K2 Hurrithane Binding Review

March 29, 2017
K2 Hurrithane Binding
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
84
Durability
6
Performance
8
Build Quality
6
Weight/Performance
7
Comfort
8
Ease of Use
9

The Good

  • Affordable
  • Fewer parts—less to lose/break
  • Easy entry

The Bad

  • Meager toe binding strap
  • Replacement parts hard to find
THE VERDICT

The K2 Hurrithane is a reasonably priced snowboard binding (the least expensive we tested), with a unique look that’s great for freeriders looking for a softer binding. Simple in its design, set-up was a no-brainer. We’d like it even more if it had a beefier toe strap and buckles.

FULL REVIEW

The K2 Hurrithane is one of K2’s best-selling bindings. Thanks to a softer high back, it’s good for riders looking to tweak their tricks. Most adjustments are easy and don’t require tools.

DURABILITY 
The highback of the K2 Hurrithane is built from urethane and it showed minimal wear during testing. The ankle strap is burly and well built, but the toe strap in underbuilt. The buckles are leaner than most, which saves a few grams but may cause failure in the future, while the footbed wore well. 

PERFORMANCE
Great for surfy turns, the K2 Hurrithane is super fun for riders who prefer a binding closer to the freestyle side of the all mountain spectrum. The softness of the binding makes it slightly slower to respond, but the footbed also provided much better than average cushioning. 

BUILD QUALITY
The K2 Hurrithane build quality is mediocre, though testers liked the burly and padded ankle strap. The toe straps and buckles were less popular because they looked slightly anemic, but they never failed.

WEIGHT/RESPONSE 
A medium weight binding, the K2 Hurrithane offers adequate response, but is slower than others in the test. Testers appreciated it’s flex in all-mountain freestyle terrain. 

COMFORT
The overall comfort of the K2 Hurrithane is great. We tested the binding with a handful of different boots and there were no problems, whether the boot was Ride/K2 (both are owned by the same parent company) or other brands. The soft urethane highback is really comfortable. The straps are well built and integrate well with boots and the fit is fine-tunable via multiple bushings and two settings for the ankle strap.

EASE OF USE 
The K2 Hurrithane couldn’t be more simple. Lacking a traditional adjuster, the highback adjusts via two screws at the mount points located on both sides of the ankle—before getting on the mountain, set and forget. Adjusting the straps is easy—no tools required. 

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MSRP
$219.95
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