The Zephyr is a boot that's ready for the park before you even try it on. It's a basic-looking ThirtyTwo boot free of any unnecessary frills or gimmicks – only exactly what you need to get to jibbing and tweaking. And while the liner is in fact heat-moldable, it's actually a step worth overlooking considering how soft this boot already is. But don't worry, that's a compliment for this set of kicks that feature an even flex and not a hint of pressure points. If you're the type of rider who spends day in and day out jibbing through the park, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Zephyr.
Rad: Comfortable right out of the box.
Bad: Break down period is on the quicker end of the spectrum.
Tested + Approved 2019 presented by evo.com
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.