Have a question about bindings? Get answers in the gear selection forum.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Outlaw X is an NTN binding built the 22 Designs way - sweet flex, copious spring travel, rugged steel construction, blazing up and downhill performance. Plus step-in for a quick get away. An underfoot spring steel plate allows a lively flex without sacrificing lateral rigidity. A single long spring provides smooth travel, and an easy preload adjustment makes it easy to find the sweet spot.
- Mountain Gear
Twenty Two Designs Backcountry Skiing Tlaw NTN Bindings-Large. Introducing the OUTLAW an NTN binding built the 22 Designs way - sweet flex copious spring travel rugged steel construction blazing up and downhill performance. Plus step-in for a quick get away. An underfoot spring steel plate allows a lively flex without sacrificing lateral rigidity. A single long spring provides smooth travel and an easy preload adjustment makes it easy to find the sweet spot. Borrowing proven touring technology from the Axl the Outlaw delivers true free-pivot performance. With a true step-in and pole activated release the Outlaw is always ready to run. The Outlaw can release laterally although it's not guaranteed. The Outlaw is not a DIN-certified releasable binding. Ski at your own risk.
Always ready to run, the 22 Designs Outlaw X telemark ski bindings deliver free-pivot performance with a true step-in and pole-activated release that makes jumping into and out of your skis a cinch.
From blasting down wind-buffed snow in the resort to getting low in deep backcountry pow, the 22 Designs Outlaw X Binding is a true do-it-all freeheel clamp. Building off the success of its first NTN offering, 22 Designs took the same sweet flex, instant engagement, and massive spring travel of the first iteration of the Outlaw and refined it a bit by introducing a new claw that allows for easy entry into the binding and an equally simple exit via the pole-activated mechanism. So if you're making the transition from duckbill boots to an NTN setup, you won't have to stoop down to fiddle with heel bails when you're gunning for first chair or getting ready for the descent on a steep, precarious ridge in the backcountry. The Outlaw X borrows the same free-pivot performance made famous by the Axl and has a similar six-hole mounting pattern for the secure ski-to-binding retention aggressive freeheelers demand when arcing GS-style turns in the resort or backcountry. The spring-loaded climbing bail engages with a quick flick of the pole to reduce leg strain when touring in steep terrain, and the main die spring can be adjusted between five different settings to get the ideal amount of tension you need to suit your turning style. And while the main spring is adjustable, 22 Designs is also offering an additional stiffy spring set (sold separate) for skiers that prefer a stiff, aggressive feel from their bindings.
Making the switch to NTN but worried about rumors of funky NTN flex points bumbling up your sweet turns? The 22 Designs Outlaw is hands down the most familiar feeling NTN binding on the market. Step into the Outlaw (that's right, no heal lever tricks to be played here) and start enjoying the benefits of NTN without taking a season to adjust your stride to a new binding system. Those who are already well practiced in the world of NTN bindings will appreciate the Outlaw's sweet flex, copious amounts of travel, bomber 22 designs construction, and blazing uphill performance. An underfoot spring steel plate allows a lively flex without sacrificing lateral rigidity. A single long spring provides smooth travel, and an easy preload adjustment makes it easy to find the sweet spot. Built in the USA with stainless steel, machined aluminum, and premium plastics, the Outlaw is built to last, and the 6 hole mounting pattern will keep it solid on your ski. The Outlaw can release laterally, although it's not guaranteed. The Outlaw is not a DIN-certified releasable binding. Ski at your own risk. 22Designs is expecting to have these bindings assembled and in the mail by mid December. We will have a couple pairs of large outlaws availoable for demo at upcoming Demo Days. a easy step-in, easy exit a instant flex engagement a optional brakes: 100mm and 125mm widths a optional stiffy spring kit a 50 degrees of resistance-free touring a industrial strength main die spring a preload adjustable from 1 to 5 a spring-loaded climbing bail a NTN compatible in two sizes a toepiece height: 1.1" at rear with 3 degree ramp a weight including climbers: Large: 3.5 lbs /1590g Small: 3.35 lbs/1525g,