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Plum Caribou Binding


Between the massive and gorgeous lines in British Columbia, blissful deep Utah powder, and steep, technical skiing of the Northeast, there is some truly impressive skiing to be done on our continent. But, to ski the biggest and best that North America has to offer, you need the right binding at your feet. Fresh from across the pond comes the Plum Caribou (aka Guide North America), a freeride-oriented touring binding made to handle the conditions that we call home. The burly Guide toe is made even more powerful by a wider mounting pattern for the toe plate, which improves power transfer to the ski and steering in deep conditions. The heel piece uses the turret of the Summit binding which offers adjustable vertical and lateral release up to 12 for optimizing retention and safety, enabling you to ski harder and faster with less worry. Summit-style heel risers give you 3 climbing positions, including a flat mode, so that however steep the terrain that you're pursuing, your binding won't hold you back. An optional stomp pad further increases the burliness of the binding, especially during landings. This hard-to-come-by binding is perfect for those who want a traditional touring binding with enough "oomph" to inspire confidence for skiing harder, faster, and deeper all across the pristine winter playground of North America.

  • Wider toe platform improves power transfer to the edge of fatter skis.
  • An optional heel stomp pad improves freeride performance.
  • Three riser positions, including a flat mode.
  • Adjustable vertical and lateral release.
  • 5-year warranty from Plum.
  • Includes leashes.

Update 2021/22: Plum tweaked and renamed this binding the Summit 12.

convert to ounces
451g [w/ stomp pad]
Weight (pair) 902g [w/ stomp pad]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   Leashes
BSL Adjustment   30mm
Riser Heights   Flat, 54mm, 79mm
Vertical Release   5.5-12
Lateral Release   5.5-12
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Skimo Co Says
Usage Touring up and Freeskiing down
Notes Less ramp angle than the Guide
Bottom Line A modern version of the classic Guide binding, equally robust
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Chris M
Do the plum caribou and the plum guide have the same hole patterns? For example, If I mount my skis w quiver killers, can I swap between the guide and the caribou on the same ski?
Answer from jbo
Hi Chris, unfortunately not. You can see the specifics in our list of mounting patterns.
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Question from Jared
How do these compare to the Speed Radicals?
Answer from Ian C
Hi Jared, these are both relatively burly no-nonsense touring bindings with a similar riser system! The Caribous' stomp pad provides a small boost in downhill performance, and the adjustment track is slightly longer for different boots. Plus, the Plums have a slightly higher release value range for heavier skiers. On the other hand, the Dynafits come with a weight advantage of around 100g per foot. If you would like a more in-depth comparison, feel free to write us at!
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Model: Guide North America

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