If I could ride one pair of bindings for the rest of my life, said one veteran tester, it would be the Trilogy. Lightweight, supremely durable, ultra responsive, and yet somehow soft enough to tweak, these bindings once again stood out with straightforward fit and top-tier performance. Testers found on-the-fly adjustments to be a snap, though once things were dialed in changes were rarely needed. Unions ankle straps were comfortable without being overbearing, and the lightweight toe straps provided just enough rubbery grip to remain secure. From boosting airs to laying down deep carves, the Trilogy is everything you need.

Binding Features & Details

  • Stage 4 Force Lady baseplate
  • Extruded 3D aluminum heelcups
  • Trilogy Highback
  • Ultragrip toe straps
  • MSRP $250.00

Rad: Any terrain is fair game.

Bad: One tester mentioned that the toe straps could slip on deep carves.


Lightweight, durable, and extremely responsive, testers found the Trilogy to be a true go-anywhere, do-anything binding. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Topped off with magnesium buckles, the Classic Pro ankle straps offered simple yet effective comfort and reliability. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Ultragrip toe straps are multi-positional, and grip well in most scenarios. One tester did mention some slipping on deep, toeside carves. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Built around Union’s Stage 4 Force Lady base, the Trilogy is designed to handle any terrain. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Union’s tool-free adjustments make dialing in your straps a breeze. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With a lifetime warranty on the baseplates and heelcups, you’d be hard pressed to find a more reliable binding. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


Tested + Approved 2019 presented by evo.com

Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboardings most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose frombindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in betweenits not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

See More Tested + Approved 2019 Reviews Here