Burton Hitchhiker Splitboard Binding

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Burton Hitchhiker Splitboard Binding and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 78

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Easy to work with and adjust for functionality.
  • The bindings are soft and responsive for ideal functionality and performance.
  • Lightweight design makes it a great choice for the climbs.
  • Remains strong and durable despite being lightweight.
  • Simple to install and smooth transition for functionality.
  • Good value of product for the price you pay.

Expert Reviews

  • Provides quickness and efficiency on the ascent due to the angle of the highback and construction.
  • Comfortable and fits well due to the hammock strap.
  • Lightweight for all-day comfort and ease-of-use.
  • Combines the performance of Spark Tesla systems with the comfort and stability of Burton bindings.
  • Uses high-technology for ample performance capabilities.
  • Comfortable to use during both the ascent and descent.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of the screws coming loose if you do not fully tighten them in the beginning.
  • Some reports of it being slightly difficult and tedious to get out of climb modes.
  • The toe strap ladder can fall out during use which limits the functionality.
  • The high back is hard to adjust when the conditions are icy.
  • There should be an easier way to adjust the highback for convenience.


The Burton Hitchhiker Splitboard Binding is a lightweight, comfortable, and functional binding that works well on both the ascents and descents. Despite taking a bit longer to get on and off and having some issues with quick adjustments, the splitboard binding is responsive, a good value for the money, and functional in a variety of conditions.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2.