• Excellent Adjustability
  • Calf Adjustability
  • Very Durable Rubber In Heel/Toe
  • Wider Fit than Most Rides
  • High End Mid Flexing Boot...Most are stiff


  • Fraying near the middle of the toungue
  • Expensive


The Ride Torrent is a very burly, adjustable high end mid flexing boot with a wider inside than all but the Ride Deadbolt. It’s a boot I have really enjoyed testing and its one of the first BOA boots I would like to own.

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Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Lacing Type Double BOA
Manufactured in China
Flex Retention Good
Shock Absorption Good
Traction Great
On & Off Ease Great
Warmth Great
Flex Medium
Turn Initiation Medium/Fast
Sizing True To Size
Boot Width Medium/Wide
Comfort Great
Heel Hold Great
Adjustability Great
Reduced Footprint Good

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Ride Torrent Snowboard Boot Written Review Review by The Good Ride

Here sits the Ride Torrent Snowboard Boot Review from an average rider that’s ridden a ton of boots and has an exceptionally objective perspective.

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Ride Torrent Snowboard Boot Review: How It Rides And Who It Is For

Ride Torrent Review - The Good Ride

How This Review Happened:  Borrowed this for an extended demo and liked the Ride Torrent soo much I’m hoping to keep it. Not that Snowboard brands often want boots back though for sanitary reasons.

Size: 9
: 15-20 but many more coming.
Conditions: Everything from deep powder with some early morning slackountry time with Drift Boards & Union Rovers to perfect groomers, to hard snow to varied spring conditions.
 James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers, Footprint Insole Technology Gamechangers Lite, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile, Sandsole Custom Insoles
Union Atlas and many other bindings
Boards: Korua Dart, Korua Pencil, Korua Café Racer, Café Racer Plus, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Yes Basic Uninc and many other boards.

Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom TDF Infuse 3L Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Guide Glove, Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Clutch Glove

Similar (but not the same) Boots: Burton Tourist, Jones TM2, K2 Aspect

James’ Foot Specs
Foot Size:
9 US
Foot Width:
Arch Length:
Right 9.5 and Left 9
Instep (left and Right) 10.5”
Calf Circumference:
Top of boot 17” & Bottom of boot 12”

How These Were Tested

How These Were Tested

I rode this a lot of days with a lot of bindings and a lot of boards. I also compared it to the Ride Fuse, Burton Kendo, Ride Deadbolt, Burton Tourist, and a few other boots on same-day tests with the same board and binding.

Weight: 2.2 lbs per foot.
The Ride Torrent isn’t heavy, but it’s heavier than the Fuse at 2.0 lbs, Deadbolt at 1.8 lbs, and Lasso Pro at 2.0 lbs. I’m ok with the extra weight but this is my personal preference.


The Ride Torrent fits incredibly well for a size 9 E. With many boots my wideish foot requires a heat mold like it did with my Fuse. The Torrent was fine out of the box, and I didn’t even have pressure points on day one. This and the Deadbolt seem to have a new shell construction that is made wider.

For length it fits very true to size and fit my 9’s very well.

Flex vs. Response

They say this is a 6 out of 10 flex/feel-wise. I would say I was surprised at the response for having such an easy forward flex. It could power more demanding boards rather well, and it seems to have more leverage at the top than most boots this flex.

Flex Retention/Construction

I personally like the rubberish construction of the Fuse, Lasso Pro, and the 92’s tongue. It seems like it will last longer, but I’m not sure. I don’t like the fraying that’s happening to the sides by the tongue.

All that being said, after about 15-20 days, I haven’t noticed a change in flex.

Adjustability/Heel Hold

I love upper and lower separation with double boas because I like a little looser lower and a little tighter upper. The Ride Torrent has that kind of BOA I love, so if you love adjustability, this is a good choice. If you have heel lift issues, you might like boots like the Lasso Pro that have a single boa on the outer and a single boa for the inner by the heel. It really provides a more wrapped fit.

Ride Torrent Calf Adjuster

What is unique to the Ride Torrent is you have a Velcro strap on the back of each boot to adjust for calf size. I also like having this a little loose, so I have an easier glide when I split board or use my Drift Boards or Union Rovers. So this is a bonus for those like me who do some uphill travel before the lifts open but still plan to ride the lifts after. If you do want to use this for hiking, split boarding, and Drifting, it’s a little heavy but has an easy stride to it.

Shock Absorption

Ride Torrent Shock Absorption

So the Ride Torrent has a very shock-absorbent sole that worked really well for me. The heel is a little stiff with all that rubber reinforcement, but the rest of the boot has a very shock-absorbent ride. In fact, it has more shock absorption than the Lasso Pro, Fuse, and The 92. The Deadbolt has a softer sole and a little more cushy ride, but I think it won’t do as well as the Torrent over time.

On & Off

Ride Torrent On n Off

The Ride Torrent is not that easy on. I’ve never found Double BOA to be fast, but at least you don’t have a lot of lace to tangle up. Off is pretty quick, like most BOA boots.


Ride Torrent Sole

I really like this traction. I didn’t like the traction with my Fuse boots. For some reason, it was slippery, and I had to scrape away 1mm of the sole to get it to feel grippy. This isn’t. I would trust it in almost any situation within reason.

Reduced Footprint

Compared to the Size 9 Burton Tourist (same footprint as other Burton Boots), The Ride Torrent isn’t super reduced in footprint, but there is also a lot more rubber on the outside to make it more durable and possibly warmer.


So overall, I was super impressed with the Ride Torrent. It’s exactly the kind of boot I have been looking for. I will make this my primary boot for the season and see how well it holds up.

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