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G3 Alpine Touring Bindings ION LT 12 Binding 5499. Enter a sleek lighter brakeless version of the ION 12 designed for gram counters minimalists and ski mountaineers.
A lot of folks were liking what the G3 Ion had to offer last season, but wanted to see a lighter, brake-less version for those long tours and big mountaineering objectives when every gram counts, so G3 took heed and developed the Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash for all of you minimalist, gram-counting backcountry skiers out there. Being the lightest offering in the Ion lineup, the Ion LT weighs just one pound per binding but maintains the same downhill prowess as its predecessors. Don't be fooled by the Ion LT's lightweight design, because this binding still wants to rip descents like a burly freeride binding.
When G3 announced a light and fast version of their hit Ion 12 binding last spring, hard core ski tourists sat up and took notice. The Ion 12 took the touring world by storm in 2015 with its superb finish, nearly flat ramp angle, and almost total lack of durability problems, and the G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Bindings promise to build on that reputation with a lighter and simpler brakeless version. In addition to the nearly flat ramp angle, you'll find that the raised toe allows a ski pole tip to penetrate and clear snow from under the toe jaws. Heelpieces can be rotated either clockwise or counterclockwise for touring, and the lifters work equally well in both directions. Reliability of release when the ski is heavily counterflexed remains consistent thanks to the spring loaded heel track. Best of all, you drop over 100 grams of weight from each ski by losing the brake and toe step in guides.
The G3 Ion 12 LT alpine touring ski bindings are made for fast and light backcountry tours. These bindings use a leash to deliver all of the features of the Ion 12 without the extra weight.
You asked for it and G3 answered. The LT a sleek, lighter, brakeless version of the ION 12, designed for gram counters, minimalists, and ski mountaineers.
- Mountain Gear