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ION 12

Regular price $624.00 CAD

The highest performing, most user friendly, and most reliable tech binding for aggressive backcountry skiers. Refined with 4 seasons of testing and enhancements.

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The most intuitive, reliable and powerful lightweight touring binding. Period.

Since its rookie season G3's ION alpine touring binding has collected 3+ prestigious Editor's choice awards each season and spawned a whole series of lightweight tech bindings including the ION 10 and lighter ION LT 12. Coveted by skiers around the globe, the ION's feature set and performance has earned a loyal following from seasoned mountain guides to resort freeriders looking to go deeper beyond the boundary lines. Easy, confident step-in sets the tone of the day so you can put your gear in the back of your mind and focus on what really matters - your ski objective. Forward pressure and optimal energy absorption provide a smooth, reliable ride that aggressive skiers have been begging for in the backcountry. 

Simply put, it’s the highest performing, most user friendly and most reliable lightweight tech binding you could ask for. Power up, then charge the descent.

Features

  • Optimal Energy Absorption = Maximized energy absorption. Minimized pre-releases.
  • Forward Pressure = Maintains consistent release values in landings and compressions.
  • Step-In Guidance = Quick, easy & consistent step-in.
  • QuickFlick Heel Lifts = Easy to grab with pole or hand.
  • User Friendly Heel Rotation = Turn heel in either direction to lock for touring with either hand.
  • Single Tool = Pozi Drive #3 for all mounts and adjustments. No heel spacer needed.
  • Snow Clearing Channel = Prevents snow buildup, avoids unwanted pre-releases.
  • Powerful, Dependable Brake = Fully retracting spring-loaded brake. Reassuring step-in.
  • Heel AFD = Consistent release for all boots, independent of sole type.

Specifications

Size

Brake Options: 85, 100, 115, 130 mm

Weight (single)

585 g / 1 lb 4.6 oz

Release Value

5 - 12

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  • Hi, will the 115 crampons fit a salomon MTN lab 115 or do I need the 130 ? Thanks

    Hi Page,  THe 115mm crampons measure 2-4mm wider so technically if your skis are 115mm where the crampon will rest then they will fit. I would recommend measuring where the crampons will rest and if they are 115 or less then they will fit, otherwise you will have to go 130.  I hope that helps.  Cheers

  • Hi, I am about to buy my first full brand new touring setup. I am thinking to get: - Findr 102 (184 cm) skis - ion 12 (100 mm) bindings - Scala LT MEDIUM (100 mm) skins My weight: 86 kg My height: 186 cm My level: intermediate, I do not charge hard I want skis: - That turn well (I am just an intermediate skier) - That travel float well on snow (I live in Revelstoke) My questions: - I am hesitating between 184 cm or 189 cm skis. Which one would you recommend me? - Is the ion 12 100mm fits de Findr 102? - Is the Scala LT choice will fits well the Findr 102? Many thanks! Karl

    Hi Karl!

    That sounds like a great setup for you. The FINDr 102 at 184cm would be a good good size for your height and skill level. As for the bindings and skins, the ION 100mm brake will work perfect on the FINDr 102. 

    When measuring skin size you can measure off tip or tail width, for the most coverage measure off the tip. I attached a link below for a video for more information. For the FINDr 102 I would recommend using the Scala LT 130mm. 

    https://www.genuineguidegear.com/life/video/how-select-best-climbing-skin-length-width


    Cheers!

  • Do the bindings come with a template for the perfect installment?

    Hi, 
    The bindings do not come with a mounting template. We recommend having your bindings professionally installed by a certifed shop.

  • Hi there! I'm looking to buy my first back-country set up. I'm a 157 cm and 56 kg female at the intermediate level of skiing. I was going to purchase the SYNAPSE+ 101 ELLE skis at a length of 165 cm, the ION 12 bindings and the SCALA LT CLIMBING SKINS short length and 100 mm width. My question is for sizing the brake plate on the ION 12...do I purchase the 100 mm one or the 115 mm one? Thanks!!

    Your first backcountry setup, this is an exciting time!
    To your question, the 100mm break is a bit wider than 100mm so you'll find they are the perfect size for your Synapse 101. It's definitely the one you want.

  • What brake width would you recommend for a 106mm waist ski? 115 brake seems a little wide-Scott

    Hi,
    I would recommend the 115mm brake. The brakes are forgiving and can be bent out but 6mm is a bit too wide. The brakes do tuck in when they are in tour mode or engaged in ski mode so they won't stick out for you. 

  • Hello I have a pair of G3 Synapse skis (130-101-118mm) that were new in March 2015. I'm looking to add G3 Ion 10 (or 12) bindings. Should I be getting the 100mm or 115mm width brakes?

    Hi, 
    I would recommend the 100mm brakes. THe brakes are pretty forgiving and you can bend them out a bid to fit nicely. 

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