Gear Institute's 2012 Women's Snowboard Reviews: High Society Scarlet

A hybrid-camber snowboard built specifically for intermediate women looking to up their skills on everything from steeps to halfpipe

Jan 9, 2013
Outside Magazine

High Society Scarlet.    Photo: High Society

    •    Performed well in every type of terrain.
    •    Didn’t flinch at high speeds.
    •    Brightly poppy for airs and spins.
    •    Soft enough to respond in moguls.
    •    Stomped big landings.
    •    Floats effortlessly in powder.

    •    Too soft for expert riders.
    •    Chattery at times.

For a tiny company with only four snowboards in their collection, Aspen-based High Society hit the bull’s-eye with the hybrid camber Scarlet. The Scarlet was the top-scoring board at our snowboard test, with a mid-level, responsive flex, enthusiastic pop, and solid snow contact, which meant uber-stability, even at high speeds. Intermediate and advanced all-mountain riders continually reported the Scarlet made snowboarding more fun. Only our most experienced testers felt it wasn’t stiff enough.

Read the full review at Gear Institute, a network of the best outdoor gear testers in America, dedicated to providing the most professional, objective, and helpful advice you can get about the gear you depend on.