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G3 Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash

$478.95

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    • One Color, 456g Single
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    The Ion for the minimalist mountaineer.

    A lot of folks were liking what the G3 Ion had to offer last season, but wanted to see a lighter, brake-less version for those long tours and big mountaineering objectives when every gram counts, so G3 took heed and developed the Ion LT 12 Alpine Touring Binding With Leash for all of you minimalist, gram-counting backcountry skiers out there. Being the lightest offering in the Ion lineup, the Ion LT weighs just one pound per binding but maintains the same downhill prowess as its predecessors.

    Don't be fooled by the Ion LT's lightweight design, because this binding still wants to rip descents like a burly freeride binding. The mounting pattern is wide to direct more power to the ski, and the forward pressure heel elasticity works to maintain consistent release values during landings and compressions. You'll find the same smart designs on the Ion LT that reduce the amount of time you spend fiddling with your bindings thanks to easy step-in guides, which help direct the toe inserts on your boots into the toe pins, along with a snow clearing channel, which help to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the toe piece, causing a false connection that can result in pre-releases. The heel piece can be turned in either direction, meaning you don't have to turn the heel a full 360-degrees just to put it back into ski mode, and the Quicklift heel risers are specifically designed to be easily grabbed with either a ski pole or by hand.

    • 5-12 release values
    • Wide freeride mount
    • Forward pressure heel elasticity
    • Step-in guidance
    • Quickflick heel lifts
    • User friendly heel rotation
    • Snow clearing channel
    • 2 coiled cable leashes included
    • Single tool adjustment (Pozi Drive #3)
    • Item #GGG001N

    Tech Specs

    Release Rating
    5 - 12
    Brakes Included
    n/a
    Claimed Weight
    [single, no leash] 1 lb
    Recommended Use
    ski mountaineering, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year limited

    Tech Specs

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    Very Light

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

    My landlord recommended these and I don't have any complaints so far. I have them mounted on a pair of DPS Wailers and they have been great the 2 times i've used them. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a solid and lightweight touring binding.

    Bought another pair!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Got another touring ski, and yes, I had to get a pair of these.

    Once you try them, you will be converted.

    Excellent and reliable retention, easy usability - simple to get into the toe pieces, and intuitive riser function.

    The Light Standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have always been a fan of the lighter (LT) tech bindings - and they have always performed well, with a few faults - until the ION

    The ION LT is a great addition to the Ion Series . Super light, as light as the competitors LT models - but built on the same concept as the normal LT's. The DIN goes to 12 which is a great feature in a light binding.

    What really sets this binding apart from the others is its usability. The toe piece is almost too easy to engage (no such thing) - and gives me great piece of mind when i am in a "no drop ski zone" - Just press your toe down and the pins seem to find your tech inserts. No frills, no having to lead with one side, just press straight down- SNAP.

    I have also been really impressed with the consistency and feel of the heel piece.

    The forward pressure has shown to release reliably - i.e. i buried the ski into deeep heavy powder and POP it released. But i have also railed on chunder and it just feels solid and didnt release. I usually run these at 10-11 DIN, and feel extremely confident on them,

    The color doesnt upset me either - in the world of boring colored tech bindings, these things add a little accent color to my skis.

    The leash is also a great feature to keep my skis close if i do drop them.,

    I'm a convert. Ion-izeeeee

    The Light Standard