Plum R170
G3 Ion LT 12
G3 Zed 12
Dynafit TLT Superlite 2.0 10
Atomic Backland Tour
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Pros Light, simpleSolid, reliable ski bindings, excellent toe piece entry and easy heel lifter transitionsLight, simple, advanced features for the weightLight, reliable, proven, optional brakeLight, solid, just the right set of features
Cons Limited release functionality, no brakes, only one heel elevationNo ski brake option, heavier than bindings with the same or more featuresCrampon mount and brakes not included, heavier than closest competitionLimited release adjustment, no length adjustment, small heel lift rangeNot ideal for truly hard-charging downhill skiers
Bottom Line For moderate backcountry skiing, these bindings could be just the ultralight ticket you needSolid, simple ski bindings that cram some unique attributes into a reasonably priced package; we only wish they were lighter, included brakes, or bothFor the weight and cost, you get great functionality and featuresLow mass tech ski bindings for all around and fast-and-light useIf you truly need more performance features than this lightweight binding provides, you fall into a tiny sliver of skiers at the hard-charging end of the spectrum
Rating Categories Plum R170 G3 Ion LT 12 G3 Zed 12 TLT Superlite 2.0 10 Atomic Backland Tour
Touring Performance (30%)
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Downhill Performance (25%)
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Weight (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)  
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Durability (5%)
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Specs Plum R170 G3 Ion LT 12 G3 Zed 12 TLT Superlite 2.0 10 Atomic Backland Tour
Weight (pounds for pair) .88 lbs 2.13 lbs 1.97 lbs 0.89 lbs 1.26 lbs
Weight of one binding, grams 199g
Release value range 8 Fixed 5 to 12 5 to 12 5 to 10 "Men", "Women", "Expert"
Stack height. (mm. average of toe and heel pin height) 34 46 41 32 37
Toe/Heel Delta. (mm difference in height between heel pins and toe pins) 4 12.5 4 6 10
Brake options No brakes No brakes 85, 100, 115, 130 mm 75, 90, 105 80, 90, 100, 110, 120
ISO/DIN Certified? No No No No No
Ski Crampon compatible? With aftermarket part. Best with Plum brand. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style ski crampons can be lightly filed to work. With aftermarket part. Only G3 brand. With aftermarket part. Only G3 brand. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style.
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