Expert Review: Jones Meteorite Snowboard Bindings

This review is my honest opinion of the binding, which I purchased with my own money in November 2021.

A snowboard sits in the snow with the Jones Meteorite bindings.

All photos courtesy of Jake Brossard

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About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the binding, which I purchased with my own money in November 2021.

My take

The Jones Meteorite bindings are a very comfortable and high-performing, all-mountain freestyle binding. They have customization that makes them capable of extreme and more technical terrain.

About the gear

  • Model: 2022 Jones Meteorite
  • Size: Large
  • Burton channel compatible: Yes
  • Mini disc: No

About me

  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Experience: 8 years

Test conditions

  • When I bought these: November 2021
  • Days tested: 20
  • Board: Signal Disruptor Camber 158W
  • Boot: DC Mutiny
  • Where I’ve used it: Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper Mountain, Loveland pass
  • Terrain: All-mountain, Freestyle/park, Sidecountry/backcountry, Powder, Powder trees

How they perform

Boot Adjustability
Shock Absorption
Stance Adjustability

What I was looking for

I was looking for a comfortable all-mountain binding that had adjustable aspects so I could ride in the park, as well as steep and more technical terrain on the same day. I found that the flippable ankle strap is awesome for this. Being able to ride powder in the morning on a more responsive binding, and then switching the strap to make it a more forgiving binding was awesome! This is a great binding that is both responsive and forgiving depending on how it is set up.

Why I chose this gear

The customizability of the flippable ankle strap was a key factor in why I chose these bindings. The ability to switch mid-day without switching the bindings themselves is amazing.

While there are other bindings with similar tech, Jones has it dialed in so no tools are required. They also use NOW binding “skate tech” which makes these extra responsive when the ankle strap is in the more stiff position.

A snowboard sticks out of the snow.

What I love about them

  • Binding adjustability in boots: High volume capable, and adjustable to fit tightly on all boots thanks to the 3.0 hanger tech as well as flex fit ankle and toe straps. I tried DC boots as well as Vans boots and both fit snugly.
  • Stance adjustability: Pretty standard, fits all boards, EST, 2x4, 4x4, and burton 3D compatible. Worked on my 4x4 signal and a burton board I demoed that was a channel system.
  • Comfort: The toe strap and the baseplate are the comfiest parts of these bindings! EVA foam in the baseplate and a 3D flex fit toe strap grab my boot tightly and comfortably.
  • Shock absorption: Very good shock absorption in the different bushings available as well as in the footbed which is EVA foam and very damp.
  • Responsiveness: The skate tech in these bindings makes the edge-to-edge response very fast,
  • Carving: The hanger 3.0 skate tech makes carving a dream!
  • Ease of turn initiation: Once again, skate tech really helps with quick and easy turn initiation, great edge, and board feel.
  • Buttering: Nice and soft feel in the surf ankle flex mode especially when paired with the softer bushings. With the softer setup, buttering is very nice as the entire bindings will have a softer flex when set up this way.
  • Straps: The flippable ankle strap can be ridden in the freeride stiffer mode or the surfy more forgiving mode.
  • Buckles: The bindings have asymmetrical buckles that are super easy to use and very durable

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Straps: I found that there could be more padding on the ankle strap, but they make up for this with an extra soft and absorbing footbed.
  • Weight: These bindings are a little heavier than the average binding (most likely due to the skate tech), but this also makes them feel very solid on snow and they are not the heaviest bindings I've ever used either.

Favorite moment with this gear

I took these bindings into the steep and deep sidecountry in Colorado a few times this season and they didn't disappoint!! I used the freeride ankle strap setting paired with the softer bushings to make a surfy yet responsive ride. I had my best run of the whole season on these bindings, got over a foot of fresh snow down a steep chute.

Value for the money vs. other options

Jones bindings are a little more on the expensive side, but for the technology in this binding, it is worth it! In comparison to other freestyle all-mountain bindings, like the Union Strata, they are around the same for the most part

Final verdict

The Jones Meteorite is a great pair of all-mountain freestyle bindings with amazing adjustable capabilities that allows me to ride any terrain at any time, even if conditions change mid-day.

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Snowboarding is all about having fun! The more comfortable you are the more fun you can have, so my goal is to find you the perfectly fit gear for you and your budget! I have worked in retail stores for 8 years (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breck, Keystone) , and have been snowboarding over 100 days a year c...

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