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Salomon MTN PURE Binding W BR

$549.00
In stock

Salomon’s first tech binding, the MTN. If you think it looks an awful lot like the Atomic Backland, that’s because it is. The companies are related, meaning you can ensure proper color coordination on your setup with identical functionality. If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, your skiing will likely be just as good. The MTN binding is light, fully featured, and fool-proof (no fools were harmed in our testing). The toe piece features a large, sturdy lever that’s easy to manipulate with frozen hands or thick gloves. A wide mounting pattern improves power transfer on wide skis, so you can confidently use the same binding on both your mountaineering and powder skis. A retractable toe guide makes it easier than ever to step into the binding and disappears once your boot is in, making technical skin tracks a breeze. The unique heel piece features a “semi-adjustable” release value. The MTN binding includes three separate release value fork assemblies that can easily be swapped. Notably, the spring swap changes both the lateral and forward release values, creating one of the lightest bindings with adjustments for release and boot sole length. The spring assemblies are labeled “Women, Men, and Expert,” but we would like to take a moment to humbly note that there are many women of the Wasatch and beyond that can ski harder than the Women's spring would safely allow. The heel housing sits on top of a stout baseplate with 30mm of fore-aft adjustment built in. On the roof are two risers strategically machined to keep weight to a minimum and durability to a maximum. Twist the heel housing 90° and you get a flat mode which makes long approaches much easier. The Salomon MTN binding is one of the most user-friendly tech bindings we have seen.

  • A mere 592g per pair, the MTN binding is as light as it is burly.
  • Integrated crampon receptor minimizes extra parts to deal with, lose, or break.
  • Included leash can be used to set the heel gap at home or in the field.
  • Women’s, Men’s, and Expert springs are included for customizable release values.
  • Two risers plus a flat mode adapt to the oncoming terrain.
  • Wide mounting platform for high-speed stability and power transfer.
  • Machined risers add versatility at a minimal weight.
  • Long toe lever for extra leverage switching modes.

Note: This binding accepts both Plum and Dynafit crampons, though with the latter the included crampon keeper clip must be used to prevent any lateral movement during use.

Update 2022/23: Salomon is bringing in the new season with a color update to this binding, otherwise it's unchanged.

Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
288g
Weight (pair) 576g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   Leashes
BSL Adjustment   30mm
Riser Heights   2 + Flat
Vertical Release   Adjustable by swapping springs
Lateral Release   Adjusted when springs are swapped
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials   Aluminum, Plastic
 
Usage Touring
Notes Leash included doubles as gap tool
Bottom Line A lightweight, stripped-down, touring binding