At just 4.2 pounds, the AAAmbition is the lightest safety binding on the market, which makes it great for trekking. It also improves downhill performance by placing aluminum (and not traditional plastic) under the toe plate. This reduces play for a more responsive feel. [$525; aaa-series.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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