A high-end originator in the women's binding game holds its place in the pack of female-friendly freestyle foot attachments. The Lexa has impressed riders year after year, and this season their pliable highback coupled with quick heel-to-toe response did it again, with testers noting an impressively sturdy feel. The highback fits nicely around your boot, offering snug support, and the minimalist straps offer enough material for the job without unnecessary bulk. This is a low-profile hard-charger for females who test the limits in all conditions and invite a challenge.

Binding Features & Details

  • Re:Flex Binding System
  • Single Component Construction
  • Asym Hammockstrap
  • Re:Flex AutoCANT FullBED
  • MSRP $300.00

Rad: Sturdy as an old Ford truck.

Bad: Heelcup isn't adjustable.

Time tested, Burton’s Lexa continues to establish itself as a go-to binding for park riders and all-mountain rippers alike. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers commended the Lexa for its simple, yet effective design, specifically the minimalist ankle straps. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Supergrip Capstraps grip any boot with ease, and are quick to dial in thanks to a tool-free design. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Burton’s Re:Flex AutoCANT FullBED improves comfort while minimizing fatigue. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers appreciated the small details on the Lexa, like the ankle straps, which fall out of the way when you’re stepping into or out of the binding. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With a medium-stiff flex, and Burton’s unique Re:Flex Binding System, the Lexa proved to be a comfortable, reliable package that was ready to go anywhere and do anything. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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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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