Best for Wide Skis
Salomon STH2 WTR 13

Marker is a dominating force in the binding market, so much so that it’s difficult to stand out from the “Royal Family” line unless you have some kind of touring capability or other special features. The exception to this rule is Salomon’s STH2, another one of those bindings you’ll see a whole lot of on the slopes. They occupy a very similar space to the Griffon, incredibly practical and relatively affordable.

The only reason we would hesitate to recommend the STH2 over other alpine options such as the Griffon is less compatibility with different boot soles.

The STH2 has a relatively low stack height and great lateral stiffness. These two factors combined make it a great binding for your wider waisted skis, something that you can dependably rail on hardpack and float in powder alike.

It’s similar to Tyrolia in that they are easier to click-in in deep snow, which might be a deciding factor if you spend a lot of time stomping around the top of boot-pack zones trying to get your skis back on your feet.

In total, it’s a great ski binding. While there’s nothing that really sets it apart from the rest of the pack it’s an option, it’s out there, and it might be right for you.

Our Overall Review

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

4.1

Things we like:

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    A solid alpine option that can hang with the Marker line
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    Easy step-in
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    Low stack height for improved edge engagement and responsiveness

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThere are stronger bindings out there for bigger and more aggressive skiers
  • check-markLimited boot sole compatibility

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Specs & Features

  • Type: Alpine
  • Weight: 1145g
  • Din Range: 5-13
  • Boot sole type: Alpine, WTR
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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:

4.1

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    A solid alpine option that can hang with the Marker line
  • check-mark
    Easy step-in
  • check-mark
    Low stack height for improved edge engagement and responsiveness

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThere are stronger bindings out there for bigger and more aggressive skiers
  • check-markLimited boot sole compatibility

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