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 same hardworking toe of the Core 12 Pro, complete with its stout aluminum construction and Uphill Hardness Variator. In the heel, the Core 12 Evo sports an automatic brake which is activated when rotating the heel from ascent to descent mode. Essentially, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of having brakes, without the added hassle of having brakes! Needless to say, we think this is pretty nifty. When combined with 12mm of elastic heel travel, two heel risers, and adjustable vertical and lateral release, the Hagan Core 12 Evo is a binding with a big personality.
- Autolock brake system has few moving parts, which adds to its longevity.
- Magnetic Heel Lifts keep the riser from obnoxiously flapping around.
- Uphill Hardness Variator allows for the toe stiffness to be adjusted while in the uphill mode, which is useful for the worn out toe inserts.
- Snow Pack Proof toe piece is resilient to snow buildup, allowing reliable step-in every time.
- Easy Entry System does what it says, make entering the binding easy.
- Elastic Response System allows the heel piece to slide in response to ski compressions keeping the release values consistent.
|Weight (pair)||720g [97mm]|
||91, 97, 102, 108, 120|
||2 + flat|
||Aluminum alloy, POM, stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski touring, free touring|
|Notes||Full-featured binding in a sleek and lightweight package|
|Bottom Line||Great lightweight full-featured binding|
|Compare to other Full-featured Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
Trying to decide between it and the original Core Pro, as well as which toe shim to grab - the ATK branded one or one of the 6mm B&D ones
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