Snowboarders and those needing to traverse snow-covered ground may be interested in a new design by DRIFT based N Salt Lake City Utah. Drift Boards take the form of snowshoes specifically designed for snowboarders backcountry travel.
Combining the best elements of touring skis, XC skis, and snowshoes into one new product. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about their construction and features.
• Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber construction handmade in the USA. (one pair weighs 3.75 lbs, less than 2 liters of water in your pack)
• Durable aluminum bindings that work with any boots
• Steep nose ramps and built-in skins for traction and glide
• Webbing straps and folding heel cup
• Heel riser bars with two height options
• Stainless steel hardware
• Dimensions 6.75″ W x 35″ L
In situations where snowshoes are too slow, split boards and removable skins are overkill, and XC skis are too cumbersome, Drift Boards provide the quickest and lightest solution for moving across snow. Whether you’re looking to hit that cliff drop that’s just a little too far for post-holing, grabbing a quick dose of powder before your Saturday chores, or taking your dog up the canyon for an hour after work, Drift Boards have you covered.
Drift Boards are excellent at breaking trail in deep snow. They hold an edge on slick traverses and fit perfectly in backcountry skin tracks. They glide like skis and they have the convenience of snowshoes. Drift has taken elements of skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to create a tool that fits into your quiver a lot like that pocketknife you carry because you know it’ll come in handy every day.
Drift Boards are now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from $349 and delivery is expected to take place during January 2018. For full specifications and more information jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below.