When you ski, certain areas of your body, like your wrists, knees and back are more prone to injury, and one way to safeguard them is with protective gear, such as wrist guards, defence shorts and back protectors.
Wrist protectors are particularly good for snowboarders who put weight on their arms and wrists to turn and support themselves on the slopes. They’re designed to absorb shock and resist flexing, and have a plastic outer shell that promises a range of movement so you don’t feel restricted. Two tightening straps ensure a secure, personalised fit.
Defence shorts are great for learners as they provide cushioning and protection at the coccyx, hips, thighs and bottom – which you can expect to be landing on quite a bit if you’re just starting out! The anatomic design clings to the natural contours of your body and the mesh fabric offers breathability.
Wear a defence gilet or back protector to help shield your back from injury and provide your spleen with an extra layer of cushioning. Both of the styles below can be adjusted to fit snugly around your body via multiple straps or a belt, and neither will hinder your movement.