Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12

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Sure, La Sportiva's Helios 2. 0 Running Shoe would be lighter than air if it were actually made from helium, but your feet might feel pretty kicked after an 18 mile trail run in them. Not to mention, you might have a hard time finding them before you head out for a run. For that, and a few more, reasons, it's probably best that La Sportiva built the Helios 2. 0 the way that it did, which is actually pretty damn light. Weighing just eight ounces per shoe, the Helios 2. 0 is made with a super light HyDrain mesh upper, TPU lacing harness, and microfiber heel and toe for extra support and increased durability. The heel of the Helios is lined with a moisture-wicking EVA AirMesh for added comfort, while the shoe's MorphoDynamic Midsole ensures a springy feel right out of the box. The Helios 2. 0 maintains the same minimal 4mm drop as its predecessor, but is now equipped with a fast lacing drawcord closure for a quick and secure closure to the shoe.

- Backcountry.com

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- Mountain Gear

MINIMALIST, HIGHLY BREATHABLE, FAST DRAINING NEUTRAL TRAIL SHOE PERFECT FOR ALL LEVELS OF TRAIL RUNNING AND LIGHT ROAD USE. UPDATED WITH FAST LACING AND ADDED UNDERFOOT COMFORT. Fast lacing system for easy on and off functionality Hydrain mesh upper for maximum breathability and fast drainage Integral gusseted tongue and new heel cup design for a buttery soft feel

- Bentgate.com

For lightweight touring and power transmission, the Fritschi Diamir Vipec 12 AT Tech Bindings from Black Diamond are a combination of a lightweight pin system and pre-defined safety release. The Diamir VIPEC 12 tech binding is the first toe-release and easy switch: a different league of safety and comfort| Compatible with all popular ski touring boots with corresponding inserts. Swiss Innovation: Fritschi's roots are in the mountains with their breathtaking peaks and valleys, rough and rugged, peaceful and lovely. This is where Fritschi is when they are not at work, outside, on skis, living their dream. This is the world where ideas are born from which Black Diamond ultimately develop patented inventions to build a solid foundation for innovative products. Swiss Engineering: At the foot of Blumlisalp, one of the most striking Alpine peaks in the Alps, a team of professional engineers and technicians works tirelessly with deep commitment and attention to detail on the development of technical innovations. Drawing from their own extensive know-how, they create unusual, perfectly designed products of excellence. All components are made in Switzerland of high-tech synthetic materials and top-of-the-line light metals by Black Diamond's specialized suppliers. Advantages compared to conventional pin bindings: Safety release in uphill mode; Easiest to switch from walk mode to downhill mode; Easiest adjustment of walk mode levels; Maximum power transmission, including in the heel; Crampons with adjustable penetration depth. As a result of the broad support and maximum stability of the system, the power is transmitted very directly from the boot to the ski. The optimally selected arrangement of the mounting screws for the torsion-resistant toe housing provides extensive support to the system. The precision with which the stable heel housing is controlled on a torsion-resistant plate mounted directly on the ski also achieves maximum power transmission in the heel part (without rotation, unlike other systems). Trendsetting SAFETY PIN TECH: Similar to modern release systems of alpine bindings, lateral release is based on automatic toe release and performs In terms of user comfort of pin bindings, the Vipec 12 binding with the Easy Switch Concept is playing in a different league. Broad support and maximum system stability ensure direct power transmission. A sophisticated mechanism in the crampon also achieves the seemingly impossible with a consistent traction depth in all walk mode levels. Similar to the Diamir SAFETY ALUBAR SYSTEM, the SAFETY PIN SYSTEM also includes a dynamic range. The boot is not released until the dynamic range of 11 mm and the preset restoring force have been exceeded. As a result, the binding will only release when absolutely necessary. This is an important safety feature, especially in uneven terrain. To step in, set the Easy Switch Toe to the STEP IN position and the Easy Switch Heel to the SKI position. Simply move the tip of the boot forward over the step-in bracket in the toe unit and engage the toe pin units. The Easy Switch Toe is automatically set to the downhill position. Then engage the boot with the heel insert via the heel pins. With a ski pole, the Easy Switch Toe can be conveniently set to the step-in position (bottom). The toe pin units will open and release the boot. With a ski pole, the Easy Switch Toe and the Easy Switch Heel it is very easy to switch between downhill and uphill mode. The system can be set to the uphill mode in two easy steps:. 1. With the Easy Switch Toe in the WALK position, the tip of the boot is additionally stabilized laterally in the toe unit. 2. With the Easy Switch Heel in the WALK position the heel is released to allow walking. It doesn't get any easier. Lift the boot slightly above the heel pins, set the Easy Switch Heel to the SKI position and engage the boot with the heel insert via the heel pins. Then set the Easy Switch Toe to the SKI position. Go faster and lighter, stay safer and ski more powder with the Diamir Fritschi Vipec Bindings!. Medium-95mm Brake, Large-108mm Brake, XL-120mm Brake. DIN 5-12. Ski width > 67mm. Weight 470 g / unit without ski brake. Free heel - no moving weight in uphill mode. Light weight. Lower standing position. Two binding systems - one brand. Available Color(s): Black/White

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Easier to use than the original version, the new Vipec 12 builds on the success of the first backcountry binding to combine low weight of a tech binding with DIN safety release of an alpine binding.

- REI