Gear Review: La Sportiva RT Alpine Touring Binding

A stainless-steel and aluminum binding that's energy-saving light.

In the race to the bottom—when it comes to lightweight AT bindings—there’s a new frontrunner. And not only is this stainless-steel and aluminum binding energy-saving light, it’s the most user-friendly and safest model we’ve tried because DIN settings in both the heel and toe let you customize release tension according to your ability level.

Switching from walk to ski mode is as simple as the twist of a pole; in touring mode the binding is exceptionally quiet (no clacking).

$750

12.4 oz. (w/brakes)

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