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You love getting those backcountry stashes of fresh powder and hucking your meat where no one has gone before (at least not today), so you don't have time for floppy, weak, clunky bindings that make you shiver and pray that won't pre-release on the downhill. Soothe your soul and nurture your daredevil self with the burly Salomon Guardian WTR 13 Alpine Touring Binding, a shred-worthy binding with backcountry capability. An allover low profile and wide platform give you sensitivity to terrain and enhanced power transmission. The Hike & Ride switch lets you go from skiing to hiking and back again without taking off your skis, because sometimes the skiing's that good. Height and wing adjustment for a secure hold and Salomon's legendary binding know-how give you peace of mind when you're scoping that gnarly, exposed line. The Guardian 16 and Guardian 13 top out Salomon's freeride backcountry lineup.

  • Hike & Ride on-the-fly switch
  • Low-profile chassis
  • Double full flex
  • Oversized platform
  • XL stomp pedal (65)
  • Height adjustment
  • Automatic wing adjustment
  • High lateral transmission
  • WTR Walk-to-Ride sole compatibility. Compatible with ISO 9523 certified AT boots and alpine boot soles; not compatible with non-certified, full-rubber AT soles

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Unanswered Question

Hi I have used these bindings several times and one of them keeps popping out into AT mode while I am skiing alpine. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

4 5

Great binding!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ski mostly inbound, but have recently started using this binding to skin! Its a very beginner friendly binding for learning to skin as well as handling inbound skiing well.
I have these bindings on my Rossignol Savory 7's and love the combo!

Unanswered Question

Fix size small will fit my Boots sized 9/9.5 ..(aroud 27) ??

Unanswered Question

Are these suitable for a heavier skier?
I'm 100kg (220lb), 6'2" advanced skier. The DIN chart has me at 8 and that's what my alpine bindings have always been set on. I intend to mount them on my Mantras and my powder skis (QuiverKillers). I don't do jumps or drop cliffs.
Another retailers site says they are for females and lighter skiers.

Hi, I am looking to put these on my K2 Misdemeanors from 2013. Which size should I be buying? Also, what is the difference between WTR and MNC Guardians? Thanks.

WTR is compatible with alpine and Salomon WTR soles. MNC will work with alpine, WTR and AT soles. The older model was not technically compatible with AT soles.
You would want the 100mm brake for that ski and then binding size (S/L) depends on sole length of your boot!

4 5

Very solid binding

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great rugged AT binding, but really best for sidecountry not backcountry due to its weight. I would take it over the Marker bindings (which I normally prefer) because of how easy they are to step into - which is nice when clicking in on a slope.

5 5

Love these!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic binding! I believe they have the lowest stand height of all non-tech bindings which makes them my go to BC and inbounds binding. Put over 100 days on them last year in everything from mellow jaunts to large tours and they preformed flawlessly. Never had an issue locking them back down after a tour so no complaints at all!

Thanks Grant. One more question for ya,...

Thanks Grant. One more question for ya, Are the 100 mm brake widths sufficiently wide enough for G3 93mm. Or do I have to go to the 115mm?

Hey jball,

For a 93mm ski the 100mm would be perfect. I have my 100mm set mounted on a pair of Surface One Time's and they are 95mm underfoot. 115mm would be a little too wide and you would experience some drag. It is best to get the brake width closest to flush with the edge of the ski.

I don't do much touring but I like to have...

I don't do much touring but I like to have that option. I'm still using my old Rossi alpine boots. I just bought a pair of G3's and need a good solid binding. Will these bindings work with non-touring boots?

Hey jball,

Thanks for your question.

Yes, these will work with your alpine boots. I would suggest them if you are looking to do short tours that are on the moderate side of things. I bought these for this season and will be keeping them on my freeride skis but investing in a Dynafit set up for next season with lighter skis. I tend to go on very long tours that include an all day event and skiing many different aspects. These will be excellent for side country off a resort or a shorter tour. I would like to comment on the down hill performance: I was very pleased at how they rode and there is excellent response and power transmission. The downsides that I found were on the uphill ascent. The heel riser tends to fall back and you end up clicking yourself into ski mode. Its frustrating at times but with more practice in my skinning form (gliding a little more and slightly softer on the heel rise) I was able to prevent that from happening. Since you dont do a lot of touring I believe these would be a great choice.

If you have any questions or comments just reply to this post and I will get back to you. Have a nice weekend!

4 5


I cant find anywhere information.
I decided to buy Dalbello Sherpa 5/5 but i have Salomon guardian 13 bindings. Are the boots fit those bindings.
I need to order new boots online because here is no reseller.
Can someone help me ?

Siim J�rve

Hey siim,

Thanks for your question.

The Dalbello Sherpa 5/5 will be compatible with these bindings. If you bring the boots in to the shop you use to mount the bindings to your skis then they can set them up to the correct settings for you for those Dalbello boots.

I hope this helps.

1 5

Returning these

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Light weight
De-skin without clicking out of binding
Heel click out to AT mode ok, not super easy
Heel elevation bar a pain to lift.
After struggling to lift bar, it easily collapses and clicks heel back into ski mode. Happened more than a handful of times up steep and semi steep faces.
Heel lift only has two settings- flat and high.

Don't let the YouTube video on how to use these fool you. They are not intuitive and frustrating at best. Returning these for Fritschi free rides.

Hi, I'm looking to get this binding for...

Hi, I'm looking to get this binding for my daughter, she currently only has a set of downhill boots will they fit this binding & be fine? Thanx in advance

Yes. Alpine boots should work just fine. They don't have to be Touring boots.

do you know the binding delta on this...

do you know the binding delta on this binding?
ie: difference between toe height and heel height?
in older AT set ups it was too flat.

4 5

Does the job right

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for my first touring bindings (did not want to invest in a Dynafit set up this year).

Initially I was disappointed with the weight but I have gotten used to it after many tours - had to get in shape haha. The downhill performance is excellent. Great power transmission and response. Uphill I have run into some problems with the heel rise staying up but I have found that if you are nice and soft about your strides that it does not happen. After I got my skinning technique down to a perfect stride the heel rise no longer is a problem.

Recommend this for short tours or side country. Longer tours you might want to invest in a Dynafit set up to save on weight.

which size guardian 13 would be best for...

which size guardian 13 would be best for a 318mm sole length?

I would go with a Large. You're almost maxed out on the Small and if you purchase the Small and your next boots are 3mm larger then you'll have to get new bindings.

I've got a set of " Maestro Skis, ",......

I've got a set of " Maestro Skis, ",... 118 under foot, what type of brake does this come with? or do I need to switch out,... & to what ?

Hey Tony,

This binding comes with either a 100 mm or 115 mm brake that you can select in the drop down menu. For your ski I would suggest going with the 115 mm if you feel comfortable bending the brake out those extra mm.

5 5

The cool thing about these bindings?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

They do everything that they claim. On top of that they aren't flimsy so you aren't going to break anything when you are going from hike mode back to ride mode. The guardians make getting to your favorite out of bounds pow stash simple and then let you switch back over to the resort without missing a beat or loosing time having to switch your set ups. Get it all in one. That being said these are solid bindings. If you are looking for something lightweight this isn't necessarily the best choice.

Solid Binding and Great for Touring

Solid Binding and Great for Touring

Here I have the Guardians set up on my Black Diamond Zealot skis with my Rossi Alltrack 120 boots. Decent set up for the uphill climb and great for skiing down.

What brakes for 102mm under foot 4frnt...

What brakes for 102mm under foot 4frnt Cody's ski?

Best Answer

The 100mm brake in the Salomon Guardian WTR 13 Alpine Touring Binding should work fine with just a little bending out on either side.

Do the guardian smalls mount pattern match...

Do the guardian smalls mount pattern match the 914 sth by chance? Bought a pair of skis on Ebay not realizing how many times they had already been drilled and need an AT binding that fits previous holes. There have been dynafit AT bindings mounted but I prefer not to use them.

Unfortunately the hole pattern is not the same. I do not own either binding, so I checked with the paper template thread on TGR forums (link below). If you want to double check, go to the page and download .pdf files of both and compare. You might be able to print them separately and find a place where the holes do not match up.
Otherwise, you can try using helicoils or inserts if the holes are too close together. Depending on where you live, there are shops that can help with either.
TGR thread: