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Low-Tech bindings

What is a ski touring binding with inserts?

Ski touring bindings with inserts, also known as low tech bindings, are bindings where the front stop and the heel retainer are equipped with small lugs on which the boots are fixed. There are models designed for competition and whose weight is around 300 grams per pair, and more versatile and secure models for light touring without the objective of beating a time on each ascent. All this family of ski touring bindings are optimized for ascent and focus above all on lightness.
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Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Black/silver OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Black/silver
  • Recommended price

    £250.88

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    £224.00

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.

Fritschi Touring Binding Xenic 10 OverviewFritschi Touring Binding Xenic 10 Side
  • Recommended price

    £313.60

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    £224.00
Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Radical Natural OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Radical Natural Beneath
  • £313.60

The Speed Radical Natural from Dynafit is a ski touring binding offering all the comfort and lightness you need to enjoy your ski touring outings.

Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Blue OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn Blue Beneath
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    £224.00

Little sibling of the Speed Radical, the Speed Turn Blue from Dynafit is a ski touring binding with inserts that is highly appreciated for its lightness, reliability and functionality.

Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist 10 Black/titan Ium OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist 10 Black/titan Ium Side
  • £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.

Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Bronze OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Bronze Side
  • Recommended price

    £250.88

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    £214.95
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Marker Touring Binding Alpinist 10 Long Travel Black Overview
  • £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 Marker Alpinist Demo 10 105Mm Black OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 105Mm Black Side
  • £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.

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Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90Mm B Lack OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 10 90Mm B Lack Side
  • £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.

Marker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 8 90Mm Bl Ack OverviewMarker Touring Binding Marker Alpinist Demo 8 90Mm Bl Ack Back
  • £358.40

The Marker Alpinist Demo 8 90 mm Black is a ski binding for light touring and ski mountaineering. It has an adjustment plate on the toe cap that allows you to adjust the size.

Dynafit Touring Binding Blacklight+ Magnet OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Blacklight+ Magnet Beneath
  • £421.12

The Blacklight + 105 mm Magnet from Dynafit is a versatile, powerful and light ski touring binding, here equipped with a wide ski stop to be mounted on more freerando style skis.

Dynafit Touring Binding Blacklight+ Magnet OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Blacklight+ Magnet Beneath
  • £421.12

The Blacklight + 90 mm Magnet from Dynafit is a versatile, powerful and lightweight touring binding that is perfect for use with Dynafit Blacklight skis. 

Dynafit Touring Binding Blacklight Light Blue OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Blacklight Light Blue Detail 6
  • £376.32

The Blacklight Light Blue is a versatile ski touring binding developed by Dynafit for Blacklight skis. It allows you to gain in lightness without losing performance.  

Dynafit Touring Binding Blacklight Magnet OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Blacklight Magnet Beneath
  • £376.32

The Dynafit Blacklight Magnet is a low-tech ski touring binding that offers a lot of versatility thanks to its lightweight construction and high performance skiability.  

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Dynafit Touring Binding Radical 100mm Natural OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Radical 100mm Natural Beneath
  • £385.28

The Radical 100 mm from Dynafit, here in the Natural colour, is a ski touring binding that is easy to handle, light and reliable when descending. A great value.

Dynafit Touring Binding Radical 82mm Natural OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Radical 82mm Natural Beneath
  • £385.28

The Radical 82 mm Natural is a versatile, reliable and practical touring binding. It will satisfy a wide range of skiers from the intermediate/advanced level.

Dynafit Touring Binding Radical 92mm Flamingo OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Radical 92mm Flamingo Beneath
  • £385.28

The Radical 92 mm Flamingo is a ski binding with Dynafit inserts, offering great practicality, comfort and reliability. It allows you to make beautiful tours while enjoying the ascents as well as the descents.

Dynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Blue Black OverviewDynafit Touring Binding Speed Turn 2.0 Blue Black Side
  • Recommended price

    £250.88

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    £214.95

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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.