The best snowboards in every category

By Timmy Beatty, Graphiq
Choosing the Best Snowboard Equipment

With prime snowboarding season fast approaching, it is time to gear up with the best, new snowboarding gear for the 2016 season. The most important item to check off that list is the product that makes all the winter fun possible - the snowboard.

Here at GearSuite, we have compiled a list of the best 2016 men's and women's snowboards in all the main categories, including All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle, and Backcountry; along with a few specialized boards to check out if you already have a favorite go-to snowboard and are looking for a little variety.

Note: GearSuite's Smart Rating is based on reviews and awards given by the experts in the field, including Transworld Snowboarding, Backcountry Magazine, Outside Magazine, and Whitelines Snowboarding.

#1. Best Men's "Bang for your Buck" Snowboard

Fairly new to the snowboarding scene are snowboards you ride without bindings, otherwise known as "powder surfers". These snowboards ride like a surf board... but in the snow.

The Skipjack Surf is Burton's answer to the new twist put on this beloved sport, as of late. These crazy hybrid boards can also be ridden like skateboards, with board spins and kick-flips not out of the question. This snowboard would make a great gift to any enthusiast who already owns a board for every day of the week.

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The best snowboards in every category

Top Women's Boot: PAJAR 'Iceland' Winter Boot, $164.95

Top Men's Boot: Sorel 'Cheyanne' Snow Boot, $125

Top Women's Boot: Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Winter Boot, from $56.97

Top Women's Boot: Ugg 'Lodge' Water Resistant Lace Up Boot, $199.95

Top Women's Boot: ECCO 'Trace' Snow Boot, $239.95

Top Women's Boot: Sorel Women's Winter Carnival Boot, from $87.97

Top Men's Boot: Sorel 'Caribou' Snow Boot, $160

Top Women's Boot: Kamik Women's Momentum Snow Boot, from $79.83

Top Women's Boot: Santana Canada 'Melita' Waterproof Boot, $238.95

Top Men's Boot: Hunter 'Original Short' Rain Boot, $145

Top Women's Boot: Totes Womens Troy Snow Boot, from $29.80

Top Men's Boot: Wolverine 'Felix' Waterproof Boot, $190


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