Head Snowboards, Protection & Goggles 2018-2019 Preview – ISPO 2018
Holden's upcoming range is stylish as ever, with some updated tech specs that will get you hyped...
by Tom Copsey
Since 2001, Head Snowboards has been making a name for itself for consistently delivering high-performance snowboard hardware at a price that won't break the bank. The guys there make top-end boards loaded with tech - they’ve been pioneering the use of ultra-light, ultra strong Graphene, combining it with hexagonal inserts in the core for significant weight reduction - but the most expensive model still only comes in at around €500!
"Head Snowboards has been making a name for itself for consistently delivering high-performance snowboard hardware at a price that won't break the bank"
As well as the board, boot, binding Trident of Hardware Awesome, Head has also been making quality helmets for some time now, and more recently have added solid, affordable goggles to its offering.
Scroll down to peep their highlights for 2018/19...
Head Snowboards Rowdy Jr 2018-2019
Head has three models aimed at younger riders next season - the Rowdy Kid (base on left), Rowdy JR (topsheet shown here) and Defiance Youth. (behind). The Rowdy JR impressed our grom testers last year, and it's so sick to see companies making quality hardware for all sizes and standards of young rippers.
Head Snowboards Women's Shine 2018-2019
Hybrid Camber with Head's DCT tech gives the Shine plenty of performance – yet it still retains easy riding characteristics - for women wanting to take their riding chops across the whole mountain.
Head Snowboards Women's Pride 2018-2019
Women who want an all-mountain weapon but prefer good old fashioned camber will be stoked on the Pride.
Head Snowboards Rush 2018-2019
The Rush's forgiving, easy-going nature make it perfect for people who're just getting to grips with snowboarding, or those who just like to cruise.
Head Snowboards Daymaker 2018-2019
This board won't just make your day; it could easily make your whole week. Pure all-mountain goodtimes guaranteed on this board that strikes the perfect balance between performance and fun.
Head Snowboards The Day 2018-2019
If face shots, tree runs and pillow pops are your thing, get your feet on The Day and you'll be grinning. It's also 'split ready' (with a central bamboo stringer) should you want to cut it in half and make your own splitboard from it.
Head Snowboards Architect 2018-2019
If you're after pop, power and control for missions in the park and beyond, this freestyle-philic directional twin could be right up your alley.
Head Snowboards Pilot 2018-2019
Powerful, responsive and lightweight, the Pilot is a directional twin that's packed full of tech and perfectly suited for riders who like to go full send.
Head Snowboards Seven, Five & Three Boots 2018-2019
Head's flagship boot, the Seven, on the left, alongside the Five (middle) and Three (right). All have BOA and powerstrap solutions for increased ease, comfort and response.
Head Snowboards Operator Boots 2018-2019
A new one from Head, the Operator is designed to be the ATV of footwear. Perfect for forest rambles, stomping to the shops or digging out the car (the liner is rated down to -40), you can also ride in it, too, if needs be. The resort worker's dream boot?
Head Snowboards NX Three Bindings 2018-2019
A new, tweak-tastic highback sits on the all-mountain focussed NX Three. Also featuring a responsive, cushy baseplate and Head's renowned easy-open straps.
Head Snowboards NX Five Bindings 2018-2019
Head's binding for those who demand the best in materials and construction, the NX Five has an adjustable density strap, responsive baseplate and a powerful highback.
Head Snowboards Helmets 2018-2019
Head once more has an array of helmets in a bunch of different styles to make sure your organic harddrive is well-protected.
Head Snowboards Globe, Horizon & Galactic Goggles 2018-2019
A couple of years back, Head dropped into the goggle market with a similar approach to how their hardware department has been run: namely making quality gear at a super-good price point. Here's an overview of three of their new models for 2019 - the Globe, Horizon and Infinity.
Head Snowboards Galactic & Infinity Goggles 2018-2019
Up closer with the frameless-design Galactic and Infinity Head goggles.