The DVAs sleek styling is complemented by top-notch functionality and comfort. Testers appreciated the tool-less adjustments, which dialed in a secure fit and were easily accessed by flipping the incorporated rubber pads. The forged aluminum micro-disk baseplate created a seamless integration between binding, board, and boot, allowing testers to easily dial in stance preferences. Female-specific Slimebacks provided the response necessary when riding steep, long lines but had just enough give in the park. And thanks to their plush nature, testers deemed the DVAs ankle straps some of the most comfortable of the test.The DVA is anything but a high-maintenance diva.

Binding Features & Details

  • Female specific Slimeback
  • Wedgie footbed
  • ThinGrip Plus toe strap
  • EDGE chassis
  • MSRP $230.00

Rad: Slimebacks are rigid enough to meet all-mountain demands, but not too stiff.

Bad: The DVA is on the heavier end of this spectrum.

Testers praised this DVA for its high-end functionality and sleek styling. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With a name like DVA, testers expected these bindings to be plush. With comfortable, padded ankle straps, that’s exactly what they found. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

RIDE’s Thingrip toe straps are convertible, allowing you to wear them on or over your toes. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Wedgie Footbeds feature subtle canting for better knee and ankle alignment. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

No tools required for adjusting the DVA’s straps. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

RIDE’s aluminum baseplate is practically indestructible. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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