From black to bright
08 Jul, 2009
I’ve worn black snowboard pants for a long time, I remember once going to beige and getting oil dripped on them and going back to black pants within months. I finally came out of my shell last season with a brighter jacket and opted to try something new this season, extend my style a bit more rainbow bright and less death rider.
DC Tazor Softshell Jacket
I hit up my local snowboard shop, The Click to buy locally for my pants this time around and with the end of year sale prices. I had 3 choices of pants that fit me and I could walk out with: Special Blend black pants, Volcom baby blue pants and Analog bright red pants. All of the pants had the specs I was looking for, above 10,000 mm and enough pockets to satisfy me. After bringing in two of my jackets to try them on with the pants, I ended up walking out of the store with the Analog Perimeter pants in bright red. The best part is I get to try another brand of outerwear, I consistently rock 686 because I love it and will continue to but it’s fun to try others as well.
This year the 686 Snaggletooth jacket was my main jacket and next year I am hoping to pick up the Snaggletooth II jacket (which should match). I’ve also acquired 2 Neff softshell jackets at the sample sale and a DC softshell jacket thanks to my friend Jay for knowing I liked it and letting me have his for my birthday! I don’t consider myself a stylish snowboarder, I put on jacket and pants but I’ve noticed each year I am getting brighter and extending out my color opportunities. The one thing is it’s super easy to find me on the mountain, which can be good and bad.
Neff Jawbreaker Softshell Jacket
686 Snaggletooth Jacket
I’ll probably still pick up black pants as the season approaches because they do match everything and when I head back to the NW to shred, I know I can spill my beer or have oil from the chairlift drip on them without worries.
686 Smarty Digi Print Jacket and Black Pants
I think my favorite jacket/pant combo is the blue DC jacket right now but what do you guys think, was red a good choice?