In the US, snowboarding stands as one of the most popular winter sports during the coldest months of the year. For context, in 2017, the number of snowboarders in the country was a whopping 7.5 million people. If you’re a part of this community, here are four snowboarding trends you should know about coming this year.


Bib Pants


Ortovos’s 3L Deep Shell Bib Pants are one of the main snowboarding apparel pieces that are getting much attention in the space. Bib pants are a more flexible and forgiving garment for snowboarders who prefer backcountry and freetouring. The pants are made with lightweight material and designed with a compact pack size. For its price, the Ortovox bib pants aalso comes with a myriad of nifty features including adjustable straps, four pockets, and Cordura fabric that safeguards from sharp corners. As with most snowboarding pants, the material is also designed to be waterproof and windproof, keeping you warm and dry while you’re out on the snow.


Eco Airbags


One of the bestsellers in this product category is the ARVA Calagary 18 Reactor, which is prized for its compact and lightweight design. The brand also emphasizes on safety and eco-friendliness when marketing the airbag. The Arva Calagary 18 Reactor is made with recycled polyester. A redesigned harness is introduced to offset the slightly weaker tear strength of the recycled polyester.


Hybrid Boards


The Skibrid Neo is for snowboarders who want to experience the best of snowboarding and mountain biking. The Skibrid Neo converts a normal snowboard into a hybrid of mountain biking and snowboarding. You can steer easily by shifting the board’s direction with handlebars. The accessory can be installed in minutes and does not cause any damage to your board.


Solar Powered Goggles


Electra, designed by a company called Out Of, is a digital lens for your standard wintersport glasses. The lens allows you to quickly adjust the hue of the glasses relative to the ambient light. The lens comes with an LCD screen in a cutting-edge frame that interacts with an on-board sensor chip.


These new apparel and accessories will make snowboarding a lot more enjoyable and comfortable, but more importantly it makes the sport a lot safer. Other products you’ll want to keep an eye out for include versatile helmets with built-in ventilation systems, multi-day touring backpacks, and fast-action snow boots.