Gear Hub: ThirtyTwo MTB BOA Snowboard Boot

Gear of the Month Review

I have been snowboarding for over 20 years, but until recently I had not yet ventured into the world of splitboarding. I learned to ski around six years ago and since then have been using skis and skins on my touring adventures. I recently had the chance to test the ThirtyTwo MTB BOA Snowboard Boot, designed specifically for splitboarding and uphill travel. It was necessary to try the boot in its element.



Getting in each boot is made easy with the double BOA system. The Intuition heat-moldable liners felt great for me right out of the box and the elite fit with integrated Velcro secured the liner to my shins. The inner liner is super easy to tighten with a pull cord and it locks right into place. You can feel the support of the boots even before cranking down the BOAs.

Just outside the liner on either side of your feet are the customizable boot flex inserts. These can come in handy after a long day in the boots or while doing some serious mountaineering. I found them completely comfortable on my skin up. They add to the overall stiffness which I prefer when charging downhill on steeps and on challenging terrain. The boot also comes with an array of heel cups sizes to get the ultimate fit.

Getting the inside of your boot dialed is seamless with the double BOA system. I like my forefoot to have a little tension and allow my calf to have a little movement. The system allowed the perfect amount of both. For the descent, I could adjust to my perfect fit and the BOAs did not loosen at all. Combined, the interior and exterior create an optimal fit for touring and for riding.

This snowboard boot has a few more features that I’ll highlight. The built-in gaiter and reinforced toe cap provide extra protection in the backcountry, a Vibram sole enhances traction and longevity of the boot and a built-in heel welt can attached to crampons for your most epic adventures.

It’s important to note that I also tested this boot several lift access, downhill- only days on Vail Mountain. It is stiff while being comfortable, making for the best combination of performance and versatility.

The ThirtyTwo MTB BOA Snowboard Boot is available directly through ThirtyTwo and on

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