For anyone who rides snowboards in the winter, waiting for that first snow to fall is truly exciting. Getting out on the slopes to ride is even more fun if you are equipped with the best equipment and gear. You don't want to be slowed down by soggy gloves, freezing ears, or clothing that doesn't protect you from cold, wet or other conditions. This is especially important when it comes to eye wear, head gear and gloves. Of course you want to look good, but if your equipment looks great but doesn't protect you, you're in trouble anyway.