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Backcountry Awareness

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Let's be real, backcountry and out of bounds, un-controlled snow sport popularity is on the exponential rise in all facets, compounded with the uncertainty of lift access terrain in the season ahead, people will no doubt still go get out after it in the hopes of scoring those coveted fresh conditions.

That's why Volcom is proud to host a replay of our LIVE interactive conversation with our panel of experienced professionals who between the four of them have a century of collective mountain experience to discuss safely navigating the backcountry.

Bryan Iguchi

Pat Moore

Elena Hight

Jeff Pensiero

The Pros Backcountry Essentials Kits

Let's be real, backcountry and out of bounds, un-controlled snow sport popularity is on the exponential rise with more people going to get out after it in the hopes of scoring those coveted fresh conditions.

That's why we've got our Backcountry Awareness panelists, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore and Jeff Pensiero  toshare the equipment they carry when venturing into the backcountry. With safety being the top concern when heading out-of-bounds into uncontrolled country, it's essential that you have the proper gear and the knowledge of what to do when faced with a potentially life and death situation.

Our Backcountry Awareness panelists, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Elena Hight and Jeff Pensiero share what they wear and carry when venturing into the backcountry. With safety being the top concern when heading out-of-bounds into uncontrolled country, it's essential that you have the proper gear and the knowledge of what to do when faced with a potentially life and death situation.

Working with some of our Outdoor retail & e-tailer partners, we've assembled a list of each pro's preferred backcountry gear. Not only do these retailers carry a wide variety of backcountry equipment, they all carry Volcom GORE-TEX Outerwear.

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Bryan Iguchi

The G.O.A.T and a true Volcom Legend, Bryan originated in Southern California surfing waves, grinding curbs, and innovating Snowboarding in the surrounding mountains. Since then he has followed the snowboarding path to Jackson Hole, WY where he has resided for the last two decades. With both quick and easy access to a plethora of outdoor and mountain terrain, it's safe to say that Bryan has become "one with it" by living his life frequently exploring the local ranges from top to bottom in all seasons.

Bryan Iguchi Backcountry Outerwear Kit
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Arcteryx Kamski 38 L Pack
Arcteryx Kamski 38 L Pack
Pieps Pro BT Beacon
Pieps Pro BT Beacon
Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
Garmin inReach Explorer
Garmin inReach Explorer+
Additional equipment/items carried: Black Diamond "Snows Saw Pro", ruschblock cord, First aid kit and repair kit, extra puffy, headlamp, lighter, ski straps, webbing, snacks, TP, monocular and water. Cell phone: Garmin inReach map app, Topo map app and "Wilderness first responder" e-book downloaded on phone. 

Pat Moore

Veteran Snowboarding Pro and Volcom Team Rider, Pat Moore grew up on the east coast chasing his snowboarding passion at a very young age. His decorated-close to-2 decade long career has taken him all over the globe filming high profile video parts and competing in world class events. Driven by safety and awareness through his own experiences, Pat hosts an extensive annual Avalanche/First Aid course for his fellow professional Snowboarding peers at the beginning of each season.

Pat Moore Backcountry Outerwear Kit
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BCA Stash 30 Backpack
BCA Stash 30 Backpack
BCA Tracker4™ Avalanche Transceiver
BCA Tracker4™ Avalanche Transceiver
BCA Stealth 330 Avalanche Probe

BCA Stealth 330 Avalanche Probe

BCA D-2 EXT with Folding Saw
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
Garmin inReach Explorer
Garmin inReach Explorer+
Additional equipment/items carried: First aid kit, splint, 4 ski straps, two carabiners, webbing, emergency snacks and water.

Elena Hight

A former two time Olympian in the Half-Pipe, Volcom Team Rider, Elena Hight, has a newly found passion in Backcountry Snowboarding and ascending Mountain peaks the old fashion way... one foot in front of the other.  In the past 3 seasons as Elena's transitioned into a backcountry focused Snowboarder, she hasn't let the foot off the gas since her new found journey began.

Elena Hight Backcountry Outerwear Kit
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Arcteryx Kamski 38 L Pack
Arcteryx Kamski 38 L Pack
Pieps Pro BT Beacon
Pieps Pro BT Beacon
Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
BCA BC Link 2.0 Group Communication System
Garmin inReach Mini
Garmin inReach Mini
Additional equipment/items carried: Scraper, tool, medical kit, two carabiners and about 15ft of rope or webbing.

Jeff Pensiero

Twenty years ago, Jeff created and co-founded what Snow enthusiasts call "heaven on earth", a place that exists just north of the U.S./Canada border in the mountains above Nelson B.C. called Baldface Lodge. Jeff's vision has always been to bring the coveted fruits of the backcountry accessible to the everyday snow enthusiast in a safe and comfortable way that accommodates a wide range of skill levels.

Jeff Pensiero Backcountry Outerwear Kit
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Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32 (M​/L) Pack
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32 (M​/L) Pack
Mammut Barryvox S Avalanche Beacon
Mammut Barryvox S Avalanche Beacon
Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond QuickDraw Tour 320 Probe

Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel
The James Brand The Chapter Knife
The James Brand The Chapter Knife