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Ride hard, land soft - Choose the best snowboarding body armor from this great selection

Just learning to snowboard or ready to try a brand new trick? Don’t let the thought of wipe-outs stop you. Snowboard armor can protect your upper body from the hard hits that come with hard riding. Shop our great selection of snowboarding body armor from trusted brands like Vigilante, POC, Crash Pads body and other top brands. Learn more about snowboard body armor below...

Why do I need snowboarding body armor?

You might not think you need snowboard body armor. Maybe you’re just learning to snowboard and know you won’t be doing any serious tricks for a while. Or maybe you’re confident in your snowboarding abilities and don’t worry about wiping out. No matter where you are on the snowboarding spectrum, snowboard body armor can protect your chest, back, and shoulders from hard hits on ice or packed snow (or any rocks or logs that might be under the snow). Good quality snowboarding body armor:

  • Protects your spine, shoulders, arms, torso, and back
  • Reduces the force of impact during falls
  • Gives you body protection while you learn to snowboard or practice new tricks
  • Can be worn under your existing jacket or hoodie
  • Comes in many different designs and styles to suit your needs
  • Adds another thin layer of insulation to keep you warm
  • Can give you the confidence to push your limits safely

SportsProtective staff picks for snowboard body armor

We like Vigilante Air body armor, which is designed to provide maximum upper body protection without restricting movement. The Vigilante Air offers spine/back, shoulder, elbow, and side protection in a long-sleeved, low profile jacket design that fits easily under your current jacket or hoodie. Other great features of the Vigilante Air snowboard body armor:

  • Ergonomic design to allow maximum mobility
  • Articulated foam back/spine pads; flexible plastic shell pads on shoulders and elbows; foam side pads
  • Stretch, breathable mesh fabric
  • Cup-fit shoulder and elbow pads for maximum comfort and mobility
  • Shoulder and elbow pads made from same soft, durable resin used for mouth guards
  • Full front-zip design for easy on and off
  • Attached, adjustable belt to fit most waist sizes
  • Extended length sleeve with integrated thumb hole
  • Double-stitching for maximum durability

We’re fans of all things Crash Pads, like Crash Pads 6100 body armor, which is designed to give snowboarders, mountain bikers, or skaters upper body protection without sacrificing range of motion. Crash Pads 6100 snowboard body armor provides excellent soft-padded protection for your back, sides, shoulders, and the full length of your arms. Other great features include:

  • Precise ergonomic fit for any torso shape
  • Full front-zip design for easy on and off
  • Heavy-duty, Velcro spandex belt to fit a large range of waist sizes
  • Four-way stretch, breathable mesh fabric for maximum durability and comfort
  • Adjustable elbow and thumb bands for exact arm pad positioning
  • Fits perfectly under or over your base layer or under your jacket

Have more questions about snowboard body armor?

For more information, check out our Snowboard Gear Guide Home Page.

If you have a question about a specific piece of snowboard body armor (or other snowboard protective gear), please call or email us. We’re here for you. Spend less time shopping and more time enjoying snowboarding.