Outdoor Retailer Winter 2020

This New Snowboard Gear Will Revolutionize How You Ride


February 1, 2020 Sports and Outdoors By

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Looking to rediscover your stoke? We sure got ours back checking out the latest snowboard-related products here in Denver. Here are the boards, goggles, boots and more we are most excited to try out on the slopes.

Jones Stratos

Price: $579
Release Date: Available now at select Jones dealers worldwide.
The latest gorgeous release from legendary big-mountain boarder Jeremy Jones’ eponymous brand boasts the shape of a directional freerider and the soul of a freestyler. The sidecut and flex provide plenty of pop while the taper, contoured base and Float Pack inserts — which allow for a setback stance — come in handy when things get deep.

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Salomon Dancehaul

Price: $450
Release Date: Fall 2020
Does that glittery topsheet give off a cheeky disco vibe? It should, because this unisex board is as playful as they come. Extra width and a tapered shape keep you on top of the snow, while the guts — Rock Out Camber, Popster Core, Ghost Basalt Stringers — ensure you’ll be shucking and jiving all across it.

Weston Hatchet Pow Slayer

Price: $650
Release Date: Fall 2020
As you might guess from the name, this board was bred for the backcountry. While it does feature a bit of park board personality, at heart it’s a directional twin that’s at its best when on those blissful, wistful powder days.

Zeal Optics Beacon

Price: $129+
Release Date: Fall 2020
There’s a reason this goggle has such an aggressive slant. The 10-degree lens angle design is based on the physics behind structures like air control towers. And the result is a goggle that cuts glare, increases vertical peripheral vision and helps you focus on the most important part of any run: the way down.

ThirtyTwo Jones MTB

Price: $650
Release Date: Fall 2020
Reflecting Jones’ passion for backcountry splitboarding, this boot specializes in easing uphill climbs. The full-zip gaiter provides protection while the “walk-mode collar” literally expands the boot for longer, more natural strides on the way up. Re-tighten with the Boa TX3 lace system at the top, and you’re ready to rip.

Oakley Thermonuclear Protection

Price: Varies
Release Date: Fall 2020
Remember the ’90s? Oakley certainly does, as they’ve been rolling out heritage-inspired collections that emphasize bold colors and eye-popping designs a lot lately. The latest iteration brings that spirit to the snow, with gloves, jackets, bibs, hoodies, hats and more that fuse modern technology and radical retro style.

MountainFlow Eco-Wax

Price: $14+
Release Date: Available now
Like so many other things we used to think of as sources of pure fun, most ski wax is made from petroleum, and last year an estimated 2.5 million pounds of it drained from American ski resort snowpack into local waters. Damn. Following two years of R&D, this new wax features a proprietary blend of plant-based material to replicate the traditional ski wax performance — without the Earth-harming guilt!

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Steve Mazzucchi

Steve Mazzucchi is Gear Patrol’s outdoors and fitness editor. Outside the office, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling or sipping a dram of Laphroaig and daydreaming about such things.

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