GO LIGHTER. GO FURTHER. GO HARD.
Fine-tuned for lighter users, the ZED 9 strikes an ideal balance of a lightweight build,
easy-to-use feature set, and uncompromised downhill performance and safety.
New for 2022, an updated and sleek black colour scheme.
Starting with the proven platform of the ION, we looked at every part, every mechanism, and every screw to evolve the idea of a fully-featured binding at the lightest weight possible. With the ZED we set out to define the next generation of lightweight high-performance touring bindings.
Anti-snowpacking features built into the toe and brake designs keep snow away and make for a confidence-inspiring step-in. Optimal toe elasticity for maximum energy absorption & minimized prerelease. 8.5 mm range of forward pressure in the heel to maintain consistent release. Wide freeride mount transfers power to the ski & provides pull-out resistance. The wide center support of the turret and a metal wrap-around base transfer power and precision to the ski. Leashes and Brakes are sold separately.
- Streamlined shape & minimal weight
- QuickFlick heel lifts
- Heel turret can be turned in either direction for touring
- Simple, minimal boot stop for effective step-in guidance
- Single tool simplicity : All adjustments made with Pozi #3
- 30 mm length adjustment on the heel
- Anti-snowpacking features
- 8.5 mm range of forward pressure for consistent release
- Optional add-on brake is easy to install/uninstall
- Compatible with the ION Crampon for icy ascents
|Weight (kg):||345g (SINGLE, NO LEASH)|
|Weight (lb):||12.2oz (SINGLE, NO LEASH)|
These bindings just work. My second pair, and even better than the first iteration. Although they are incredibly light, I have not found any obvious shortcomings because of that. I weigh only 150 lbs, and am not an aggressive skier, so I don’t need the extra weight of many other bindings.
I just tried these for the first time and was surprised at how much easier they were to step into than my two pairs of Dynafit bindings, both in the toe and heel. The heel risers are also the easiest of any I’ve used. And they’re beautifully designed, too. These will be my first choice on my next pair of skis. I don’t often write reviews, but I’m super impressed with these bindings.
They're better in every way. I opted for leashes and the little leash loop that is supposed to sit under the toe piece has no place to go which was kind of weird. Otherwise amazing bindings!
I ski the brakeless ZED 12s (version 2 with revised heel), and I love them. They are light, durable so far and ski really well, good power transmission. A bit too much plastic for my taste, but we'll see after 5+ years. I've had friends with brake failures on these, but I go with a leash in the backcountry so can't comment on the G3 brakes. Excellent tech binding IMO with great weight to strenght ratio.