2022 Marker Duke PT 16 Bindings
Marker Duke PT 16 Bindings
Talk about a big entrance. The Marker Duke PT 16 bindings are set to revolutionize the way we feel and treat our bindings. For a long time, we were looking for a one-ski quiver. Then with the advent of Alpine Touring boots, we searched out versatile boots for resort and backcountry access. Now the focus is on bindings, and while there are a few that have come before, the Marker Duke PT 16 bindings are taking that bar to a whole new level. It's a tech binding and an alpine binding in one, so if you're looking for one setup to do it all, this should be at the top of your list. Yes, there's a bit more weight to it versus some of the techy competitors, coming in at 1350 grams, but you get the performance to match. When you're in climbing mode, you can remove the top piece for a free-flowing hiking experience. At the top, simply attach the toe cover to the binding, and you're in a fairly legit 16-DIN alpine binding, complete with a Jester 16 heel. This new approach for backcountry and alpine touring bindings is great for skiers who don't want two setups, and for those skiers, this is a fantastic option. They're pretty much making the case that advanced and expert skiers need only one pair, and they're making it strongly. While climbing is only usable in a pin tech format, any alpine boot can be downhilled on. For skiers looking for the ultimate in backcountry and resort binding versatility, the Marker Duke PT 16 bindings are the way to go.
- DIN Range: 6-16
- Weight: 1350 Grams
- Dynafit Tech Toe
- Jester 16 Heel with Bails
- Stand Height: 27 mm
- Alpine, Alpine Touring, GripWalk, and WTR Compatible
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
The Duke PT i the burliest of all 50/50 resort/Touring bindings out there. Skis like a regular clamp, but can tour as well but is on the heavier side weight wise compared to a Solomon Shift or a Marker Kingpin.
We have tested the Duke PT extensively and it can be skied hard at the resort in any condition while having the unique ability to tour on as well. Its the best 50/50 binding on the market today that can stand up to any skiing application. Just make sure you choose the 12 or 16 based on your DIN setting.