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Ridestore is the home of snowboarding jackets. If you’re searching for a new jacket, then you don’t need to look any further than Ridestore. Whether it’s a lightweight shell for your next freeride adventure, or a lightweight park anorak, Ridestore has it all. And with a focus on stocking the best brands, like Burton, Vans, Oakley, Adidas as well as Dope and Montec, there’s no reason not to shop for your next snowboard jacket with Ridestore..
Snowboard jackets are made out of tough synthetic materials. Brands like Dope utilise polyester shells thanks to their good waterproofing and breathability, while Montec use nylon shells for their extreme durability. Some companies, like Peak Performance, use polyamide for its unbeatable performance, while other top brands like Burton and Oakley will use Gore-Tex as it is still the industry leader when it comes to waterproofing.
Waterproofing is the single most important element of a snowboard jacket. Measured in a water column, the rating of a jacket refers to how much water the jacket can withstand before the shell is penetrated. The higher the number, the more waterproof the jacket. Snow jackets usually have a 2L outer shell, which consists of a DWR treated outer fabric layer with an inner membrane which stops water getting through. Some jackets have a 3L shell, with an extra layer bonded to the inside to protect the membrane, offering superior protection.
Breathability is key in a snowboarding jacket and determines how much sweat in the form of water vapour can be let out through the fabric. Jackets designed for resort use may have a lower breathability rating, while those designed for freeriding may have a higher rating as the type of snowboarding is more strenuous. Companies like Dope and Montec utilise high breathability ratings to ensure the comfort of their riders. Some companies, like Burton and Oakley use Gore-Tex, which offers a high level of both waterproofing and breathability.
Ridestore ensures full inclusivity thanks to their wide range of styles and colours. Dope and Montec offer a distinct and unique selection of men’s and women’s snow jackets, in sizes ranging from XS to XL and beyond. And with plain blacks and greys to choose from, multi colours, washes, camos, and limited edition colourways on offer, you can customise your style like never before. Ridestore also stocks all the top snowboard jacket brands like Burton, Oakley, Adidas Snowboarding, Picture, Peak Performance, and so many more.
An insulated jacket is generally good for cooler conditions, and first-time or holiday riders who want to keep things simple as you can often just wear a base layer or t-shirt and midlayer under it. A lined shell offers less warmth so it usually requires a mid-layer, however it provides more versatility as you can adapt your layering system to the conditions of the day and ride in warmer weather comfortably. A technical shell often offers the best waterproofing and breathability and is the most lightweight, so is ideal for backcountry adventures where you’ll be changing layering during the day and adapting to different conditions.