Bottom line - a workhorse touring pant, worth every penny. Fit - I'm 5'8", 150lb, the US small (32) is perfect except they're a little long when I'm not in ski boots. The waist is a bit loose on me but I tighten it with the velcro. It does hug a little tighter in the rear end, but it makes the wife happy! In fact she loves them. The pant fits over my touring boots easily. The inner gaiter hugs the top of the boot with rubber and elastic, and does its job keeping out the powder as expected. For men, we wan...
SkiTrab Vario bindings, Pomoca skins. Going on 3rd season. I had the version before with a single plate and they broke on me, but Movement and SkiMo were very helpful getting me into a new pair quickly and for free! I think perhaps they went a bit too light with the earlier version, this new version is much better reinforced with "double plate reinforcement" at the mounting area. How do they behave? They cruise well at 50+ mph on groomers, yet they are agile and handle powder like a dream, and light enough...
To be honest these are my first pair of tech bindings. I relied heavily on the expert knowledge of the staff at SkiMo and, looking at these things, I just wasn't confident they would even work!! I mean, what a joke! They look and weigh, like, nothing! It was a HUUUUGE leap of faith to buy these things. But, they did not disappoint. What you're paying for is precision engineering and true, brilliant ingenuity. A product like this only comes about when excellent, experienced skiers also happen to be excellen...
Solid, stiff, light and intuitive! Going on 3 years with a pair of these. I was warned that I might break them if I'm too hard on them but I have fallen on them, whacked all sorts of stuff (trees, rocks, others' poles for a 'high five' after a sweet run) and they are still going strong. On steep terrain when the mohair starts to slip, you can dig in deep with these and they are stiff and solid. I have never had the locking mechanism slip on me, it clicks into place at fixed intervals and shows you how lon...
This is a sturdy setup complete with brakes, rotating toe piece for added safety, and 2 different heel risers. That being said, it's also a little heavier than I think is necessary for a kids' setup. The rotation 7 bindings are a little heavy. It all seems plenty sturdy to use as both a resort and backcountry setup. The skins seem cheap but I think they'll last at least a few years. It's hard to complain for a complete setup with skis, bindings, and skins that was half the cost of my setup. My son is 4'10"...