Antti Autti took a new approach to filming for his seventh video production, “Arctic Lights”. Instead of traveling to the ends of the world, he chose to film the documentary entirely in the Finnish part of the Lapland mountains, which he calls home. The hope was that by filming for the project closer to home, he could remain close to his family and therefore find a better balance in both his life and his snowboarding.
This area of the world, unbeknownst to most of us, has a sub-arctic climate and super harsh winter conditions. Some would consider it to be a no-mans land. For Antti to snowboard there and remain warm enough to be able to last, he’s had to rely on some pretty hefty gear.
Read on to discover what this pipe-gone-backcountry rider chooses to face in the frigid, and enter your email information below to enter to win his exact snowboard kit so you can face the elements in comfort too.
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Korua Shapes Trannyfinder
Before we get into his outwear, let’s get into Antti’s board. Antti Autti likes to go with the Korua Shapes Trannyfinder for his explorative adventures. The Tranny Finder is the most popular board on Korua’s line, and features a traditional camber profile under the feet with a rocker section extending into the nose for improved float in deep snow. The poplar wood core and the polyamide topsheet are strong and durable enough to support whatever rugged terrain is beneath while remaining light and snappy for popping off of rollers, rocks and the like. Match all of this performance with a clean and classy white top sheet and red base, and you are looking at one of our favorite all-terrain boards money can buy.
Haglofs Nengal Parka
The Haglofs Nengal Parka is ready for business, for Antti Autti’s Finnish expeditions, and possibly yours if you’re lucky enough to take home this entire kit. Its two-layer construction features GORE-TEX® and a DWR-treatment so whether you get rain, snow, or shine for the day, you’ll be prepared. Built with the all-mountain freestyler in mind, it’s made with 100% polyamide, has a 70D plain weave face, and is bluesign® approved — which ultimately means it’s not going rip, tear, or break easily. Bring on the tree lines, and rock wall hikes, the Haglofs Nengal jacket has got your back.
Haglofs Nengal Pants
Similar to the Haglofs Nengal Parka, the matching Pants are constructed with GORE-TEX® and have a DWR-treatment, so when you take a tumble, you don’t have to worry about your behind getting damp. They also have the extremely durable fabric and construction features so they last season to season as you clock in snowy backcountry days and slushy park ones too. We can’t help but notice the other significant details that make these pants stand out. The lower leg gaiters (also known as suspenders) add serious style points, while the VELCRO waistband means you can make them as taught or loose as you want them. If they can hold up for Antti in the Arctic Circle, then they can hold up for you too.
Drake Supersport Bindings
Your bindings have an important job. They keep you strapped into your snowboard as you spin in the air. Choose wisely. The Drake Supersport Bindings are lighter in weight, and they offer a tool-less setup so you can adjust your stance on the fly. And since we all have a different preferred level of comfort, with the Drake’s Light Saber technology, the highback can be adjusted into 13 different customizable combinations to suit your riding style. The Supersport are super necessary.
Northwave Domain SL Boot
If we had to guess, Antti Autti is probably in his snowboard boots more than his shoes. He counts on the Northwave Domain SL Boot for support all the time, from splitboarding down the mountain to the hike back up it. The Double Crossbow and Superlace system allow for quicker tighten and a more zonal fit, while the Thermo Fit Foam allows the boots to heat up quickly with a heater or over a period of time with your feet’s natural heat. Meanwhile, the Domain Reinforcement helps the boots reach a new level of flex so they fit into the bindings seamlessly. Let long days in your boots turn into unforgettable memories on the mountain.
Shred Amazify Goggles
To help Antti see all those little grooves in the snow, avoid danger, and spot all his landings are the Shred Amazify Goggles. Their Contrast Boosting Lens technology allows for better visibility in varying snow surfaces and light conditions, while the hydrophobic vent foam along the frame and special anti-fog treatment on the inside of the lens provide extremely long-lasting clarity. Fog is definitely not a problem in these goggles. If you think the sun would be, it doesn’t stand a chance, with 100% UVA-UVB-UVC protection and Shred NoReflect treatment your eyes will stay protected and you don’t have to worry about a reflection happening in the inner lens. Try them for yourself, and you will “see” what we mean.
Shred Slamcap Helmet
Keep your brain safe this season and grab yourself a helmet. The in-molded Shred SlamCap Helmet utilizes NOSHOCK, an injected honeycomb structure within its EPS foam liner, to improve the dispersion of high-energy impacts to the head. An internal three-position vent switch allows comfort in any weather, while the SHREDWheel dial-in fit system ensures a snug fit. New helmet technology, presented in a clean and minimalist design, what’s not to like?
Slytech Fortress All Mountain Mittens
In freezing temperatures, you really need a mitt that can handle the cold. To keep fingers toasty on the inside, the Slytech Fortress All Mountain Mittens have PRIMALOFT insulation, ultra-fine microfiber insulation that is warm, soft and lightweight. To keep hands protected on the outside, the SLYTECH 2ND SKiN XT technology offers are harder construction on the outside of the mitt, so that if you crash and rub against something, the backs of your handles and knuckles will be sheltered. If you demand mitts that will keep hands happy, the Slytech Fortress All Mountain Mittens will not disappoint.
Haglofs Backbag Skra 27
For the freestyle focused snowboarder that refuses to compromise on quality is the Haglofs Backbag Skra. Its spacious main and frontside compartment are quite spacious and will fit all your backcountry gear that doesn’t fit in your outerwear pockets, like your water bottle, snacks, helmet and extra lenses. Its made of durable 400D HD Oxford Polyamide and 840D JR Ballistic Polyamide fabric, which are both bluesign® approved, and it features stow away straps for carrying your snowboard during hikes. If you find yourself having to climb during that hike, there’s also an ice axe attachment so you don’t lose that crucial piece of equipment. For
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