La Sportiva RT Bindings

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
La Sportiva RT bindings

La Sportiva RT bindings    Photo: Courtesy of La Sportiva

THE SELL: The lightest touring binding on the market. THE TEST: Built out of an extremely strong (and expensive) aluminum alloy, with hardened-steel heel pins and stainless-steel springs, the 10-DIN RT is a lot stronger than it appears. And despite how light it is (less than a pound per pair), the RT has all the touring features we look for: a three-position heelpiece, integrated crampon attachments, and brakes ($125; sold separately). Our only gripe is that you can’t adjust the heelpiece with your ski pole; you’ve got to twist it by hand. THE VERDICT: A deceptively full-featured binding. 13 oz

POWER: 2.5

La Sportiva’s new alpine-touring bindings, the RTs, are built with the same tech fittings as the Dynafit bindings they’re modeled after, and they work with all Dynafit-compatible boots.

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