Welcome to the most complete selection of tech bindings in the world! Modern ski touring bindings are designed to be light and allow a more natural walking stride, saving energy for the down. From maximally efficient race bindings to fully featured resort crossover models and various hybrids between the two, we have you covered.
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Like his boots, Pierre Gignoux's bindings set the bar for lightweight performance. The U77 is one of the lightest ISMF-compliant race bindings on the market, and the fact that it comes with a brake is nothing short of impressive. Weight savings and durability are achieved by reducing complexity in the design. In lieu of using springs to clamp the toe wings down, Pierre Gignoux inst..
Dynafit has done it again and designed a top-end race binding from the ground up. The Dynafit DNA binding is made with super strong aluminum and is even lighter than previous Dynafit race models, which is music to our ears. The toe piece uses a new mounting pattern with wide rear holes for extra retention while squeezing the front holes together to reduce the amount of material. Th..
Need brakes for the race check-in? This is the braked version of the DNA binding. With the Dynafit DNA Plus binding, the race flap and brake mechanisms are one and the same so transitions only require a single, one-handed motion - so simple that it's almost boring (if it weren't so dang cool). The binding is constructed with aluminum, carbon, and steel - just like airplanes. Don't ..
The Revolution World Cup binding by ATK is their ultimate race binding - pushing double digits of grams per ski. But while other ultralight race bindings go as simple as possible to reach that coveted 100g mark, ATK rose to the challenge and produced a race binding that is competitively lightweight AND packed full of ATK's patented technology. With that in mind, which features shou..
An enhanced version of the Revolution WC binding, the Revolution Brake WC is designed for those seeking the podium, albeit with an insurance policy in case their high-speed straight line doesn’t go quite according to plan: ski brakes. This also makes the binding compliant with ISMF races that require brakes. To help save valuable seconds while the clock is ticking, ATK uses their s..
Kudos to Ski Trab for an innovative toe piece! With a patented design that doesn’t require coiled springs, the Gara Titan approaches the 100 gram weight barrier that only recently seemed implausible. With the toe lever angled against included striker plates, the pins are pressed into the boot for a locked position. There is of course an unlocked ski mode to comply with ISMF rules, ..
Ski Trab calls the Gara Titan “the binding used by champions” and we tend to agree. This tour de force draws from a number of design features at the cutting edge of skimo race rigs, starting with an ultra-reliable titanium toe spring that resists snow buildup. Each toe wing flexes independently in response to twisting boot movement, providing unparalleled elastic retention among bi..
When Grizzly bindings was founded in 2017, their creator, Jozef Gaborik, was on a mission to create some of the lightest bindings in the world that were functional and reliable. Fast forward a few years and their GR 98 binding nails that criteria. Featuring a removable ski brake, the GR 98 complies with the updated ISMF racing rules that require brakes for competition, while still ..
Ski Mountaineering often takes an individual to isolated peaks far from any established trailheads. To ensure the best chance of success, alpine starts (e.g., getting up waaaay too early) and lightweight gear can be the difference between getting there on time versus fifteen minutes too late and finding the route impassible (which as the kids say, “is a real bummer”). To address th..
Safety-minded skimo athletes have historically been faced with a bit of a dilemma; relying on standardized u-springs with uncertain or unspecific release behavior or opting for a heavier binding with more consistent release values. However, with the invention of the Mezzalama binding, Dynafit has eliminated lingering release value guesswork, introducing a fully adjustable binding a..
The age of fixed-release race bindings is over; the time of the Mezzalama binding has come. Behold: The Dynafit Mezzlama Plus is a race-weight binding that features brakes AND fully adjustable lateral and vertical releases! While not unheard of, adjustable-release race bindings are exceedingly rare, which is why our minds were blown when we got our first glimpse of the Mezzalama se..
All-metal bindings weighing in under 102 grams? You betcha (they weight 101)! Designed for those folks looking for every edge in competition, the Plum 99 is the updated pinnacle of race-binding minimalism. It also adds a twist to the concept of adjustable release. Choose from two lateral-release values (roughly 6 or 8) simply by changing the mounting-orientation of the heel. The fo..
Dynafit is turning skimo race bindings inside out. Literally. Instead of a binding clamping onto your boot, with the P49 system your boot expands to click into a solid block of metal. It’s a revolutionary new tech-system designed to be the fastest race binding possible. P49 is short hand for “Project 49”, and at a wee smidge over 49g per side the binding weighs less than half that ..
When it comes to binding design, it's hard to outsmart the folks at Hagan. Never a company to avoid a challenge, Hagan tried to outsmart themselves when designing the Ultra World Cup (WC) binding, and it isn't hard to see how well they succeeded. The Ultra WC binding is an evolved form of the Hagan Ultra, with the same precisely machined toepiece with Monolink Technology (this mean..
As race bindings got lighter and lighter over the years, your options for release values started shrinking. In other words, you got a fixed release system and it either worked for your or it didn’t. The engineering maniacs at ATK were the first to reverse that trend, offering multiple spring strengths in the Trofeo, for example. Similarly, in the uber-light titanium realm, ATK birt..
How can you tell if the Low Tech Race 105 binding is for you? Well, if you own more than one full-body spandex/lycra suit, if you get upset when your fancy European imported cheese is 6g lighter than the package says, or if you obsessively time your commute each day, this binding might be for you. Weighing in right around 105g, this updated Low Tech Race 105 (the name makes sense n..
Dynafit's Low Tech Race binding...now with brakes! While that may not sound exciting to racers used to skiing without brakes, you better get excited if you want to race in ISMF sanctioned races going forward. With rules phasing in starting in the 2021/22 season, you may need to tick the brake box on a gear check. It's also not the worst idea to have brakes if you're doing hot laps ..
The Plum Race 120 binding is for the speediest of the speedy, for the fast and light skiers who answer, "water and extra layers just slow me down" when asked where in tarnation their backpacks are. The Race 120 is the big brother to the Race 99, and was designed for use by racers who brush uncomfortably close to the 90kg weight limit of the Race 99. If you're looking to get a race ..
The folks at Kreuzspitze are masters of three things: simplicity, elegance, and ski bindings. Combine these talents with a secret ingredient (it's love) and the result is the Kreuzspitze RS binding. Precisely machined out of cutting-edge aerospace materials to ensure the highest performance and durability, this binding replaces the beloved SCTTT as Kreuzspitze's flagship race bindi..
Plum invested 5 more grams into the ol’ reliable race 145 binding. The primary return on that investment is a toe lever that is smoother and easier to operate. Gone are the fiddly-to-mount striker plates that previously decided whether you were in walk mode or ski mode. The lock-stops are machined into the toe and feel buttery to operate. The lever itself was widened and smoothed o..
Fresh off of the Lagorai Mountains in Trentino, Italy, where Kreuzspitze tests every one of their products comes the RS Lady, a delightfully bare-bones race-oriented binding that will replace the venerable SCTTT Lady. The all-business, no-frills heel of the RS Lady is the same as that of the SCTTT Lady: a replaceable titanium U spring with an easy to use race-flap riser atop a pede..
Historically, race binding selection was based on an individual's needed release value and not much else. So even though the metallic hue of that one binding was calling your name, too bad! At least until now, that is. With the Trofeo, ATK has made the same great, race binding but with the option to choose between release values of 4,6,8, and 10. Now, everyone can enjoy the smooth,..
As per usual in sports, World Cup competitions drive innovation. The Trofeo Brake Bindings allow entry into the race category with an ISMF-approved braking system that doubles as compliance with ski-resort policies. With one heel flap that controls uphill/downhill mode and brake position, this race binding focuses on simplicity and value. As compared to the ATK Revolution WC, the b..
At Kreuzspitze it was decided that they really wanted a binding that they could use for some quick pre-work laps in the local mountains, take up to a race in Bormio, or maybe bring along for some serious mountaineering in the Swiss Alps without worrying about having to fix it in the field, or replace it at the end of every other season. Unsatisfied with the options before them, the..
The Plum 170 binding is the 150 with a built-in 19mm adjustment plate. If you plan on using more than one boot with your setup, this is the version for you. The re-designed toe pieces feature smooth-operating lock levers that have clear stops for skiing and skinning. The heel piece has a simple pin-cover flap for uphill skinning and can be turned sideways for flat-on-ski skating (s..
We could all use a multi-functional ski binding that is lightweight and simple. Dynafit has the hook-up with the Superlite 150 binding. If you're looking for the simplicity of a race binding, but maybe with just a little more panache, this elegant piece of engineering will end up in your shopping cart. The Superlite 150 is a thoughtfully designed ski touring binding with an adjusta..
The original Kreuzspitze GT Binding impressed the ski-touring world with its race weight binding that had adjustable vertical and lateral release values. So you can imagine our excitement to see Kreuzspite up their game with a further refined version of this binding, logically named the GT 2.0. Upgrades include an updated toe piece that features a revised geometry over the original..
When the phrase “low tech” is spoken around here, we’re immediately transported back to the tech binding renaissance of the early 90s that saw Dynafit introduce many category-defining products to the market. A descendant from this product lineage was the Superlite 2.0, which with its excellent lateral elasticity, adjustable lateral release, and fixed vertical release, satisfied mos..
At Skimo Co, we try to avoid using superlative phrases like “the lighest ___”. That’s because, inevitably, something will come along that bests it. That said, the Grizzly Olympic Tour binding is the LIGHTEST full-featured touring binding on the market. It cleared the weight bar by such a large margin, and left so little room for improvement, that we’re OK just saying it. It’s hard ..
Dynafit calls the Superlite 2.0 a revolution instead of an evolution. If you like brakes then you might be inclined to agree, since the new version is the first race-weight binding with an (optional) integrated brake. It maintains the fully adjustable lateral-release of the original Superlite that prompted many skiers to start using race bindings for every day touring. With two ver..
Here at Skimo Co, we understand the challenge lighter skiers face when trying to find the appropriate gear. Boots are often too big, skis are too long, and the release values on bindings are too high. We deal with this challenge all year, and are now excited to offer the Plum Oazo 6 binding, one of the lightest and most capable touring bindings on the market made specifically for l..
The “Race Plus” category is growing neatly. That is, alpine touring ski bindings that are more featureful than race bindings but more streamlined than traditional touring designs. The Plum Oazo embodies that trend with a slick set of features that have it sitting right at the 200-gram mark (after which you start to feel the weight every step). The sturdy toe is a proven design that..
Sometimes, a binding is so well made and popular that the manufacturer has no choice but to make it again. Such was the origin of the Oazo 6 when skiers demanded that they be able to ski the Oazo safely with a lower release value, and now popular demand has squeezed yet another iteration of the Oazo family out of Plum. Introducing the Oazo 4; a slightly less Oazoy Oazo than previou..
The original Ski Trab Titan Vario is spoken of in hushed and reverent tones here at Skimo Co, and the fact that many of our employees ski this binding for ~90% of their days each season is evidence of how much we liked the original version. If the original Titan Vario was the first Toy Story movie, then the Titan Vario.2 binding is Toy Story 2-- the rare sequel that lives up to the..
Does a dawn patrol mean at least 4-5000 feet of climbing? Do you want to ski lines in multiple drainages in one day? Weighing in around the 200-gram mark, the ATK Kuluar 9 LT should be the lightweight speed tourer's weapon of choice. As you begin your day, you’ll notice the efficient race flaps. When the skinner gets steep, you’ll happily enjoy the fact that such a lightweight bind..
The middle ground. This oft-forgotten principle takes the good from the extremes and combines them into a solution that is often better for all involved. Imagine that! It was with this thoughtful approach that ATK created the Kuluar 12 LT. Turns out, the middle ground between race and touring bindings is a winner. By combining lightweight reliable U-Springs, adjustable lateral rele..
In touring bindings, features and weight seem to have an inverse relationship. This is not the case with the Dynafit Blacklight binding. Packed with sensible features without tipping the scales, the Blacklight is a workhouse that will giddy up on just about any setup. Looking for adjustable lateral release? The Blacklight has you covered. Need a reasonable number of risers? Check. ..
The Helio 200 LT is the slimmer little brother that the Helio 200 has been hoping and asking for all these years. By ditching the adjustment plate, keeping the smooth Monolink 1.0 toe wings, and retaining the ability to independently adjust vertical and lateral release, the Helio 200 LT is ready to tackle the biggest vertical days filled with aggressive and dynamic skiing. Despite ..
Built on the Haute Route Plus platform, the DPS L10 is for those wanting to venture far from the trailhead, but with the creature comforts of a more featured binding. With two heel risers, you can find just the right climbing height, making short work out of ridiculously steep skin tracks. The Cam Release System provides an easy step-in and also allows for an adjustable vertical an..
Long and hard traverses are long and hard. To make your travels less hard (though not less long), appropriate equipment selection is critical to shave grams where possible without jeopardizing durability as you traverse large swathes of wilderness. ATK has been at the forefront of creating wickedly light bindings that withstand the Haute Route traverse. While tipping the scales at ..
Smooth! The Black Diamond Helio 200 is feature-packed, fully capable, and fully awesome. It pairs well with everything from skinny skis and race-boots to big skis and four-buckle boots. If you want your ski binding to do a little bit of everything, then this is the one. Adjustable lateral and vertical release values mean you can dial in the system to your size and style. Two smooth..
Marker has heard your pleas for a lower, adjustable lateral release value, along with a lower vertical release, all the while keeping your concerns about weight and ski performance in mind. Even though that is a lot to process in one request, they put it all together and have called it the Alpinist 8 binding. Along with hitting all the specs sought after by lighter weight, or less ..
With decades of alpine binding production and a stout following, Marker entered the pool of tech-bindings with a glorious half-gainer. With several models to choose from, the Marker Alpinist 10 nestles itself smack dab between the lower releasing 8 and the higher 12 so you can choose the value range best suited for your skill level and style of skiing. With a gapless heel, you will..
Marker had something impressive brewing in their secret lab: introducing the Marker Alpinist binding. The Alpinist brings release characteristics reserved for heavier bindings to the sub-250g category. The heel piece incorporates a spring-loaded track that keeps the heel piece flush with the heel of the boot, eliminating release-value fluctuation when the ski flexes. That, combined..
Solving one of the shortcomings of the Alpinist 12, the Alpinist Long Travel is the same binding with a longer heel track. Doubling the track length to 30mm, you can get three full boot sizes of adjustment out of the binding. The rest of the features are the same great Marker Alpinist, albeit without the latest "ISI" step-in tweaks on the toe.
Gapless heel means the binding r..
Simple, capable, and user-friendly. The Backland Pure Binding has a combination of features that folks have been eager to see for a long time. Hauling around excess weight in an overly complicated binding isn’t anybody’s favorite activity, and Atomic is here to simplify things. The toe piece screams "work smarter, not harder", utilizing a long lever to increase leverage during tran..
In a lesser-known novel, “To All Summits and Back Again,” written by Atomic Baggins, the story focuses on the plight of a little binding with a big personality, trying to make a name for itself in a big and crowded world. Helping with this task was its mostly glass-infused polyamide (PA) construction, making it light and strong, perfect for reliability in far-out places. As these s..
Salomon’s first tech binding, the MTN. If you think it looks an awful lot like the Atomic Backland, that’s because it is. The companies are related, meaning you can ensure proper color coordination on your setup with identical functionality. If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, your skiing will likely be just as good. The MTN binding is light, fully featured, and fool..