The Ultimate Snowboarding and Skiing Equipment List

The Ultimate Snowboarding and Skiing Equipment List

The Ultimate Snowboarding and Skiing Equipment List

From ski pants to beanies, check out these must-haves handpicked by VMAN staff

From ski pants to beanies, check out these must-haves handpicked by VMAN staff

Text: Kala Herh

Text: Kevin Ponce

Excited about your upcoming snowboarding or skiing trip? Regardless of whether you’re new to skiing or a skiing novice, you still might be wondering what to wear. To help you conquer the slopes, we lay out the basics that’ll keep you warm, but without cramping your style. 

Moncler Bernex Short Down Jacket

Moncler’s down jacket will help you repel the snow while keeping you warm. It features a extractable hood and detachable sleeves, meaning you can also wear it as a vest. 

Patagonia Snowshot Jacket

For a more affordable option, consider this one by Patagonia that comes in four different colors. It is also waterproof and windproof and made from recycled materials. The jacket also has an inner mesh liner that offers additional mobility when moving. 

Rowing Blazers X FILA Ski Jacket

Rowing Blazers also released a ski jacket with FILA. Based on a ski jacket from FILA’s 90s archive, the jacket has an interior pocket and is finished with zig-zag sleeve trims. 

Oakley Range Rc Jacket 

Available in sizes XS to XXL, this jacket is made from Oakley’s classic FNDry10K laminate that provides water resistance from the winter elements. It also features an interior pocket suitable for your goggles or phone. 

Bogner Dusty Ski Pants

For the bottom half of your fit, opt for some ski or snowboard pants like this one from Bogner that has convenient side pockets where you can put your wallet and other necessities. This one is nicely insulated as it is padded on the inside with a polyurethane-polyester blend. 

REI Co-op Midweight Base Layer Crew Top

Aside from ski or snowboard outwear, long underwear might be the most important piece of clothing to pack for your next winter vacation. This one by REI wicks sweat off your skin to keep you warm. Made from polyester, it is lightweight and will regulate your temperature whether you’re hot or cold. 

Mackage Kenyon Ski Pants with Removable Suspenders

With a comfortable 4-way stretch shell, Mackage's latest ski collection includes elevated ski trousers that fuse style and high alpine tech.

Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Bottoms

Made from merino wool, this pair of pants enhances comfort, breathability and thermoregulation. It is complete with an elasticized waistband that lays flat on the waist. Additionally, you can wear it off the slopes, when you’re just lounging at the cabin or hotel. 

Bogner Joacin First Layer

Bogner also offers an inner layer that is made from soft jersey fabric. With the elastane blend, it is moisture-regulating and breathable, according to the brand. It features a color-block design that makes it a striking classic. 

Rowing Blazers X FILA Polar Fleece Cap

The collaboration between Rowing Blazers and Fila also produced a fleece cap that can keep your ears warm during your trip. The print is also based on FILA’s 90s archive. 

Burton GORE-TEX Glove

Uniquely, these gloves have a removable liner that provides two-in-one versatility, meaning you can use it in different elements. It also has synthetic leather covering the tips of the fingers to give you touchscreen control with any finger. 

North Face Montana FUTURELIGHT Etip Glove

These alpine gloves are made with recycled polyester. They are water-resistant and breathable. There is a wrist-cinch that keeps in the heat and an Etip that works with touchscreen devices. 

Smartwool Performance Snow Full Cushion Iguchi Pattern OTC Socks

Bryan Iguchi designed this pair of socks for Smartwool. It has a mountain pattern on the side of the socks and is made from merino wool. Not to mention, it has body-mapped mesh zones that add breathability during your ride. 


To keep your neck and face warm, consider getting a balaclava. This one by GORE is totally windproof and breathable. It includes stretch inserts that offer optimum freedom of movement.

Oakley O-Frame 2.0 PRO XL Snow Goggles

These goggles provide 100% protection against UVA/UVB/UVC and are coated with F3 Anti-fog coating. Unlike other goggles, it has discreet frame notches at the templates that are compatibility with most prescription eyewear. Finally, the goggles come with their own microbag for easy storage and cleaning.  

Smith Squad MAG

Another classic snow goggle is Squad MG. It allows six magnetic contact points that allow you to swap lenses at any time. It comes with two interchangeable ChromaPop lenses, one for bright light and one for low light. The AirEvac integration technology helps to reduce fogging.  

Smith Holt Helmet

And no ski or snowboarding list is complete without a helmet. This one is “all-season certified,” meaning you can use it on the slopes or the skate park. During summer sessions you can remove the ear pads for increased breathability. It also has vents throughout the helmet that keep the air flowing. Besides red, the helmet also comes in Black and White. 


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