Marker Duke

Feb 6, 2012
Outside Magazine

Stout, alpine-influenced sidecountry bindings with a free-heel function for climbing—that's the Duke in a nutshell. This high-performing binding can clamp on for the biggest runs (DIN tops out at 16) and can switch to a hinged hike mode for skinning up the bowl. Marker made the Duke's chassis specifically for wider skis, and the company says the bindings are among the best at transferring power from boots to ski for initiating fast turns on hardpack.