13 Best Ski Bindings 2017-2018 Reviews

marker lord If you are looking for the best skibindings for the 2017-2018 season you’ve come to the right place.

I would like to show you my top picks for the year and a little information about each one. Before all that, I’ll show you the most important factors to think about when making your choice.

Sounds good?

How To Pick The Perfect Ski Bindings

I would like to quickly go over what you should look for when making your selection. There isn’t too much to consider and the main things are:

  • Brake width
  • Type of bindings
  • DIN Range

Every ski binding is required to have breaks; they prevent your skis from flying down the mountain if you take a spill. Your bindings need to be at least as wide and no wider than 20 mm of your ski’s waist.

After that, make sure you have the right type of bindings. There are a few different kinds and they are:

  • Downhill: They have a fixed toe and heel; these are very standard and you will see most people skiing with them.
  • Alpine touring: These have a fixed toe but a heel piece that releases. These are perfect for hiking up the mountain and back-country skiing.
  • Racing: These tend to be more narrow because racing skis are more narrow. They also have a higher DIN range to increase speed.

The last thing to consider is the DIN range. This is a combination of weight, height and performance. People that weigh more, are taller or perform at high levels will require a higher DIN. Here’s a graph to help you determine your DIN:

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The bindings on this list come in different sizes to fit any skis as well as multiple DIN ranges for all kinds of skill levels. Plus they:

  • Come from well known companies
  • Made from quality materials
  • And are very durable

Let’s take a look at the products now.

Salomon Guardian MNC 16 Alpine Touring Binding

salomon guardian mnc Company: Salomon

Price: $449

Sizes: 90MM to 130MM

Rating: 4.9/5

The Salomon Guardian MNC 16’s are one of the best bindings available and are meant for serious skiers. If you consider yourself in the advanced to expert range you will love these. Some features include:

  • DIN range of 7-16
  • Double Full Flexed Frame that delivers power
  • 1 year warranty

Also, these bindings accommodate many different boots types like alpine and AT’s; it has a hike/ride switch that makes the transition between ski and walk as easy as possible. Any back-country skier will love the Salomon Guardian’s.

Take A Closer Look At The Guardian MNC 16 Alpine Touring’s

Tyrolia Attack 13 Ski Bindings

tyrolia attack Company: Head

Price: $199

Sizes: 95MM to 110MM

Rating: 4.8/5

Head makes some great ski equipment including skis and ski boots. They make a great pair of bindings with their Tyrolia Attack 13’s too. These are for intermediates and advanced skiers that like resort style skiing. Some of the best features are:

  • Redesigned to fit more modern, wider skis
  • Extremely responsive because of its super low 17 MM stack height
  • Freeride Pro Toe and Race Heel to ensure strong power transmission

These are extremely sleek looking and are very durable too; they come with a 1 year warranty.

Take A Closer Look At The Tyrolia Attack 13 Ski Bindings

Marker Tour F12 EPF Ski Bindings 

marker tour Company: Marker

Price: $429

Sizes: 110MM

Rating: 4.8/5

Marker makes some great bindings and their Tour F12 EPF’s are one of their best. These are a dream for back-country skiers and allow for very efficient power transfers on fatter skis. Some additional features are:

  • DIN range between 4-12
  • Lightweight design
  • Hollow linkage heel that allows for a fast climb

The Marker Tour can be used by many different skill levels and are optimal for intermediates and advanced skiers. Also, they come with a 3 year warranty. You know they will last and are very durable.

Take A Closer Look At The Marker Tour F12 EPF’s

Marker Lord S.P. Ski Bindings

marker lordCompany: Marker

Price: $379

Sizes: 90MM to 110MM

Rating: 4.8/5

This is another high quality product from Marker. However, the Lord S.P.’s are for a more advanced skier than the one you just saw; they have a DIN range of 6-14. It comes with:

  • AFD fixed stainless steel gliding plate
  • It’s the only non-touring binding to accommodate AT and alpine boots
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty

Here’s a video that goes a little deeper:

Take A Closer Look At The Marker Lord S.P.’s

Salomon Warden MNC 13 Ski Bindings

salomon warden Company: Salomon

Price: $259

Sizes: 90MM, 100MM, 110MM

Rating: 4.7/5

You saw a Salomon product before that was meant for expert level skiers, and this one, the Warden MNC 13, can be enjoyed by both advanced and intermediate’s; beginners can use them as well (DIN range of 4-13). You’ll be happy to know they:

  • Can easily be adjusted for different boot types
  • Absorb shock with their innovative Progressive Transfer Pads
  • Give you strong and precise power transfers

This is one of the most versatile bindings available and come at a fair price.

Take a Closer Look At The Salomon Warden MNC 13’s

Marker Squire Bindings 

marker squire Company: Marker

Price: $129

Sizes: 90MM to 110MM

Rating: 4.7/5

The Marker Squire Bindings are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers that want to stay on trail. These are a very inexpensive option for those people and comes with:

  • A DIN range of 3-11
  • Easy entry even in difficult weather conditions
  • Is very light weight and gives good energy transfer

Like other Marker products, this one comes with a 3 year warranty. You know you’ll be enjoying these for at least a few ski seasons and probably more.

Take A Closer Look At The Marker Squire’s

Tyrolia Attack 11 Ski Bindings

tyrolia attack 11 Company: Head

Price: $169

Sizes: 90MM and 115MM

Rating: 4.7/5

The Attack 13’s, which you just saw, are for skilled down hill skiers. Advanced skiers can use the Attack 11’s but they are more geared towards beginners and intermediates. It has a DIN range of 3-11 and comes with:

  • SX Heel that keeps you locked in place and will release you when the time is necessary
  • A very lightweight design
  • 1 year warranty

The price is fair too, and is one of the lowest on this list. Definitely a product you will love using.

Take A Closer Look At The Tyrolia Attack 11’s

Look Pivot 18 Bindings

look pivot 18 Company: Look

Price: $399

Sizes: 95MM to 130MM

Rating: 4.9/5

The Look Pivot 18’s are bindings that you can find under the boots of professionals and very advanced skiers. You don’t necessarily need to be pro to use these but you do need to be very skilled. They are very elastic as well as:

  • Efficient energy transfer to your skis
  • Durable with a 1 year warranty
  • Very safe and reliable release

The Pivot 18’s provide a very smooth ride and absorbs the shock a skier of your caliber will face. If you are serious about your performance, you must consider these bindings.

Take A Closer Look At The Look Pivot 18’s

Marker Jester 16 ID Ski Bindings 

marker jester 16 Company: Marker

Price: $359

Sizes: 90MM to 136MM

Rating: 4.8/5

The Marker Jester 16’s are for skiers that aren’t afraid to go off trail and to explore the back-country. These are compatible with alpine boots and AT’s with lugged soles too. Some awesome features include:

  • Very durable magnesium parts that can stand against heavy use and abuse
  • Triple Pivot Elite Toe which gives you tremendous performance and guards against early release
  • 3 year warranty

The DIN range is 6-16 so only advanced skiers should use the Jester’s.

Take A Closer Look At The Marker Jester 16’s

Rossignol FKS 180 Ski Bindings 

rossignol fks 180 Company: Rossignol

Price: $279

Sizes: 95MM to 130MM

Rating: 4.8/5

Rossignol is one of my favorite companies and they make great ski equipment; I’m going to be wearing a lot of their products this season. Their FKS 180 Ski Bindings deliver a wonderful skiing experience and come with:

  • 7 points of boot contact that gives you superior control and feel
  • Absorbs a high amount of shock and guards against pre-release
  • 1 year warranty

These come with a high DIN, 8-18, so only purchase these if you are very skilled or want to get to that level of skiing.

Take A Closer Look At The Rossignol FKS 180’s

Rossignol Axium 120 Ski Bindings

rossignol axium 120 Company: Rossginol

Price: $124

Sizes: 90MM to 100MM

Rating: 4.7/5

The previous Rossignols are for experts and the Axium 120’s are for beginners and intermediates. These are for people that love to ski as a hobby and to stay on trail. Besides getting excellent control, the Axium’s will:

  • Let you easily put your boot into them
  • Very lightweight and won’t slow you down
  • 4 contact points for your toe

Not every person needs bindings that are made to bounce around in back-country terrain. Some just like to de-stress on the mountain and stay on groomed, safer trails. If you are one of those people, you should definitely consider this product.

Take A Closer Look At The Rossignol Axium 120 Ski Bindings

Look Pivot 14 Ski Bindings 

look pivot 14 Company: Look

Price: $329

Sizes: 95MM to 130MM

Rating: 4.8/5

You already saw the Pivot 18’s and know how high quality they are. The 14’s are just as durable and cater to more intermediate skiers. They offer some awesome innovations like:

  • The Pivot heel which is the industries strongest boot to bindings interface
  • Burly Pivot Design which is universally loved
  • Very reliable release system

The Pivot 14’s come with a DIN range of 5-14 and a 1 year warranty.

Take A Closer Look At The Look Pivot 14’s

Atomic Warden 11 Ski Bindings 

atomic warden 11 Company: Atomic

Price: $179

Sizes: 90MM and 100MM

Rating: 4.7/5

Atomic is one of the most underrated ski companies around and they have some awesome products; one of their best is the Warden 11 ski bindings. Beginners to advanced intermediates will love these and you will love:

  • The lightweight heel and overall design
  • Low profile chassis that give you power and transmission
  • 2 year warranty

These are all mountain bindings and have a DIN of 3.5-11.

Take A Closer Look At The Atomic Warden 11 Ski Bindings

Ski With The Best Equipment Possible This Year

Don’t mess around with your ski equipment. This is a sport that’s done at high speeds and you experience a million different terrains; there’s definitely an injury risk. In order to be as safe as possible you need high quality, well made and appropriate skill level bindings.

The products on this list are the best of the best and I know there’s one that will work perfectly for you.

If you have any questions about what you’ve read, comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as fast as possible. If you want your friends and family to see, share on social media.

Are you as excited as I am for the ski season?

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