There are many things to consider when purchasing a snowboard tool. What are your basic needs? Do you need a tool to do it all, or do you just need a screw driver and some extra features for your very high brow snowboard? The best snowboard tools ensure the snow party never stops.
How often will you need your tool on you? Can it just sit in your car or locker until you need it for later? All these questions and more will be answered in this article. We’ll go over what you need to know to keep those powder turns fresh. Checkout of favorite’s for snowboard tool kit of the year below:
Best Snowboard Tools and Snowboard Screwdrivers of the Year
1. Burton EST Snowboard Tool
Burton’s EST snowboard tool is the most portable tool on the list. This tool consists of a #2 and #3 Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, keychain loop, pocket friendly design and works with any binding. It may not have the kind of torque that I like to keep my bindings tight, but it’s a simple tool that will work in a pinch. You may just dig the Rasta colorways. Burton EST Tool at Backcountry ($14.95)
2. Volcom Snowboard Tool
The Volcom V-CO Driver is the skateboard tool of the snowboard world. It has a nice long shaft and wide rubber handle for that leverage and torque on your hardware to make sure them bolts stay tight. Military grade snowboard tool that will only set you back $23.95. This tool is composed of three options: a #3 Phillips head, #2 Phillips, and a slotted screw drive.
3. Leatherman Hail Snowboard Tool
Leatherman X Signal Snowboard Hail/PS Tool is my favorite for an all-mountain-do-everything-and –still-remain-portable-tool. And at $40 it’s also the most expensive snowboard tool on our list. It may sound like a lot of money, but if you snowboard as much as I do you can see how this do-everything-ultimate quiver tool really comes in handy. The Leatherman X Signal Snowboard Tool consists of the following: a carabineer, Machined-wax scraping Edge, #3 Flat/Philips screwdriver, 10 mm wrench, bottle opener, lace assist (so your hands don’t get dry and cracked from tightening those boots), headphone storage, spring-action needle nose pliers, Spring-action regular pliers, spring-action wire cutters, scissors, flat/Phillips screwdriver, nail file, tweezers and bottle opener. Now this is a 2 in 1 snowboard tool which can be purchased separately to accommodate your needs. With all the features and portability of this tool, it really can’t be beat.
4. Bakoda Mciver Driver
With high marks on portability and options, the Bakoda Mciver Driver Snowboard Tool keeps a nice slim and clean pocket flash drive look. For a small package, this tool is huge! This Bakoda tool consists of an Aluminum frame, push button driver, V6 flathead bit, #2 and #3 Phillips Bit, wrench, bottle opener, and tape measurer. This tool comes in at number 5 because it’s almost as expensive as the Leatherman tool and has less features and too many tiny loose parts. Bakoda Mciver Driver Snowboard Tool from EVO ($34.95)
5. Dakine Stance Driver Snowboard Tool
The Dakine Stance Driver has saved me on the hill more times than I can count. Sadly it was never my tool that saved me. I had to borrow this tool from a friend. It’s a user-friendly tool that just works. With a nice torque action and numerous bits to choose from, your bindings will stay tight while your ride loose. This tool is affordable and comes with the bonus measuring tape to make sure your stance is a perfect width every time.