Choosing a women’s snowboard binding is sometimes overlooked when buying new kit. Most spend an age looking at all the boards and trying on new boots, but after that the binding gets chosen in a rush, generally because it’s a good colour match for the snowboard. But this approach does a huge disservice to one of the most vital parts of your board set up.

This simple, straightforward piece of plastic is entirely responsible for delivering the contact from you to the board, get it wrong and that link fails. So no matter how careful you were in choosing the rest of your set up, it won’t be working efficiently, which will lead to poor performance.

When choosing a women’s binding be sure to take into account what snowboard it will be fitted on, how responsive you would like it to be and what type of snowboarding you will be doing. In our descriptions for each women’s snowboard binding we have listed a technical spec, but try reading our binding technical glossary for more detail about the performance characteristics of the binding.