Gear Review: G3 ION Lightweight Tech Binding

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The new G3 ION touring binding

G3 is looking to give Dynafit a run for their money, entering the tech binding market with their newly released ION binding.  Weighing in at 585 grams per binding (1,170 grams per pair) the binding is light weight on the up hill, but still provides the downhill performance you need and expect.  The binding is built from high strength aluminum which is hot forged and features metal on metal threaded connections insuring strength and longevity from the binding.

The ION was designed with the modern day skier in mind, featuring a 30% wider mounting pattern than traditional tech bindings.  This helps to ensure power transfer and prevent screws from pulling out on the fatter skis of today.


  • 22mm Adjustment range (to allow for a change in boot size)
  • 85mm, 95mm, 115mm and 130mm brakes available
  • Heel risers: 2.5, 8, and 14 degrees of lift
  • Weight: 585g per binding
  • DIN: 5-12

G3 ION binding

The ION binding features a number of innovative features in order to maximize your uphill efficiency and make the binding as intuitive as possible.  The heel piece pivots in either direction to lock into touring mode, there is a straightforward boot stop guide system to increase the ease of locking your toe in, and the QuickFlick heel risers are easily accessed and offer 2.5, 8, and 14 degrees of lift.  Unique to the tech binding market, the ION offers an AFD place (anti friction device) to insure that your binding releases at the appropriate DIN value every time.

Overall, the ION looks to be a nice addition to the tech binding market.  With a lightweight design yet strong construction, it’s the perfect binding to get you out there further and get you down the hill with all the more confidence.

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