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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The excitement was palpable when we saw the first samples of the ST Touring binding from the high-end Slovenian CNC manufacturer, Slatnar. Wanting to create a high-performing and extremely durable touring binding, Slatnar drew upon their knowledge of producing World Cup and Olympic-winning ski jumping skis and bindings to do just that. Largely composed of aerograde 7075‐T651, the S..
Strong, light, and strong (yes, we know we said it twice), the Ski Trab Ski Crampons are an essential accessory for icy skin tracks. The robust aluminum construction comes in several widths, allowing you to get the best possible fit for your ski. The intimidating edges provide ample bite in hard snow, letting you focus on getting to your objective safe and sound. The included carry..
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..
Built on ATK's 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 ..
The Raider Evo series sits atop the ATK throne as their flagship binding, with the Raider 11 Evo positioned to serve lighter-weight skiers. Setting itself apart from other, non-Evo Raider bindings, the Raider 11 Evo has automatic brakes and release adjustment in the toe.
With non-Evo Raider bindings, the brake is deployed and locked with a manually pressed button, positioned und..
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/di..
While the Caribou in the great herds of the Arctic tundra are gentle, migratory herbivores, the Plum Karibou 12 binding is a predator on the mountain, wanting to attack every descent. The burliest binding that Plum manufactures, the Karibou is made for charging and freeriding with no holds barred. What sets it apart from the rest of Plum's lineup is the 8mm elastic response system ..
The most fundamental of ATK's "Evo" series of bindings, the RT 8 Evo binding is the evolution of the Crest 8. Historically, lighter-weight skiers have a more limited selection of touring bindings to pick from, but thankfully the RT 8 Evo exists to fit the needs of almost any backcountry setup. The "Evo" nomenclature indicates the inclusion of ATK's automatic brakes that self-deploy..
Built for the hardest chargers amongst us, the Freeraider 15 Evo is designed to provide the confidence needed to send it in the backcountry, while still being friendly to haul far away from the trailhead. Setting itself apart from other Raider bindings is the adjustable toe piece and Evo Brake system.
With the adjustable toe piece, we should note it shouldn't be thought of as a ..
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..
Blending the performance of the popular Alpinist and Kingpin M-Werks bindings, Marker's Cruise 12 finds the middle ground between the two. The gapless design with 4mm of length compensation allows the heel piece to move backward in response to ski compression, helping to smooth over variable snow and keep release values consistent. The two riser heights are easily accessible, provi..
After a truly historic winter, it appears the Marker Kingpin M-Werks and Alpinist spent a lot of time together, tucked cozily away indoors between bouts of incredible powder skiing. The evidence for this is the Cruise 10 binding, which clearly has 23 chromosomes from each of them. Compared to the Alpinist, the Cruise has two heel risers easily accessible, helping tame even the stee..
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 Ski Trab TR1 is the epitome of innovation coming from Ski Trab, and that is saying quite a lot for the company with a one-of-a-kind 14-layer ski construction and an utterly unique titanium-based elastic toepiece. Yet here we are, describing another paradigm-shifting product from our ingenious friends in Bormio, Italy. The prodigal son of the TR2, the TR1 (not the TR3, that woul..
Blacklight's back, alright! The Dynafit Blacklight Plus is a slimmed-down binding packing a number of Larger Than Life features. Icebreaker Pins and the Step In Side Towers make entering the binding easier than finding a boy band to listen to in the 1990s, which is to say, easy. The removable brake automatically deploys when rotating the heel into ski mode, so you can Quit Playing ..
The Backland Summit 9 offers the same great features found on the Summit 12 but with release values geared for lighter skiers. The glass-infused polyamide (PA) construction of the Summit 9 is lightweight, damp, and durable, making it an excellent material for a backcountry binding. The integrated brakes are easy and intuitive to use and can be easily engaged with the ski still on, ..
The Backland Summit 12 binding offers a compelling feature set without all the extra weight. Being constructed primarily with glass-infused polyamide (PA), a thermoplastic known for its high performance-to-weight ratio, the Summit 12 keeps the weight down but is robust enough for season after season of use. With the introduction of the AutoFlex System, the Summit 12 compensates for..
The Raider 13 Evo is ATK’s new flagship binding, and it’s ready to take you to the top of the mountain and get you down in just about any manner you desire. A couple of key features make it stand out from past models and the competition: automatic ski brake retraction and a toe release adjustment, respectively.
After testing for a season in Europe, ATK is releasing into the US t..
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 ..
Fritschi's Vipec Evo binding will not fold your skins for you or reach down and put your boots into walk mode, but it will allow you to free your heel without exiting your toe piece. Whether you need to traverse in a sticky situation, or are using scaled skis and it's time to climb, this slick system pulls the pins back away from your rear tech fitting with the push of a lever, fre..
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..
Among a sea of tech bindings with subtle distinctions, the Ski Trab Titan Vario.2’s singular titanium toe rod and gapless heel instantly stand out. After a few seconds of learning how to step in, its general effect is to instantly win over a new convert to this rare Italian import. The principal drawback of this binding’s design was that its delights were limited to heavier, or at ..
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..
ATK's latest addition to their composite Raider series delivers another durable and weight-conscientious binding in the C-Raider 10. With a carbon composite toe frame interspersed with aluminum and stainless steel parts, this binding is fully featured, fully balanced, and lighter than many of its competitors. The same wide mounting pattern and 12mm of heel travel as the aluminum ve..
The Fritschi Xenic 7 is like a fairytale come to life.
“Why Xenic, what a unique toepiece you have!” All the better for entering and exiting the binding, my dear. Stepping into the Xenic 7 is almost brainless, a paddle between the toe wings activates the pins, meaning you don’t have to fight the springs that keep your boot in just to get your boot in. The toe also has a bumper t..
Like the Ugly Duckling that grows to be a beautiful swan, the Fritschi Tecton has always stood out from other tech bindings. And like The Little Engine That Could, it exceeds all expectations of what traditional pin bindings are capable of. Thanks to the ingenious design of the toepiece, the lateral release occurs at the toe instead of the heel, which is designed to protect your an..
To start, these bindings are sturdily built out of metal and POM, providing an exceptionally stout construction at a very reasonable weight. Complementing this hard-working construction is the Elastic Response System, which gives the heel room to move fore and aft, keeping your release values consistent through variable terrain. Speaking of the heel, the Pin-Up Evo bindings now uti..
The Hagan Core 12 Pro has been a crowd favorite for those wanting a highly functional binding at a minimal weight. Not ones to sit idle, the folks at Hagan have been devising ways to better this already proven design. Their answer comes in the form of the Hagan Core 12 Evo, which we think could be characterized as evolutionary rather than revolutionary. To start, Hagan kept the sam..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
No serious race binding company fails to offer adjustment plates. Grizzly is serious so they offer some machined aluminum plates on which to mount the heels of the GR 98, Olympic, and other bindings. This allows you to use multiple boots with your otherwise unadjustable bindings. All plates are sold in pairs with adjustment bolts and nuts included.
Speed Plates weigh 28 grams..
Nothing screams "I love spring" more than the Hagan Ski Crampon. Well, maybe choosing Cinco De Mayo as your favorite holiday but that's beside the point. The Hagan Ski Crampon provides utter grip on utterly bad skin tracks. Forged from aluminum, into small alligator teeth, it's not too often that you get this strong of a ski crampon in such a small package. Compatible with all Haga..
Break a toe? Building a frankenbinding? Need some toes for a splitboard? Making an expensive Christmas tree ornament? Whatever your reason, we have the ATK toe pieces that you need. Sold individually.
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There's nothing worse than having an awesome backcountry setup that you can't use simply because of one measly broken heel piece. Fear not, as these ATK heel pieces are sold individually for a less costly replacement process. Single heel pieces are also good when you want a just-in-case spare.
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The Raider 10 is ATKs acclaimed Raider 12 but better targetted towards average-and-lighter weight skiers. That means you'll have one of the lightest fully-featured bindings on the market so you can make multi-lap outings common. You get all the high-end ATK tech like the sealed toe piece that ameliorates the problem of snow buildup under your wings that might prevent a secure closu..
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..
Have brakes, will not travel. Keep your sticks where they should be, by your side, not at the bottom of the race course or couloir you had been planning on skiing. Grizzly brakes accommodate a variey of waist widths coming in 3 sizes covering you from race skis to "fat skis" by skimo standards.
Compatible with the Grizzly GR 98...
Every ski binding is made of parts. Sometimes you need new parts. Sometimes you want additional parts. If your bindings are stamped Grizzly, this is the place to find such things.
Crampon Adapters - Pair of add-on crampon receptors that work with the Olympic binding. Come with four screws as each receptor is held on with two. They slide into the toe and screw on and off without ..
Picturesque ski lines have a nasty habit of often being located far away from the trailhead. This unfortunate (or fortunate) reality then necessitates careful gear selection to achieve maximal performance while keeping weight to a minimum. Based in Chamonix, the folks at Plum are no strangers to this principle, and therefore designed the Summit 12. Like its sibling, the Summit 12 S..
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..
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 ..