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Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Blue Black OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Blue Black Side 2022 Winter
Recommended price £250.88
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£200.61
Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Bronze OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Bronze Side 2022 Winter
Recommended price £250.88
-20%
£200.61
Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist 10 Black/titan Ium OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist 10 Black/titan Ium Side 2022 Winter
£304.64

The Marker Alpinist 10 Black Titanium is a lightweight ski touring insert binding with a good power transmission and active length compensation when the ski flexes.

Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 10 Long Travel Black Overview 2022 Winter
£304.64

The Alpinist 10 Long Travel Black is an ultra-light touring ski binding developed by Marker for skiers looking for lightness and efficiency during ascents.

Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 12 Black Titanium Overview 2022 Winter
£322.56
Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 8 Black Turquoise Overview 2022 Winter
£286.72
Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Radical Silver OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Radical Silver Side 2022 Winter
£313.60
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Dynafit Touring Binding St Radical 92mm Silver Overview 2022 Winter
£385.28
Fritschi Touring Binding Xenic 10 Overview 2022 Winter
£313.60
Look Touring Binding HM 12 D90 Black Chrome OverviewLook Touring Binding HM 12 D90 Black Chrome Side
Recommended price £474.88
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£322.47
ATK Touring Binding Crest 10 86mm Overview 2022 Winter
£376.23
ATK Touring Binding Crest 8 86mm Overview 2022 Winter
£376.23
ATK Touring Binding Crest 8 91mm Overview 2022 Winter
£376.23
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ATK Touring Binding Fixation (Full Set) Kuluar 9 L T -2021 OverviewATK Touring Binding Fixation (Full Set) Kuluar 9 L T -2021 Back 2022 Winter
£340.48

Lightweight and modern ski touring binding developed by ATK, the Kuluar 9 LT can be mounted on wide skis up to 102 mm at the base and allows for a good degree of finesse on the lateral release.

Plum Touring Binding Oazo 6 OverviewPlum Touring Binding Oazo 6 Side 2022 Winter
£358.40
Plum Touring Binding Oazo 8 BackPlum Touring Binding Oazo 8 Face 2022 Winter
£358.40
G3 Touring Binding Zed 12 OverviewG3 Touring Binding Zed 12 Side
Recommended price £446.21
-10%
£398.63
Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Black/silver OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Black/silver 2022 Winter
£223.91

More affordable than the Speed Radical, the Dynafit Speed Turn Black Silver ski touring binding is a reliable and lightweight model adopted by a wide range of touring enthusiasts.

Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 12 Black Red Overview 2022 Winter
£322.56
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Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 8 Black Titanium Overview 2022 Winter
£286.72
Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 105Mm Black OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 105Mm Black Side 2022 Winter
£376.32

The Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90 mm Black is a ski touring binding with a good ratio between weight, power and strength, thanks to its carbon construction and its DIN adjustment that extends to 10.

Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90Mm B Lack OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90Mm B Lack Side 2022 Winter
£376.32

The Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90 mm Black is a lightweight ski touring binding with a fairly high DIN setting and a practical and easy to use size adjustment plate.

ATK Touring Binding Fixation (Full Set) C-Raider 1 2 - 97Mm - 2020 OverviewATK Touring Binding Fixation (Full Set) C-Raider 1 2 - 97Mm - 2020 Back 2022 Winter
£439.04

The C-Raider 12-97 mm from ATK is a ski binding for touring and freeriding with a 97 mm wide brake, weighing only 305 grams and offering a maximum DIN of 12.

ATK Touring Binding Crest 10 91mm Overview 2022 Winter
£376.23

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Why choose a ski touring binding with insert?

If the principle of having the toe wedged and the heel free is common to all ski touring bindings, ski touring bindings with insert, also called Low Tech bindings, are still specific models that are not suitable for all practitioners. They are used in dry ascents, in competition or amateur, to swallow the slopes as quickly as possible.



What are the specificities of insert bindings?

Among the different types of touring bindings, insert bindings are the lightest. They can be subdivided into two groups: Low Tech competition bindings and Low Tech bindings.

Low Tech Competition bindings

Every gram counts when it comes to improving a lap time and getting up as fast as possible. The Low Tech competition/race bindings are therefore extremely minimalist and pure, with a front stop with no release adjustment and a heel strap with no adjustment, either on the DIN release value or on the length of the shoe. The only possible adjustment is at the level of the climbing wedge, which is also reduced to a minimum with only one wedge height. These bindings do not use a ski stop, as skiers prefer to save a few grams by using a leash or nothing at all, as the leash can cause accidents. All these sacrifices make it possible to have an ultra light binding, around 300 grams per pair.

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Low Tech bindings

The classic Low Tech bindings are a little more equipped in order to gain in security and adjustment possibilities, while still remaining very light. With a weight varying from 300 to 900 grams depending on the model, they differ from competition models by the presence of a real release system at the heel area that reduces the risk of accidents. From one model to another, there are 2 to 3 wedges for optimal adjustment of the wedge height according to the degree of slope. Some models are also equipped with ski stops, for more practicality of use. Be careful, using ski stops means adding 200 to 300 grams to your pair of bindings.

How to choose?

To sum up, the choice of a ski touring binding with insert is made according to your objectives when you practice light touring. Are you a competitor whose only goal is to climb as fast as possible even if it means sacrificing comfort and safety? If so, the only viable option is the minimalism of the Low Tech competition binding. If not, we advise you to go for the classic Low Tech bindings, which will offer you more safety thanks to the heel release system, and more comfort with adjustment possibilities and different heel heights. Finally, if these Low Tech bindings don't seem safe enough or are not suitable for your practice, which is the case if you want to be able to send a little downhill, go for hybrid or plate bindings.

Whatever your choice, remember to harmonize your ski touring pack. Bindings should be chosen according to the boots and skis they will be used with. For example, it is out of the question to use Low Tech bindings with freerando skis, which are too wide and too heavy for this type of binding, just as it would be silly to use Low Tech bindings with heavy ski boots that do not offer enough travel. Having a harmonious ski touring pack means having more fun and reducing the risk of injury.

Also be careful to check the compatibility of your equipment with your bindings. Some insert bindings are not compatible with some boots, and vice versa.