The snowboard is based on the snurfer, an American invention from 1965. But Wrkshrt and Patagonia heard of Petran, a remote town in Turkey where snow surfing has been around for nearly 300 years. So they went there to check out the snowboard’s forgotten ancestor.
From Patagonia’s Backcountry Collection, the Refugitive is perfect for touring the high country. It’s made from a stretchy 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric, and is perfect paired with KnifeRidge pants. Both pieces will keep you warm and dry, and offer excellent mobility for winter sports.