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 previous Oazos, but not lacking any of the Oazoness that makes an Oazo an Oazo. The Oazo 4 shares the same design with its stiffer spring-bearing siblings, sporting the same two riser heights (including a flat on ski mode), adjustable lateral release, and included crampon clips that support the effortless Plum ski crampons. The elongated heel piece is easy to rotate to the flat-touring position, though one of the risers also works as a race flap for extra speedy transitions. The fixed vertical release is tuned to around 4 so that lighter skiers can ski with confidence knowing that their binding will release when it needs to. Machined from a block of aluminum, the toe piece is equipped with Plum's "Too Facile" technology that makes entering the binding a breeze and the toe lever locks in and out with a satisfying click. If you are looking for a low release value binding that is packed full of functionality at a competitive weight, the Plum Oazo 4 is one of the better options available.
- Vertical release value of around 4, lateral release is adjustable from 5-10.
- Includes Plum Leashes so you don't have to wait until spring to find your skis after ejection.
- Machined aluminum construction is backed by a 3-year warranty from Plum.
- Included crampon receptors (+9g) quickly accepts Plum ski crampons.
- The heel has around 19mm of adjustment for multiple boots.
- A binding so nice they made it thrice.
- 100% Made in France.
|Riser Heights||2 + Flat|
|Materials||Machined from solid 7075 Aluminum|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, recreational racing|
|Notes||Lower vertical release value than the Oazo 6|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight, efficient binding for lighter skiers|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
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