Despite popular belief, bindings weren’t actually invented to have something to anchor your board leash to. In fact, they aren’t even really just for fastening your boots to your plank. This is the era that snowboard bindings are all about a connection.
The best snowboard bindings put you in touch with both your shred stick and the mountain to deliver uninhibited feel while enhancing your entire performance and delivering a religious riding experience. That’s really what snowboard bindings are for. The following are our picks for the best all mountain snowboard bindings 2015 :
Best all around snowboard bindings
NOW O-Drive Snowboard Binding
The Now O-Drive Snowboard Bindings have a women’s intuition on steroids. They just know! They are so responsive that you barely have to think it and these beasts will do it. Their instincts come combined with carbon highbacks and the praise of none other than Jeremy Jones to make this elite pair a force to be reckoned with. The baseplate leverages Skate Tech that mimics how skateboard trucks work. The Kingpin functions as a fulcrum that magnifies energy transfer and diminishes foot fatigue.
It is rare that a set of bindings acts as a perfect translator between your body and your board. The Now O-Drive Snowboard Bindings bring a can’t stop, won’t stop attitude to any line you choose to own.
Union FC Snowboard Binding
We need to get real for a second here. Listen closely, the Union FC Snowboard Bindings are probably the most hardcore boot huggers out there. No joke. This pair has been three years in the making as Union partnered with Lamborghini to ascend to a new dimension of product progression. Using the same forged carbon (tougher than Titanium and just a third of the density) found in Lambos, the FC is mind-blowingly lightweight and earth-shatteringly strong.
These things are stiff and geared toward advanced riders as they are ready to do their master’s bidding without hesitation. Shift into the next gear and drive the mountain into oblivion with the Union FC Snowboard Bindings.
K2 Lien Snowboard Binding
Available in both a freestyle and all-mountain model, the K2 Lien Snowboard Bindings are an industry revolution. The AT and FS options have undergone a head to toe makeover as K2 actually took a two year approach to developing these mountain mashers. They dove into the human anatomy of the foot to make these bindings work just the way our body does.
Natural feel, flex, and power transmission are yours thanks to an asymmetrical build. Three key connection points with the board create a surfy skate feel in a muscle car style. So put the K2 Lien Bindings on your stick and step on it.
The Lein binding from K2 is currently on sale at Backcountry.com
Ride Revolt Snowboard Binding Review
Freestyle fanatics are going to get ferociously twisted over the Ride Revolt Snowboard Bindings. This team-driven pair rocks the urethane Slimeback highback that lets anyone get ridiculously tweaked. Press it nice and long thanks to the Wedgie Footbed that gets your ankles aligned with your knees in a natural position that leads to those wack presses and massive pop.
The Edge Chassis System is easily adjustable and sets you up with bomber durability!
It may seem like a minute detail, but never underestimate the power of a good ratchet system. The AstroGlyde LT Ratchets are simple, but effective as they are engineered for intimidating cranking action and an unflappable, buttery release every time. Take your freestyle game, whether it be in the park or all over the mountain, to the next level with the Ride Revolt Snowboard Bindings.
This binding is also currently on sale at Backcountry.com
GNU Mutant Review
How about some rear entry action? Hopefully we are all on the same page here and our minds are on the GNU Mutant Bindings. Get aggressive, get weird, and get stiff with this pair. A higher flex rating means legit response and extraordinary edge control. And that footbed. So cozy! It absorbs vibrations and eliminates shock so you can stomp any landing and dissect the most technical lines in comfort.
Anotherkey feature of the gnu mutant bindings is that it isn’t going to weigh your kit down. Everything from the Lightweight baseplate to the minimalist buckles keeps these bad boys featherlike and ready to mutilate any run. Become the mountain maniac you’ve always fantasized about with the Gnu Mutant Snowboard Bindings.
Available online via Backcountry.com
Rome 390 Boss Snowboard Binding
The oh so customizable Rome 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings are the most versatile pieces on the hill as they can be dialed to tackle anything. Sure, most bindings let you set your forward lean, but the medium flexing Rome 390 Boss even allows you to choose your canting. The Yes, I Can’t System gives you the power to pick 0, 2, or 3.5 degrees of canting depending on your style. The entire foundation can be slid, adjusted, tweaked and perfected to your exact specifications.
Asymmetrical highbacks are ergonomically designed for some seriously seamless response, and the ankle strap is contoured with twice the cushion for unparalleled comfort. This pair is also outfitted with Rome’s signature feature called the Auto Strap, which is an elastic band that holds the ankle strap out of your way so you can step into the footbed uninhibited. There is so much going on with the Rome 390 Boss Snowboard Bindings that it may take a couple rides and a few modifications, but once you get it right, it is soooooo right.
Shop online at Backcountry.com
Spark R&D Afterburner Splitboard Binding
Can’t talk about snowboard bindings these days without discussing rad splitboard options. The Spark R&D Afterburner Splitboard Bindings just make backcountry adventures more epic. Few sets like this one help you access pristine lines with as much ease and finesse. Not only do they make trudging uphill smooth and easy, but they are also built to boost performance the whole way down, especially for aggressive riders. The tour mode interface makes transitioning to downhill mode super easy.
Sparks offer a natural feel and actually do a fantastic job of keeping snow and ice from building up. Simple, yet wildly effective, Spark R&D Splitboard Bindings give you the keys to the backcountry. And now you can even use them on your solid board. Checkout our One Binding Review.
That’s it. What else could you want? These are best snowboard bindings of 2014/2015. Take your pick, mount up, and be prepared to get your mind blown by their performance while simultaneously blowing the minds of all who bear witness to your otherworldly skills. For our picks for the Best Snowboards of 2014/2015 click here
Plus everyone needs some boots, we recommend the Burton Hail boots as a good start.
Best Snowboard Bindings of 2014
Were stoked to present you with a list of the Best Snowboard Bindings of the 2013-2014 Winter season. Every rider has a preference of what they like to ride and the following list of five bindings are the crème de la crème that the snowboarding market has to offer. So whether your preference of riding be freestyle or freeriding, you are sure to find a binding in the following review. Enjoy!
2014 Best Snowboard Bindings
Union Contact Pro
All around brand new redesigned binding for durability, lightweight, and comfort in mind. The engineers at Union have provided us riders with EVA bushings, dual action magnesium buckles and, as always, a lifetime warranty guaranteed. Oh, and they’re tested and approved by none other than Gigi Ruf.
Designed with riders in mind. Now has provided us riders with a binding that requires less effort when strapping in and enhanced comfort for those long powder and park days. Not to mention, the aluminum forged disc provides lightweight design and universal compatibility. Oh, and you know that calf dig that we all hate? Yea, Now has eliminated that with a flex hinge highback. So go ahead and give them a try…. Now!
Burton has designed an anti-fatigue binding with evolutionary straps for more power and less weight. These bindings are some of the most technologically advanced bindings on the market thanks to Burton’s increased board flex and natural feel, straps with less material but more power, and insta click buckles that allow for immediate engagement. So, if you’re looking for a technologically advanced binding with environmentally conscious material, then this is your binding.
K2 Hurrithane Review
Looking for a freestyle buttery ride this winter? Get over to your local shop for the K2 Hurrithane. K2 has rolled out a binding with a soft flex for freestyle riding, EVA footbed for natural leg position, and better than ever highbacks for those long powder days. You won’t regret your purchase.
Rome 390 Boss
Called the Boss for a reason. These bindings are unmatched on the market and the best bang for your buck. The flex is medium, for your pleasure, from park to backcountry. Rome has engineered a baseplate that allows for increased pop without outrageous pop. Finally the 390 asym highback is designed for those ‘all over the mountain’ days by providing seamless response and flex. Go ahead, don’t be scared. The Rome 390 Boss will not disappoint. [/wpex]
I hope you enjoyed this piece on the best snowboard bindings 2014 / 2015. Just remember that binders are uber important. It’s sort of like car tires, you can have a Ferrari with open roads and clear weather. However if you have bare tires odds are your car won’t perform very well, think of bindings in this same way!