2017 Tested and Approved

The best snowboarding gear reviews of 2016-2017

Going into winter, we want to know what gear can be trusted when put through the wringer. So we sent the latest developments in snowboarding gear to our team of testers spread across the country. With so many unique features in the lineup and different opinions from each tester—both compliments and complaints—there was plenty worth discussing. Over 500 products were tested and only 117 made the cut. Some gear broke. Other pieces spoke volumes to functionality and durability. So here you have it: the most inclusive, all-encompassing gear test in snowboarding. If it’s in here, it’s been beat up and bent every which way. It’s been tested, and it’s been approved.