Best Snowboards of 2022

The Best Snowboards of 2022: A Summary of All the Top Gear of the Season

Here is a short quick summary of all of the best snowboards for the 2022 season. When you click on one of the boards you will be taken directly to our article where we write about all of the key features and specs of the snowboard.

Best All-Mountain Snowboards

Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2022 Snowboard


  • Pop – The carbon running through this board will launch you.
  • Light
  • “The go anywhere, do anything freestyle deck.”




Burton Custom Flying V 2022 Snowboard


  • Playful flex – The Custom Flying V is great for butters and presses.
  • This is great for pop.




Capita Super Doa 2022 Snowboard


  • Playful and Stable
  • Good in all terrain
  • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter
  • Pop – this has the same carbon that runs through the traditional DOA.




Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2022


  • All of the powder ready benefits of the traditional orca in a super charged all-mountain deck.
  • Its directional shape.
  • Built to be insanely lightweight and durable
  • Rides switch (the regular orca didn’t)
  • Magne Traction – Insanely good edge hold when riding in icy or poor conditions




Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2022


  • Edge hold / gripper – This will give you a perfect carve in hardpack and powder.
  • Turns well – The rocker hybrid profile will help you connect your turns.
  • Volume shifted – able to size down (it is wider than most decks)




Never Summer Proto Ultra Snowboard 2022


  • Pop
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Damping System – This absorbs shock and chatter in all conditions.
  • lightweight




Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2022


  • Speed
  • Good in hardpack groomers and powder
  • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter




GNU Men’s GWO 2022 Snowboard


  • Magne-Traction® for effortless riding on rough snow
  • Ridiculously flexible
  • Beginner friendly / lightweight and forgiving
  • Made in the USA




Capita Mega Merc Snowboard 2022


  • One deck that can truly do it all with a ton of premium quality materials and tech features
  • Super light core
  • Slightly set back stance – perfect for all conditions and even park
  • Incredibly fast base
  • Responsive traditional camber profile with a stiffer 6 out of 10 flex




Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2022


  • Carbon added for pop and responsiveness
  • Lightweight
  • Durable laminates and sidewalls
  • 3 year Warranty
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Its stiffer flex and dampness.




Jones Mountain Twin 2022 Snowboard


  • Damp ride thanks to the dual-density full premium wood core featuring a 2:1 paulownia to poplar stringer ratio
  • Directional Shape / Stability while riding switch
  • Three-year warranty (two-year warranty with a one free year extension)
  • Its shape. All mountain twin that can carve like a directional freeride snowboard.
  • Pre-Broken in – All Jones boards come with “Forever Flex.” A machine was used to mimic extreme riding.




Lib Tech Skate Banana 2022 Snowboard


  • The hybrid rocker profile makes this easy to ride.
  • Magne Traction’s edge hold
  • Its twin shape.




Arbor Element Camber 2022 Snowboard


  • Versatile – one board to do it all / all-rounder
  • Raised contact points for a more forgiving ride
  • Its directional shape.
  • Arbor’s commitment to sustainability




Best Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards

GNU Asym Ladies Choice C2X Women’s 2022 Snowboard


  • Asymmetrical twin shape – this makes it easier to carve / allows you to ride longer with less fatigue in your legs
  • Light, durable, and poppy core
  • Sintered base
  • Magne traction edges – the edge hold is incredible even on ice
  • An excellent do it all snowboard
  • Hand made in the USA




Never Summer Lady West Snowboard


  • The unique Fusion Rocker Camber shape
  • Smoot ride thanks to the RDS 2 Damping System
  • Responsive edge to edge
  • Carbon adds tons of pop




Jones Women’s Flagship 2022 Snowboard


  • Directional shape with a setback stance – Helps it float in powder
  • 3d profile – Helps turn initiation
  • Traction Tech 3.0 – Helps improve its edge hold even while carving on ice
  • Eco friendly materials
  • 3 year warranty




Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard


  • Carbon added for pop and responsiveness
  • Lightweight
  • Durable laminates and sidewalls
  • 3 year Warranty
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Its stiffer flex and dampness.




Bataleon Distortia 2022 Women’s Snowboard


  • 3BT+ Sidekick profile – The nose and tail are spoon like. This gives the board better turn initiation, better float in deeper snow, and a catch free ride.
  • Stable all mountain board while still being playful and perfect for park riding
  • Medium/ Soft flex makes it easier to press and butter
  • Light and durable




Capita Birds of a Feather Snowboard


  • The perfect freestyle focused “do everything type board”
  • Responsive camber profile / Excellent pop for jumps
  • Twin shape
  • Dual Blaster V2 Core – This makes the board lightweight / durable while absorbing vibrations as you ride
  • Fast / Durable Sintered Base
  • 2 Year Warranty




Best Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards

CAPiTA Pathfinder Reverse Snowboard 2022


  • The v2 park profile shape
  • The soft flex for deep presses.
  • Eco friendly build
  • Skateboard-like feel




Bataleon Evil Twin 2022 Park Snowboard


  • Medium/ Soft flex makes it easier to press and butter
  • Playful and stable feel
  • Catch free ride thanks to 3BT™




Solomon Huck Knife Park Snowboard


  • Pop of this board
  • The edges – Perfect for edge hold when you need it and dialed back for rails.
  • The balanced feel. The deck is slightly wider than other boards on this list.




Burton Free Thinker Park Snowboard


  • The balanced feel and flex of this deck
  • light weight
  • The board comes pre broken in.




Capita Ultrafear Park Snowboard


  • Durable – Kevlar sidewalls
  • Profile of board is both playful and aggressive when you need it to be
  • Wax-infused sintered base is durable and fast
  • New updated camber profile to give it more pop than previous versions
  • 360 Edges




GNU Headspace Park Snowboard 2022


  • The c3 profile shape
  • Magne-Traction™: Unreal edge hold
  • The balance of the asymmetrical shape




Ride Twin Pig Park Snowboard


  • The wider / stable feel in a playful freestyle board
  • Pop is great for jumps
  • Flex makes it easier to butter or press
  • The true twin shape makes it easier to ride switch
  • Flex makes it easier to begin presses and not overly flexible (soft flex in the tips and medium in the center)
  • Excellent option if you have large feet




Nitro T1 2022 Park Snowboard


  • Durability built into sidewalls, edges, and base
  • Lots of pop
  • Stable ride
  • Twin shape makes it easier to ride switch




Rome Artifact Park Snowboard


  • Pressable Positive Camber Profile
  • Double Kick Nose and Tail
  • Durable – has added impact plates




Best Beginner Snowboard Packages


Burton Ripcord Snowboard With Freestyle Snowboard Bindings 2022


  • Excellent snowboard for the money
  • Perfect to learn on and stable enough to cover the entire mountain.
  • Playful flex for learning tricks
  • Directional shape floats well in deeper snow
  • Binding mounting system that allows you to fine tune the width of your stance




Burton Stylus Women’s Snowboard 2022 With Citizen Bindings


  • Easy to learn on – Beveled edges that make the board catch free
  • Excellent price
  • Can ride anywhere on the mountain.
  • Playful flex for learning tricks
  • True Twin shape makes learning to ride switch stance easier
  • Binding mounting system that allows you to fine tune the width of your stance




Burton Chopper Kids Snowboard 2022 With Grom Snowboard Bindings


  • Very easy to ride – The beveled edges that make the board catch free
  • Excellent price – It would cost more to rent a board 2-3 times
  • Softer forgiving flex to help your child balance




GNU GWO BTX Snowboard With GNU Cheeter Bindings 2022


  • Can grip ice / Carves well thanks to Magne-Traction® serrated edges
  • Incredibly easy to ride – Soft flex with easy to ride board profile – You won’t catch an edge
  • Durable, lightweight, and forgiving
  • Can do it all – Floats in powder, carve any slope, also great for park / freestyle riding
  • Made in the USA




Lib Tech Box Knife 2022 Snowboard With Bent Metal Axtion Snowboard Bindings


  • Made in the USA
  • Playful mid flex great for learning tricks, carving, and learning to hit jumps
  • Great for icy conditions – while learning to carve on the east coast you will encounter ice. This has serrated edges to help.
  • True Twin Shape – great for riding switch
  • Bindings that have the right flex to last you as you progress as a rider




Nitro Lectra Women’s Snowboard With Nitro Rhythm Bindings


  • Easy to ride – Flat board profile
  • Softer flex – Helps you learn to ride
  • Easy to maintain base
  • Slightly set back stance of 10mm – helps the board float in deeper snow
  • Excellent price – It would cost you more to rent a few times than to buy this.




Best Snowboards for Carving


Jones Flagship 2022 Snowboard


  • Shape gives it a natural powder float
  • 3d profile
  • Traction Tech 3.0




Lib Tech Dynamo Snowboard 2022


  • Directional shape gives it a natural powder float
  • Magne Traction – can grip any terrain
  • Softer flex in a freeride board




Bataleon Party Wave + (Plus version) 2022 Snowboard


  • The unique Freeride 3BT shape
  • Volume shifter wider width for long euro carves.
  • Effortless glide edge to edge
  • Great option for powder




Never Summer East Snowboard 2022


  • Massive effective edge with seven contact points
  • Dampening system 9/10 dampness
  • One of the fastest sintered bases you will ride




Capita Black Snowboard of Death 2022 Snowboard


  • Sidecut with extra grip to help with carving
  • The board profile making it a solid option for hardpack or powder.
  • Hyperdrive Base – Fast durable sintered base that has been pre-tuned to perfection
  • Damp




Never Summer Lady West 2022 Snowboard


  • The unique Fusion Rocker Camber shape
  • Smoot ride thanks to the RDS 2 Damping System
  • Responsive edge to edge
  • Carbon adds tons of pop




Best Powder Snowboards


Bataleon Surfer 2022 Snowboard


  • 3BT – Spoon like nose and tail to help snow pass through as you ride.
  • This board floats like a dream. It has a wide nose and swallowtail.
  • Lightweight and Durable
  • Mid flex to help make it playful
  • Carbon added in to make it powerful




Burton Fish 3D 2022 Snowboard


  • Floats in powder beautifully – Directional shape and 3D profile
  • Burton 3-year warranty
  • Carbon added to give it response
  • Durable and Lightweight – Burton’s Super Fly II™ 700G Core with Dualzone™ EGD™
  • Comes pre broken in
  • Eco-friendly build




Jones Storm Wolf Snowboard 2022 Snowboard


  • Floats excellent on powder and still carves well on resort groomers
  • Carbon / Innegra added in to dampen the ride – You won’t feel vibration in your legs.
  • Extra contact points to help it carve
  • Sintered base
  • 3D countered nose and tail to help it glide on deep snow
  • Eco-friendly build




Capita Navigator 2022 Snowboard


  • Floats well in powder
  • Perfect stable carving board in all conditions
  • Damp / Smoot ride
  • Has 360 steel edges
  • Fast / Durable Sintered Base
  • 2 Year Warranty




Burton Deep Thinker 2022 Snowboard


  • Poppy
  • Great for carving through trees
  • Flex is a medium to stiff (6 out of 10)
  • Burton Channel mounting system – allows you to fine tune your stance to ensure it is perfect for you.
  • Also an excellent all-mountain snowboard – Rides just as well on hardpack as powder.




Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2022 Snowboard


  • Excellent float in powder while still being one of the best all-mountain snowboards
  • Lightweight and durable
  • lightweight and durable
  • Rides switch well (most of the others on this list won’t)
  • Holds an edge in ice as well as powder thanks to its Magne Traction edges