22 Designs Hammerhead
The Hammerhead has become the hands-down favorite when it comes to tele bindings. Why? Reliability and snappy big-ski performance for one, but even better is the ability to adjust it at five different tension settings.
Black Diamond 01
The best tele touring binding we have tested, the O1 is easy to click into skinning mode and the system doesn’t make any sacrifices to downhill performance.
An effective split-specific binding makes all the difference when you want to slap skins on the bottom of a snowboard. Made in Bozeman, Montana, by a company that specializes in nothing but splitty bindings, the Fuse slides into place for effective touring and locks down for performance that, to be honest, is better than many resort bindings.
The Duke changed the AT game and it’s still the best combination of touring functionality and in-area lock down. With a 16 DIN, it’s the absolute best choice if you want to run with your AT set-up as your day-to-day resort skis.
Dynafit TLT Vertical FT 12
The connoisseur’s choice when it comes to fast touring to big backcountry lines, this carbon binding offers super light performance (just 19 ounces) alongside a bomber 6–12 DIN range.