Snowboarding is one of the fastest-growing sports of the decade and clothes for snowboarding have crossed over from the slopes to the street. Diesel, for instance, takes inspiration for its casual and clubwear from its own hi-tech snowboarding range, 55DSL. Labels such as O'Neill, Quiksilver, Sims and Firetrap are sold in both specialist sports shops like Ellis Brigham and alongside designer labels in fashion stores.
The news from the slopes is that trousers in rip-stop nylon are wide and baggy, and fabrics for jackets have to be waterproof, rip-proof, warm and insulating, as well as light, comfortable and easy to move in. In other words, these are functional clothes that you don't have to be a star snowboarder to wear.Reuse content