Is Lamar a Good Snowboard Brand?

Lamar is a snowboard brand that does not have a very good reputation. Many riders claim that these boards are pretty bad, and they are actually pretty hard to find nowadays anyways. Don’t ride one unless you have no other option. 

I’ve been a snowboarder for decades, and I get out in the snow as often as possible. I have experience with many different makes and models of snowboards, and I know through first-hand experience how they perform. 

This post will take a look at Lamar snowboards. I’ll provide you with some background on the brand and highlight why I think they aren’t a very good option. 

Let’s jump in.

Lamar Snowboards

Lamar has been around for quite a while, and the brand first came to the snowboarding scene in the 1980s when it was just developing. The company used to have a pretty good reputation, but that has slipped away over the years. 

If you can find an early model Lamar board, it might have some sentimental value and could be worth hanging on to. But any model made in the last decade or so has a reputation for being pretty terrible. 

Before I go on a rant about why I don’t like Lamar boards, let me say this: a good snowboard is any board you like to use. If you are a believer in Lamar, then who am I to tell you any differently? 

But in my personal experience and the opinions of many other riders I know, Lamar boards are not worth riding. And they aren’t that easy to find anyways, so the chance of getting on one to try it out can be pretty difficult. 

The boards that the brand makes just don’t seem to be that high of quality. They won’t give you good performance and cost more than what they are worth. They aren’t very durable, making them even less of a value. 

Is Lamar That Bad? 

Lamar makes other gear and equipment than just snowboards. So while I don’t recommend buying any of their boards, that doesn’t mean you can’t try something else out if you want to. I’m sure they have some pretty cool apparel or something, at least. 

But I wouldn’t waste your money on getting one of their boards. It’s just not worth it. Even if you don’t believe me, just search around for Lamar boards to find reviews from other riders. You aren’t going to like what you see. 

Again, I apologize if you have a Lamar board and love it. But you are a definite exception and should write up a post about why it’s so good. 

Lamar still makes boards for men, women, and children, so at least they have options. I’m not very familiar with all of the models the brand currently offers because I’ve avoided them over the years.  


Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to Lamar snowboards. 

What is the best brand for snowboard? 

It’s hard to pick a single best brand for snowboards because there are so many good options out there. A few of the top name brands in the business included Burton, ThirtyTwo, and Bataleon, but there are plenty of other good brands and boards around. 

Do snowboard brands matter? 

Snowboard brands do matter to an extent. A lot of what you pay for when choosing a reputable brand name is dependability and the credibility that comes with selling a lot of snowboards. But there are also good boards out there from lesser-known brands.

What is a good quality snowboard? 

This depends on who you ask, but I think a good quality snowboard is any board you really like to use. You want to find a model that meets your preferences and also helps you ride to the best of your abilities. There are many different models that could achieve this. 


Lamar has a reputation for being a pretty bad snowboard brand. Many riders who’ve used their boards would never do it again. They aren’t built to offer high-end performance and don’t represent a good value because of durability issues.  

About Lorraine
I'm a certified snowboard instructor. My first experience with snowboarding occurred at an indoor resort. One run had me hooked, and it has turned into a lifelong passion ever since then. I'm here to share with you some of the tips and advice I have learned along the way.

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