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The best winter 2023-2024 bindings

Our selection of this winter’s best snowboard bindings

Once again this year, Glisshop has selected the best models for men and women among all the snowboard bindings available. More than a mere connection between the board and boots, bindings have various features, specifications, and levels of flexibility for various riding styles. Every season, the snowboarding world brings new technologies, sometimes making it harder to find the right binding. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or beginner trying to progress, there’s a binding for you. Technologies evolve, materials improve, brands always innovate to enhance your experience on the slopes.

The best bindings for men:

the best snowboard bindings

The Burton Step-on continues to make its mark with confidence

Among proven fast-entry bindings, the Burton Step-On is a huge success! It’s no surprise than we start this list with a strapless model. For riders from the intermediate level, you’ll appreciate how quick to use it is, while being very responsive when riding. With its lightness, riding comfort and feeling of freedom, what more to ask? This all-mountain freeride binding will adapt to a great range of conditions. A tried and tested binding you can on rely on to shred on every terrain.

2024 Burton Step-on snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Quick entry

Strengths:


  • Riding comfort

  • Sensation of freedom

  • Lightness


Nidecker Supermatic, click in and ride!

We’ve got a crush on the Nidecker Supermatic for the innovation it brings on the snowboard binding market. First advantage: it works with any snowboard boot, as opposed to the Step-on system which requires a specific boot. It’s also highly practical for those eager to hit the slopes in not time. This high-tech model has straps that you can adjust when the boot is inside the binding. Then a lever on the side enables to free the boot. Simply slide it once again in the binding and push with the heel to lock it. Regarding ride quality, the Supermatic is rather stiff and requires decent skills. It provides great comfort and enables to ride very aggressively, ideal for intermediate to advanced level snowboarders.

2024 Nidecker Supermatic snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Quick entry

Strengths:


  • Ultra-quick automatic entry

  • Very good comfort

  • Responsiveness


Union Force and its updated design

The Union Force comes back with an updated design. This binding is the result of hard work to provide the perfect balance between responsiveness and comfort. It will particularly suit intermediate and advanced riders looking to shred on groomers and in the backcountry. With its EVA footbed, it offers excellent vibration dampening, whether it’s on tracked out snow or landings. The asymmetrical high back is designed to provide optimal responsiveness backside, while retaining some torsional flexibility. Enabling snowboarders to not feel restricted, while offering the required support to ride aggressively.

2024 Union Force snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Strap-in

Strengths:


  • Responsiveness

  • Support

  • Comfort


Clew Freedom 1.0, the binding of the moment

The Clew Freedom 1.0 is an entry level model that offers great value for money and is currently meeting great success. This model has a nylon high back, aluminium chassis and EVA footbed, for the perfect combination of strength, cushioning, and lightness. This binding is ideal for those seeking a smooth riding experience, to descend at a good pace without comprising on comfort. It provides good foot support without being overly stiff, enabling seasoned snowboarders to have maximum fun riding in every condition. The straps also play a role in comfort, preventing pressure spots. It’s a real joy to fly down the slopes freely with the le Freedom 1.0!

2024 Clew Freedom 1.0 snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Quick entry

Strengths:


  • Comfort

  • Ease of use

  • Value for money


Jones Orion, to reach infinity and land smoothly

The aptly named Jones Orion is a versatile all-mountain freestyle binding, that will help you send massive airs. Well, mostly for the landing part, despite all its incredible assets, it’s not going to make you jump higher. Its strength is its ability to effectively absorb the impact on heavy landings, in part thanks to its Skatetech technology. The rest is down to your legs. Quite responsive, it offers optimal support when turning, while retaining some torsional flexibility for a comfortable ride. Ideal for intermediate to advanced level snowboarders, the Orion is a perfect option for those looking to combine support, playfulness, and comfort.

2024 Jones Orion snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 3
Entry system: Strap-in

Strengths:


  • Cushioning

  • Comfort

  • Versatility


Nitro Phantom +, a binding that commands respectre

With the Phantom +, Nitro takes the Phantom to the next level. This all-round snowboard binding with a bias toward freestyle is a staple among responsive bindings and stands out for its superior level of comfort and performance. Its stiff construction provides great power transfer. It’s ideal for carving enthusiasts and linking turns with great fluidity. It provides exceptional support, cushioning and responsiveness, guaranteeing an optimal riding experience on every terrain. Featuring an X-Beam high back, it benefits from Air Dampening technology, combined to a 3° canted footbed and high-quality straps, for high-end comfort. A model aimed at expert and advanced riders, ready to come out of nowhere blasting corks on side hits before disappearing in the trees like ghosts.

2024 Nitro Phantom+ snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Advanced/intermediate
Responsiveness: 5
Entry system: Strap-in

Strengths:


  • Good balance between power/playfulness

  • Versatility

  • Excellent comfort


The best bindings for women:

the best women's snowboard bindings

Burton Step-on Women, a binding you can trust

Among quick-entry bindings that have revolutionised the snowboard world, the Burton Step On Women stands out and keeps being attractive. Don’t be surprised to find it on our list of the best women’s snowboard bindings, as this strapless model guarantees quick and effective entry. Designed for intermediate to advanced level riders, this binding has a balanced and rather stiff high back, providing responsiveness for fast-paced rides. Very versatile, it adapts to every condition and delivers in freeride, on groomers and in the terrain park. The Step On Women is not just a binding: it’s a companion you can trust, ready for the most daring tricks and technical descents.

2024 Burton Step-on snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Quick entry

Strengths:


  • Sensation of freedom

  • Riding comfort

  • Responsiveness


Union Legacy, the heritage of the Force

Evolution of the Force, the Union Legacy women’s snowboard binding has similar specifications in a new design that promises beautiful sessions. Aimed at advanced to expert level female snowboarders, this is a freestyle-oriented binding that guarantees exceptional comfort and cushioning. But it’s really its responsiveness that’s impressive. A binding that allows to shred hard with maximum liveliness on edge transfers. The straps are designed to offer optimal comfort, without any pressure spots. The aluminium heel cup, combined to magnesium levers, provides great lightness and strength. The EVA footbed guarantees optimal cushioning, absorbing impacts, and vibrations. A binding that combines lightness, comfort, and performance, enabling riders to express themselves freely in the mountains. The Legacy also features a simplified closure system, making getting in and out the binding quick and intuitive.

2024 Union Legacy snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Advanced/intermediate
Responsiveness: 5
Entry system: Strap-in

Strengths:


  • Responsiveness

  • Support

  • Comfort


Burton Lexa and its adjustable forward lean

Designed for snowboarders seeking a high level of performance, the Burton Lexa is a high-end binding with a fiberglass-reinforced chassis for strength and lightness. It offers great responsiveness and its forward lean is adjustable thanks to the DialFLAD system. The more forward lean, the quicker backside turns are. Whether it’s for backside hits on the pipe’s icy walls, or jib tricks, the Lexa can be adjusted, offering superior precision compared to the FLAD system. Recommended for experienced riders, it’s ideal for freestyle while guaranteeing comfort and performance on every terrain.

2024 Burton Lexa snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Advanced/intermediate
Responsiveness: 3
Entry system: Strap-in

Strengths:


  • Comfortable

  • Responsive

  • Versatile


Flow Mayon, smooth entry

The Flow Mayon snowboard binding stands out for its innovative design and advanced features. Flow introduces a strap with an open design, offering optimal comfort. The true difference lies in the rear-entry system combined to Active Strap technology. The combination of the two enables to get in and out of the binding quickly and effortlessly. When riding, the Mayon provides impressive responsiveness thanks to its asymmetrical reinforced nylon high back. The straps guarantee perfect support without creating any pressure spots. In addition, the EVA canted footbed guarantees a natural posture, reducing fatigue and offering an unparalleled riding experience. This binding is ideal for intermediate to advanced level riders seeking a combination of comfort and performance.

2024 Flow Mayon snowboard binding

Main features:

Skill level: Intermediate/advanced
Responsiveness: 4
Entry system: Quick entry

Strengths:


  • Support

  • Comfort

  • Practical rear-entry system


The best snowboard bindings available at Glisshop

Regardless of your riding style, skill level or budget, Glisshop has a binding for you. This guide aims at shining a light on this year’s best snowboard bindings. All models for men and women featured on this page have everything you need for all-mountain, freestyle or freeride snowboarding, or simply riding casually on the slopes, with comfort and ease of use.