Gear Guide

2016 Good Wood

With new and improved criteria, the 2015-2016 Good Wood snowboarding test results are in, and we present our reviews of the 44 best snowboards for 2016. Click the boards below for videos, photos, and reviews. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering nearly 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. With firsthand feedback from our talented team of testers, we give you the most comprehensive board test in snowboarding, 17 years running and the best-performing all-mountain and park snowboards for the 2015-2016 season.

2016 Tested and Approved

Best snowboard gear of 2015-2016? We've got you covered. Testing over 250 boots, bindings, goggles, gloves, helmets, and other accessories in every snowy corner of the country was a massive undertaking that the TransWorld staff couldn’t handle alone. To help shoulder the delightful burden of riding the latest and most premium snowboard gear day after day, we enlisted the help of experienced gear testers and writers to translate the nuances of new technologies into critical, thoughtful reviews. Much like our Good Wood awards, the new Tested And Approved section only features the top performing gear in each category. We know that even the best products have perks and quirks, so we pulled those out to highlight in our “Rad and Bad” lines. This is our most comprehensive test to date and we hope you’ll find the honest feedback useful.

2016 Product Showroom

Welcome to the 2015-2016 TransWorld SNOWboarding product showroom, with the newest models and styles put forward by the brands themselves. We’ve got Intuition, 686, Airhole, Arbor, Bataleon, Billabong, Capita, Celsius, DC, Deeluxe, Dragon, Flux, Giro, Homeschool, iNi, K2, L1, Liquid Force, Neff, Never Summer, Nike, Nitro, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Ride, Rome, Roxy, Salomon, Shred, Spy, Stance, Under Armour, Union, Vans, Voile, Volcom, VonZipper, and Xsories. Each brand’s showroom page highlights their top gear selections with all the specs, colors, and descriptions. Feast your eyes on this smorgasbord of the newest gear; from hardgoods like boards, boots, and bindings, to softgoods like beanies, gloves, and goggles. It’s all here!