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When you gotta get up to get down.
Combine the reliability and power of a 13-DIN alpine binding with the free-heel freedom of an AT binding, and you have the Marker Baron 13 EPF Ski Binding. Built on Marker's Extended Power Frame, the Baron sits on a wide chassis, giving it the ability to drive wide, big mountain boards with authority. To keep them manageable on the ascent, the Barons feature Marker's Hollow Tech frame, which is a gas-injected hollow construction that is light, powerful, and dependable whether you're spinning laps in the resort, or accessing big backcountry lines. The Backcountry Technology allows the binding to be converted from ski to walk mode with the quick flick of a switch, while a three-position climbing aid lets you adjust the heel lifter between three positions to get the right angle for the slope you're climbing.
- 4-13 DIN
- Power Width Design
- Hollow Tech frame
- Gliding AFD plate
- Inter Pivot Heel
- Extended Power Frame
- Backcountry Technology walk mode
- Three-position climbing aid
- Item #MRK000X
- Q & A
Ideal for a ski set-up that does it all!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
As a newbie to the touring scene, I wanted an AT binding that would let me continue charging the hills in-bounds, but also let me explore the backcountry when the resort got boring. These do just that! These frame bindings are a heavier option in the world of AT bindings, but I paired them with a lighter ski and haven't been bothered by the weight. If you're someone who primarily skis in-bounds, but wants the option of touring, look no further than the Barons!
Killer bindings. For a binding that gives you the option of skinning, there is little compromise on the downhill.
Furthermore, Marker/Volkl customer service is top notch.
Thoroughly enjoy these.
Solid all around
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I picked these up for a loved one and here is what she had to say about her first AT binding.
"I’ve only skied the Barons a few times, but initial impressions are A+. They are a lightweight, durable binding that holds up on the downhill and isn’t a total pain to transition back to the uphill for seconds. They’re a hefty binding to be sure, but at only a few ounces they’re absolutely light enough to handle a full day of backcountry excursions without killing you legs or 900 thousand laps in bounds without yanking your feet right off the lift.
They’re a lightweight and powerful binding that really lets the ski do it’s thing. I mounted mine on the Atomic 109s and it felt like I had reunited a pair of old, good friends. Good bindings, good price, good fun."
BSL and Weights
Here is the Boot Sole Length (BSL) and specific weights for the Small and Large Marker Barons.
Can you use these with a vibram-soled boot or do you need to have a DIN adapter on the boot?
My son is looking to start doing some uphill travel. I have some teles, and am not too familiar with AT equipment. Would he be able to use this binding with his current alpine boots? He won't be doing a ton of uphill, so avoiding a new pair of boots at least until he sees how he likes it seems like a good option. Current skis have 100mm waist, so think the 110 brake would fit.
These will work with alpine boots, though a boot with a walk mode is definitely recommended for the touring aspect of it. It will give a great range of motion and will make touring easier and more comfortable for him.
If the current skis are 100mm underfoot, the 110mm brake would work great for him.
Feel free to give a shout via email or phone (extension is 4736) and I'd love to help you!
I am new to Backcountry skiing and plan to start small, so I am looking for an economical and safe set up to start out with. I have a pair of Dynastar Cham 87 that I am trying to fit with bindings. Would this binding work with my ski width? I had looked at an ?Earlier? version that looked to be too wide. I have also looked at the Solomon Guardian, but heard they might not work well with all boot types. I have a pair of Black Diamond Swift boots. Any suggestions? Oh and the ski length is 159cm.
First of all the brake width on these bindings is going to be a little wide for those skis that you have. Second, the boot that you have is a touring boot so I would recommend getting a full on AT binding as the DIN setting on these frame bindings is pretty much unreliable with an AT boot in them due to the rockered sole and the rugged outsole.
If you have any other questions, let me know.
I've got a broken AFD on my set of bindings and the AFD plate itself is missing, would I be able to buy a new one?
I would like to ask you, are the Marker Baron bindings a good combo with the Volkl Two 2014/15 196cm and with the Nordica Hell & Back Hike Pro boots 295.
I am a returning Advanced Skier from Snowboarding. I'm 6.4" and 210lbs.
This would be a great setup for someone that is skiing inbounds 80% of the year and out-of-bounds 20% or a few times a years. I am shooting you an email so that you have my contact info. Tell me more about what you are wanting to do with the setup.
Eric Watford-Expert Gearhead
Will this binding work with 175 Armada VJJ?
I'm looking at a pair of 2013 K2 Hell Bent skis, would these bindings and brakes fit the extremely wide ski?
The bindings would work no problem, but you'd need to by the 136mm brakes from Marker to fit over the 135mm Hellbents.
Could these bindings fit on the new blizzard bonafides? Also could the Salomon Quest Pro 110 ski boot fit these bindings? Thanks
These would work great on the Bonafides, and the alpine soles on the Salomon boot will fit well with this bindings. If you have any other questions please let me know.
Would these fit my full tilt tom wallischs? 99 mm Forefoot Width Size 9.5
These should work just fine with those boots. Depending on your BSL (Boot Sole Length) you'll either choose small or large; 265 - 325mm for the small and 305 - 365mm for the large, then just choose the appropriate brake width for your ski.
just bought a pair of used black diamond verdict fattys with a 108 waist and some new rossignol all track 120 (29.5) boots. looking for an at binding for 80%alpine/20%touring. i should also order the all track rocker soles for my boots. is the baron the only way to go or is there an alternative?
Will these bindings fit womens dynafit One-U TF boots??
These will not work with those boots due to the smaller heel lug that Dynafit uses on some of their boots.
What is the difference between the old barons and these new EPF versions?
The EPF bindings have a wider mounting pattern for better control on wider skis.
Hi. I have a pair of Rossignol Alltrack Pro 100 Ski Boots and was wondering if these bindings will work with them?
Those boots will work superbly with this bindings!
How will these be for a daily Patrol ski binding with some back country use. I run a 10 din setting 6'1" and 200#. I have a Duke on my Seth Pro Annex, but want something lighter for my daily driver.
Hey Shortie D,
The Marker Barons would be a great choice as your daily driver and will come in about a half pound lighter than the Dukes. I use the Baron in-bounds a lot and I am about the same size as you (6’1” 185 lbs) and have had never had an issue with them. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.
Will these fit the alpine sole of my Black Diamond Factor 110s? Will I need the compatibility kit?
I have a few ? 1. whats the difference between the marker baron and duke? just din setting? Can I use alpine boots with both? I have liberty helix ski 105 under foot and sole size of boot 310. Im thinking small with 110 brakes?
Just the DIN setting which correlates into an overall more durable/ heavy binding. If you ski a DIN of 10 on the Baron you are flexing that spring much more than you would be on the Duke that goes all the way up to 16. I usually ski the Duke at an 11 which is why I went with that over the Baron, if I was a 10 DIN I would have went with the Baron. Your BSL puts you in a sweet spot, you can get either large or small, whatever your preference. Maybe the Large would be more easily re-sold in a few years if you want to move them? Just a thought.
My ski width is 107, and AT boot 25.5, so what size AT Binding would I need? Brake 110....right? Should it be S110 or L110?
You need a size Small if you are going with the Marker Barons and brake size 110 mm would be ideal. You could go with a 105 mm brake in another binding and bend it slightly to fit your skis as well.
Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about ski bindings or if you are interested in setting up an order.