Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring Binding - REVIEW
Marker has refined their lightest-weight touring binding the for the 2012 season - the Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring Binding now weighs in at 2036 grams which is just a tad lighter than the tried and true Fritschi Freeride Pros, which have dominated the market for many years. This additional weight savings is always a plus when slogging up the skin track but they also need to be able to perform on the down and be smooth in the transition from ski to skin.
The Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring Binding has the same basic design as the very popular Marker Duke and Baron bindings only a significantly improved touring weight to performance ratio. Have a read of the full review to better understand how the weight savings was achieved and how they transition from ski to touring mode.