What are the best women’s snowboard bindings for the 2015/16 season?
Check out what I think they are and why below.
Simply choosing the ‘best’ bindings doesn’t make a lot of sense in the snowboard binding world. This is because one set of bindings that might be great for riding the backcountry probably aren’t going to be very good at riding the park.
So rating bindings based on what they are supposed to do makes much more sense. So this article will show the number 1 bindings for each of 4 different categories.
- Beginner Bindings
- Freestyle Bindings
- All-Mountain Bindings
- Freeride Bindings
Of course you may be looking for one set of bindings that can cover you no matter how or where you are riding. In that case check out the all mountain bindings.
Women’s #1 Beginner Bindings
Bindings: K2 Yeah Yeah
Price: $179 RRP
See how the GU beat off the rest of the competition in my list of the top 10 beginner bindings (scroll down to find the top 5 women’s beginner bindings).
The K2 Yeah Yeahs have medium-soft flex (perfect flex for beginners) binding with great comfort, nice firm boot support and plenty adjustability to allow for that perfect fit.
Not only are they well suited to beginners and will help to make the beginners progression easier, they are also very well priced.
Overall, the Yeah Yeahs are the ideal women’s bindings for beginners and at a reasonable price.
Check out the video below to learn more
Women’s #1 Freestyle Bindings
Bindings: Union Rosa
Price: $149 RRP
Smart Rating Score: 83/100
The Union Rosa’s topped my list of best freestyle bindings for women.
And you should be able to see why. They offer great specs for freestyle riding and have the bonus of being versatile enough to take you out of the park when you feel the urge (be it to the ride the rest of the mountain like a park or just to cruise the groomers with friends).
The Rosa’s have a great medium-soft flex perfect for tweaking grabs, jibbing and for a playful feel.
They also have some awesome shock absorption qualities so you can do lap after lap landing those jumps whilst minimizing the stress on your body.
They also have some decent responsiveness so you can tackle some of the steeper slopes when you need to.
Union’s Rosa’s also feature a women’s specific highback (a must these days if you want to produce a high performance women’s binding) and there are also heaps of tool-less adjustments you can make so you can adjust them on the fly.
Check out the video for more info
Related: Top 5 Women’s Freestyle Bindings
Women’s #1 All Mountain Bindings
Bindings: Burton Escapade
Price: $299 RRP
Smart Rating Score: 89/100
The Escapades are the perfect bindings for ladies who want to do it all.
If you want to be able to do a bit of everything on one set of bindings and you want to be able to match those bindings up to virtually any snowboard then the Escapades are the bindings to go with for sure.
They have about as good a shock absorption as you can get – and great butterability for riding the park whilst at the same time have some really good responsiveness and awesome boot support for steeper, more aggressive lines.
Not only do they excel on the performance side of things, they’re also super comfortable so you can ride all day, and like pretty much all Burton bindings, they are almost endlessly adjustable and have a great ratchet system for smooth and easy entry/exit (including Burton’s flex slider tech).
All that, and of course they are designed specifically for women. Check out the full top 5 at the link below.
Check out the video below for more
This video is for the EST version but most of it applies to both the Re:flex and EST versions.
Women’s #1 Freeride Bindings
Bindings: Burton Lexa
Price: $259 RRP
Smart Rating Score: 91/100
Finally we come to the #1 freeride binding. Unfortunately there aren’t a huge amount of women’s specific freeride options out there in terms of bindings.
But fortunately those that are there are of a high quality. None more so than the Burton Lexa’s.
With a medium-stiff flex (about the stiffest you generally find in women’s bindings – though there are some exceptions) this will be an aggressive ride and should handle riding in powder well.
They are also super-responsive so are great for tree runs and steep slopes.
But even with all that performance and responsiveness the Lexa’s are still super comfortable.
Check out the video below for more info and also check out my top all mountain bindings for women post for some other options (the Lexa’s are also great as all-mountain bindings).
Thanks for reading
Thanks for checking out my top snowboard bindings for women. Hopefully this has helped you to choose the best bindings for you.
Check out the links to the full top 5’s under each section above to see more options. These are my top picks but you might find something more suitable for you in the other top bindings.
Do you agree with these bindings getting the top spots in their respective categories? Or do you think there are better options? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments section below.