Pros: waterproof, big enough for mounted board + small items, durable
Cons: no padding, not even on the shoulder strap, no extra pockets
Won this in the daily draw and it's worth the cost of shipping. It's probably even worth $20 but I would not travel with it. There is no padding in the bag whatsoever. Not even in the shoulder strap. It's fine for taking up to your local hill so you don't get your trunk wet/dirty after a day of riding but I would never travel with this bag. I would call this more a board sleeve then a board bag, and I'm sure there are better padded bags out there, just not sure for this price. It's definitely better then nothing.
Name: 2011 Celtek Whoa Bitten By A Mitten Snowboard Mitts Men's
Pros: Warm, Waterproof, Doesn't freez up
Cons: leather takes a while to dry, Hard to put second mit on with no fingers,
I really like these mits.
All the gloves I tried on were either to short in the fingers or to wide in the palms. I did not want mittens as I do not like how it feels to have my fingers touching each other inside them. These mits have finger dividers on the inside so your fingers stay seperated but are warmer cause they share heat with each other.
I tried them on a 24degree snow day with elbow deep pow (would have been knee deep if I was a better boarder!) and they held up GREAT! hands kept warm and dry up untill lunch time.
When I put them back on after lunch they were cold on the inside but not frozen, but after going into the lodge for 10 minutes, the insides were no longer cold.
By the end of the day (about 5 hours) the tougherthen leather on the palms were starting to get noticably wet, but not saoked through. The tops stayed dry no matter what. And mind you, this is with quite a bit of my hands on or in the snow as I am not yet used to riding decent powder...I only started riding this year. However, the palms were dry by that evening so would have been ready for the next day. My fingers never felt cold even by the end of the day as they did in my old gloves where my fingertips were right up to the edge of the glove.
What I like about these mits is they fit well, kept my hands warm, stayed pretty dry for most of the day and kept the snow out.
What I did not like was how damp the palms felt by the end of the day (but still dry inside) and how difficult it was to get the second glove on. They have elastic drawstrings on the wrists to keep snow out wich is perfect, bur are ment to have your jacket go over them. I found it difficult to pull my jacket sleave over the cuff of the second mitten since my other had already had a mitten on and my fingers were not free.
I would recomend these mittens to anyone who finds it difficult to find gloves that fit well.
I normally don't buy white shoes but these were so cheap that I had to get them...really glad I did! Full leather upper is SO WHITE it shines! (not really) And they are way more comfortable then I thought they would be. Upper leather broke in after a day. Insole has some sort of cushy gel and the outsole is super grippy. Problem is the sides of the sole are suppy grippy as well, which make them get dirty quick and not easy to just wipe off. But a magic eraser should do the trick.
I've been rocking my simon chamberlin signature dragon Mace all season and loved them so much, but the lense is only good for super bright days. Picked up a set of the rogue with yellow/blue ion lense for darker conditions and couldn't be happier! Same optically correct super anti-fog lense technology but in a lighter, smaller frame (mace are LARGE) but still fit really well on my wide asian face. I do prefer the 3 hinged strap on my mace, but the 2.5 hinged strap on these still stay put. The clarity is amazing, and I still get 0 fog even with my facemask on.
Pros: Lots of vents, zippered/velcro back pockets, key clip
Cons: small, I mean, REALLY small,
Pant Fit: Too small
My Size: L
Fits Like: M
Description: At least one size to small
I wear a Large in most Burton and Sessions pants, which fit baggy. I got these in a large and they did not fit at all. Traded for the XL and they fit, but are still snug...will not be able to layer to much. But they are warmer then my sessions pants and feel a little thicker as well. I really like the key clip in the pocket and that the back pockets are zippered and velcro so I dont' loose my wallet. Also, since they are tighter, I don't scuff the cuff when walkting through the lot, but they are really alot smaller then I expected them to be. They also have HUGE vents on the inner AND outer thigh so really nice for spring riding.
Perfect size for my 8 year old daughter's board. It is flat with a dozen super sharp spikes on top. It grips to her boot great with absolutely no slippage, but they are very sharp, so be careful. I got her the clear one so she could still see the graphic on her topsheet, and the pink Dakine logo on it matches her K2 Lil Kat perfectly.
The cool thing about globe shoes is the sock liner, which is basically the ankle support being built into the tonge of the shoe. It takes some getting used to, and it takes a little effort to put on, but once you are in, you are IN. Very supportive around the entire ankle and the tounge will never move out of place. This model has a large airbag in the heel all the way to the mid foot for added cushioning. These shoes are very comfortable. They also have 2 options for the front laces to save them from being chewed up by grip tape.
These shoes are awesome! snow proof with skate shoe style! Soles are more grippy in snow then regular shoes but not as good as a set of snow boots. but the outers are waterproof and the insides are lines so you feet stay warm. Plus it's got the secret stash pocket for...whatever! Only thing is the tan color does get dirty real quick and they don't clean very easily. Might be better off in black, but the tan looks SO DOPE!
Name: 2011 Celtek Whoa Bitten By A Mask Facemask Men's
Pros: warm, dry, stays put
Cons: hard to breath, tight,
Finally got a chance to use this facemask! Its an elastic pull over type so its tight over my big head, but after getting it on it stays put. Inside is very soft and warm material. Outside is waterproof with sick detailed graphic. Kept the wind and snow off my face and did not cause my dragon mace goggles to fog up.
however, when breathing heavily, it started to get hard to breath. Ended up pulling just my nose out to breath and it was perfect. Love celtecs stuff!
My 8 year old daughter loves this board. First time on the hill and she only caught an edge once! It's soft enough for her light frame but not a noodle. Full metal edge so it dosnt' get banged up in the lift line.
It's marketed as complete flat, but laying it on a table you can see that the contact points do indeed lift up slightly so it's got a bit of rocker to it. Makes it less catchy but harder for begginers to learn to carve properly. I can see this baord lasting her a few seasons.
My 8 year old girl LOVES these boots. Soft flex and grippy outsole makes it easy for her to walk when not strapped in. The liner is built in so no fussing with ties and the Boa makes tightening them up easy with no lossening up on the hill. They have 2 removable shims inside that will size them up 2 sizes for when she grows, but they do seem to fit a little smaller then the stated size. I would have liked them to have coiler so she doesn't have to keep cranking them before they even start to tighten. Other then that, I think this is the perfect first boot for your beggining girl grom.
Name: 2011 Sessions Truth Retro Stripe Snowboard Jacket
Pros: Fit, Comfort, Warm
Cons: non removable storm skirt,
Jacket Fit: Just right
My Size: XL
Fits Like: XL
Description: Long and loose
This jacket is PERFECT! Not to heavy so I can ride with it open on warm spring days with pit vents open, but warm enough zipped up for colder days. The hood stays in place and with the hood up, the soft neck covers your chin.
It's got a pass holder in the hand warmer pockets as well as a key clip. The storm skirt stays in place when buttoned but is not removable. And it has the pant connection system for sessions pants.
Some nice bonuses are feed through for headphones wether you keep your music in your jacket pocket or your pants pocket. For whatever purpose, this jacket has got you covered.
I love my dakine studs. I can position each one exactly the way I want. My boots stick to them good but it is not a huge bulky pad. Also, they are not so grippy so it's not hard to move my boot off of them. Provide just the right amount of hold. Plus, the color of the gold matches well with my Rossi One Mag!
Maybe I don't understand the purpose of Pipe gloves, but these did not keep my hands dry. They are warm enough for spring days as long as you don't touch the snow, but they do not keep the snow out. I use they driving up the hill and when I take my regular gloves off. They are super grippy, fit real nice and are easy to put on. The are also better then bare hands and leave you with pretty much full functionality of all your digits.
It appears that the palms and bottoms of the fingers are plenty waterproof, so touching the snow it no an issue. The tops, however, seep right through, and they don't stay very warm. But I did notice that the touch screen on my smart phone works with these gloves on, but the screen on my tablet doesn't...
I love these gloves almost as much as my celtek mittens! very warm and super grippy. The cuffs are designed so that if you have a thin jacket, you can wear them on the outide, or if you have a regular jacket, they will tuck into your sleaves. There is also a big flap on top to help you pull one on after the other is already on.
The graphics are sick too!
OMG! I went from some cheapo gogles to these cause of they $100 trusnow coupon, but these are totally worth full price! They fit my wider asian face perfectly, but are not huge like my buddy's Oaklys. The foam is so soft and they are light that I forgot I was wearing them till I took them off. It was so warm that I was sweating when I went up and not even a hint of fog on the lenses. Have not tried them with a facemask on a super cold day yet but I have high hopes.
Oh, and the look of the Simon pro model is killer! Came with a matching lense wipeing case as well!
Pros: Price, Based on Burton Blunt, Standard Mounting Holes
Cons: Soft, Rocker, Tight Bolt Holes
A great all around board? NO. A good board for begginers? NO. What it IS good for is a few laps through the park. Maybe I'm just not a fan of rocker, but this board felt real loose and was hard to get my edge on. How soft it is doesn't help. Also, I'm fairly certian I slightly stipped my mounting bolts putting my bindings on, so I got an extra set just for this board.
Don't get me wrong, it's a nice board. Super soft and great for presses, and the slow extruded base makes it fine to rails and boxes. I'm glad to have it in my quiver, but I could not ride it all day, and I'm REALLY glad I didn't pay full price for it.
I think there are better park boards out there and park boards that fair better on the rest of the mountain...
These boots are AWESOME! Very padded and warm with fuzzy liner and harshmellow padding in the foot bed. Outsoles are grippy and the the articluated cuff still allows for movement even though the boot is a little stiff.
Coolest thing is the dual coiler boa. The front boa tightens the shell and pops loose with one pull, but he coiler winds it back up so no endless coiling of slack.
The side boa actually tightens the liner which wraps your ankle around your heeel, not your calf for more secure fit. These boas NEVER get loose!
The velcro on the liner also keeps it in place while tightening. I love that I can loosen just my liner on the lift.
Only problem is if you have your highback angled alot, it may touch the side boa and make it come loose, but I find riding with the liner loose feels better anyway. I tend to overtighten the liner which cuts off circulation to my toes...
Pros: Fully Adjustable, Padding all over, excellent service
Cons: had to replace a part out of the box,
These binders are dope! 3 different levels of cant beds, 3 levels of ankle stiffness, and very adjustable from heelcup to footbed length. You can use these anywhere on the mountain. they are super comforatable with padding in the foot bed and on the high back.
Only problem was a loose sping on one of my ratchest which Rome took care of painlessly through their warantee department.
Finally go to ride these socks...fit is perfect for my size 9 feet. Toe to heel with none of that floppy slack. Top goes all the way just under my knee and is snug but not choking my large calves. There is extra padding on the shins which is nice, and they kept me warm all day. Best part is they didn't leave those ridge lines on my legs I get from my regular crew socks...those things blister up.
Lifesaver on the hill. My ratchet busted at the resort today and with their recent remodel, they have not put the work bench back. Luckily I had my trusty Dakine Torque Driver and was able to swap my ratchet out on the hill! I actually use this when mounting my bindings at home as well because of the excellent grip and the fact that it has all the bits I need right in the handle.
I really wanted to like these. The footpad is thin but cushy with little bits at the toe and heel. Also has shock absorbing material between the all aluminum baseplate and the top of your board. The ankle strap is cored giving it good flex, and the high back was just right. Only problem was that the heel cup is completely non adjustable so I could not get the binding to fit my boot/board setup at all. :(
I think these are worth the price. Super comfortable footben and ankle strap. And the toecap fits so snug it gives you great control. Adjustments are super easy and mostly tooless so you can set em up right on the hill. They are light as well.
The EST version lets you mount them in an infinate combination when paired with an EST burton board. Highly reccomended for all sorts of riding and riding ability
Pros: Highly Adjustable, Canted FootBeds, All Aluminum
Cons: Poor Toe Cap, Adjustabliity of ankle strap, Heavy
I really wanted to like these bindings. Super adjustable from healcup to ankle strap stiffness. What I liked was the super padded canted footbeds and the ability to adjust the ankle strap. However, unlike the Rome Targe, the ankle strap adjusts with plastic sliders. Pulling them all out make a very soft strap, but making them stiffer with the plastic clips makes them stiff in parts and soft in others instead of uniform stiffness across the strap. This could be a plus but I personally didn't like it.
Also, they way the ankle strap lenght adjusts caused it to come loose on my riding down the hill.Last thing, after just 2 days on the hill, the rubber mesh toe cap ripped in 2 places so I returned them for a refund.
I got this shirt as a free gift. The Athletic Heather color is cool and the graphics are sweet! I've had shirts where they use the same size graphics on all shirt sizes so the larger sizes look stupid. This one is not the case. The graphic on the XXL goes all the way down to the bottom hem. There's even a Seirra Snowboard logo on the back shoulder.
Only issue is the neck hole is kinda tight for an XXL but it's not unbearable.
Overall, very nice shirt, good quality and great price!
Pros: Good balance of flex, hybrid camber, easy to ride
Cons: could be faster, base seems soft,
This is my first year riding and my first non-rental board and I absolutely LOVE IT! It's amazing how much more confidence and skill you get from a good setup.
The One Mag has hybrid camber. VERY slight camber between the bindings, and then right at the bindings it begins to rocker out to the tip and the tail. The amptec also gives it a slightly stiffer mid section and a slightly softer tip and tail. It is listed as intermediate to advanced level but I found it very easy to ride compared. It is softer then the Ride Machete.
It has amazing edge hold, but the softer tips make it easy to transfer edge to edge. What really amazed me was how it would just lift me up off the jumps without effort. It feels really light as well.
I have not tried any rails yet, but I did do some tree runs. After, I noticed a dent in the base from a log so the base seems a little soft. I would not recommend this board for a lot of rails.
Also, I rode it with the factory wax, which might be why I though it was a little slow. It was definitely not as fast as my buddy's freshly waxed Burton Custom. But I'm sure a hot was will speed it up.
I don't know if I'd spend $450 on this board, but it's definitely worth $350. The Rossignol Angus is simiar minus MagnaTracktion for even less. IT wasn't too icy so I could not fully test the benefits, but I'd rather have it then not. Plus, I dig the graphics on the One MagTec way more then on the Angus! It's got a simple graphic, awesome gold and wood color, most of the top is clear where you can see the wood and carbon stringers through it, and there are reflective/halographic accents in the top that change color in the light, so at certain angles they even match my red Ride SPI bindings!
All in all, I would say this is a great board for a beginner to intermediate rider looking for a fun board to tackle most of the mountain from trees to powder to jumps.
Pros: Warm, Lots of Pockets, Effective thigh vents
Cons: Long, Only hand pockets are zippered, Snaps won't close when snow gets in them
Description: Long and Baggy
I bought these pants because they were the cheapest insulated pants I could find in my size and I am very happy with my purchase. I am 5'8 with a 36-38 waist, and the waist on these fit perfect, but the legs are quite long. Not to much of an issue while riding, but when walking, I ended up pulling the bottoms up so they would not drag. One issue I had was the split at the bottom has a button closure, so if they popped up on the hill, they would fill with snow and then no longer snap closed. I have the same issue when snow gets onto velcro, so I think a zipper would work better down there.
Some features I like about these pants are:
Really good elastic gaiters
Zippered hand pockets are warm and lined, and include headphone holes
zippered thigh vents work very well
draw string waist adjustment
belt loop snaps to work with some jackets.
They were perfectly warm, but the coldest it got here was 25degrees
My local mountain has the Recco system which these pants are equipped with.
The legs are big enough to wear over my bindings, so my bindings do not pull on my pant legs.
Some things I did not like about these pants:
The 2 back pockets, 2 cargo pockets and little ankle pocket all close with only one snap. No velcro and no zipper so I did not feel secure putting anything in them.
The snaps won't stay closed once they get snow in them.
They were longer then I expected.
I read some of the other reviews, and I guess they must have removed some of the features. The 2011 model does not have snaps and velcro for the pockets, and there is no strap to pull up the pant legs.
I would reccomend these pants to anyone looking for an inexpensive pair of pants for nice spring snow days.
One last thing...I got stuck a couple times in knee deep pow but no snow ever got in my boots.
I actually got the 2011 model but did not see it as an option here. They look pretty similar.
This is my first year boarding so I had no idea what I was looking for. Buddy suggested 32 boots so I went to the local store to try them out. Not a single one fit...I guess the 32s aren't good for fat feet with high arches!
Salesperson suggested some others and the Ride Orion was the first I tried on. Fit PERFECT! Very easy lock/pull for the liner and no nonsense laces on the outside. I did not have them heat form them at the shop, though it was an option.
I walked around in them for a week and headed up to the mountain that weekend. GREAT BOOT for a beginner. Soft flex and grippy traction when off the board. They felt so natural I didn't want to take them off!
I'm a new rider and riding in Las Vegas where the snow gets icy so a soft boot with good padding really helps me, which is what the Ride Orion has.
I would highly recommend this boot for any beginner on a budget. I believe they are Ride's lowest end model, but i was so impressed with the boot that I am now looking into their boards and bindings.