Hello and welcome to my Vans One & Done snowboard boots review.
In this review I will take a look at the Hana Beaman One & Done as all-mountain snowboard boots.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the One & Done a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how they compare with other women's all-mountain boots.
NOTE: The 2023 model was the last model of the Hana Beaman One & Done. Each year Vans does a new version of the One & Done (hence the name!).
Boots: Vans One & Done
Price: $319 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium to Stiff (5-8)
Flex Feel: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 92.2/100
Compared to other Women's All-Mountain Boots
Out of the 14 women's all-mountain boots that I rated:
Overview of the One & Done’s Specs
Check out the tables for the One & Done's specs and available sizes.
Felt a little heavier than normal
Traditional Lacing Hybrid
Who are the One & Done Most Suited to?
The One & Done are best suited to anyone looking for a mid-flex boot to do a bit of everything on the mountain.
And an even better match for someone looking for boots to cover their whole quiver of boards (if they have more than board, with different flexes but just want one pair of boots).
With the removable tongue stiffeners, they suit a wide range of boards of anything from 3/10 flex to 8/10 flex. Most ideally to 4/10 to 7/10 flex boards. But even that narrower range covers a large majority of boards out there. So you can use these on your soft/playful park/freestyle board and your stiff, aggressive freeride board, just be adding or removing those tongue stiffeners.
But also work well if you just need a mid-flex boot for your one board.
Even with the tongue stiffeners out, still not ideal for a beginner unless you're a heavier rider or are particularly strong/athletic.
THE One & Done IN MORE DETAIL
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the One & Done are capable of.
Boots: Vans One & Done 2023
Size: 8 (US Women's sizing)
Date: February 2, 2023
Cloudy but high cloud. Very good visibility. No rain or snow.
Temp: 32°F (0°C) and with wind chill was 25°F (-4°C) though it didn't feel like that much wind chill. Wind around 12mph (20kph) SSE.
24 hour snow: 1.2" (3cm)
48 hour snow: 6.7" (17cm)
7 day snow: 7.5" (19cm)
On groomer: Groomers were real nice. Hard packed with some nice soft on top. Even though there was a decent amount of traffic, nothing got too messy. Nicely groomed.
Off groomer: Not too bad. Hard underneath but with enough soft on top to make it decent and nothing icy/crunchy
Bindings angles: +12/-12
Stance Width: 19.5" (49.5cm)
Board Demoed With: Ride Saturday
Bindings Demoed With: Ride DVA
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 125lbs (56kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.0 (Ride Hera Control Boot)
Outersole Length: 28.5cm (mondo 25cm)
Difference between Mondo & Outersole: 3.5cm
Backstay Height: 10.7" (27.3cm)
Weight: 2lbs 10oz ( 1200grams)*
* Average of a sample of women's boots I've weighed was 1lbs 15oz (880g). Heaviest I've weighed were 2lbs 10oz (1200g) and lightest were 1lb 10oz (740g).
The One & Done come with removable tongue stiffeners. With them all in you can expect a flex of around 7/10 and with them out, it's more like 5.5/10. They certainly make a difference, but not as much as the 3 flex points that Vans has them at (they rate them 5-8/10).
Width: Limited room for sides of feet both laterally and medially. Both sides had pressure points on the sides of the toes and at the widest point of the forefoot. When riding, after heat molding, the pressure point on lateral side (pinky toes) was still quite tight - and still some pressure on the medial side, but that had eased quite a bit.
True to Size?: I believe these would have been better in an 8.5. I felt they were too tight. I'm typically an 8.
At first try on toes overall quite cramped at the end of the boot on top and length-wise. Limited wiggle room. Big toe particularly cramped.
When riding, after heat molding felt better on tops of toes, but end of big toe still quite cramped. Still believe the 8.5 would have been better.
Top of Foot (instep): Quite tight at top of foot to a point of being uncomfortable during first try on. But when riding, after heat molding this eased quite a bit. It was still snug but without pressure points.
Around Ankles: Felt comfortable around the ankles. No pressure points there. Snug but no pressure points.
Fit With Bindings
The One & Done were significantly bulkier than my control boots around ankle area, so ankle strap on bindings had to be significantly lengthened.
They were also wider than my control boots at the heel, so were a tighter fit into the heel cup. Not to a point where I had to force them in or anything though.
Not as good for quick slow speed turns as my control boots, but provided better support and overall better for higher speed carving.
Very good heel hold. Very minimal heel lift.
The laces and boa combination allow you to really customize the fit of the shell of these boots.
The liner uses a typical lacing harness and has a strap across the top, so you can get more tightness around the shin, if desired.
I think these boots would be really comfortable in the right size. But they run small, IMO. I'm typically an 8, but these would have been better in an 8.5. They are nice and plush and I am confident they would be comfortable in the 8.5.
After heat molding they were good around the ankles and the top of the foot but there was still more pressure than I'd want on the end of my toes, particularly the big toe.
The One & Done absorbed shock better than my control boots. Quite noticeably. I still wouldn't quite say top tier, but still really good.
It was very difficult to get my foot. Ankle area of boot does not loosen very much/ remains very tight even when BOA + laces completely loosened.
The lacing system (combo BOA + traditional laces) was easy enough to sort out. BOA tightens ankle area only, laces tighten top of foot + front of shin. Liner has an additional strap across top. This was a little more time consuming than some systems, but has the advantage of extra adjustability.
Try as I might, I could not get the zipper shroud done up all the way.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Vans One & Done are extremely versatile boots that are highly adjustable (you can even adjust their flex!), can be used across a whole quiver of boards and are high quality boots that don't have any real weaknesses.
They run a little small, IMO, so you'll likely want to size up for them.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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