, in addition to an ergonomic fit for ample range of motion. Never has it felt so good to be understood.

Nike Snowboarding Special Edition Zoom DK QS Double Tongue Boot

Yogi Berra said 90% of baseball is half mental, and if that’s true, then clearly 45% of snowboarding is three-fifths mental. Don’t try to figure that out, just psyche yourself up for the slopes with the Nike Snowboarding Special Edition Zoom DK QS Double Tongue Boot ($350). The unique double tongue system sets it apart from the original Nike Zoom Force 1 Boot, and the fierce motivational artwork is clearly inspired by the classic American dogfighting planes of years past.

Oakley Airwave Goggle

Would you like some Google with your goggles? OK, so these Oakley Airwave Goggles (500 euros) don’t let you surf the web while on the slopes, but they do feature a fanciful heads-up display that includes GPS, Bluetooth, and even personal skiing stats. Connect them to your iPhone and control your music, text messages and caller ID while careening down the side of Nutsmash Hill. Hey, you’re a multitasker, right?