A binding worth every penny, the Helio 200 is a do everything work horse that will get you up and down anything you put it through. This binding has spent some time in R&D and the wait was worth it.
Starting with the toes, the new Helio 200 is designed with an easy entry step in system to give you a new toe geometry which makes even the most worn out boots step in with ease. As an added bonus to the design, the Helio 200 has an uphill toe locking variation system that allows for a clamp designed for the strength of the user.
The Heel tower was built around being as lightweight as it is user friendly and durable. The Helio 200 uses an ATK R01 adjustment plate that provides the lightest weight possible and still allows for 30mm of movement. The heel flaps provide 3 levels of climbing height, a flat mode, 36mm of rise and 50mm of rise. The Cam and rotational Release system gives you the added bonus of adjusting your heel for a DIN range 5-10 and provides both lateral and vertical release with one simple adjustment point.
The Helio 200 is designed for the lightest weight free tours, and with that means it comes brakeless. The binding comes standard with a Kevlar core leash to keep those puppies from running away from you when you're dropping big bad lines in the backcountry.
|Material||7075 Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Polymide|
|Release Value||5 to 10|
|Brake Width||75mm, 86mm, 91mm, 97mm|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
THIS is a great binding. I put this on a 106 waisted ski and noticed a considerable improvement in both weight and performance to the previous binding I was using. Big fan of it being all aluminum as well- super durable! Also I run 2 different boots and occasionally I'll adjust the heel for a lightweight boot on a long tour- the rear adjustability track is SWEET for this, especially if you're planning on keeping this binding around for a long time and getting new boots.
Having used several bindings since I started ski touring, this is my new favorite. It has all of the features without any of the compromises that can come with other bindings. You still get 3 riser heights, but have a quick tour to ski transition with just 1 flip. Seriously who uses the highest riser anyway? It's only 20g heavier than my last favorite binding the venerable MTN/Backland. But you have a much finer adjustment of retention so its more versatile for a wider array of users based on height, weight, skiier ability. Besides its sleek looking too.