Airblaster - Keeping Snowboarding Wild
In 2002, Travis Parker and two buddies created Airblaster - one of snowboarding’s most fun brands -in a bid to keep snowboarding fun, free and, most importantly, wild. Their first ever product was the brightly coloured Air Leash, a symbolic accessory designed to remind everyone to STAY WILD! Back in the 80’s when snowboarding was in its infancy shredding was an expression of freedom, an opportunity to get wild on a single plank and even the ski resort’s attempts to control them only served to stoke the fires. But by the early 2000’s things had got a little ‘too cool’ and the focus had shifted from having fun to getting sponsored. That’s where Airblaster came in. Airblaster are all about putting the “fun in function” and making innovative, quality outerwear for snowboarders on a quest to stay wild. Their collection of shred gear includes ninja suits, socks, snowboard pants, jackets and sweaters as well as other rad accessories like caps and sunglasses.
Streetwear for Wild Men and Women
Airblaster’s S.Layer line is a huge collection of the raddest men’s and women’s functional streetwear around. You can’t go wrong with Airblaster streetwear: the sasquatch is everywhere (just look at the Sassy Sweater), their Airshades are bright and retro and their hat collection is packed with classics like the Airblaster Team Beanie. Their sunglasses don’t just look great either - with UV400 protection they’ll protect your eyes from 100 % of UV radiation.
Ninja Suits - The Warmest, Comfiest Base Layer Known to Man
Everyone knows how much it sucks to take a tumble in powder and come up with fresh snow all down your back and inside your jacket; the way your muscles and joints stiffen up as the cold, wet snow makes its way downwards and into your snowboard pants and that next trick becomes even harder to stick. Well, Airblaster have created a solution; the Ninja Suit. The Ninja Suit is an all in one base layer equipped with such rad features to keep you warm and dry as:
- Quick dry 4-way stretch wicking Air Tech fabric
- Front chest zip
- 350° waist zip with easy #2 bathroom access
- Front fly for easy #1 bathroom access (for dudes)
- Available with or without a hood
Functional, Fun and Always Fresh - Airblaster Outerwear
The only thing standing between you and a wild day’s shredding is the right outerwear. Airblaster have a massive range of sick snowboard pants and jackets designed to suit today’s huge variety of riders and styles and use recycled materials and environmentally friendly processes wherever possible to produce outerwear that functions to the highest standards:
- High water columns of at least 10,000 mm
- Highly breathable with ratings of at least 10,000 g/m2
- Sealed seams
- Mesh zip vents
- Removable snowskirt
- Lycra cuffs
- Multimedia and lift ticket pockets
For those really cold days, why not grab an Airblaster facemask too? The thin material feels good on the skin and fits nicely beneath any helmet. Find all this and more from Airblaster at Blue Tomato. Stay Wild!