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Price $538.95 at Backcountry$449.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Two heel levels, adjustable length and release, optional brakesSimple and reliableLight, solid, just the right set of featuresLight, simple, advanced features for the weightSolid, reliable ski bindings, excellent toe piece entry and easy heel lifter transitions
Cons No certified release, no high-heel lift, moderate weightSticky heel piece, no brakes, limited heel lift rangeNot ideal for truly hard-charging downhill skiersCrampon mount and brakes not included, heavier than closest competitionNo ski brake option, heavier than bindings with the same or more features
Bottom Line Plum’s proven construction is available here in a mid-weight, all-around ski touring configurationYou want your backcountry ski bindings to virtually disappear on your feet and skis; these do exactly that, most of the timeIf 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 spectrumFor the weight and cost, you get great functionality and featuresSolid, simple ski bindings that cram some unique attributes into a reasonably priced package; we only wish they were lighter, included brakes, or both
Rating Categories Plum Pika Dynafit TLT Speed Atomic Backland Tour G3 Zed 12 G3 Ion LT 12
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 Pika Dynafit TLT Speed Atomic Backland Tour G3 Zed 12 G3 Ion LT 12
Weight (pounds for pair) 1.36 lbs 1.32 lbs 1.26 lbs 1.97 lbs 2.13 lbs
Weight of one binding, grams 308g
Release value range 4 to 10 6 to 12 "Men", "Women", "Expert" 5 to 12 5 to 12
Stack height. (mm. average of toe and heel pin height) 36 35 37 41 46
Toe/Heel Delta. (mm difference in height between heel pins and toe pins) 9 8.5 10 4 12.5
Brake options 85, 95, 105 mm 75, 90, 105 mm 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 85, 100, 115, 130 mm No brakes
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. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. With aftermarket part. Only G3 brand. With aftermarket part. Only G3 brand.
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