The Fritschi Vipec EVO 12 is an excellent all-around touring binding that excels at downhill, transitions, and most of all, skier safety. Out of all the bindings in our review, the Vipec is the only tech-style binding to offer toe and heel pieces with adjustable release values. A standard 13mm of travel is featured on this model, and each toe prong functions independently, maximizing skier safety. This binding offers all these features, all while being around a half a pound lighter than its biggest competitors, the Dynafit Radical ST 2.0 and G3 ION 12. This model is a great binding; the one thing that kept it from being an award winner was its overall ease of use, specifically its challenging toe piece entry. Our testers eventually figured it out, but this pair of bindings had a much longer learning curve than most other tech style bindings.
The Fritschi Vipec AT binding is replaced by the updated Fritschi Vipec EVO 12, pictured above. Details on the evolution of this product below!