Price US $219

K2 Ryker 2014 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Ryker has a BOA on the outside and speed lace for the liner. The Ryker is a good boot for the committed beginner/intermediate or a rider that gets up 15-30 days a year on the hill.

Reduced Footprint: Not much is reduced here and it’s one of the longer thicker boots out there for it’s size.

Flex:  Pretty middle ground

Comfort:  Even K2’s middle to lower end boots like the Ryker offer very comfortable boots that fit a wide variety of feet.

Heel Hold: The speed lace does almost as good a job as the BOA for locking in the ankle/heel in but the K2 Inner/Outer double BOA does a better job.

Adjustability: The Ryker is not going for upper and lower adjustability and it’s working to offer a quick way to get the boot ready to ride. So it’s quick but it offers no way to make the upper and lower part adjust to your feet/shins.  It’s all about cranking down the ankle.

Flex Retention:  The K2 Ryker will hold up pretty well but we wouldn’t say this is a top choice for a 100 day a year rider.  It’s definitely doable if your on a budget but it just doesn’t have the flex retention that some of the other K2 Boots do.

Response:  There is a nice middle ground flex that most riders could appreciate in the park or on the mountain with an easy to moderate turning board. It can even handle semi-challenging boards with a good pair of bindings.

Traction:  It’s got a single mold sole and that usually makes for a less than ideal boot when it comes to traction. It’s better than a lot of boots with this design though.

Shock Absorption: Harshmellow tech is a good thing and offers very good shock absorption for even the lower end boot like the K2 Ryker.  It can handle bad landings as well as bad landings can be.

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Riding Level

Beginner - Expert

Lacing Type

Mixed Lacing

Manufactured in



Turn Initiation




Heel Hold




Reduced Footprint


Flex Retention


Shock Absorption




On & Off Ease