2011 Gift Guide: Snowboarder

Lib Tech C2BTX snowboard (Courtesy of Lib Tech)
Lib Tech C2BTX

Lib Tech C2BTX Snowboard

The limited run of Lib Tech’s all-mountain C2BTX snow­board is adorned with the logo from The Art of Flight. For those who worship ­Travis Rice, this is the ultimate board.

North Face Board Burrito Bag

North Face Board Burrito
North Face Board Burrito bag (Courtesy of North Face)

 

The North Face’s Board Burrito ($69; thenorthface
.com) is the smartest snowboard bag we’ve ever seen. The flap closure lets you adjust the length to the size of your board, ensuring a tidy bundle every time.  

The North Face’s Board Burrito is the smartest snowboard bag we’ve ever seen. The flap closure lets you adjust the length to the size of your board, ensuring a tidy bundle every time.

Krochet Kids Acrylic Beanies

Krochet Kids
Krochet Kids acrylic beanie (Courtesy of Krochet Kids)

 

We’re not saying that starting your own nonprofit, teaching a bunch of women in northern Uganda how to crochet, and then actually selling the hats is going to be easy. But the fact that the founders of Krochet Kids—three guys from Spokane, Washington, with little more than some balls of yarn, a ton of verve, and their high school diplomas—pulled off that feat should inspire you to at least try. Every day, approximately 120 Ugandan women gather to knit Krochet’s array of colorful acrylic beanies (from $34; krochetkids.org). Even more impressive, this past ­September the trio used Kickstarter (kickstarter
.com) to raise enough money to launch a similar project in Peru. 

We’re not saying that starting your own nonprofit, teaching a bunch of women in northern Uganda how to crochet, and then actually selling the hats is going to be easy. But the fact that the founders of Krochet Kids—three guys from Spokane, Washington, with little more than some balls of yarn, a ton of verve, and their high school diplomas—pulled off that feat should inspire you to at least try. Every day, approximately 120 Ugandan women gather to knit Krochet’s array of colorful acrylic beanies. Even more impressive, this past September the trio used Kickstarter to raise enough money to launch a similar project in Peru.

POC Iris Bug Goggles

POC Iris Bug
POC Iris Bug goggles (Courtesy of POC)

 

Not only do POC’s Iris Bug goggles ($90; pocsports.com) sport some of the sharpest lenses around; they’re also extremely well made. And they’re available in a rainbow of other colors, too. 

Not only do POC’s Iris Bug goggles sport some of the sharpest lenses around; they’re also extremely well made. And they’re available in a rainbow of other colors, too.

The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight
The Art of Flight book (Courtesy of Lib Tech)

You don’t have to be a snowboarder to appreciate Brain Farm’s new flick The Art of Flight—the camerawork is enough to blow anyone away. The collector’s edition also includes a photo-heavy book documenting the two years it took the company and its star, Travis Rice, to shoot the film.

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