Winter 2012/13 Gear Guide: Women's Snowboarding

Jones Snowboard Mothership

This gear guide is focused on bringing women some of the best gear in snowboarding. Whether you crave powder or the terrain park, this guide has products that will not disappoint. The best part about most of this gear is that it doesn't lose any functionality while still looking stylish. So find what you need and head to the mountains for some R&R.

Jones Snowboards Mothership

The Mothership is an ash-wood topped beauty built for women who desire steep terrain and fast lines. Mellow Magne-traction keeps the Mothership solid on ice, while the blunt nose, directional rocker and camber underfoot deliver the float and stability necessary to bomb rowdy terrain. Big mountain lady rippers who like to ride fast and take chances will want the Mothership.


• Size (cm): 152, 156

• Tech: Magnetraction 3x

• Rocker: Directional Rocker

• Flex Rating: Directional Freeride

• MSRP: $529.00

vans ferraVans Ferra

The Ferra was designed for the hard-charging female rider looking for the best of the best when it comes to a solid all-mountain boot. Equipped with the new Hybrid Boa Closure system, the Ferra offers a combination of custom fit options and tunable flex capabilities, making it the most versatile women’s boot available. Hana Beaman makes her mark with her own signature colorway. Additional features include pleasure cuff, stainless steel double-posted hex hooks with rubber inserts, Dual Instep Flex Zone, RECCO®, Internal Wrap Harness and OTW Lace lock.


• Vans Hybrid BOA Closure System 

• Pleasure Cuff

• Stainless Steel Double-Posted Hex Hooks with Rubber Inserts

• Dual Instep Flex Zone

• RECCO Avalanche Rescue System

• Internal Wrap Harness and OTW Lace Lock

• $270

smiths variantbrimSmith Variant Brim

Plush linings and delicate accents set off by a sophisticated pallet perfectly compliment the performance of the Hybrid Shell Construction. Featuring AirEvac 2 Ventilation, Low Profile Regulator Adjustable Climate Control + 16 vents for maximum climate control, adjustable BOA® Fit System, Snapfit SL Ear Pads, RemovableGoggle Lock, Skullcandy Audio System compatible (sold separately) and eco-conscious X-Static Performance Lining for comfort and anti-microbial protection.


• Removable Goggle Lock

• 22 Vents

• X-Static Performance Lining

• Hybrid Shell Construction

• AirEvac 2 Ventilation

• Snapfit Ear Pads

• Adjustable Boa® Fit System

• Low-Profile Dual Regulator Adjustable Climate Control

• Skullcandy™ Audio Systems Available

• Sizing: (Boa® FIT SYSTEM) + Small 51-55 cm + Medium 55-59 cm + Large 59-63 cm

• WEIGHT: 18.5 oz / 530 grams

• MSRP: $170

MH dontslowdownMountain Hardwear Don’t Slow Down Jacket

A down jacket with total waterproofing is hard to find. Get all the warmth with no sacrifice in protection—Dry.Q™ technology blocks out rain, snow and wind while high-quality, 650-fill goose down provides the warmth. Tons of external and interior storage options, including a convenient pass pocket on the sleeve.


• Attached, adjustable, helmet compatible hood

• Pit zips for additional ventilation

• Attached, adjustable stretch powder skirt

• Plenty of interior pockets for all your gear

• Soft, "Butter Jersey" cuffs

• One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quick adjustments

• Zip handwarmer pockets

• Micro-Chamois™-lined chin guard eliminates zipper chafe

• The Basics

• Waterproof Dry.Q fabric and 650-fill down, this jacket will keep you warm and dry in the harshest winter conditions.

• MSRP:$400.00's-Don%E2%80%99t-Slow-Down%E2%84%A2-Jacket/OL4916,default,pd.html

columbia powderflyColumbia Powderfly Down Jacket

Packable and super toasty, this versatile down jacket features body-heat-retaining Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining, a rain-repellent exterior and premium 800 fill-power down insulation making it perfect for cold-weather activities that require easy-to-carry lightweight, low-bulk warmth. Perfect for layering under a shell on those cold days.


• Omni-Heat thermal reflective

• Omni-Shield advanced repellency

• 800 fill power down insulation

• Drawcord adjustable hem

• Zip-closed hand pockets

• Comfort cuffs

• Abrasion resistant chin guard

• Drop tail

• Center back length: 25”

• MSRP: $220.00,default,pd.html

roxy torahRoxy Torah Bright 10K Shell Birch Pants

The Torah Bright pants are built to not just look good but to also perform. The seat and knees of these pants have polar fleece for both extra warmth and comfort. To keep the snow out the they have a removable stretch waist gaiter.


• Solids: 100% polyester melange

• Lining: polar fleece seat and knees/reversed brushed tricot thighs

• Removable stretch waist gaiter

• Outside waist adjusters

• Lockdown closure system

• Loop and snap attachment system

• Mesh lined venting

• Cuff saver cinch system

• Lift ticket loop-Zipper closed bottom leg opening

• PU covered taffeta boot gaiter

• MSRP: $180.00

polarmax zipmockPolarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece Women's Zip Mock Print

The Polarmax Comp 4 Tech Fleece Women's Zip Mock Print really might be the ultimate base layer for cold weather adventures. Made from Acclimate® Dry Polyester, with just the right amount of Lycra to give it stretch, while still maintaining it athletic fit, it is brushed on the inside for softness next to skin and is sheer on the outside for easy layering. This year this garment features a henna inspired print to make it an item you can wear all day long on the slopes and then out to Apreś drinks. To top that all off this Zip Mock is 100% made in the USA with the spinning of the thread, to the weaving of the cloth, to the final manufacturing of the garment all taking place within a 15 mile radius of the Polarmax headquarters in West End, North Carolina.


• Cold Weather Gear that Actually Keeps You Warm

• Heavy Weight 4-Way Stretch Fabric

• Tech Face / Brushed Fleece Interior

• Acclimate Dry Moisture Wicking

• Stretches for Mobility

• Anti-Microbial / Anti-Odor Protection

• Flat Seam Construction for Ultimate Comfort

• Machine Wash/Dry; Easy Care; No Shrinking

• 100% Made in the USA

• MSRP: $74.95

powgloves fevaPow Gloves Women's Feva GTX Glove/Mitt

One of Pow Gloves best-selling women’s models is now featuring Gore-Tex for outstanding waterproofing. They have also added goatskin leather to increase durability and the look of the gloves. The Fur POW cuff will also keep the snow from coming into the glove.


• Goatskin leather/ Sotina Nylon

• Premium anti-pill polyester mirco-fleece

• 100g 3M Thinsulate

• Ultra Magic no snag technology Velcro

• Waterproof and Breathable GORE-TEX® Glove

• Premium water repellent Leather

• Fur POW Cuff

• Stand-out style

• Nose/goggle wipe thumb panel

• MSRP $80.00

smith virtueSmith Optics Virtue Goggle

The womens specific Virtue draws inspiration from its Anthem predecessor while upping the ante with a progressive, new semi-rimless design aesthetic. This design dramatically increased field of view and incorporated Smith’s new 5X Anti-Fog Inner lens into an elegant design created specifically with women in mind. Engineered to outperform in even the most demanding conditions, the Virtue charges as hard as any without breaking a sweat.


• Women’s Small Fit

• Spherical, Carbonic-X Lens with TLT Optics

• Patented Vaporator Lens Technology with Porex™ Filter

• 5X Anti-Fog Inner Lens

• Articulating Outrigger Positioning System

• Silicone Backed Strap

• Quick-Fit Strap Adjustment System with Clip Buckle

• 3-Layer, DriWix Face Foam

• Helmet Compatible

• MSRP: $110 with RC36 lens

• $140 with Sensor, Gold Sensor, Red Sensor, Ignitor, Green Sol-X, Red Sol-X, and Gold Sol-X Mirror lenses (excluded lenses not available on a

• $170 with Polarized Rose Copper and Photochromic Red Sensor lenses

point6 snowboardPoint6 Snowboard Gnargyle Medium

Medium cushioning adds volume, warmth and protects against boot pressure-point irritation.
Engineered fit for long-wearing comfort, while ventilation panels and superior Point6 merino wool wick moisture and prevent overheating for long days shredding the gnar. And when you're done riding and ready to take your boots off by the fire, the Gnargyle will not let you down in style..

• MSRP $22.95

buff polarbuffBuff Polar Buff

What do you get when you add nine inches of cozy Polartec® Microfleece™ to an Original Buff®? The perfect winter accessory! With two types of insulating fabric at your disposal, you'll be able to achieve the right balance of thermal protection and quick-dry comfort for the conditions, whether you're enjoying sunny spring skiing or battling through an Arctic gale.


• 12+ ways to wear

• Thermal protection from cold & wind

• Soft, breathable 100% microfiber polyester

• Moisture-wicking

• Quick-drying

• Semi-seamless - fleece sewn to base of microfiber

• 2-way lateral stretch

• Polygiene® Active Odor Control

• One size fits all adults

• MSRP: $28.00