The Comfort is my first Dynafit binding, and I've only been out once so far on them, but...they tour like a dream, and provide a very firm attachment for the descent. I have been using the Fritchi Freerides, which, according to the literature, may provide a safer release mechanism, but, relatively speaking, they are heavy and clunky to climb in. And while the Fritchi provides an extra heel lift position (four compared to three), I didn't miss it. The only negative to the Dynafit is the lack of toe release when climbing. I'd feel more comfortable knowing my skis would easily release in the event I was buried on the climb up. However, I suspect an avalanche might ignore this binding design limitation and separate my toe from my ski anyway.