The inaugural combined Outdoor Retailer and SIA Snow Show is in the books. Over 1000 brands, along with nearly 40,000 members of the snow and outdoor industries, took over the Colorado Convention Center to preview next season’s gear. The newly combined trade show had exhibitors crammed into every available inch of the building. It’s impossible to see everything at a show this size, but here’s a preview of some of my favorite 2018/19 snowboard gear and scenes from around the show.

Snowboards


 
2018/19 Niche Ember and Pyre, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

The new Niche Pyre (men’s) and Ember (women’s) feature a blunt nose and mini swallow tail, with rocker in the nose that leads to traditional camber toward the back foot. The Pyre and Ember are both zero-waste, fully recyclable boards, utilizing Niche’s Recyclamine® resin system.

 
2018/19 K2 Simple Pleasures, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

The 2018/19 Simple Pleasures is a member of another solid lineup of “Enjoyers” boards from K2. I’m looking forward to pairing this board up with the K2 Taro boot and Lineup bindings for a fun, surfy ride!

2018/19 K2 Cool Bean, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

2018/19 K2 Cool Bean. A surfy, swallow tail sled high on my wish list.

 
2018/19 Jones Mind Expander and Mind Expander Split, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Jones Mind Expander, nuff said!

2018/19 Jones Prodigy, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Jones Prodigy. This is the board I want my daughter to ride.

BEST IN SHOW – KID’S SNOWBOARDS

 
2018/19 Marhar Woodsman, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Marhar Woodsman, oh yeah! The Michigan crew once again has a solid lineup, including one of my favorite boards from the last two seasons.

2018/19 Venture Euphoria, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Silverton, CO’s Venture Euphoria and Euphoria Split. You know this board is designed to ride some insane Colorado terrain!

 
 

Snowboard Boots & Bindings


 
Vans Hi-Standard OG X Schoph, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Vans’ all-time best selling snowboard boot, the Hi-Standard OG, gets a Schoph graphic. Love this boot.

 
NOW Select Pro, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Now Select Pro. Available with high cups if you’re looking for a super surfy setup.

 
Flux NX Lace Boot, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

They might not look like it, but the Flux NX Lace boot is one of the softest in their lineup.

 
K2 Lineup binding, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

2018/19 K2 Lineup binding.

 
Vans Ferra Pro, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

The Vans Ferra Pro might be the best looking boot – men’s or women’s – I saw at the show. So good!

 
Fix Winslow bindings, 2018/19 Fix Winslow, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

2018/19 Fix Winslow.

 
 

Snowboard Outerwear


 
686 X Motorhead!, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

The accolades piled up for 686’s new HydraStash jacket, but I’m more excited about this 686 X Motorhead collaboration! \m/

 
Holden Summit Jacket, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

I’ve been watching Holden from a distance the last few years, but finally got the chance to sit down and take a closer look at their line of outerwear. The new Summit Jacket and Summit Pants are impresssive! Holden teamed up with schoeller to utilize Corkshell™ (wine corks) coating and C_change® membrane. More on this badass jacket and pants combo to come!

 
Smartwool Shirt Jacket, SIA/Outdoor Retailer 2018, Jun 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

I love shirt jackets, and Steamboat Springs, CO based Smartwool has a rad one coming out next season.

 
Helly Hansen, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Helly Hansen Women’s Maroi Shell Jacket

Helly Hansen, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Helly Hansen Men’s Garibaldi Jacket and pant

 
 

Gloves, Hats, & Accessories


 
CG Habitats Goose Down Mittens, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

CG Habitats Goose Down Mittens

 
RIDE Strike Like Venom, Disappear Like Smoke, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

RIDE Strike Like Venom, Disappear Like Smoke

 
Captuer, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Captuer quilted hat for Alyeska

Captuer, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Captuer silky unstructured hat for Mt Bachelor.

 
Airhole, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Love this hat/face mask combo from Airhole!

 
Phunkshun, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Phunkshun base layer top

Phunkshun, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Phunkshun base layer top. #grizzly!

 
Hydro Flask, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

New colors from Hydro Flask

 
Airblaster Air Flap Cap, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Airblaster Air Flap Cap!

 
Coal Headwear mallard hat, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Coal Headwear reminding me of my youth with this mallard hat!

 
 

Goggles


 
SPY Ace EC One goggle, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

SPY Ace EC One goggle. These goggles are next level! Electrochromic technology allows riders and skiers to cycle through three different tint levels with the push of a button. More on this goggle to come.

 
Zeal Hatchet RLS goggle, SIA/Outdoor Retailer 2018, Jun 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

The Hatchet RLS is Zeal’s first-ever cylindrical goggle.

 

Footwear


 
Vasque, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO
 
Holden, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Holden, We Get Down

 
Vans Women's Slip-On Mid MTE, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Vans Women’s Slip-On Mid MTE

 
 

Scenes From Around the Show


 
Volcom Happy Hour with Guttermouth, Outdoor Retailer/SIA 2018, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Thursday afternoon happy hour at Volcom, with Guttermouth.

 
Protect Our Winters at Jones on Friday afternoon, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Protect Our Winters selling special edition Yeti tumblers at the Jones Snowboards booth Friday afternoon.

 
Fjallraven, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Fjallraven

 
Jamie Lynn and Schoph at Vans, SIA/Outdoor Retailer, Jan 25-28, 2018, Denver, CO

Jamie Lynn and Schoph pose with their finished mural at the Vans booth

 
 

All photos by Mitch Kline

 

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