Gear Review

5 5

worked perfectly

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This wil not replace real touring bindings but this wil definitely help if you want to do few days of backcountry skiing and don't want to spend over $1,000 in new skis and touring bindings. I just went to Canada and used the Alpine Trekkers. They really did the job very well. The other alternative was to carry the skis and wear snowshoes but I preferred my Trekkers with skinns. The initial setup is super easy. After that, it takes 2 seconds to install and remove. They are pretty light considering how strong they need to be. They pack pretty small too. I had a great experience with them. I was happy not to use snowshoes and carry my skis.

worked perfectly
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may i ask your height and weight? did you have trouble with sidestepping and traverses?

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Jeff has it right, sidesteping & kickturns are the Achile's Heel of this sad excuse for alpine touring options.

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right on...some unfair comments here comparing modern tech gear. They do what they are suppose to and do it well enough.