Salomon Guardian MNC 13

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The Salomon T Guardian MNC 13 alpine touring ski bindings provide the power and precision of performance-oriented freeride bindings with the versatility of being able to tour in the backcountry.


The uphill ease of a tech binding counts for a lot, but sometimes the smooth skinning isn't worth the occasionally questionable performance on the way down. When you need bomber skiing as well as solid skinning, an alpine-inspired AT binding like the Salomon Guardian MNC 13 Binding is where it's at. With retention that's virtually identical to trusted alpine clamps, the Guardian has a DIN that can be cranked all the way up to 13, so you won't worry about stepping out of your bindings in sketchy areas, and a sliding AFD and U Power toe piece for consistent lateral and twisting release and reliable power transfer. The Double Full Flex baseplate and burly aluminum tubes provide a flex-free platform, so you don't feel like you're floating independently of your skis, and the low-profile chassis keeps you close to the snow for increased control and a natural feel. Of course, all this would be for naught if the Guardian was a POS on the way up. Luckily, it isn't, with features like a flat nose that pivots 90 degrees for a natural stride and an easy Hike & Ride switch that can be activated without stepping out of the binding. A single flip-up climbing bail provides heel elevation for steeper ascents. Even better, the Guardian uses Salomon's MNC (Multi-Norm Compatible) system, which means it'll work with traditional alpine boots, AT boots with rubber soles, Salomon's WTR boots, and even some tech boots, so you don't have to buy extra gear to access your dream line.


Carve up the mountain with free ride performance and hike and ride technology offered in the Salomon Guardian MNC 13 Bindings with a low profile chassis and oversized platform. Salomon's proven freeride performance, now combined with convenient Hike & Ride Technology. ADULT NORMS MNC (MULTI NORM CERTIFIED) FREESKI BRAKE: Self retracting brakes: adapted to modern skis and practices, eliminates hang ups on switch landings. XL STOMP PEDAL (65): A fixed, wide pedal ensures the best transmission from skier to ski. HIKE & RIDE SWITCH: A quick, easy and convenient switch between skiing and hiking mode without having to remove the skis. LOW PROFILE CHASSIS: Low stand height for increased terrain feedback and enhanced power transmission. OVERSIZED PLATFORM: A super wide platform to ensure maximum lateral power transmission. DOUBLE FULL FLEX U POWER TOE AUTOMATIC WING ADJUSTEMENT: No handling but automatic adjustment just by step-in. You can forget but nevertheless trust your binding. HIGH LATERAL TRANSMISSION: More precision, more control to reach a new level of performance. Hike & Ride Easy Switch. Multi Norm Certified. Unmatched Freeskiing Performance. Din Scale: 4-13. Height In Mm: 31.5. Skier Weight (kg): 42-125. Skier Weight (lbs): 92-275. Adjustment Range (mm): 55. Adjustment Range (US Sizes): 7. Weight of 1/2 Pair (In g): 1460. Abailable Color(s): Black/White

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Offering great warmth-to-weight in a super compressible package, this is the lightest weight down jacket in the collection filled with 850 grey goose down. This backcountry specialist jacket is intended primarily as a mid layer in cool, dry conditions. As the lightest down piece in the collection it functions primarily as a warm mid-layer. Down Composite Mapping(TM) strategically places Coreloft(TM) synthetic insulation in areas where moisture may buildup, down in the core and the hood provides maximum warmth. The NEW super lightweight Thisela(TM) face fabric with DWR provides light moisture protection. Streamlined, lightweight goose down filled jackets made of a composite construction to provide warmth where it is needed most. High warmth-to-weight ratio. Uses the lightest weight materials available to provide high weather protection, performance and/or packability, but with the right amount of durability. Technical Features Moisture-resistant outer face fabric Breathable Insulated Great warmth-to-weight ratio Lightweight Compressible and packable Wind resistant DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps repel water from fabric surface Down Composite Mapping strategically places Coreloft(TM) synthetic insulation in areas where moisture may buildup and down in areas for maximum warmth Insulated collar Low profile collar Chin guard Full front zip with chin guard Corded zipper-pulls reduce noise and are easy to grab Elastic cuffs Elasticized rear hem seals out draft Two hand pockets with zippers Includes stuff sack MATERIALS Coreloft(TM) 100 (100 g/mA^2 ) insulation. Made with highly crimped multi-denier siliconized polyester yarn, this lightweight, breathable, and thermally efficient, 100% polyester staple fiber is very compressible and has excellent loft retention. Coreloft(TM) 40 (40 g/mA^2) insulation. Made with highly crimped multi-denier siliconized polyester yarn, this lightweight, breathable, and thermally efficient, 100% polyester staple fibre is very compressible and has excellent loft retention. 850 fill European grey goose down Arato (TM) 7 - 100% nylon


Salomon's proven freeride performance the Guardian MNC 13 is now combined with convenient Hike & Ride Technology. As well with an extremely low profile and wide platform this binding is made for maximum performance and control to keep the ride down as limitless as possible.