2018 Editors’ Choice Awards: Bindings

We’re living in a tech-binding boom. In fact, only 14 of nearly 200 skis came to this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test Week mounted with frame bindings—a small enough set (with no new products) that we’ve exclusively gone tech in the 2018 Gear Guide.

And while we’ve reviewed the dozen best bindings in the issue, these are the ultimate standouts, the 2018 Editors’ Choice winners.

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Salomon MTN

$625 – salomon.com | BRAKES: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130 | WEIGHT: 1.7 lbs.


Bottom Line: “This simple, race-styled binding has mass-market appeal for touring beyond the skimo course.”

G3 Ion 12

$549 – genuineguidegear.com | BRAKES: 85, 100, 115, 130 | RV: 5-12 | CRAMPONS: 85-130 (3 sizes, $69)  WEIGHT: 2.5 lbs.

Bottom Line: “A no-bull option for any and all touring pursuits.”


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  1. Oops! Major typo blunder? The g3 ion’s weigh an entire POUND more than the Salomons. Should it not read 2.7 lbs?

  2. The Solomon MTN is 1.7 lbs/ pair, but are you sure the G3 Ion 12 is also? I am seeing they are 2.6 lbs / pair….

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