This touring binding features intelligent, sleek design, and is very user-friendly. The G3 Ion 12's strengths lie in the realm of touring performance and reliability; as such, it's a good choice when most of your skiing is done outside the bounds of a resort - even deep in the backcountry. Weight and downhill performance are fairly typical for a tech binding, however, it was unanimously deemed easiest to step into by our testers, who also appreciated how easy it was to clean ice from the toe piece.
The latest version of the G3 Ion, pictured above, features some significant improvements to the version we originally reviewed. Read below for more detail on these updates.