The following is a quick overview of the 2022 NOW bindings lineup.
First I will look at any new bindings for the 2021-22 season, and any old 2021 models that aren't returning with a 2022 model.
Then I'll place each binding into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2022 NOW Bindings
The new bindings for 2021-22 are:
Exiting 2021 NOW Bindings
The 2021 bindings that aren't returning with a 2022 model:
All 2022 NOW Bindings by Category
Below I have organized NOW's 2021-22 collection. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how NOW might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every binding is different, but this is a rough guide.
NOW BEGINNER BINDINGS
NOW PARK/FREESTYLE BINDINGS
NOW ALL-MOUNTAIN BINDINGS
NOW ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREERIDE BINDINGS
NOW FREERIDE BINDINGS
NOW SPLITBOARD BINDINGS
NOW don't currently make any splitboard bindings
NOW YOUTH BINDINGS
So there you have the 2022 NOW bindings lineup.
Not a massive amount has changed in terms of the lineup, but a couple of things - and some new tech and other changes to the existing bindings.
Out with the Old
The Recon and the X YES are gone this year.
There is still a YES Collab model, but it's quite different from the 2021 X YES.
The Recon seems to just be surplus to requirements.
In with the New
It would be a bit of stretch to say the Select Pro X YES is a new binding, given how it looks to be a carbon copy of the Select Pro, but with a different graphic. But the Select Pro itself is very different from the 2021 Select Pro, so in that sense the Select Pro is almost a new binding, but just with the same name.
Whilst there's not a lot in terms of brand new models, there have been plenty of changes to their 2021 counterparts.
The big new tech NOW is introducing is their new Hanger 3.0 chassis. But there have been quite a few other changes to existing models, including:
- O Drive: Gets the Hanger 3.0 Chassis, a new disc which is channel compatible (which is nice as previously you had to get a separate disc, which wasn't included), new toe strap, new Kingpin Tool-less 2.0 (this tech was already tool-less, but just looks like they've made it easier and/or quicker to do), plus new hinge connector, ladders and upodated tool-less adjusters for the straps.
- Drive: All the same changes as the O-Drive
- Select Pro: The same changes as the O-Drive, minus the hinge connector and plus a new Freestyle highback. So overall, a very different binding from it's 2021 counterpart.
- Pilot: The new combo disc (which is compatible with the channel), new hinge connector and updated tool-less adjustments on the straps.
- Brigade: All the changes the Pilot got, plus new ladders.
- IPO: All the changes the Pilot got, plus new ladders.
- Conda: Gets the combo disc, new tool-less strap adjusters and new ladders
- Brigada: Same changes as Conda, plus new hinge connector.
Also the B-Line changed to Pro-Line but that happened already last year. The Pro-line started out last year as the B-Line and changed to Pro-Line.
For all of Snowboarding Profiles' NOW reviews, check out the link at the button below.