Union Force ($200)
The Force is one of the most dependable bindings on the market. 100-day seasons? Try four of them in a row. That's the type of use and abuse that Unions are becoming known for, and we're talking real snowboarding here, lacing up outside the car in 10 degree cold and eating a sandwich on the chairlift kind of riding. While many on the Union pro team have gravitated towards pro- and team-only models, the Force remains the choice of grassroots riders looking for comfort, support, and durability. No frills, just plain function.