We’ve read the reviews on the web for the Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 Binding and summarize the results below:
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Perfect balance between performance and lightweight touring.
- Lightness is the obvious benefit, but their impressive durability was unexpected.
- The brakes (ski stoppers) are easy to put on and off, so you can use them when you want, and take them off when weight matters.
- Every time you pick up your skis, you will smile at just how light they are.
- I trust these bindings completely, for example, when skiing hard snow above exposure, in remote locations, and even just everyday powder skiing and guiding.
- You can get an unofficial “flat mode” for touring if you spin the heel, although this is not supported by Dynafit, and also can’t be achieved if you are also using a brake.
- The adjustable lateral release in the heel is a nice safety feature.
- If you are ready to make an investment that will last for years, this is the binding for you.
- This is the best alpine touring ski binding available.
- Our favorite super lightweight touring binding for its weight (still featuring Adjustable DIN 7-12 lateral release values).
- It is a ridiculous 350 g /12 oz !!!
- Decent security at a low weight class.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Make sure your ski shop is good since these bindings provide little tolerance for mistakes in the mounting process.
- Turning the heel to change modes is not easy.
- No ability to adjust boot length, so make sure you are committed to the boots you mount these bindings with.
- Heel vertical release is not adjustable, other than going with the men’s (black) vs. women’s (white).
- The standard version (black) is an equivalent of a 9 DIN. Order the women’s version (white) for a lower vertical release.
- Can be hard to step into the heel if you are not heavy enough for the black (“men’s”) version of this binding.
- Getting into the toe piece requires some precision.
- Snow or ice can get into the openings in the toe piece which could block the travel of the spring arms, and inhibit the toe piece from engaging properly with the boot, potentially causing a pre-release. Some people have noted that this problem has been reduced in more recent models.
- Need to use the “toe roll” method to connect to toe piece, although this isn’t a big deal for experienced users.
- These are not a hard charging binding.
- Every once in a while the locked out toe piece would come unlocked when taking longer strides in flat terrain.
The Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 is an incredibly light, yet impressively durable, tech binding. The feature set is quite robust given its minimal weight, and the design is tried and true, providing a reliable, well-rounded, and very lightweight touring binding.
User rankings were reviewed on backcountry.com, snowinn.com, mec.ca, and skimo.co. Expert rankings were reviewed on Gear Institute and Wild Snow, as well as OutdoorGearlab, although they did not do a review dedicated just to this binding.