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How we choose: The best splitboard gear highlighted here were selected based on 7 reviews of 6 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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Top Splitboard Binding

Spark R&D Blaze

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

Awesome binding. No compromise, as good as a normal snowboard binding.

Reasons to Buy

  • Lightweight
  • Secure Burton straps
  • Highback is responsive but flexy
  • Huge decrease in weight from Voile Universal Sliders

These things are like night and day coming from the Voile Universal Sliders.  They put you right down on the deck where you should be. They ride like a snowboard binding, are super light and are a responsive comfortable binding.   The ratchets are Burton ratchets and are great quality.   I have had no issues with the bindings icing up or packing with snow in touring mode. Adjustable highbacks allow a huge amount of adjustment, straighten them up for touring mode, or lean them forward for aggressive carving on the descent.

Read more: Spark R&D Blaze reviews (2)

Top Splitboard

Venture Snowboards Storm Split

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

I'm riding the 166 Storm, and it has far surpassed my expectations for a splitboard- The interface is tight, and the progressive camber makes staying on top of deep snow a snap. There's lots of pop in it for a bigger board, no noodley action shifting from one edge to the other. The arrow-pointed, flared nose cuts through crust while keeping the tip above an untimely snag.

Reasons to Buy

  • Handmade in the USA- Silverton, Colorado
  • Great shape and performance
  • 2 Year warranty
  • Tight interface
  • Snappy and light for a splitboard

Reasons to Avoid

  • Unimaginative base graphics—That's the only criticism I have!

I put in an average of fifty backcountry days a year, and refuse to run a quiver of splitboards; They are expensive and very distinct in their performance, so selecting one go-to model is, in my opinion, the best route. The Storm is a true freeride design—It chops through crud where you need it, and performs nimbly in powder, be it dust on crust, or two feet deep.  I have often seen and ridden splitboards whose tip and tail interfaces and sectional interfaces are loose and janky. The Storm slides and locks together like... well, a lock I guess. It is responsive, lightweight, and strong.  My only wish for this board is the incorporation of an improved system for attaching climbing skins at the butt-ends in ski-mode. 

Read more: Venture Snowboards Storm Split review (1)


K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit

user rating: 4 of 5 (1 review)

Board is awesome, Voile universal interface leaves a little to be desired.

Reasons to Buy

  • Board is awesome, powder carving heaven.
  • Voile interface is universal
  • Skins fit perfectly and perform great.

Reasons to Avoid

  • Voile interface lifts bindings from deck
  • Touring mode a bit sloppy

I love this thing, it's my first split. I have put about a dozen days on it so far and it's holding up great. The full rockered tip and tail are a blessing in deep powder, and the board actually performs pretty well on hardpack as well.  The only condition I have noticed it being less than ideal in is heavy wet snow. The flexy tip and tail have a hard time pushing around the heavy stuff without excessive flex, making it a bit sloppy, but hell, its wet heavy snow. The skins stay put, grip well, and seem to be holding up very well.

Read more: K2 Panoramic Splitboard Kit review (1)

Top Splitboard Climbing Skin

G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins

user rating: 4 of 5 (1 review)

These are great skins. They stick well to the snow whether it be deep powder or a compact, polished skin track. Love the nose and tail clips and also the glue is great.

Reasons to Buy

  • Traction
  • Nose and tail clips
  • Packability
  • Weight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Glide
  • Price

As I said, these are great skins, probably the best I have ever owned. They fit great on my split board, come with an excellent trimming tool which takes off the right amount off skin. The nose and tail clips work great, although the attachment points of the little hands that hold the clip to the edge do look a little flimsy but so far so good. The glide on a flat track is not as much as I expected as you waste energy taking more step, but I guess the extra traction going up makes up for the little glide they have.

Read more: G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins review (1)

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