For riders particular about their equipment, these female-focused options are an ergonomically ideal binding. The canted, fully cushioned base creates a confident ride in any terrain, from the sidecountry to the mini-park. The Escapade is a do-it-all binding almost any woman will appreciate for its high-end comfort and support, thanks in part to its built-in suspension. Our testers found this binding adept at hammering in and out of turns, and because they're backed by Burton's well-regarded warranty program, there's never a fear of them wearing out on you. The price tag isn't low, but the level of comfort and performance is high as it comes.

Binding Features & Details

  • Re:Flex AutoCANT FullBED cushioning system
  • Medium flex
  • Hammockstrap straps
  • Women’s specific True Fit design
  • MSRP $330.00

Rad: A dialed fit for the pickiest of riders.

Bad: High performance comes with a high price tag.

With Burton’s women’s specific True Fit design, the Escapade is a high performance model engineered to meet the needs of female riders. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers found the Hammockstrap ankle straps to be comfortable and responsive. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Strong and effective: Burton’s Double Take Buckles. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Our female testers praised the Escapade for its high-end comfort and support. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Burton’s Supergrip Capstrap toe straps stayed secure, and the tool-less adjustments made them easy to dial in. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The canted, fully-cushioned bases created a confident and comfortable ride from the park to the sidecountry. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Tested + Approved 2019 presented by

Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboarding's most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose from—bindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in between—it's not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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