21/03/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Billabong, founded in 1973 by Gordon and Rena Merchant in the wave haven of Australia, has since spread its arms wide to embrace every aspect of boardsportery. Just out of interest, do you know what a Billabong is, apart from the purveyors of all things snowboarding, surf and skate? Well, its a mini lake marooned when a river changes its course – there you go.
So back to the point: Billabong have a budding team of snow rippers, both boys and girls, including TTR winner Jamie Anderson, multiple X Games winner Jenny Jones and Anne-Flore Marxer, whose pro jacket is featured in this short review. The men’s team also has a fair few heroes, as well as the likes of Autti, Lago, the flying Jap Fuse and Austria’s Wolle Nyvelt, who has been a mainstay of Absinthe films and is a pioneer in the field of European Noboarding. If you like to rip outback then check out his gear here.
Anne-Flore’s jacket is up first, and apart from taking care of everything a good shred jacket should it’s also daubed in a pretty rad print that’ll make it stand out. Wolle’s jacket it geared towards protecting you when you’re headed way out back to do the kind of riding Wolle is famed for, while the Avid Series is for snowboarders wanting the absolute pinnacle of performance from their outerwear in a bold colorway. Peep this.