Garmont was kind enough to recently send us the new 04/05 model of the Silvretta Pure lightweight plate backcountry skiing binding. We’ve always had high hopes for this grabber, as it’s light enough to be a replacement for Dynafit backcountry skiing bindings if you don’t care to shop for boots based on whether or not they have Dynafit fittings.
|03/04 model Sivretta Pure. New model
looks almost the same. Shop used market with care.
Last year’s Pure had a few durability problems, this year’s Pure is beefed and we’ll be testing it extensively. Strengthened areas include the toe jaw (see photos below), and the heel jaw post. Weight is 22.3 ounces (632 grams) per binding (with screws, without brakes). As comparison, Dynafit Comfort weighs 14.3 ounces per binding (with screws, without brakes).
|Original model Pure, showing meager beef in toe area.||04/05 model Pure, toe unit is strengthened in several places.|
Three models of Pure will be imported during the 2005-2006 season. The Pure X-Mountain will weigh slightly more but is value priced. The Pure Freeride is beefed, is higher off the ski, and dials to DIN 12.