The Burton Ritual women’s snowboard boot is a lively, freestyle-focused boot for intermediate to advanced riders—warm, flexy and sporting a unique (updated for 2016) “Speed Zone” dual-rope lacing system.
The Burton Photon Boa is a great all mountain boot. Adjustable in minute increments, they’re great for those who want to dial in fit. And the Vibram soles have good grip and a strong record of durability.
The Burton Custom 20th Anniversary board is the latest iteration of one of the most famous and storied snowboards in history featuring a mash-up of graphics from the last two decades. It’s available with a traditional camber, a hybrid camber that Burton calls “Flying V”, and in a true twin configuration.
The Gnu Zoid is trapezoid-shaped and the heel-side edge of this American-made snowboard is shorter than the toe-side edge to maximize the different biomechanics of a heel-side turn vs. a toe-side turn.
The Lowe Alpine Mountain Attack 35L lacks the organizational features of some of the other packs I tested, but it is a winner for purists who digs a couple of basic pockets instead of a separate pocket for every item.