Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker

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Specs

Weight per pair 2 lb 11 oz / 1228 g

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Affordable way of accessing the backcountry and becoming…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Affordable way of accessing the backcountry and becoming introduced to off piste skiing. Short term solution before spending the money on a real touring setup.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Can use with any setup

Cons

  • Fragile parts eventually break
  • More effort and frustration than a normal touring set up

This is a great for skiers who want to try touring and accessing the backcountry for the first time. This product is affordable and you do not need to commit to investing hundreds of $$$ on a touring set up. 

Buyer beware though, you get what you pay for. Slower transition time leaves you lagging behind your partners and the fragile parts will eventually break with use and may leave you stranded.

However it is a great solution for novice bc skiers and those going on a trip and need to turn a resort setup into a touring setup. 

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Manufacturer's Description

The higher you climb the greater the reward. BCA’s Alpine Trekkers ensure easy access to your favorite backcountry hideouts. The Trekkers are a must–have for those looking to break into the touring scene and for hard–charging skiers wanting the performance and reliability of their full alpine binding on burly descents.

Click your Trekkers into your bindings. Then snap in your boots (or vice versa). Your heels are now free. When you reach the top, remove your Trekkers and step back into your bindings.

  • One-size fits all: (mondo sizes 22 and up)
  • Oval telescopic tubing
  • Dual heel televators
  • Ski crampon attachment

Visit Backcountry Access's Alpine Trekker page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Whether you're new to the touring scene or just want the performance and reliability of your alpine binding on gnarly descents, the Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker Adapters is the tool for you. A releasable heel facilitates climbing, while two adjustable climbing bars help initiate steep climbing so you don't end up wreaking havoc on your Achilles tendon.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker DECENT FEATURES of the Backcountry Access Alpine Trekker One-size fits all (mondo sizes 22 and up) Oval telescopic tubing Dual heel televators Ski crampon attachment The SPECS Weight: per pair: 2 lbs 11 ounces / 1228 grams

- Moosejaw

You've been itching to hit the backcountry, but the only thing stopping you is the cost, with Backcountry Access's Alpine Trekkers, you can adapt your skis and boots to a touring scenario without investing in a Telemark or AT rig. Clip the Trekker to your skis and slide your boots into the one-size-fits-all design, you'll be ready to free-heel your way up hills anywhere with the dual heel Televators and return springs while the retention straps keep you and your skis together.

- Mountain Gear

Access the backcountry without the expense of a full alpine touring or telemark rig. The Alpine Trekker is the system of choice for those just getting started; and for high performance free-riders making quick hits away from the resort. Click your Trekkers into your bindings. Then snap in your boots. Your heels are now free. When you reach the top, remove your Trekkers and step back into your bindings.

- CampSaver.com