Mens Snowboard Jacket Shopping Tips
The selection of mens snowboard jackets available on Skis.com will impress even the most hard core snowboarders. In addition to carrying the well known brands for mens snowboard jackets like Burton, 686 and Ride, we make sure to stock mens snowboard jackets from the niche brands too. Air Blaster mens snowboarding jackets have been added to the mix of Nomis, Special Blend, ThirtyTwo and more.
When it comes to shopping for a mens snowboard jacket the left hand navigation menu can come in very handy. The refinements in the navigation menu allow you to sort the selection of products by brand, color, size, and price, in addition to plenty of model specific features.
To start off, the refinements for cut and length will give you the opportunity to hone in on the style you are looking for. Cut allows you to choose between mens snowboard jackets with slim, regular, or full silhouettes. The refinement for length gives you the opportunity to only see jackets with that steezy long fit, or opt for a standard medium fit.
Once you have the overall style dialed in, the rest of the refinements give you the chance to select the features that are important to you in a mens snowboard jacket. Features like waterproofing and breathability ratings are particularly important when it comes to mens snowboard jackets, especially if you are riding park. Park riders tend to spend a lot of time sitting on the side of the run, waiting for the opportunity to drop in. Having a mens snowboard jacket with a good waterproof rating will keep you from getting wet and cold. On the opposite end of the spectrum, many snowboarders tend to get overheated due to the effort it takes to throw some of the tricks and hiking the hill to lap certain features quicker. When you get sweaty, that moisture vapor needs to be able to escape from your mens snowboard jacket. Purchasing a mens snowboard jacket with high waterproofing and breathability ratings will ensure that you are perfectly climate controlled on the slopes.
Two other features often desired in a mens snowboard jacket are pit zips and wrist gaiters. Pit Zips are operable vents under the arms of the jackets. The pit zips can be opened to keep a snowboarder from overheating in his men snowboard jacket. Wrist gaiters are another comfort feature that many men prefer. Wrist gaiters are additional fabric inside the sleeve that fit tighter around the wrists to keep snow out. Some jackets feature wrist gaiters with thumb loops. The wrist gaiters help keep the sleeves of the jacket in place and avoid gaps with the gloves when snowboarders are reaching for that grab on every trick.