For me the unsung hero of a snowboarding kit bag is the goggles. If you can’t see, you can’t board, and if you can’t board, the rest of your kit is useless.
Conditions on the mountain vary greatly. From bright sunny days with extreme glare, to white outs where you can’t see more than a few meters ahead. Your eyes need to cope with a lot of variation and your eyewear can make a huge difference.
Your eyes also need protecting, and not just from UVA and UVB light.
Here’s a review of the Oakley Canopy goggles, the latest piece of gear in my snowboarding kit bag.