Hello and welcome to my Union Trilogy snowboard bindings review.
In this review I will take a look at the Trilogy as freeride snowboard bindings.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Trilogy a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how they compare with other Freeride bindings.
Bindings: Union Trilogy
Price: $279 (USD recommended retail)
Other Uses: All-Mountain
Flex: Medium (6.5/10)
Rating Score: 83.7/100
Compared to other Women’s Freeride Bindings
Out of the 8 women’s Freeride bindings that I rated:
- The average score was 85.7/100
- The highest score was 93.2/100
- The lowest score was 76.3/100
- The average price was $342
- The Trilogy ranked 6th out of 8
Overview of the Trilogy’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Trilogy ’s specs and available sizes.
2 x 4 | 4 x 4 | Channel
US WOMEN'S BOOT SIZE
EURO BOOT SIZE
UK BOOT SIZE
Who are the Trilogy Most Suited To?
The Trilogy are best suited to anyone looking for a slightly stiffer than medium binding that produce a smooth, even, consistent response and an all round good quality binding with a reasonable price tag.
Pairs well with boards in a flex range between 5/10 to 7/10.
Not for beginners, but good for solid intermediate riders and up.
The Trilogy in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Trilogy are capable of.
Binding: Union Trilogy 2022, M
Conditions: Sunny! As in not a single cloud in the sky! So, naturally, perfect visibility.
-4°C (25°F) with and without wind - no wind. Felt warmer than that though - because of the sun.
24 hours snow: 2cm (1")
7 day snow: 45cm (18")
On Groomer: Hard but not icy.
Off Groomer: Crunchy and with some icy patches.
Bindings angles: +12/-12
Stance Width: 510mm (20”)
Baseplate Length: 23.4cm (9.21”)
Baseplate Fully Extended: 24.4cm (9.61")
Highback Height: 20cm (7.9”)
Weight: 840 grams (1lbs, 14oz)
Rider Boots: Women's US7 Thirty Two TM-2
Test Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Test Board: Burton Déjà Vu Flying V
The Trilogy is that great balance of being good on a big carve but at the same time allow really good maneuverability at slow speeds.
It's got a smooth, even, consistent response, as opposed to a more explosive/springy response.
Given the full size disc and nothing to really indicate that it's be great for buttering, pressing etc, it's actually pretty good. Not up there with the best, but better than average for sure.
Normal. Felt the same as the control bindings (Burton Lexa)
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Heaps of adjustability on the Trilogy. One of the more adjustable bindings on the market.
Heel Cup: Yes and this makes heel/toe boot centering easy, which allows you to run the disc horizontally, to give you more stance width options.
Stance Width: Really good - you can run the disc horizontally (which you can pretty much always do, because the heel cup adjustment takes care of your boot centering).
Highback Lean: Yes (tool-less)
Ankle Strap Position: No
Toe Strap Position: Yes
Ankle and toe strap length: Yes (tool-less)
Gas pedal/toe ramp extension: Yes
Highback Rotation: Yes, 3 different slots
Compatible with: 2 x 4 | 4 x4 | The Channel (so basically everything).
Good amount of padding in the footbed. Quite thick and cushy. It's not quite as "reboundy' as it is on the Legacy, but still feels nice.
On snow that translated to really good shock absorption on landings from jumps and in terms of general chatter.
Nice and easy to get in and out of. Nice smooth ratchets.
Overall nice and comfortable.
Ankle Strap: Zero pressure points. Hardly noticed it was there.
Toe Strap: Ditto ankle strap.
Canted Footbed: Yes
Padded Footbed: Yes - good 2.3cm of padding. Absorbed shock and chatter well, which helps with comfort, but also just standing on something like that all day is better than standing on something hard.
Highback: Good padding on the highback and the main thing - zero calf bite.
Really good ankle support. Felt secure in these bindings.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, a really solid dependable pair of bindings, that get the job done for a good range of boards in that mid to mid-stiff flex range.
They produce a nice even response and overall have zero weaknesses.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re interested in learning more about the Trilogy or want to research prices and availability check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other women's freeride bindings or want to see how the Trilogy compare to other women's freeride bindings, check out the next link.
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