The X FactorBy Racer X
The X Factor
Longer nights can only mean one thing…colder weather is on the way and it will soon be time to throw down some deep lines in the powder. When seeking hectic terrain, keep your senses in tact and your engine running smooth by staying warm and being prepared.
R.E.D. Hi-Fi Helmet
Plug in, tune out and go big
Leave it to Jake and his staff to make it cool to wear a lid on the slopes and raise the bar higher with one of the lightest strength-to-weight ratio snowboard and ski helmets on the market. The R.E.D. Hi-Fi with optional Audex audio ear pads enables you to plug directly into any iPod or other audio devices for D.J. quality sound without uncomfortable earphones. Also features a removable goggle gasket and zip clip ratchet chin buckle, so you can get the fit you need in seconds.
Ride Contraband Snowboard Bindings
Lock these bad boys up when not in use
Released under K2’s RIDE brand, the new and improved Contraband is a freestyle and park binding that is turning heads with its revolutionary V-Strap single ratchet technology and ultra- light construction. Now incorporating the new wedgie 2.5-foot bed. Watch your ollie easily pop clear of boundaries and grommets crowding the scene.
Haglofs Chaos and Creva Jackets
Tough enough for winter, light enough for spring and made for a woman
From the Daistugan cottage in Torsang, Sweden, Victor Haglof had the right idea back in 1914 when he set off to sell his first batch of handmade packs. Quality fit and function are the trademarks of the Haglof brand and the Chaos multi-purpose jacket with a two-layer Gore-tex shell provides the right combination of waterproof yet breathable fabric. Add a fleece or warm thermal layer for Hokkaido winters or go light for riding Gassan in late spring.
The female specific Creva jacket utilizes a three-layer Gore-tex Proshell to keep the cold out while still being able to breathe on backcountry ascents. Cut slightly longer for better hip protection and warmth, the fit is athletic and allows for maximum freedom of movement without any excess fabric to get snagged or impede your vision at high speeds.
Mammut Free ride 25L Backpack
Carry the backcountry essentials in style
Designed for both planks and boards, this 25-liter backcountry pack is hydration system compatible and offers no-frills Swiss design. Front and side pockets are ergonomically placed for your beacon, phone and other safety equipment while the 980 g. jacket suspension system makes for a comfortable and close fit. Don’t forget your shovel, probe and common sense.