Most Practical Binding
Marker Griffon 13 ID

In terms of sheer slope presence, the Marker Griffon is one of the most popular ski bindings on the market. It’s basically a less overbuilt version of the Jester, and resembles it in design in every way aside from the materials and the price.

It splits the difference between performance and weight, not really failing or excelling in either case. Practicality and base-level dependability are the words to focus on. The Griffon is among the most affordable bindings on the market worthy of your attention and money.

For most riders, the Griffon is plenty of binding to take you anywhere you need to go. It has a full DIN range from 4-13, so there’s plenty of opportunities for new skiers to grow into their bindings as their skills and demands progress.

It’s still a Marker binding, with the same caveats that run through the rest of their line, snappy heel pieces and all. It can be difficult to engage in deep snow or steep slopes.

If you ask around serious freeride circles, the Griffon doesn’t have the reputation of the Jester or any Look bindings. Certain hard chargers are quick to criticize anything without a full-metal toe piece, which is fine. In reality, the Griffon is put through the same tests and held to the same base standards as any other ski binding on this list. It’s an alpine binding, nothing more, nothing less.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    Super affordable, super practical
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    Pretty standard and straightforward alpine binding
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    Dependably fills the budget niche for skiers of any skill level

Things we don't like:

  • check-markIf you’re looking to drop big cliffs and ski with the best, you’ll want something with more power

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Marker Griffon 13 ID

Specs & Features

  • Type: Alpine
  • Weight: 1030g
  • Din Range: 4-13
  • Boot sole type: Alpine, GripWalk, Touring
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Super affordable, super practical
  • check-mark
    Pretty standard and straightforward alpine binding
  • check-mark
    Dependably fills the budget niche for skiers of any skill level

Things we don't like:

  • check-markIf you’re looking to drop big cliffs and ski with the best, you’ll want something with more power

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