I have used just about every touring binding out there from a Marker Duke for hitting side country jumps to a Dynafit for the long missions. After only a couple tours on the Guardian I am sold on this new addition to the BC binding market. The system is low to the ski which is crucial for energy transfer and ski feel. The simple change from tour to ski mode and vice versa has been well planned out. No need to pop out of your skis at the top to take your skins off. With just 2 touring heights simplicity is the game, no wondering if you should be at a mid or high height. The downhill mode inspires confidence and I never stop to think about my touring binding being able to hold up to the standards of what is needed for the downhill experience. Hands down most solid touring binding on the market.