2016 Tested and Approved

Looking for the latest gear reviews for this season? See the winners of our 2016-2017 Tested & Approved awards here.
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.