- Sizes: S, M, L
- Flex: 7
- Entry System: Classic
- Price: £219 / €249
The Burton Mission snowboard bindings have received a minor upgrade this year, but remain a mid-priced all-rounder that beginners and pros alike have enjoyed for over fifteen years.
Gone is the ‘Reactstrap’, a fairly chunky ankle strap that’s also found on the entry-level Burton Custom bindings, and in its place is the ‘Hammockstrap 2.0’ that previously only graced the Burton Cartel. Lightweight and stitch-free, with a crossover design that provides just the right spread of pressure, it’s a definite improvement.
“Lightweight and stitch-free, the upgraded ankle strap is a definite improvement”
The baseplate design is a little less techy than that of the Cartel, though. There’s no hinge on the EST version (more on that below), and it doesn’t have the softer material directly underfoot, or the gel dampening. Still, sacrificing those isn’t much of a hardship, and you’ll pay less cash for the Burton Mission as a result.
As ever, the Burton Mission is available as a Channel-compatible version (aka EST), or with a standard disc-and-bolts system. There a few few differences between the two, but none are game-changers. It’s more to do with what board you’re likely to pair them with.
Finished off with a unique highback that’s solid on the inside of each leg but flexier on the outside, the Burton Mission remains an excellent all-round choice.