Silvretta 300 is what became known as an “approach” binding, in that it had limited safety release (no lateral release), worked well for touring with welted mountaineering boots instead of ski boots, and was relatively light in weight. Length is easily adjusted with a brass wingnut on a threaded rod. Heel latch is simple and could possibly be activated with a ski pole, though most people either bent down and worked it by hand, or removed their skis while changing modes.
(Next iteration of this is the Silvretta 400 model; essentially a 300 with added lateral release.)
We’re having trouble getting the dates for these bindings (they were available for many years), if anyone knows when the 300 was first on the market, and when manufacturing ceased, please contact us by using the contact option in our website menus.
Weight: 28.6 oz, 810 g (one binding, no screws)
Thanks goes to Mark Worley for providing these bindings.