Anti85-0wrote a review of Salomon SNS XA Auto Backcountry Binding on November 24, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I had these for about five years, tried and tested in a variety of conditions - bound to freeze if the temperatures vary, but unfortunately I've had them freeze in -28 (C) when there was absolutely no wet snow around, and that was seriously uncool. I couldn't fit the entire ski in my tent to heat it up enough to free the shoes, so my shoes was attached to my skis for five days. Needless to say, my feet were freezing the entire trip. I Changed to manual bindings as soon as i got home, and have never had any problems with those. If you're dependant on your gear, go manual. for daytrips, these are fine.