It's nearly the end of the snowboarding season, and sales are coming. With all the deals out there, it's easy to get caught up in buying gear you don't need. That's why we've put together a guide on the real order you should buy your snowboarding gear in, so you can get everything you need without breaking the bank.
- Thermals: Start with a good set of thermals to keep you warm and dry all day long. Look for ones that are made from moisture-wicking materials and fit snugly against your skin.
- Socks: Next up, invest in a good pair of snowboard socks. These should be made from a breathable material that keeps your feet warm and dry while allowing them to breathe.
- Waterproofs: Once you have your base layers sorted, it's time to invest in good waterproof gear. Look for a quality jacket and trousers or bib that are both waterproof and breathable, so you stay warm and dry all day long.
- Boots: Keeping your feet comfy is key to a great day on the slopes, so invest in a good pair of snowboard boots. Look for boots that fit well, are easy to get in and out of, and offer plenty of support.
- Bindings: Once you have your boots sorted, it's time to look at bindings. Make sure to get bindings that are compatible with your boots and offer the right level of support and flexibility for your riding style.
- Board: After riding a few rentals, you should have a feel for what you like in a board. When you're ready to invest in your own, consider the type of riding you want to do, your skill level, and your budget.
- Helmet: Last but not least, invest in a good helmet to protect your noggin. While rentals are available at most slopes, owning your own helmet ensures a proper fit and protection from head injuries.