The 10 Best Snowboard Bindings

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in October of 2017. After the right board and a good pair of well-fitting boots, snowboard bindings are the next most important part of your gear setup. They don't have to be high tech, but they should be quick and easy to use, so you're not wasting valuable riding time strapping in and out on the slopes. Our selection includes the best of all kinds, from professional-level models to ones appropriate for beginners. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Union Force

2. Burton Lexa X

3. Flux PR

Editor's Notes

October 16, 2020:

Snowboard bindings form an essential part of a snowboarder's equipment and although their primary function is to keep the rider in direct connection with the board, their design plays a major role in providing feedback and actuating response whilst on the slopes. As with most sporting equipment, technology progresses rapidly, and small improvements can lead to big changes. Furthermore, choosing the right binding for your board and style will not only help you progress more quickly but will also enhance your overall riding experience.

In our current update, we have replaced several items with this season's latest models. The System MTN Rear Entry were switched with the System Pro All Mountain and feature an aluminum body with an upgraded footbed to minimize board vibrations. The latest pair of Salomon Rhythm have kept the same name but incorporate an adjustable toe ramp for the best transition on to the leading edge. We replaced the K2 Lien FS with the K2 Sonic which now have a canted footbed to match your natural leg position during riding. The Flow Alpha MTN featured the tried and tested linked ankle and toe strap, and it has remained the same with the updated Flow Alpha Stormtrooper, and for good reason, as it offers a smooth entry and distributes pressure evenly across the foot. The Burton Lexa EST were the top choice for women, we have replaced them with the improved Burton Lexa X, which are lighter and more responsive thanks to their improved mounting system. Finally, the most recent iteration of the Union Force bindings use a stronger material for the adjustable backs and have magnesium buckles to reduce the weight even further.

October 10, 2018:

Removed old or discontinued models and replaced them with current or updated versions. Also added two new options designed specifically for women riders.

Special Honors

Never Summer With a reputation for quality and durability, Never Summer has been precision handcrafting snowboards in Denver, Colorado since 1991. They were awarded the first patent on any type of hybrid camber technology and now feature a range of camber profiles to choose from.

4. Burton Cartel

5. Flow Alpha Stormtrooper

6. Ride Rodeo

7. K2 Sonic

8. Salomon Rhythm

9. System Pro All Mountain

10. Rome United

Chris Gillespie
Last updated by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.

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