Best Longboard Brands (Budget Breakdown)

By: Billy James | March 14, 2024 | Longboards

Picking a good longboard brand can be confusing.

Don’t worry, I gotchu.

I’ve been longboarding for over two decades and have bought many different brands.

If you’re an absolute beginner and unsure where to start, check this beginner’s buyer guide. It will educate you on common riding styles and recommend beginner-friendly shapes. If you’d just like to know the best brands, keep scrolling.

best longboard brands

$100 Budget

This budget makes sense if you’re just testing the waters and are unsure if you’ll stick with longboarding long-term.

Two options come to mind.

Option #1: You could buy a used longboard from a reputable brand. Go to local garage sales or search used marketplaces for Arbor, Sector9, Loaded, Landyachtz, Pantheon, or Zenit. Finding one of those within this price range might be tricky, but I’ve seen it happen!

Places to search…

Option #2: You could buy new. However, just be aware that cheaper longboards are built with parts that won’t last as long. I’d suggest going for a drop-through or kicktail/pintail longboard.

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$200+ Budget

If you know you’ll be sticking with longboarding, save up and invest in a setup from one of the longboard brands below. Trust me; it’ll make a world of difference.

Disclaimer: The “Landyachtz website” link is an affiliate link. If you buy something after clicking it, we will receive a small commission. It’s at no additional cost to you.

Landyachtz

Landyachtz website

Price Range: $150-$300
Year Founded: 1997
HQ: British Columbia, Canada
Warranty: 1 year

landyachtz longboards logo

Landyachtz is a staple in the longboard community. Not only are their prices great for the quality, but they’re also a sustainability-based brand. For each board they sell, they plant a tree. Not to mention, they support many events within the community.

Arbor

Arbor’s website

Price Range: $140-$250
Year Founded: 1997
HQ: Venice, California
Warranty: 2 Year

arbor longboards logo

Based in Venice, California, Arbor started focusing on snowboarding and then expanded to longboarding. One of the notable things about Arbor is its dedication to sustainability—they’ve planted over 500,000 trees and do their best to minimize their production’s impact.

Disclaimer: The “Loaded’s website” link is an affiliate link. Meaning if you buy something after clicking it, we will receive a small commission. It’s at no additional cost to you.

Loaded Boards

Loaded’s Website

Price Range: $205-$450
Year Founded: 2002
HQ: Culver City, California
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

loaded boards logo

Loaded is also a staple in the longboarding community. Because of the premium materials, Loaded‘s boards aren’t cheap; however, they will last. Loaded is a solid longboard brand to support because it stands behind its product and gives back to the community.

Pantheon Longboards

Pantheon’s website

Price Range: $270-$430
Year Founded: 2014
HQ: Indian Hills, Colorado

pantheon longboards logo

Pantheon’s founder, Jeff Vyain, has been a skateboarder since 12. He gravitated toward long-distance skating and became a top competitor when he got older. After working his way up in the industry, he started Pantheon. Pantheon longboards are a great investment in your mental health.

Comet Skateboards

Comet’s website

Price Range: $225-$300
Year Founded: 1997
HQ: Bristol, Rhode Island
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

comet longboard skateboards logo

Comet Skateboards was started in 1997 by Jason Salfi to make the world’s most environmentally and socially responsible skateboards. They’ve kept their lineup small, but don’t let that fool you—each one is thought out incredibly well. Their Comet Cruiser is one of my all-time favorites.

Zenit Boards

Zenit’s website

Price Range: $185-$300
Year Founded: 2012
HQ: Montreal, Quebec

Warranty: 1 Year

zenit longboards

Zenit makes everything handmade, using epoxy resin to layer their boards (the same material on surfboards and snowboards). Each one of their boards has an unmatched premium feel.

Bottom Line

Everyone has a different budget and idea of what they want to get from longboarding.

The goal was to provide multiple options to help you get out there! The ride is the reward.

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years and it's had an incredibly positive impact on my mental health. My mission is to show the world the power of cruising and carving.

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