Honoring 20 years of innovative brand heritage, Vans Snow introduces the 2014 Mountain Edition hybrid apparel collection. Pulling from the company’s iconic surf and skate styles, the street inspired snow line features climate-friendly material treatments on both the Stinson ($110) and Rutherford ($130) jackets as well as the Tanka ($120 USD) and Cabrillo ($100) woven shirt-jackets. Each classic silhouette showcases Vans’ hollow-yarn fabric construction, an advanced water-repellent finish and the exclusive Mountain Edition logo. The 2014 Mountain Edition collection is available through select retailers and online at here.
Set to officially debut in three months time in Sochi, Russia, Burton unveils the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboard team uniforms. Tapped for their third consecutive winter games, Burton partnered with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to once again create a one-of-a-kind uniform designed to represent both the Olympic spirit and America’s longstanding creative heritage. The 2014 competition kit features an inspired American vintage patchwork jacket, showcasing Burton’s never before seen DRYRIDE Vaporshell laminate, as well as off-white corduroy pants, debuting the brand’s weatherproof DRYRIDE Nanonshell laminate. Complimenting the uniforms technical outerwear pieces Burton has additionally designed first-layer bottoms and tops, three unique beanies, gloves/mitts and a mid-weight wool/silk blend pull-over fleece. Below, Danny Davis gives the full kit breakdown at the exclusive 2014 Olympic Snowboard team uniform unveiling from Burton’s Flagship in Soho, NYC.Burton, Olympics, United States
Trailing the conception of a one-off Burton snowboard, GoPro takes us from the Beechwood forests of Vermont to Hollywood Hills home of Shaun White. Following the production process through Craig’s Proto Facility in Burlington, to the boards first run at the Northstar Tahoe Resort, check out the birth of White’s fine tuned winterstick.
For more check out GoPro and the Hero 3 here.Shaun White, snowboard
Teaming up for a limited edition release, street brand Crooks & Castles and YES Snowboards introduce a co-branded deck for Holiday 2012. Featuring Crooks designed artwork, in two opposing color ways, the 154cm board utilizes YES’s twin-tip ‘Jackpot’ silhouette – the recognized recipient of Transworld Magazine’s 2013 Good Wood Park award. The collaborative Crooks x YES snowboard ($495 USD) is available online here. Video of Transworld’s Good Wood ‘YES Jackpot’ review below.snowboard
Coming together yet again, SPY Optics and The Seventh Letter’s POSE marry influential graffiti art with performance eyewear on the pair’s latest snowboard goggle collab. Using the brand’s oversized Platoon silhouette, POSE has created a custom designed release featuring graphics from several original large scale paintings, raised ‘SPY’ and ‘TSL’ 3D patch branding, and the artist’s signature logo emblazoned onto the lens. The complete SPY x POSE Goggle kit ($150 USD) includes a special edition microfiber pouch, interchangeable yellow lens and a one-of-a-kind ‘SPY x POSE’ sharpie marker. Available at SPY retailers worldwide and online here.Spy Optics, The Seventh Letter
For the first time in the company’s 35 year history, Jake Burton, Founder and CEO of Burton Snowboards, has built his own signature model snowboard named ‘The Stone Hut,’ handcrafted in super limited edition to the count of just 100 pieces. Designed and produced in Craig’s Proto Facility, Burton’s state of the art R&D lab, the board is a product of months of Jake’s fine tuning to create the perfect ride for a Vermont powder day in the park. A twin shaped freestyle board with powder nose and freestyle tail, each Stone Hut is finished with personally meaningful Jimi Hendrix graphics and hand signed by Jake himself. Additionally, each board comes with a specially packaged support kit, including EST CantBEDs, Sharpie for binding stance markings, EST Tool, credit card sized wax scraper, downloadable Hendrix track, vintage Burton Snowboard stickers and Jake’s office phone number – for any questions, comments or feedback the 100 may have. Offered in 150cm and 155cm, the immediately collectable Stone Hut snowboard ($649.95 USD) drops today, at select Burton retail accounts. For a more in-depth interview with the man and a full list of participating dealers jump here.Burton
Burton hits the slopes with The Muppets this winter as the snowboard manufacturer and Disney partner on a special edition deck series for 2013. As part of Burton’s all-mountain Custom Restricted board line, designed to split time between park and pow, the collaborative Muppets release features five unique board graphics with some the puppet family’s most iconic characters, including Animal (151cm), The Great Gonzo (154cm), Kermit the Frog (156cm), Dr. Teeth (160cm) and the of course Miss Piggy (163cm). ‘The Muppets’ Custom Restricted snowboard collection drops early November for $529.95 USD, available at Burton Flagship stores and select retailers worldwide. For more info and Burton dealer locations jump burton.com.Burton, Disney, The Muppets
In honor of Danny Kass’s return to snowboarding’s silver screen, appearing in Absinthe Film’s latest production ‘Resonance,’ Nike announces the re-release of his signature DK Double Tongue Quick Strike boot. After a two-year hiatus, the special edition Zoom Force 1 silhouette re-emerges, featuring a double tongue system, improved performance and art inspired by the classic WWII American ‘shark mouth’ fighter planes. Supporting the limited edition boot release, Nike has also designed a special DK Van Patten Jacket complete with complimenting art, Storm_FIT insulated fabric and adjustable performance features. Available exclusively at Nike Snowboarding’s core retail accounts, both the Zoom DK QS Double Tongue Boot ($350 USD) and DK Van Patten Jacket ($320 USD) drop early November.Danny Kass, Nike Snow
Teaming up once again, for an update on the pair’s original release, Burton Snowboards and Red Wing Heritage re-introduce the Rover ‘Restricted’ snowboard boot for Winter 2012/13. Marrying Red Wing’s traditional style and celebrated durability, with Burton’s expertise in performance and comfort, a new variation of this classic boot is born. Drafting off last season’s collaboration, the re-designed Rover features a full grain leather upper, Vibram EcoStep rubber outsole (30% recycled), Red Wing’s signature yellow laces and Burton’s latest advancements in action support technology. Offered exclusively in a hazelnut/cream color way, the boot retails for $349.95 USD. Available this winter at Burton’s Flagship stores, burton.com and select retailers worldwide.Burton, Red Wing
Seamlessly fusing style and function, SPY Optics and bagmaker Herschel Supply Co. partner to introduce two collaborative goggle & bag sets for Winter ’12/13. A play on SPY’s popular Platoon and new Marshall model goggles, the co-branded editions feature collab-specific colorways and Herschel’s trademark patch labeling, as well as a red pinstriped strap, matching the company’s signature patterned lining used throughout it’s own bag line. Further supporting the special release is a custom fleece lined hip-pack – designed by Herschel to look like a miniature backpack – with room for goggles, lenses and related goods. Available through SPY retailers worldwide on 10/22 and online here.Herschel Supply Co., Spy Optics