A collection of snowboard jackets at Snowboard Asylum.
It’s all about balance when it comes to choosing gear. Aldi may claim to kit out an entire family of four for under £150, but there is no such thing as a free lunch. You will regret scrimping on gear when you are freezing your tits off on top of the mountain, trust me I’ve been there done that and it was no walk in the park.
You can find out more about the latest snowboard gear on Onboard.
If you are keen to buy gear then choose a couple of key pieces and then beg, borrow and steal the rest. A good jacket will always come in handy both abroad and at home. There’s a tonne of ski and snowboard jackets out there that won’t look out of place on the city streets that you call home.
Nice Goggles, but probably not needed for your first ever trip.
Outdoor shops will offer huge discounts on ski gear at the end of every season so if you can tolerate wearing last season’s gear then that is a great time to buy. Good gloves and socks are also a good investment while items like goggles and helmets are always good to items to borrow as their uses above and beyond your week long holiday are pretty limited.
If you intend to buy these items then don’t be scared off by the top end of the market. Of course, these items have their uses but are aimed at the pros rather than the have a go heroes. Top brands offer more wallet friendly products that are perfectly adequate for your first, second or even your third ski holiday.
This seems a little bit more in the price zone of a budget holidayer.
If you want to check out some cut price gear for your holiday, see Whitelines’ Classifieds.