Super Light Touring Bindings With An Optional Brake & At An excellent Price!
Weight: 0.47 KG/Pair (without brake) 0.67 KG/Pair With Brake
Release Value Range: 5 - 9
Marker's first venture into stripped down Pin Tech touring bindings has produced an interesting lightweight binding which comes in at a very respectable price.
Crucially, the Alpinist has a brake option which means they are suitable for more recreational tourers rather than simply the racing snakes.
The release settings require some care as the vertical release from the heel is non adjustable though you can swap the U shaped heel pins to stiffer versions if needed. (we think most people will want the softer ones in the 9 version).
The lateral heel release is adjustable on the binding.
There is a crampon slot which accepts Dynafit and Marker Ski Crampons.
We think the Alpinist is a great super light binding with all the features required at an amazingly good value price point.