When the Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings first dropped, they represented a quantum leap forward in freeride binding design. Fast forward a few years and the industry is still playing catch up, with nothing to rival their versatility and performance at the same low weight. Combining the smooth uphill performance of pin technology with the added safety, reliability, and power transfer of fully DIN certified release, they’re a fantastic choice for skiers looking to service both resort and backcountry riding on a single setup. Furthermore, MNC compatibility means they play nice with almost every boot in the known universe – a comforting notion given the dizzying array of options. For backcountry beginners and grizzled vets alike, the Salomon S/Lab Shift MNC 13 Alpine Touring Ski Bindings are in a class of their own.