If you’re considering buying a snowboard, you’ve probably spent considerable time on the slopes. Perhaps you’ve been renting and finally want a board to call your own, or you need to replace a worn-out board or want to try something new.
Here, we consider some of the highest-rated women’s snowboards and snowboard packages available on Amazon -- and share a detailed buying guide that will help you home in on the best women’s snowboards for you. Looking for a men’s or kids’ snowboard? Then don’t miss our Best Men’s Snowboards Review 2021 or our Review: The Best Kids’ Snowboards Of 2021.
The Best Women’s Snowboards
We complete our list with another snowboarding package, this one from Camp Seven. The included dreamcatcher snowboard has an aesthetic buyers rave about. Its rocker-dominant profile (with mild cambers at the tip and tail) prioritizes riders’ ability to float on powder.
The bindings are the same as those included in the System 2020 Juno and Mystic snowboard package: comfort-centric Siren Mystics that will accommodate women’s snowboarding boots sizes 5 to 11. They have lined ratcheting straps and a design that take foot, ankle, calf, and shin comfort into consideration.
Reviewers give the package an uncontested 5-star Amazon rating and seem most impressed with the board’s aesthetic. At least one notes that the bindings are very supportive; another says the board is versatile and responsive, good for anywhere you want to go, from icy or powdered moguls to half pipes and boxes.
Note that there are few photos on Amazon and Camp Seven (like some of the other manufacturers featured on this list) isn’t a well-established snowboarding brand.
- Excellent deal
- Poplar construction keeps the board light
- Included bindings are designed for comfort
- Few photos on Amazon
- May not be a good deal if you already own your own bindings
- Manufacturer isn’t a well-established snowboarding brand
- Unique dreamcatcher motif
- Rocker-dominant profile
- Comes with bindings
- Brand: Camp Seven
- Board Type: Rocker
- Extras: Bindings
Women’s Snowboards Buying Guide
Snowboarding gear is expensive, and the board itself will be the most costly (and bulky!) element of your snowboarding getup. Many recreational snowboarders choose to rent for this reason, but whether you’ve decided to buy or just want to explore your options, here are some specs worth considering.
We like this REI Co-Op expert advice article on choosing a snowboard, which reveals that “when snowboarding was new on the scene, people would pick their board lengths by standing boards on their tails.” Why? “To see how tall they were in relation to themselves. If the nose of the board reached somewhere between their chin and nose, then it was deemed the right size.”
Today, it’s considered better (and is definitely easier) to use your body weight to determine which board length/size is right for you, so be sure to consult snowboard manufacturers’ sizing charts and order your board accordingly.
A truly twin directional board’s tip (front end) and tail (back end) have the exact same shape, and this enables you to ride switch — with the opposite foot forward– whenever you feel like it. Some of the snowboards we’ve considered here are twin directional. Others aren’t, but still allow you to ride switch. Note, however, that different tip and tail sizes and designs will affect your switch ride.
Snowboard Bend/Camber And Rocker
A snowboard’s profile is defined by the presence or absence of cambers (upward curves) and rockers (downward curves) that affect how it moves across the snow. Flat, camber, rocker, camber-rocker, and flat-rocker boards all exist, and the profile that’s best for you depends on what type of snow you plan to play in most often. Will you be in powder, on crust, in half pipes, or doing something else? You should buy a board with a profile that’s intended for your intended use. Consider getting a feel for what you like on friends’ or rented boards, and definitely spend some time reading up.
Amazon reviewers seem to agree that some of the best women’s snowboards come in full-on snowboarding packages. These can be a great option if you don’t already own your own boots and bindings. Note, however, that if you already have these items, or want to buy specific boots , it’s in your best interest to go with a snowboard-only option and consult our Best Snowboarding Boots Review 2020.