The Fritschi Freeride binding is a classic frame bindings that allows the backcountry skier to use their resort or backcountry boots. While tech bindings are lighter, the Fritschis are stronger and more versatile.
The Black Diamond Carbon Whippet Ski Pole is an invaluable tool for ski and splitboard touring in steep terrain with firm snow. The whippet allows for the axe to be easily removed and re-attached in the field, providing safety, security and flexibility.
The G3 Ion 10 & 12 Binding is a mid-weight tech binding that has a robust and reliable feature set. It’s biggest strength is the ease with which the toe piece can be stepped into. The Ion strikes a very nice balance between weight and performance.
The Dynafit ST Radical Binding is reliable and equipped with robust safety features. Unlike many tech bindings, the ST Radical meets industry standards for release values. For those seeking a reliable and secure touring binding, this is an excellent choice.
The Elan Ripstick 96 skis are fun, playful and makes turning so easy it feels “automatic.” While the ski performs well on and off-trail, it really shines on the groomers. For those looking for the highest on-trail performance without losing the ability to go off-piste, the Ripstick 96 is a great choice.
The Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis are fun and playful. They prefer shorter radius turns and dominate off-piste terrain. While they hold a fine edge on groomers, they are built to play on the whole mountain.
The Salomon MTN Alpine Touring Binding (Atomic Backland Tour) elegantly provides a feature set useful to most ski tourers without wasting weight with unnecessary bells and whistles. It is a very lightweight binding with tried and true technology that results in easy uphill touring and solid downhill engagement.