Snowboard Brand Guide

By: Andrew Cho

With snowboarding exploding in popularity, snowboard equipment manufacturers are popping up everywhere. To keep all the brands straight, here's a Snowboard Brand Guide to help you find your snowboarding gear!

Burton

Burton is the brand that usually comes to mind when snowboarding is mentioned to the average Joe. After being in business for 30 years, Burton represents snowboarding. The big name snowboarders endorse Burton and they have the most products than most of their competitors combined.

DC

DC made their name in the snowboarding world. Now, they leveraged their footwear technology and applied them to snowboard boots and make boots that are innovative designs like air chambered custom-fit liners, gel insoles and heat toe boxes. In addition to boots, DC also offers snow specific outerwear.

Forum

Forum's employees and riders have always supported the company 100% and are all truly dedicated to snowboarding. This dedication has shown in their craftsmanship and quality.

Burton also recognized how great of a company Forum was and acquired them in 2004.

Gnu

Gnu is one of the longest standing brands and also one of the most innovative. All their snowboards are handmade under the expert guidance of Gnu's team.

K2

K2 has always had the goal to create original concepts and technology that drive snowboarding forward. They offer every rider functional technology tuned in to their needs, from high end performance to entry level comfort.

Ride

Ride is a "board company for the people." They are uniquely different, constantly improving, always fresh, and forever tempting. In addition to their quality boards, they offer stylish outerwear oozing with style.

Rome

Rome was launched by two experienced snowboard riders that wanted to create a company owned and directed by people with a deep understanding of snowboarding and who could deliver innovative products that were fun. If you're looking to have a fun time snowboarding, Rome is the brand for you.

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