With the Alpinist, Marker delivers its lightest-ever touring binding and re-defines the ratio of weight to performance. At 490 grams per pair, it takes the traditional PinTech design and adds functionality with 0°, 5° and 9° climbing aid positions. The toe piece has integrated elastomers that serve as a visual aid and allow for easy stepping in, as well as carbon reinforced components and a dual spring for maximum stiffness. The heel features a fixed upward release and an adjustable lateral release function. The anti-ice pads in both the toe and heel help prevent icing as well. And a wider 38mm binding screw hole pattern allows for phenomenal power transfer for such a minimalist and lightweight offering.
New for 22/23 is the introduction of the ISI toe, which stands for 'Intuitive Step In' in all the Alpinist and Kingpin models. A wider platform allows for greater contact area when stepping in. Less force is required to lock into the toe as well. And, now there's a rubber stop pad to aid in aligning and stopping your boot in the optimal spot.