Head Head Dream 12.5 (2010)
A bulked-up version of the Dream 10.5 (right), the 12.5 has a double-cinch power strap that locks you into a forward-leaning, athletic stance. It’s spacious (perfect for women with wide feet or cold toes), but testers appreciated its on-snow control and sensitivity. PLUS: Leverage bars help clamp buckles tight without a lot of arm strength. MINUS: Not stiff enough for our most aggressive testers, but perfect for advanced skiers.