List Price US $469
K2 Cool Bean 2016-2019 Snowboard Review

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

Overall Rating It´s OK
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Average
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Poor
Jumps Average
Jibbing Average
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Skidded Turns

Easy

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

K2 Cool Bean 2019 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Cool Bean is a very quiver specific powder board for those looking for a very different way to ride the powder. It’s the kind of board that does really well when the conditions are clean and you want to surf groomers or powder.  However, when it’s bumpy it bucks around like so many other short, fat way set back on board swallowtails.  Maybe even a bit more than the average super set back swallowtail.

The 2016-2019 Cool Bean hasn’t changed much so our original review still stands.  We’d love to take it out again in some deep to see if our old take is the same.

Days: 1
Conditions: About 1.5′ of somewhat thick Sierra snow.  Not quite a cement day but more on the thick side.
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo
Boots: Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD,
Bindings: K2 Lien FS
Set Up: Set back about 23″ 18 front 0 back

 
K2 Cool Bean Specs

 
K2 Cool Bean Images

We try to get as many images of the K2 Cool Bean, but forgive us if they're not all there.

2019

2018

2017

2016

 
K2 Company Information

K2 Cool Bean User Reviews

Submit your product review.


Submit your review
* Required Field

K2 Cool Bean 2016-2019 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

By far the most fun board on the market

Sep 01, 2018 by Brian B
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: Playful • 
Days You Ride A Year: 25+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 215lbs, 6'4", mens 13 

I've got the 2018 Cool Bean 150 and it is an absolute BLAST to ride. I ride it on groomers and just rip around laying down massive turns and it is just so damn fun. Popping into nose butters is so fun on this, as well as finding any little stashes to slash with the swallow tail.

Haven't even had this in pow yet and I'm already having so much fun. Testament to how solid this board is. BUY IT!


I have the Splitbean and this pays when you earn your turns

Feb 06, 2018 by Andrew
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'8", 150, mens 8 

I have the 2018 split bean - the 144 version. Shape and rocker are the same but keep in mind that the split is heavier and probably has a different flex pattern. I ride with the Union Expedition split binding and my burton ION boots.

I love powder, tight trees and steeps. Put these three together and when you have to earn it: i love this board. Super float, very slashy quick turns - honestly excellent in these conditions. if that is your favoured terrain i would not hesitate. The lack of tail does result in little to no pop potential but for me in these conditions it doesn't matter.

I have ridden on groomers as well and it can carve and lays down a good high speed line but for me it is a bit of work and slow edge to edge on the hard pack. If i am spending time on groomers this is not the board for me.

Keep it in the pow - awesome


Jan 11, 2016 by Mitch Rock
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: All mountain carver • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 190lbs. 6'3", 10.5 

Just carved up man-made powder this past saturday (1/9/16) in waterville valley nh on this bad boy and you do NOT need powder to have fun. once you get used to the wider board, you can lay down some carving turns and it holds an edge beautifully. It is FAST and quick and responsive through bumps. Can't wait for a powder day and to take it through the trees. Definitely a quiver board you will be glad to have!


4.7 5.0 3 3 I've got the 2018 Cool Bean 150 and it is an absolute BLAST to ride. I ride it on groomers and just rip around laying down massive turns and it is just so damn fun. Popping into no K2 Cool Bean 2016-2019 Snowboard Review

If you can't buy through the links above, you can support the site with: