The 14 Best Snowboard Brands and Gear for Men

Courtesy of Retailer Snowboarding season is upon us, which means it’s time get your gear…

best snowboard brands for men

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Snowboarding season is upon us, which means it’s time get your gear ready. Whether you’re a rookie to the practice or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something to learn regarding the newest gear. From the goggles on your head to boots (and snowboards) on your feet, you’ll want to make sure everything is exactly the way you need it before hitting the slopes. We found some of the best pieces of gear from some of the best snowboarding brands for men.

Do snowboarders need everything that skiers do?

The short answer is yes. Snowboarding requires boots, bindings and snow-protective gear—just like skiing; however, board bindings and boots operate on a different fastening system than skis. So be sure to only look for snowboard boots and bindings when you do your shopping.

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Best Snowboard

Burton Process Snowboard

Burton is arguably the best snowboard brand in the world. Founded in 1977 in Londonderry, VT, many credit the brand’s creator, Jake Carpenter, with creating the sport. Their marquee snowboard features a true twin shape, meaning it’s completely symmetrical, which is perfect for freestyle snowboarders who want to hit the slopes from every angle. 

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Best Snowboard Boots

Vans Aura Boa Snowboard Boot

Two of the most important pieces in your snowboarding arsenal are your boots. Acting as the interface between your feet and the snowboard, your boots should fit comfortably to avoid blisters. Enter Vans, which has perfected the skate shoe, makes some equally durable snowboard boots. Their new Aura line offer paralleled comfort at a lower price point than other snowboarding brands. 

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Best Snowboard Binding

Union STR Snowboard Binding

A bindings’s fit can make or break your season. If it’s your first time purchasing a pair, you’ll want to make sure you don’t dish out too much money until you know what sort of style fits you best. That’s why we’re recommending these versatile UnionSTR Bindings. We found their durable Duraflex material could withstand even the coldest conditions.

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Salomon Rhythm Bindings

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$149.95

While you might think of Salomon as a ski-exclusive brand, their snowboarding gear has gained popularity in recent years, much in part to their no-frills bindings, which are great for new riders. The 2022 collection also features a 3D ankle strap that is flexible, comfortable, and lightweight.

Best Snowboard Jacket

Arc’teryx Sabre AR Jacket

The Arc’teryx Sabre is one of the best looking jackets from their latest colelction. However, don’t be fooled by its sharp looks. The Sabre contains a robust combination of 3 layers of GORE-TEX nylon to keep powder out. The jacket also contains a generous layer of insulation for extra warmth. 

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Rab Ladakh GTX Jacket

Founded in 1981 in Sheffield, UK, Rab has been the brand of choice for many of Europe’s top mountaineers. This Ladakh jacket features the same Gore-Tex waterproofing technology employed by many of the competitors in its class—at a much more affordable price point.

Outdoor Research Mt Baker Storm Jacket

Outdoor Research was one of the first brands to snowproof their mittens with a removable inner liner and external hard shell. Their jackets also come equipped with technical features that will protect you from the elements.

Helly Hansen Elevation Shell 3.0 Jacket

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$650.00

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Helly Hansen is arguably one of the best outdoor gear brands in the world, and their snowboard apparel is second to none. The nearly 150-year-old brand’s pedigree can be seen in  in every stitch of the Elevation Shell 3.0 jacket (think:the Mercedes AMG of jackets). Waterproof and incredibly durable, it’s topped with a reflective material that enhances radio signals from search-and-rescue detectors in case you get stuck in the slopes. 

Marmot Carson Jacket

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$281.95

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An alternative to the high-tech aesthetic associated with Helly Hansen and Arc’teryx, this minimalist jacket from Marmot offers plenty of warmth and protection thats to its Gore-Tex fabric at a fraction of the cost.

Best Snowboard Pants

Patagonia Powslayer Bib Pant

Similar to the Arc’teryx Sabre jacket, it too contains a three layer combination of impenetrable Gore-Tex. Coupled with built-in boot gaiters, this pant will keep snow out of your underlying baselayers. It’s particularly useful for west coast and Rocky Mountain riders, who deal with powdery snow conditions.  

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Best Snowboard Gloves

The North Face Patrol Inferno Futurelight Glove

While mostly known for their alpine gear and camping equipment, The North Face also produces some quality snowboard gear. Take these gloves, which are lined with the brand’s Heatseeker Eco insulation, these gloves will keep your hands warm and dry, even when you wipe out. In addition to touchscreen compatibility, they also feature built-in wrist straps to keep your gloves close even when they’re off.

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Best Snowboard Helmet

Smith Mission MIPS Snow Helmet

First founded in 1965 Smith’s helmets have become the industry standard for snowboarders and skiers alike. Their updated Smith Mission helmet delivers its signature fit and function to riders who know that their safety starts from the head down.

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Best Snowboard Goggles

Oakley Flight Deck Snow Goggles

The gold standard for outdoor eyewear, Oakley is worn by America’s combat servicemen and professional athletes. Once you do a little digging into their brand, it’s not hard to see why. For instance, these goggles are inspired by the helmet visors of fighter pilots to give you prime vision in even the toughest conditions.

Spy Marauder Snow Goggles

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$180.00

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With each goggle featuring a triple-layer face foam, wide lens, and a streamlined design, Spy an industry leader in outdoor optics. We particularly love these Marauder goggles, which come with the brand’s Happy Lens technology to make colors look more vibrant. Think of them as rose-colored glasses for the slopes.

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