New for 2024 we have split the Brigade into two distinct models. Partly because we were confusing everyone with the sizing but also because with the added size range this would have really got messy!
Voyageurs were the individuals travelling through the wilderness. Sometimes part of a fur brigade but often solo or in small groups. Trading and building relationships with First Nations groups to exchange furs from trapping. Think of the Voyageur model as the long distance soloist version of the Brigade. More float, more drawn out pow turns, a little more cruise and a little less party.
The Voyageur is a versatile volume shifted board that is nimble in deep powder and quick to navigate rougher 'whitewater' conditions better than a canoe full of frontiersman. It has a sidecut on the deeper side and it rails tight turns on firm snow. The Voyageurs extended nose (compared to the Brigade) gives it additional float in soft snow and a slightly more gradual turn radius in those conditions.
The Voyageur shares the varied in construction of the Brigade compared to the rest of the line up. We've replaced the topsheet with an ultra thin and tough film. This reduces weight by and average of 200grams while reducing the overall plastic content of a board where it isn't necessary.
"Graphics" are created by tinting the epoxy that is the structure of the board. The finished top is left with some texture but less than if the board had no topsheet at all. Since the Voyageur is predominantly made to order you get to choose your own single or two-tone colour combo. We reserve the right to say your taste is absolute rubbish. (PC translation: we can help you discover a colour choice that you will love)
This option will not be available forever.