Not new to the Tested + Approved list, the Ferra once again separated itself from the pack thanks to its sleek design, customizable package, and exceptional comfort. Featuring an intuitive hybrid lacing design, testers appreciated the versatility and customization that resulted from the combination of standard laces with a single, side-mounted Boa dial. Equally simple and effective, it allowed for quick adjustments on the fly. Heel lift was also a non-issue, as the customizable liner with removable heel support kept feet in place. This warmth-retaining and performance-driven liner also conformed to testers feet, free of unwanted bulk.

Boot Features & Details

  • Hybrid Boa
  • V2 UltraCush liner
  • V2 UltraCush footbed
  • V2 Harness
  • MSRP $250.00

Rad: A perfect blend of style and performance

Bad: Some testers found pressure points during break-in.

Comfortable and customizable, testers raved over these Mary Rand edition Vans Ferra Pro boots. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Vans Hybrid Boa system combines the security of an inner Boa with the tried and true reliability of traditional laces. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Testers found the V2 UltraCush Liner to be both comfortable and adaptable thanks to a customizable harness to dial in heel hold. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Classic Vans styling with Mary Rand’s added touch. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Ferra Pro held up to our testers’ abuse, and thanks to a medium flex pattern, was capable of handling most riding styles as well. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Vans’ signature V2 Waffleflex outsole increases board feel while also proving to be grippy in variable conditions. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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Looking for the best 2017-2018 snowboard gear? We got you. As much as anyone, we want to know what gear can be trusted when put through the wringer. But testing over 500 boots, bindings, boards, goggles, gloves, helmets, packs, layers, and backcountry gear in every snowy corner of the country is a massive undertaking that the TransWorld staff can’t handle alone. That’s where our team of discerning testers comes in. We send the latest developments in snowboarding product to carefully selected riders around the country. With unique features on every piece and differing opinions from each tester—both compliments and complaints—there’s plenty to discuss. Some gear broke. Other products spoke volumes to functionality and durability. So here it is: the most inclusive, all-encompassing gear test in snowboarding. If it’s in here, it’s been beat up and bent; it’s been Tested + Approved.

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