WHAT’S IN YOUR PACK-SNOWBOARDING

I remember back when I used to go snowboarding, I don’t anymore, too many gapers on the mountain. I would get up at 4:30 a.m., turn on the T.V., pop in a snowboarding video to get stoked, and pack my pack. Since I don’t snowboard anymore, I had Michael, a U.S. Outdoor snowboarder, tell me what he puts in his pack.

The first thing you need is a pack. Michael rocks a Burton Day Hiker 28L. It has enough room to carry everything you need for a day on the mountain. One of the most important things that I always have on me is a beanie. Probably because I’m bald. There is nothing worse than cold raindrops on a bald head. Michael likes the Burton Waffle Beanie. Always carry an extra pair of socks. He likes the Burton Merino Phase Socks. Always go for the Merino wool. It just sounds cooler. When it comes to keeping your hands warm I would go for gloves. They give you the freedom to give certain gestures. No not that one, the hang loose sign brah. But Michael likes the Dakine Team Baron Mitt. Mitts just keep your hands warmer than gloves. Next for a good piece of layering clothing he wears the ThirtyTwo Rest Stop Polar Fleece. When he gets too warm he just takes it off and stashes it in his pack. One of the most essential pieces of equipment a snowboarder has are goggles. Michael likes the new Anon M2 Goggles. You can change your lenses quickly with the new magnetic lens interchangeability. You need a good tool if something goes wrong with your bindings on the mountain. Like when your beginner girlfriend decides she is actually goofy foot on the top of Palmer. A good one to use is the Dakine Stance Driver. Hydrate or die. You need liquids when you are riding. The Hydroflask water bottles are the best. They keep hot things hot and cold things cold. Trust me I have two. Now we come to one of the most important things to have in your pack; snacks. Michael alway carries Cliff Bars. Now personally I’m a Milky Way man. I can hear all you Snickers people out there, but I just don’t like nuts in my candy. It just seems weird to me. These are just a few suggestions for things you need in your pack for a day on the mountain. If you take issue with any of them, don’t tell me. Take it up with Michael. It’s his list.

On-Snow Demo At Timberline Lodge – Sunday, March 6th

As the world turns and seasons shift, many of us find ourselves pondering the future; of what lies ahead and so on and so forth. But, why? The future can’t be told, assumed obviously, but assumptions will only get you the ass end of a bad deal, and bad deals aren’t something we’re accustom to at U.S. Outdoor. Instead, we would like to give you the chance to step into the future (quite literally) with a time honored ski and snowboard on-snow demo day!

On March 6th, 2016, U.S. Outdoor will be teaming up with Timberline Lodge and a battalion of brands so you can ride the wave of the future via next year’s quiver. GOOD deals will be made on 2016 and 2017 skis and snowboards! Fates will be sealed. Assumptions will be banished. Just make sure you register first! You can register online here or register at U.S. Outdoor. Registration prior to the event is free and will save you money! More details below.

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LOGISTICS

Start Time: 9am

End Time: 4pm (Last demos out at 2:30pm)

Where: Timberline Lodge

When: Sunday, March 6th, 2016

How to register: REGISTRATION will be held ONLINE or IN-STORE at U.S. Outdoor. Registration will conclude at 6pm on Saturday, March 5th. Pre-registration is free and registered participants will not have to pay to demo.

Non registered participants will be charged a one time fee of $25 that will be donated to Portland Mountain Rescue.

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