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Japan Regional Overview

When we think of a Japanese winter one word comes to mind - powder. Thanks to its location due east of the prevailing winds off of Siberia and China, Japan often experiences some of the deepest snow in the world. With hundreds of resorts spanning from the northerly island of Hokkaido to the Southern Japanese Alps on Honchu, it’s easy to see why this country is a destination for powderhounds of the world.

Touring in Japan can be fleeting - when storms rolls around, and that can be often, you're likely ripping bottomless tree laps and waiting for conditions to settle before putting skins on. That's why a setup that can handle both sides of the coin really shines. The new Line Sakana rips piste with the best of 'em, and really hammers above its class in the soft stuff thanks to a big tapered nose. Combine that with the Salomon Shift bindings and you've got yourself a dual threat setup that really shines when you decide to go on a walk for the untracked once the inbounds terrain is shredded.

On the outerwear front, the Armada Basin GORE-TEX kit pairs premium waterproofing and breathability with Armada's tech fit - ideal for movement yet still fully capable of hanging in the resort lapping the trees or terrain park.

Frequent snowstorms means challenging visibility and fierce winds, so saddle up with the all-new Dragon PXV Goggles and the burly Oyuki Peg Trigger Mitts. The goggles are crafted with a new toric lens curvature Dragon calls Panotech that improves peripheral vision (sounds good for those Japanses aspens!) and use a Super Anti-fog treatment and Lumalens® optimized color tints. The Pep Trigger Mittens combine awesome warmth with the thumb dexterity and a GORE-TEX laminate for premium hand protection in the deep stuff.

Finally, protect your dome with the new POC Obex Spin Helmet. This stylish helmet uses POC's SPIN shearing pad technology, wich protects your head in the event of a rotational impact.
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Replicate some signature Japanese snow surfing style without swapping to a full-on swallowtail board with the K2 Wildheart Snowboard. Carve and cutback with ease, but know that you still have the effective edge and camber profile you need for power and stability at speed.

Finish your kit off with the jaw-dropping Holden M-65 Field Jacket. Crafted with an ultra-waterproof and breathable membrane and an adjustable hood with a cowl neckline, keeping the elements out in street-worthy style is easy. Combine the M-65 with the polar-fleece lined Tribe Pants and throw down some serious style on the mountain and in the village.

Made with VIVID Zeiss lenses in a sleek, semi-frameless design, the Giro Lusi Goggles leverage a Slash Seal lens changing system for quickly transitioning from the blizzard in the morning to sun in the afternoon. Combine them with the super comfortable, super waterproof and breathable Oyuki Tamashii Mitts and you'll be ready for a Japanese trip to remember.
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