willwrote a review of Salomon Guardian 16 Alpine Touring Binding on October 20, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
So i fell into the trap and bought these bindings last winter. If you are reading this and still think you may want them get them from this website. The warranty backcountry has is a life saver. I unfortunately bought them at a typical shop. I have major slop on my bindings in the toe piece. Also the pieces of plastic that hold the aluminum poles in place cracked off. Sure Salomon markets their product well, but the product just does not last. It bothers me that i only used this binding 15 days, which is pathetic for a binding to start failing.............
On top of this the 5 year warranty that Salomon claims to have is not helping me at all. I am left wondering why i spent $450 on a pair of ski bindings that do not work. Sure when they are brand new they rip, but i need a binding that will last. This is why I am going to buy the Marker Duke. They are amazing bindings that just do not break. Marketing has mislead me and i wish Salomon would give this poor college student back his money. If you cant stand behind a product then why make it in the first place? If i could give this product no star i would. This binding is more in the 0 star range.