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..
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..
The ATK Crest 10 reminds us of that saying, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Except, with these bindings, you actually can…metaphorically, anyways (don’t eat your bindings). They prove that you can have all the features AND go lightweight too. The Crest 10’s paltry weight and three walk modes won’t inhibit you on the up, no matter the size of the ascent. Meanwhile, ski br..
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. Binding Model Weight (g) Weight (oz) SL World Cu..
Like the renaissance in Europe, we too, as the backcountry skiing community, are experiencing a renaissance in technology after enduring the dark, dark years that saw the usage of such torture devices known as “frame bindings.” Front and center in this rebirth is ATK, who with their introduction of the Raider series, delivered a durable and lightweight binding that could satisfy th..
Small and light skiers know it can be hard to find a touring binding that meets all your needs without infringing on your safety. A lightweight, full featured binding with low release settings can be a rare gem, but thankfully ATK has excavated the gleaming sapphire that is the Crest 8 from the mines of touring technology. The fully adjustable lateral and vertical release values ca..
The ATK Freeraider 14 is one of those products that defies singular categorization by merging two vastly different genres. Is it a freeride binding featuring a high release value of 14 that is capable of big stomps? You betcha. But here’s where things get interesting. It is ALSO (somehow) lightweight enough to be used for everyday touring without feeling like you’re hauling a burde..
It's never good to have a screw loose, especially in the backcountry. G3 has a minimalist tool with maximum effectiveness that even has the word backcountry right in the name! G3 Backcountry Binding Tool is ready to help you out when things get loose (but not the fun kind). A combination of a #3 Pozidriver on one end and a Torx T20 interface on the other end you can service most bi..
Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Sonny and Cher - some things were just made to go together. When it comes to your Backland or Salomon MTN bindings, the perfect match is the Atomic Ski Crampons. No need for a plastic clip to keep other branded ski crampons in place, these thoughtful add-ons are made to nestle into your crampon receptors easily and securely. As if they jus..
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..
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..
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..
While we were already impressed with the weight-to-performance ratio brought to market by the ZED 12, G3 has delivered yet again with the addition of the ZED 9. Gearing the binding towards lighter skiers, G3 put simplicity and ease of use to the forefront of the design process, with well-thought-out features like a toe lever requiring less force to actuate and all screws using the ..
$499.95 From $379.95
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..
If you often use the words "easy," "durable," and "lightweight," when describing your ideal touring binding, your profile match may be the Core 12 Pro from Hagan. Featuring quite possibly more metal in its construction than Iron Maiden, these are built for the long haul while still retaining a streamlined look and athletic weight. To help with unwanted toe release while skinning, H..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
The Kreuzspitze Ski Crampon is an adjustable-width security tool that weighs only slightly more than a fixed crampon. The ski crampons come in two sizes depending on how much ski you can handle. The Small size has three size positions: 68mm, 82mm, and 96mm. The Large also has three positions, just wider ones: 102mm, 116mm, and 130mm. If you have more skis than the average person sh..
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..
One of the benefits of having a modular binding like the Marker Alpinist is that you can swap and replace parts as you please, but it also allows them to be lighter and better adapt to the individual skier. Here are a few of the spare parts we are stocking. All parts are sold in pairs. Alpinist Heel Platforms - The heel support pads used in flat-on-ski mode which must be removed..
Like its little brother, the Dynafit ST Rotation 12 is one of the few tech bindings that has met the elusive DIN standards for release consistency and performance under pressure. This is due in large part to the rotating toe piece from which the Rotation binding gets its name. The gapless heel piece is spring-loaded to reduce any change in release value throughout the flex of the s..
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..
Lighter and more compact than the standard Dynafit crampon, the Speed is built for just that. The crampons have mean looking teeth and more cutouts to save weight. They are shallower in bite so work best with lower riser settings, like those found on race bindings. The Speed Crampon is 78mm wide and weighs 63 grams. It takes up less space than a standard crampon so is great for rac..
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..
No more sliding! Neither when skinning on icy sidehills nor when inserting crampons. Plum crampons feature a specially designed attachment mechanism that allows you to plop them in place, instead of sliding them on from the side. Hold the crampon vertically to attach/detach it from Plum bindings, and then let it fall into place. The rigid alloy frame with sharp teeth will take over..
Maruelli is the Italian version of B&D, making useful aftermarket parts for tech bindings. They use the highest quality materials to ensure modified products are even more robust than they started. Find our growing list of Maruelli binding parts below. Speed Antitwist Base x2 – Machined out of Titanal, this heel baseplate/spindle for the Speed Radical binding has a metal pos..
In addition to being a fantastic accessory to the ZED and ION bindings, the G3 ION ski crampons could be called the universal crampon due to their second, 'direct to ski' mounting option. Of course, if you use it with the ION, it's even easier-- just slide the included receptors under the toe pieces and screw them in. With its unique corded attachment system, the ION ski crampons c..
Lightweight skis may require some unusual mounting tools. For example, some ski specs call for drill bits that are typically used for child skis. Yes, your expensive skinny skis may in fact be designed for children. But hopefully you mount them like an adult by using some of the tools below. 3.5 x 7.5mm Drill Bit - Custom size required for Vapor Svelte and shorter Nano skis (164..
The patented brakes from Kreuzspitze are cool removable devices that slide into your crampon slot. They are secured by a simple locking switch (included) that is mounted with a single screw under your foot. Take them off when skinning uphill, slide them back on before skiing down. The brakes will retract when you lock your heel into ski mode and deploy when you have a yard sale. Gr..
Kreuzspitze has come to the rescue for skiers who find they have too much ramp angle in touring bindings. The 14-millimeter adjustment plates are screw-hole compatible with Dynafit TLT Vertical / Radical / Comfort / Speed heel units. That means you can replace a touring heel with a race heel without redrilling. Also available are 18mm and 40mm heel plates, a fast rental-style 40mm ..
Hardened steel forks? Check. Flat-on-ski mode? Check. Optional risers? Check. Optional adjustment plates? You betcha. The Trofeo heels from Kreuzspitze are long on features and quality. The small Italian manufacturer makes the heels in-house with the rest of their RS bindings and accessories. We think Kreuzspitze won't be a strange name for long. Sold individually, so get 2 for bot..
Wear out a fork? Lose a screw? Decide to add the oddly expensive crampon attachment? Whatever you're into, we will try to help. Find our growing list of parts for Plum bindings below: Crampon Attachments - New (x2) - Machined receptors for Oazo and Race 150/170 toe pieces, including the required screws. This attachment system is only compatible with Plum ski crampons, and will n..
Maybe you need a replacement. Maybe you're building a franken-binding. Maybe you just want to lighten up your heels. We won't ask what you do with them, but we will take your money. These are Plum binding heel pieces, priced & sold INDIVIDUALLY. If you buy two, they come in a boxed set. If you buy one, we'll just put a stamp on the top and hope for the best. We'll even loosely ..
It's hard to argue with stronger and lighter! ATK placed itself front and center in the eyes of the ski mountaineering crowd with a knockout ski crampon made with a robust, lightweight alloy. Designed by Batman himself, these sinister-looking crampons inspire confidence in steep terrain. Available in several widths, most ATK crampons have a deep bite. The exception is the 70mm race..
If you already have ten toes, you might consider getting some heels to match. The Dynafit binding heel pieces can be used to replace borked ones, build an unsanctioned super binding, or be stashed in your collection of other unusual parts. It's also not a bad idea to have a backup plan if you're planning an extended stay in a remote place. See the table below for details. ..
Need a replacement tech toe? Want a backup for a critical mission? Just need toes for a splitboard? Have only one leg? Whatever the reason, you can't go wrong with Dynafit binding toe pieces. Select from the optionally-auto-locking Low Tech Race; race weight but non-auto-locking Superlite; or the sturdy Radical toes with Power Towers, amongst others. Here are the details: ..
Mounting these plates between Dynafit race bindings and your skis will give you some fore/aft adjustment. This allows you to use different boots with the same skis, adding to their useful life and increasing the resale value of your rig. The Dynafit adjustment plates are made with 7075 aluminum, meaning they are light and strong. All plates are sold in pairs. LTR 2.0 / PDG Heel ..
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, ..
ATK leashes are made with a Kevlar core to be ultralight yet strong. They extend up to 60cm (two feet) but have a spiral polyurethane sheath that otherwise prevents them from slopping around and getting caught on branches. A simple clipping system lets you hook and unhook your skis at will. The leashes weigh 17 grams (0.6 ounces) each and will break with an elongation force of arou..
The Swiss binding makers at Fritschi have been trend-buckers in an industry that typically prioritizes lightweight construction over all else. Providing competitively weighted bindings while emphasizing release safety, durability, and ease of use is the name of the game for them. The Xenic binding checks all those boxes, weighing in under 300g and offering lateral toe elasticity, a..
$469.95 From $349.95
Leashes can be very valuable if you’re prone to dropping your skis off a mountain. The Plum leashes are a coiled cable and carabiner that can be hitched to your toe pieces and then to your boot. The length is spot on for a perfect amount of versatility without getting in the way while skinning. It’s long enough that you can reach the leash attachment point on your boot and still ha..
Getting the right ramp angle on your bindings can make the difference between skiing on-point or in the backseat with tired quads. B&D makes shims for almost every occasion. Choose a shim based on your binding and desired pin height delta, which can take some experimentation. Shorter boot sole lengths are more affected by delta because they end up with a higher ramp angle, thus..
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,..
It seems like the Euros are always showing us what to do when it comes to ski gear, and if they weren't right all the time, we might be more upset about it. Manufactured by the Italian pin-tech binding giant ATK, the fresh-out-of-the-factory Pure 8 and Pure 10 bindings from Hagan are just what the lightweight, peak-bagging, and pow-ripping doctor ordered. With the key difference be..
Purists may try to avoid using ski crampons and rely instead on skinning technique or boot-packing, but there are times when ski crampons are the most efficient travel option. Maybe you’d rather avoid wallowing through breakable crust. Maybe you don’t want to slip and slide on glazed slopes with exposure below. Maybe your objective lies on the other side of the most slippery skin t..
You flock to the backcountry because you don’t want to follow rules or be told what to do. Ski touring allows you to set a skintrack and go where you want. In the backcountry, there aren’t ski patrollers telling you to slow down or restricting where you can go. So, if you’re the type of skier who goes to remote places and enjoys popping off features while getting down the mountain ..
The backcountry ski touring leash from B&D is designed to alleviate the need to detach and attach your skis while putting on your climbing skins. The 1980s phone-style elastic cord stretches enough so you can lift your skis to put on your skins. This means you won’t lose your ski during transitions. It also allows for more slack in the line when your bindings release in a fall...