We want to make sure that when your gear arrives on your doorstep everything is ready for you to get up and go. On our product pages you will find a sizing charts button that will show you the sizing charts specifically for that type of product and brand. If you still have questions don't hesitate to give us a call 1-888-557-0551 or send us an email info@activesportsinc.com! We have staff standing by to help get you fitted and get you out there in no time! We want to make sure that when your gear arrives on your doorstep everything is ready for you to get up and go. If you are unsure about what size you may need, just click one of the links below and check out the sizing charts. If you still have questions don't hesitate to give us a call! We have staff standing by to help get you fitted and get you out there in no time! 1-800-409-7669

How to buy snowboarding gear


Over the last 28 years, we have helped thousands of riders find the snowboarding gear that fits their style and specifications. Working from this knowledge, we have set up some guidelines that are intended to help you customize the board and/or gear for your best fit. Are there beginner boards and advanced boards? The main difference is that boards with more built-in technology, being lighter and livelier, are generally considered "Advanced Boards". These boards allow the advanced rider to attain a higher level of performance. Yet, these same "advanced" riders can hop on our least expensive boards and still have fun. Gender Gender is a factor in determining the appropriate equipment for the rider. Women's boards are designed to take into account the riders lower center of gravity, smaller foot size, and lighter weight. Athletic Ability A rider with extensive experience in other board sports (surfing, skateboarding, skiing, in-line skating, etc.) will probably want to invest more in their equipment since they will more than likely "take" to snowboarding quickly. At the same time, someone with little outdoor sport experience might be best to keep their equipment purchase in the beginning. Groomed and Natural Snow This type of snow is usually prevalent among western and Rocky Mountain are as where natural snowfall can be dependable every year. Most riders would benefit from a longer board in a powder snow conditions. The extra length adds additional lift and helps the rider "float" atop the snow. Variable Conditions Anything other than powder and hard packed man-made snows fall into this category. Most boards today are designed to excel in variable conditions. Do not be tempted to buy a shorter board if your riding will take you into variable conditions. A longer board is almost always preferable, unless you are looking for a board strictly for technical freestyle riding or are just learning. Budget As with the purchase of any sporting goods equipment, budgets is an important consideration. A rider does not have to have the best/most expensive equipment to become a good rider and enjoy the sport with board and bindings, it is usually okay to save a few bucks, either by buying last years model or a brand with less marketing clout. Graphic Appeal Part of the experience of snowboarding is the whole package, and board/boot/binding graphics play a role in overall satisfaction. Weight Rider weight is by far, the most important personal characteristic in determining board size. When a heavier rider purchases a board that is too short, the board will have a tendency to "wash out" or perform poorly, especially at higher speeds. Conversely, a lighter person on a longer board will usually have problems controlling the board and initiating turns. The board sizing charts are intended to be a guide. If in doubt, please call one of our sales representatives who can guide you through the process.

Snowboard Sizing

Snowboard Size Chart

A recent survey showed 85% of pro riders revealed that on average they rode boards that are 85% - 92% of their height. The formula to live by is: Rider Height (inches) x 2.54 x 0.88 = Suggested Board Length (cm). And presto, you have the perfect board for you in all conditions. Right? Wrong!! Keep in mind that there is no magical formula for every rider. It's more or less determined by terrain, conditions and most of all, personal preference. In general, an overall greater cm length will yield a board that can be controlled at and attain greater speeds. In addition, longer boards are better performers and float more in powder due to their increased surface area. Shorter overall lengths yield a board that is more maneuverable and offer a lower swing.

Snowboard Size, Based on Riders HeightYour height (inches) x 2.54 x 0.88 = Suggested Board Length

HeightBoard Size
Riders Height Snowboard Sizes
Ft/In Cm Cm
3'7" 109cm 90-105
4'1" 124cm 110-120
4'6" 137cm 115-130
4'10" 147cm 125-135
5'1" 155cm 130-140
5'3" 160cm 135-145
5'4" 163cm 140-150
5'5" 165cm 145-152
5'6" 168cm 148-153
5'7" 170cm 150-155
5'8" 173cm 152-155
5'9" 175cm 153-157
5'10" 178cm 154-159
5'11" 180cm 155-160
6' 183cm 156-162
6'1" 185cm 157-163
6'2" 188cm 158-166
6'3" 191cm 159-167
6'4" 193cm 160-170

What Size Snowboard do I Need

This chart is based on the rider's weight which is the most important factor when you try to find the answer to the question: What size snowboard do I need?

Snowboard Sizing Chart

based on rider weight

Rider Weight LBRider Weight Kilo†Board Size Cm
50 23 90 100
50 60 23 27 105 115
60 70 27 32 115 125
70 80 32 36 125 135
80 90 36 41 135 140
90 100 41 45 138 144
100 110 45 50 140 146
110 120 50 54 142 148
120 130 54 59 144 149
130 140 59 63 146 152
140 150 63 68 148 154
150 160 68 73 151 157
160 170 73 77 152 158
170 180 77 82 153 159
180 190 82 86 155 161
190 200 86 91 157 163
200 210 91 95 158 165
210 220 95 100 159 167
220 100 160 168

Snowboard Width Sizing:


Board width is as important, if not more important, than overall length in selecting the right board for you. A board that is too narrow in relation to a rider's boot will cause toe and heel drag. With a board that's too wide, the rider will not be able to put adequate pressure on the toe and heel edge, thus creating an unresponsive ride. Use the following chart to gauge the relationship between your boot size and board.
Recommended Width Based on Boot Size

Mens Boot Size Womens Boot Size Youth Boot Size Board Width (at base)
Up to 5.5 Up to 6 Up to 6 Up to 24 cm Narrow
6 to 10 6.5 to 11 24-25.5 cm Regular
10 to 12 24.5-26.5 cm Midwide
12 or larger 26 cm+† Wide

Snowboard Boot Sizing

Adult Boot Sizing Guide


As a general rule of thumb you're snowboard boots should fit like any other boot that you have in the house - be it a hiking, work or motocross boot. The key is that you should have some toe movement along with a solid heel hold. With time you're boots will 'break in'. The padding within the boot will compact and you may experience a slight increace in space. This is why it is critical that a boot fit snug both as it relates to the toe movement as well as to the heel hold.

Heel Hold: The most important concern when sizing a boot is you're heel hold. To get a proper sence of a boot's performance you absoloutly must lace it up and give it a good go. If you want to take it to the next level, strap yourself into your bindings, placing your other foot on the board, and check to see if you can lift your heel within the boot. A shortcut for this is to stand on the toe of your boot and go through the same steps. Toe Feel: If you are in doubt as to where the pressure on your toes is coming from, simply pull out the insole and measure your foot against it. If the length is ok then you know that the pressure you're feeling is not because your boot is too small, rather the pressure is coming from the padding that surrounds your toe. With just a few hours of riding, or walking around your house, this pressure will be eliminated once the padding compresses.

Junior Boot Sizing (approx.)


For the younger riders please use the following measurements as a loose guide in selecting the proper boot sizing.

Foot Length Boot Size
7.0 inches 1
7.5 inches 2
8.0 inches 3
8.5 inches 4
9.0 inches 5
9.5 inches 6
10 inches 7
Snowboard Binding Sizing

How to choose the right Binding


Each binding will have a boot size in parentheses that fits that particular binding. So, choose bindings according to your boot size.

Example: Binding L/XL (9-13) fits boot size 9-13.

Women choosing Men's Bindings


Woman can use men's bindings with a correction for the smaller women's boot size. The general rule of thumb is to choose a men's binding that fits a men's boot size 1 to 1.5 sizes smaller.

Example: If you have a women's size 9-9.5 boot, choose a men's binding that fits a men's size 8 boot.

Mondo Sizes & Conversion Chart for Ski Boots and Snowboard Boots

Mondo (cm) Men (US) Women (US) Europe UK
15 8 (youth) - 25 7
16 9 (youth) - 26 8
17 10 (youth) - 27 9
17.5 11 (youth) - 28 10
18.5 12 (youth) - 29 11
19.5 13 (youth) - 30.5 12
20 13.5 (youth) - 31 13
20.5 1 - 32 13.5
21 2 - 33 1
21.5 3 - 34 2
22 4 5 35 3
22.5 4.5 5.5 36 3.5
23 5 6 36.5 4
23.5 5.5 6.5 37 4.5
24 6 7 38 5
24.5 6.5 7 38.5 5.5
25 7 8 39 6
25.5 7.5 8.5 40 6.5
26 8 9 40.5 7
26.5 8.5 9.5 41 7.5
27 9 10 42 8
27.5 9.5 10.5 42.5 8.5
28 10 11 43 9
28.5 10.5 11.5 44 9.5
29 11 12 44.5 10
29.5 11.5 - 45 10.5
30 12 - 45.5 11
30.5 12.5 - 46 11.5
31 13 - 47 12
31.5 13.5 - 47.5 12.5
32 14 - 48 13
32.5 14.5 - 48.5 13.5
33 15 - 49 14
33.5 15.5 - 50 14.5
34 16 - 51 15

Boot Sizes may vary slightly by manufacturer, so check the sizing for individual needs.

Men's Snowboard Jackets

Chest Measurements


Measure around the chest just under the arms across shoulder blades with arms relaxed down at sides. Add 2" or 3" to your measurement. This is your approximate size. For a relaxed fit add 2". For a looser fit add 3".

Example: If your chest size is 43", you should order 45" for a relaxed fit or 46" for a looser fit.
Brand (chest) XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
686 39-42 43-44 45-47 48-50
Black Dot 36-38 39-40 41-43 44-47 48-50
Bonfire 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-50
DC 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 45-46 47-48
Evol 37-39 40-43 44-46 47-48 49-50
Foursquare 37-39 40-41 42-44 45-47 47-50
Grenade 34-36 37-39 40-42 43-45 46-48 49-52
Helly Hansen 35 36.5 39.5 42.5 45.5 48.5 51.5
Holden 35-37 40-41 42-44 45-47 48-50
House 37-39 40-41 42-44 45-47 48-50
K2 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-50
M6 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-46 47-48
O'Neil 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-50
Planet Earth 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-50
Ride 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-50
Session 34-36 37-39 40-41 42-43 44-47 48-50
Special Blend 37-39 40-42 43-44 45-46 47-49
Volcom 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49

Men's Snowboard Pants


Measure around your waist where you want the top of the pants to sit. Be sure to take into consideration whether you want a looser or tighter fit.

Brand (chest) XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
686 Ace - Waist 686 Ace - Inseam 29-33 29 33-36 30 35-38 31 37-40 33 39-42 34
Allyance - Waist Allyance - Inseam 31-34 30 34-36 31 36-38 33 38-41 34 40-42 34
Black Dot - Waist Black Dot - Inseam 26-28 30 28-32 30 32-35 31 35-40 32 39-43 32
Bonfire - Waist Bonfire - Inseam 26-28 30 28-31 31 30-33 32 33-35 32 36-39 32 39-43 33
DC - Waist DC - Inseam 28-31 30 30-33 31 33-36 33 36-39 33 40-42 34
Evol - Waist Evol - Inseam 28-31 29 31-35 30 34-37 31 36-40 32 40-43 34
Foursquare - Waist Foursquare - Inseam
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