- Price: £290
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
- Flex: 7/10
- Entry System: Classic
Why We Chose The Union Force: Perhaps the most tried and trusted snowboarding on the market just got an update – and it’s better than ever.
It’s hard to believe that the Union Force is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This no-nonsense, do-it-all binding is the model that forged the company’s name, and aside from one major update in 2013 they’ve not messed with it much down the years. In part, that’s because changing factory moulds is a seriously expensive business (an aspect of product design that’s generally obscured from consumers, who get presented with a new strap here or a fresh colorway there) but in the case of the bestselling Force, there was very little to improve upon. The announcement of a third generation design that promised to perfect the winning formula was big news, then. And damned if they haven’t just done it.
“It would be easier to put a list together of who this binding is NOT for”
Who Are The Union Force For?
It would be easier to put a list together of who this binding is NOT for (namely, people who don’t snowboard). The Force is the binding of the people, the VW Golf of binders, the one you buy when you just want the things to work, season after season. OK, there are lighter or stiffer options out there – speed entry systems, too – but this reliable and mid-flexing two-strap design will do the job for 90 percent of all-mountain riders.