The Vertical ST bindings are the new best-selling version of the classic Comfort series. Dynafit engineers combined strength and lightness to make this durable binding that securely holds your boot to your ski. Great for all around touring and equipped with resort-friendly brakes, the Verticals are still the standard that other tech bindings are measured against.
- Rotating heel piece offers the choice of two riser heights in addition to flat, which is easy to manipulate with a gloved hand or pole.
- Release values range from 5-10 for both lateral and vertical (forward) release, which is plenty for most mere mortals.
- Lift plates under the heel and toe transfer power across a wide area while providing torsional rigidity and control.
- Lock your toe down with the lever to make sure your foot stays in while skinning, and remember to unlock before you ski for releasability.
- 92mm wide brakes feature a glide plate to ensure a smooth lateral release while keeping on good terms with ski patrol.
- Equipped with a crampon slot to help follow those greasy skin tracks, if you insert the ski crampons sold separately.
** Note the brakes only come in one size (92mm), which is fairly skinny by today's standards. If you plan to use these on fatter skis, you'll have to go brakeless which saves around 120 grams per stride and 240 grams per hop turn.
Vertical ST vs Radical ST
The classically designed Vertical ST will save you $50 and 20 grams (0.7 ounces) over the redesigned Radical version. For this price, you are limited to smaller brake sizes and will opt out of bonus side impact protection provided by the Power Towers on the Radical toe pieces. However if you plan to go brakeless or just prefer tried and true design with consistent riser adjustment to the sometimes fiddly Speed Step climbers, these are great choice. See our article Dynafit Radical vs Vertical for further comparison, but you won't be disappointed either way.
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Vertical Release||Adjustable 5-10|
|Lateral Release||5-10 or locked|
|Materials||CrMo & stainless steel, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Alpine touring, sidecountry, resort|
|Notes||Continuation of the classic Comfort series|
|Bottom Line||Consistent and reliable A/T binding|
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