Lightweight technology has reached the realm of snowboarding. New for the 2012 winter season — this will be season number four for the New Balance x 686 collaborative project — New Balance introduces its new line of snowboard boots in partnership with 686. More comprehensive than the last season, this collection sees the lightest boot thus far as an assortment of premium lightweight materials have been incorporated to the sneaker resembling design. Working with other big names in innovation, the boot collection contains such goodies as a BOA focus lacing system, three zoned patented SCL speedlacing and Recco avalanche monitors. Pricing for the collection is between $180 USD and $297 USD and is available now at the 686 online store.