Contour Startup Ski Touring Adapter
Can't find a babysitter? No problem! Contour's Startup Ski Touring Adapter kit converts standard alpine bindings for kids skis to free-heel uphill machines. Pop them into the alpine binding and step in to start touring. Remove the adapters and step directly back into the binding for the descent.
Minimal weight: just 840 g / pair • For sole lengths of 245 - 305 mm • Stash in your pack for the descent • Stuff sack included
Incredible quality product, thoughtfully engineered and designed, worked great out of the box. For those parents who want a AT experience with their kids, this is the solution.
Purchased these to get my 9-year-old out touring, and they worked great!
Seems to work well, but heel and toe piece need to be bigger to fit larger bindings.
Thanks for the great and encouraging reviews. Doing our best to keep up with demand! Werner Koch - manufacturer
We were impressed how light and easy the adaptor fit into my 9-year-old's alpine bindings, and after a few more times of practice, she'll be able to get in and out without assistance. Initially got them for better option to get into huts, but mellow touring on FS roads so far is going well, especially if there are some powder turns at the end. She says she won't join me yet for dawn patrol, however...
My 10 year old daughter could opperate the device with out any need for help. The Adapter is rugged and way more torsionally rigid than the BCA Treckers (that are no longer made). We toured yesterday and she had a great time and the weight of the device was not too much of a burdan. I had considered an AT set up for her but AT boots start at a flex 90 and at 60lbs a plastic sled would have offered her more control then trying to flex an adult boot.
Keep it simple and go with the Contour Touring Adapters.
We haven’t received it yet
Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul... but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.
-Peggy Toney Horton
I give these kids contour hikin’ adapters 3 stars. One for each day in September that I’ve owned them. But if they work any better than they day wreckers my wife used 15 years ago, then I’d be fine with 4 stars. What are you gonna do? They’re not real hikin’ binders but my 8 year old doesn’t need real hikin’ binders the 3 or 4 times he’ll hike with me.
Pre-ordered and cripple creek kept me updated along the way about when the adapters would ship. Looking forward to snow!
Won't be able try it in the field for another few months, however the product looks solidly built, and well thought out. True to the Austrian reputation.