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.
Rad: A perfect blend of style and performance
Bad: Some testers found pressure points during break-in.
Tested + Approved 2018 presented by evo.com
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.