Borealis Marauder 2021-2022 Snowboard Review

  • Price: £479 / €559 / $659
  • Category: All-Mountain / Freeride + Powder
  • Sizes: 154, 158
  • Flex: 7/10
  • Shape: Directional
  • Profile: Combo
  • 3D: No
  • Base: Sintered

You may have noticed by now that Borealis have a Ronseal-esque “It does exactly what it says on the tin” naming policy when it comes to their snowboards. The Leviathan? A gargantuan creature of the deep. The Koi? A fish. And the Marauder? A roving plunderer, roaming from place to place in search of treasure. The treasure we reference? White gold.

A powder hungry volume shifted swallowtail with a penchant for gobbling up groomers. A Whitelines team favourite since its release, we may be slightly biased here, but she’s a beaut, right?

“A powder hungry volume shifted swallowtail with a penchant for gobbling up groomers”


Who Is The Borealis Marauder For?

It’s definitely more manageable than it’s notably bigger (and scarier) brother, the Leviathan, but make no mistake, amateurs need not apply here. This is a snowboard for experienced riders looking for something really next level for every type of riding- spring laps, slush slashing, tree runs, hardpack, blower pow, everything except lapping the park to be honest.

Shape, Profile and Sidecut

It’s not hard to see how the shape of the Marauder deals with deep snow, the width alone would get you up floating, but the reduced surface area in the swallow allows it to really sink down, driving the nose up and out.

This trend for shorter, fatter volume shifted decks really pays dividends when it comes to manoeuvrability, with the tight little sidecut of the Marauder as well, this is a snowboard that’ll turn on a dime and nip in and out of trees with all the agility of a prima ballerina.

With everything else its bringing to the table, the Marauder wouldn’t need anything else to float, but they’re not ones for half measures so Borealis set back the inserts to drive weight over the tail, add a big fat taper to keep it nimble through the rear, and even give you a huge rocker in the nose. Even Edward Smith couldn’t sink this.

“Even Edward Smith couldn’t sink this”

Construction and Materials

The shape alone marks out how great this board will be in the deep snow, but it’s no secret that wider boards can sometimes be sluggish, especially when trying to go edge to edge. This is where the construction of the Marauder won us over. By using stiff triax fibreglass weave, carefully placed carbon stringers, and interwoven Kevlar strips, Borealis have made a snowboard that channels rider input directly where you need it.

Add in Borealis’ fastest base, a handful to sustainable ingredients and despite the understated stealth graphic, you’ve got a snowboard that’ll turns heads whether you’re ripping waist deep pow, or digging trenches on corduroy.

“We’re seeing the Marauder grow in popularity every season, and it’s no surprise, this is truly an incredible snowboard”


After much demand (not just from us), Borealis are introducing a 158cm size to the roster for this season, opening it up to bigger shredders. We’re seeing the Marauder grow in popularity every season, and it’s no surprise, this is truly an incredible snowboard.


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