Nothing is better than your favorite snowboard hoodie.
Nothing is better than your favorite snowboard hoodie that you simply live in once the snow falls. But let’s face it, with so much wear, they do get worn out easily. Luckily, soft goods design has come a long way. Today’s options offer a more premium quality that lasts season after season, with innovative tech and style features to keep you comfy and protected. Here are a handful of snowboard hoodies that have caught our eye this season.
Featured image by: Blotto / courtesy of Burton. Rider: Mikkel Bang.
Burton Maynard Pullover Hoodie
As a part of Burton’s Durable Goods collection, the Burton Maynard Pullover Hoodie is made for encountering the elements that come with playing outdoors. It’s strong cotton, polyester, and 510G brushed back fleece won’t rip if you get caught in some trees or brush against some brick while hitting urban. Meanwhile the little details — like the leather Burton logo, embroidered chest graphic, and patch-on kangaroo pocket — will ensure your classic snowboard style stays right on par.
686 Men’s GLCR Exploration Tech Fleece
If you prefer to explore the mountain with a high demand for coziness and comfort, then let us introduce to you the 686 GLCR Exploration Tech Fleece, equipped with ultra-soft 100% melange poly fleece and a brushed back. Hiking to the bowl, dropping into your mand made kicker, and just riding through the cat track has never been more pleasant. The 686 GLCR Exploration Tech Fleece also has been coated with DWR so if it starts to mist on the mountain you won’t be left with that uncomfortable damp feeling.
Roam Stack Hoodie
After something a little edgier slash less basic on and off the mountain? Consider the Roam Stack Hoodie. It boasts a four-panel articulated scuba fit hood that you can tighten or loosen around your goggles depending on the weather and extra long sleeves with thumbholes so no air seeps through when you tuck your hands into your mitts. Extra style points are offered with the reinforced elbow patches and three-ring logo on the pocket while the custom five-strand cotton and cashmere knit blend will give your perception of comfort a whole new meaning.
adidas Greeley Soft Shell Jacket
The adidas Greeley Soft Shell Jacket is more of a hoodie jacket hybrid. It offers that laid-back hoodie look, but comes equipped with all the features you need in a snowboarding jacket, including a 5K/5K waterproof soft shell for light rain/snow coverage, a brushed tricot chin guard to keep your neck and face protected from cold wind, and a two-way adjustable hood so doesn’t escape through your noggin. Bonus: the large trefoil logo. As you already know, it’s hot right now, and there’s still time to jump on the three-stripes train.
Vans Storm Raglan Pullover
When it comes to new snowboard hoodies on the market, the Vans Storm Raglan is a staple to keep in your soft goods collection. The pullover has been constructed with Vans’ STORM COTTON water-repellent finish, zippered welt pockets, and an interior media pocket so if you take a spill you’ll stay dry and your beats-playing device won’t go dead from being exposed to moisture. Rock it on the hill when putting your adrenaline to the test then to happy hour to treat ‘yo self afterward.
Women’s RIDE Pinnacle Softshell Snowboard Hoodie
This one is for the ladies. As the perfect layer to rock on its own or under your shell, the RIDE Pinnacle softshell Snowboard Hoodie features DWR treatment and 3K/2K waterproof/breathability rating so you can focus on your riding instead of feeling like you’re locked in a humid rainforest. Other benefits of the RIDE Pinnacle Softshell worthy of noting include the bonded fleece interior for a soft skin-to fabric feel and a relaxed look (offered in black and grey) that you can pair with anything,
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