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Snowboard Apparel - What You Need And Where To Get It

Mar 20, 2008
If you are thinking about getting some snowboard apparel then you should prioritize what you really need and what is merely a nice to have item but not essential. Snowboard apparel can get pretty costly if you have all the gear and all the latest models or styles. This article will point out what you really need and other ways to get the stuff that is more expensive.

Ok, if your budget is really tight or maybe you are just checking out snowboarding then I would advise you rent most of the apparel. And pretty much most of the apparel can be rented. Big purchases should be rented first as this gives you the option to try before you buy.

So equipment like boots and the snowboard are best rented at first. You may also chose to rent a brand or model of board before purchasing it to take it for a test drive so to speak. This way you will know if you like it or it suits your style. People also hire things like goggles and helmets because they are not always needs and are dependent on the weather and type of snowboarding you will be doing.

You can even hire a snow jacket and pants if you want however most people generally buy a snow jacket because it can be used outside of snowboarding and they are not so keen on wearing hand me downs.

If you have decided to get some snowboard apparel I would recommend the following items as necessary.

Gloves, eye protection, snow jacket and pants.

The following items are nice to have but not essential (Better to hire until you know what you want).

Snowboard, boots, head gear (helmet).

If you are sensitive to the cold weather you may think about purchasing some extra clothing to keep warm. Cold weather underwear is good if you suffer in the cold. You may also want to get a fleece to provide a middle layer of clothing and keep heat from escaping.

You can find the general snowboard apparel like the snow jacket, pants and scarves in most good department stores or specialist snow sports shops. The snowboard itself, bindings and boots are best in specialist shops because the staff can give you advice and they generally have an interest in winter sports and at least one will be a snowboarder.

You can shop for much of the snowboard apparel you need on the internet. There are many ski and snowboard stores online now. They offer cheaper prices than many physical stores and often have better selection to choose from. The downside is that you can try or feel the items you are purchasing. Ideally you want to have tried out the items before you buy so this might put people off.

for smaller apparel like gloves, hats and scarve you could even take alook at the internet auctions. There are great prices to be found on ebay but factor in shipping costs if you are comparing like for like.

However you kit yourself out make sure you enjoy yourself. Snowboarding is a lot of fun once you master the basic skills. One day is never the same as the next and you will soon be striving to master new skills and challenges.
About the Author
For snowboarding tips and reviews of snowboard apparel then visit http://www.snowboardnskiing.com. The site gives advice on essential snowboard gear
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