If the ATK Crest 10 is a base model Subaru Outback, the RT 10 is the Subaru Outback - Wilderness Edition. Both are highly functional, but the latter has more bells and whistles that result in a more refined user experience. Rest assured that neither the RT 10 nor Crest 10 will experience any head gasket issues, thank goodness!
While the Crest 10 requires the manual engagement/disengagement of ski brakes (occasionally resulting in forgetting to activate the brakes for skiing), the RT 10 has the Evo braking system, which means the brakes automatically adjust to skiing or climbing based on the heel turret position. For climbing, simply rotate the heel turret 180°, step in, and you're ready to go. When ready to ski, simply reverse the process for a quick and easy transition. While the single riser of the Crest 10 is sufficient for climbing, the RT 10 has two risers, providing more options to tame steep skin tracks. Unlike the Crest 10, these risers utilize ATK's magneto technology, which is a simple but ingenious way to ensure the risers stay secured when not needed, even after many seasons of use.
Similar to the Crest 10, the RT 10 features the same durable metal toe piece and Cam Release System technology in the heel, helping make the binding easy to step into. The RT 10 also keeps the 12mm of total rearward heel travel (elasticity) which compensates for ski compression, serving to prevent you from prematurely releasing during aggressive ski descents.
With its generous feature set and a wide array of brake size options, the RT 10 is a smart choice for almost everyone.
- Evo brakes automatically deploy to ensure you never ski with brakes.
- Cam Release System in the heel means less force is required to enter the heel.
- Magneto Heel Flaps keep the heel flaps from flapping around, even after many seasons of use.
- Adjustable vertical and lateral release values between 5-10.
- 20mm of BSL adjustment accommodates a flock of boots.
- Aluminum, POM, and stainless steel make for an exceptionally durable construction.
|Weight (pair)||586g [97mm]|
||86, 91, 97, 102|
||2 + flat|
||ALU 7075, POM, Stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, mountaineering|
|Notes||Light and fast binding with all the features|
|Bottom Line||Great feature to weight ratio and easy to use|
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