Alpine Touring Bindings
The best alpine touring bindings, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 8, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Alpine Touring Binding Reviews
Great overall binding. Good range of DIN, price to performance, light-ish for an alpine binding, and looks good. Suffers from an imprecise feel, and creaking with soft snow wedged in the binding. I mounted my 2018 pair on a set of K2 Marksmen, to use in various B.C. resorts. I used them for three seasons, before buying a new pair of 2021's to mount on some Blizzard Rustler 11's. Both times I've used a pair of Lange RS 130 with them, in 29.5. I've skied 200 days total, doing everything in the resort,… Full review
Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us. My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important to me and I also need to watch my weight because I also go on dawn patrol and up mountains on occasion. I had heard that these rattle, but saw none of that. Marker makes several frame-style tour bindings and I was not ready to shell out the coin for bindings that release at 12 and weigh more than the skis they are attached to. Plus I don't need that much… Full review
The baron is lightweight and easy to use. Responsive feel on the ski when in Alpine mode. I bought these for my wife on some fat K2 skis. This was her first season on them and so far she loves them. In alpine mode the binding responds nicely through turn initiation and feels true to an alpine binding. She had to get used to the mechanism to change from alpine to touring (and back), but now it's simple. She does like the 2two different heel lift settings for climbing. We're in the Adirondack Mtns. Full review
I have these binding on my Volkl Mantras and I've also read many reviews that these are excellent! Will write more later, but I needed to put up something. Don't take my word, do research: these are some of the BEST out there! For a guy 165 lbs the max DIN is not an issue. If you're a bigger person buy a higher DIN bindin; don't put this one down! Full review
Pretty horrible option for the price. Not durable, low elasticity, very high stack. Plastic. A beginner would like this binding. I am not really sure why you would ever consider buying this binding. 1st, for a 12 DIN binding the elasticity of the spring is very low, which means they pre-release way too often. 2nd, the binding is mostly of plastic construction, which means that it will not hold up very well over the course of its somewhat shortened lifetime. 3rd it is a bulky binding that raises… Full review
I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze. I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better. Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them. I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these… Full review
I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get jammed up as easily. Can switch in a breeze. I used to use the Marker Duke, but I like these much better. Of course, these are FAR from a lightweight touring binding. These FEEL lower on the ski than the Duke, and seem to feel lighter. They also don't get sloppy after 3 months of using them. I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out… Full review
The Duke's little brother didn't live up to the hype. The Baron's bigger brother, the Duke, is pretty popular amongst powder addicts who like to earn their turns occasionally. At 155 lbs I reckoned I didn't really need the Duke's DIN 16 so I went for the Barons and mounted them onto a pair of Line SFBs. These were the first Marker product I purchased in a long time and I was keen to see how they would perform. They felt solid while skiing and the extra height is not an issue. While you should not… Full review
Very good bindings. Low price and good quality. Recommended 100%. Full review