Product Showroom

Welcome to the 2017-2018 TransWorld SNOWboarding snowboarding product showroom, where those behind the creation of snowboarding's newest product offerings put forward their top gear selections. This season we’re showcasing goods from 686, Airblaster, Aloha, Arbor, Bataleon, Bent Metal, Burton, Capita, Dakine, DC, Dinosaurs Will Die, Dragon, Franco Snowscapes, G-Form, Giro, Holden, K2, Never Summer, Niche, Nitro, O’Neill, Oakley, Rome, Salomon, Smith, Switchback, The North Face, Union, Vans, Volcom, and Weston. Ranging from the latest gloves and goggles to boards, boots, bindings, and more, these are the top offerings for this season.

2018 Good Wood Test Results

The Best Snowboards of 2018

You find a good snowboard by riding a bunch of snowboards. That’s what Good Wood is. Starting nearly twenty years ago, we’ve run through thousands—core shots, delams, broken tails, edge blowouts, snapped noses—with the goal of providing a look at each respective season’s best options. This year we chose the steeps of Snowbird, Utah, for the all-mountain category and the flowing features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont, for the park portion.

With the top-notch crop of talent, knowledge, and personality that comprise TransWorld’s staff and testers, it’s a crazy marathon of sessions and hot laps that last sunrise to sunset with just enough time for hot tub beers before bed. After all the comments and rankings are in, we have the data to determine which boards get the stamp of approval. In short, know that if it’s in here, the wood is good.

2018 Tested and Approved

The Best Snowboarding Product of 2018 Reviews

We introduced Tested + Approved with the intent to create the most comprehensive snowboard gear test in existence and deliver the results to you. Now in its third year, we’ve learned a few things along the way, but the purpose remains the same. We weeded out everything you don't want in order to determine what’s contained here. Armed with testing criterion, our riders rated each boot, binding, helmet, glove, goggle, and pack while on the road and hot-lapping their home resorts in snowy locations from California to Colorado to the East Coast. The products herein represent the pinnacle of fit, functionality, and design. Click though the reviews, and dive into our honest feedback. We want you to put those hard-earned pennies towards products that will legitimately improve your season.