Best Frame Binding
Tyrolia Adrenalin 16

With the recent uptake in tec/hybrid technology, frame bindings are slowly becoming something of an antiquated thing. And while the engineering behind newfangled ski bindings is rapidly improving, there are plenty of kinks left to work out. That’s where frame bindings come in, and our favorite of the lot is the Tyrolia Adrenalin.

This is by no means a lightweight touring setup; but, it is lighter than a lot of frame binding options, and in that regard, you should check out the Ambition 12 to push the weight even further down.

I love frame bindings. As a new skier I knew right away that I had a vested interest in the backcountry, and I learned the basics of alpine skiing on a pair of Salomon Guardians. For a long time, the only thing I had ever toured in was alpine boots without a walk mode, so the earn-your-turns ethic always sat well with me. I liked the fact I could transition with my skis on, which is sometimes tricky even with the newest tech bindings.

That being said, if I could do it over again, I would have opted for a pair of the Adrenalin 16s. If you’re interested in the backcountry and want a single-quiver option without a tech toe, I can’t recommend these enough. At the very least, you can expect your quads to get toned.

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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    Big, beefy frame binding that you can trust to get the job done
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    Metal construction leans into the downhill performance
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    Touring option that’s compatible with alpine boots

Things we don't like:

  • check-markYou need to love to suffer if you’re taking them on extended tours

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Tyrolia Adrenalin 16

Specs & Features

  • Type: Frame
  • Weight: 1210g
  • Din Range: 5-16
  • 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:

4.1

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Big, beefy frame binding that you can trust to get the job done
  • check-mark
    Metal construction leans into the downhill performance
  • check-mark
    Touring option that’s compatible with alpine boots

Things we don't like:

  • check-markYou need to love to suffer if you’re taking them on extended tours

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