When we asked Dynafit team member Benedikt Böhm which binding he uses most, he immediately pointed to the Expedition. Given his casual pastime of skiing 8,000 meter peaks this came as no surprise. The Expedition's durability-to-weight ratio is about as high as they come and the simplicity is tough to beat. The unique rotation-free heel piece is what gives the Expedition its edge. Sacrificing lateral-heel release gives you the benefit of knowing that pre-releases are a thing of the past. Another benefit is eliminating lateral wander found in virtually every other ski binding. Instead of trying to solve the difficult problem of retention vs release, the Expedition eliminated it altogether. Meaning, no matter how hard you load the ski up into a turn, your heel has absolutely no room to wander which delivers razor sharp handling when you need it most. While more complicated bindings get bloggers in a tizzy, the Dynafit Expedition is quietly skiing exposed lines day in and day out. It’s loaded for bear while only weighing 202g per side.
|Crampon Ready||Yes, removable|
|Materials||Forged 7075 aluminum|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||No-fall skiing, surviving a nuclear blast|
|Notes||No lateral release|
|Bottom Line||The steep skiing machine you can always count on|