Drift Company Info

2019/2020

Drift boards combine elements of snowshoes and touring skis into a completely new tool for moving through snow. Handmade in Utah from carbon fiber, Drift boards are smaller, lighter, and more agile than skis while being faster and more efficient than snowshoes. Like snowshoes, Drift boards are wide enough to stay atop the snow, but permanent climbing skins on the bottom of the boards allow them to glide forward on the snow while still maintaining grip.

The patented Drift boards work with any type of soft boot and weigh only five pounds. Drift boards fit in backcountry skin tracks and are excellent at breaking trail in deep powder. Drift boards are ideal for anyone who wants to move efficiently through snow, but they are uniquely suited to backcountry snowboarders, allowing them to carry any type of board and climb with the weight of the board on their back instead of on their feet.

In summary:

  1. Get every benefit of a snowshoe plus the ability to glide. As far as we’re concerned, traditional snowshoes are dead.
  2. Ride your quiver. No need to cut your snowboard in half. Drift boards are a legit alternative to split boards and in some situations actually have advantages over long, heavy skis.

Specs:

  • Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber construction handmade in the USA. (one pair weighs 5 lbs, about the same as 2 liters of water in your pack)
  • New polyurethane sidewall
  • Permanent nylon climbing skin
  • Minimalist Composite bindings
  • Steep nose ramps and built-in skins for traction and glide
  • Webbing straps with cam lock and folding heel cup
  • Heel riser bars with two height options
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Dimensions 6.75″ W x 35″ L  (171mm W X 89cm L)

U.S. Pat. No. 10,272,318

Canada Pat. No. 3,033,865

 

2018/2019

The Drift boards combine the simplicity of snowshoes, the speed of cross country skis, and the grip of touring skis. They are made out of carbon fiber that is hand made in the USA. The climbing skins on the bottom of the Drift boards are a permanent fixture that provides traction on the steepest accents and allows for gliding. Whether you are in your snowboard boots, Sorels, or hiking boots, the bindings work with any soft boot. The patent pending Drift boards fit in backcountry skin tracks, are excellent at breaking trail in deep powder, and hold an edge on slick traverses.

Specs:

  • Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber construction handmade in the USA. (one pair weighs just over 4 lbs, about the same as 2 liters of water in your pack)
  • Nylon climbing skin
  • CNC aluminium bindings
  • Steep nose ramps and built-in skins for traction and glide
  • Webbing straps with cam lock and folding heel cup
  • Heel riser bars with two height options
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Dimensions 6.75″ W x 35″ L  (171mm W X 89cm L)