Expert Review: Burton Lexa Snowboard BindingsPublished on 07/13/2022 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the bindings which I purchased with my own money in October of 2021.
All photos courtesy of Brit Bruhn
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the bindings which I purchased with my own money in October of 2021.
The Burton Lexa Bindings are ideal for intermediate to advanced riders looking for a stiffer all-mountain binding that can handle anywhere I want to take them. These bindings are ready to take your riding to the next level.
About the gear
- Model:2020/2021 Burton Lexa Snowboard Bindings
- Size: M
- Burton channel compatible: Yes
- Mini disc: Yes
- Height: 5’5”
- Weight: 140 lbs
- Experience: I have been riding for 20+ years and I get out 100+ days a season.
- When I bought these: October 2021
- Days tested: 100+ days
- Board: K2 Wildheart
- Boot: Vans Ferra Pro
- Where I’ve used it: I live in Vail, so mainly Colorado mountains
- Terrain: Backcountry and Colorado resorts
How they perform
What I was looking for
I was looking for a pair of all-mountain bindings that were stiff but also soft enough to still be used in the park.
Why I chose this gear
I chose the Lexas because these bindings are made for hard-charging ladies that rip 100+ days a season. Burton gear is made from high-quality materials that will last and that is what I was looking for.
I was looking at getting The Salomon Hologram Snowboard Bindings but decided in the end the Burton Lexa’s just fit what I was looking for.
What I love about it
- Binding adjustability in boots: These bindings have simple, toolless adjustability, which is always helpful when riding.
- Stance adjustability: I can adjust my angle and width quite a bit with the Lexas, and if you own the EST version you can adjust even more. I do not own the EST since I want to be able to put my bindings on non-Burton snowboards.
- Comfort: The Burton Lexas have a very comfy ankle strap, which is huge for me. These bindings have pressure on the heel which is good to have so you can feel when your boot is locked in.
- Shock absorption: I felt that these bindings did great with uneven, hard snow. I also noticed that if I landed flat, they helped with absorbing the impact. There is a lot of foam between the board and boot.
- Responsiveness: These bindings have a great response when turning. They hug my feet well for a locked-in feel, and they’re on the stiffer side, giving good response when strapped in.
- Carving: These bindings are great for carving; they support my ankles well so I can really lay down big carves.
- Ease of turn initiation: Edge-to-edge response is pretty darn good in these. It feels pretty effortless when I turn in these bindings.
- Straps: After a season of riding 100+ days my straps have held up pretty well with little to no wear and tear on the straps themselves.
- Buckles: Burton has great buckles that are durable, easy to use, and also release smoothly.
- Durability: Burton makes durable gear that will last. Also, if I were to break the strap or lose it, Burton will usually provide a free one if you send your bindings back to them.
- Weight: These bindings feel pretty lightweight on my feet.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Buttering: These bindings are not the softest bindings out there but they can still be flexible and handle buttering around the mountain and park laps.
- Straps: The straps have held up but are pretty stiff straps so sometimes strapping in can be a little tricky.
- Sizing: I do think the sizing is a little off with these bindings. I wear a 7 and own the medium and small and enjoy the smalls more even though size 7 is recommended for the size medium.
Favorite moment with this gear
I have had a lot of days with the Burton Lexas strapped to my feet but one of my favorite days was when we decided to take some snowmobiles out and we brought our solid boards instead of splitboards and had some amazing pow lines up at Vail Pass! I love knowing that my feet will feel comfortable all day ripping around the mountain on a pow day.
Value for the money vs. other options
I personally think the Lexas are the best bang for my buck. These bindings can handle all-mountain terrain and are made for hard-charging ladies that ride all season long. These bindings have held up for many seasons and are a great addition to my setup.
Some bindings that would compare to the Burton Lexa’s for price and ability level would be The Salomon Hologram Snowboard Bindings which are made for intermediate to advanced riders looking for a stiffer binding that can still ride in the park. These bindings are also super well made and would be a great addition for someone looking for some sick bindings.
The Burton Lexas are going to be great bindings for intermediate to advanced riders looking for a stiff binding that can charge. These bindings are meant for all-mountain riding but also can be fun in the park and cruising groomers. These bindings come in lots of different colors and are priced pretty well.