New Marker Cruise Touring Binding
The new MARKER Cruise touring binding is designed for people who want to step into the fascinating world of ski touring. It comes stacked with well-thought out features to make every tour as comfortable and easy as it can get.
And hey! IT'S GREEN because we’ve used recycled and bio-based plastic wherever possible and reasonable.
What makes the Cruise Special?
The Cruise is the first binding on the market to be made from sustainable materials, making MARKER an industry pioneer when it comes to sustainability. The Cruise is the ideal option for multi-sport athletes with a wide range of interests. The pin binding stands out thanks to its high-quality, sustainably-produced features and also boasts incredibly easy handling. Coming in at just 475 g, the Cruise is also one of the lightest comfort-oriented bindings on the market.
During production up to 85% of plastics are bio-based or recycled. Using these composites can significantly reduce CO2 emissions, which is not the case for conventional plastics from fossil sources: Overall, this results in a CO2, saving of approx. 63%.
* Comparison of CO2 emissions between fossil plastic and Cruise's sustainable plastic production.
Recycled plastics are used where possible. They offer the best ecological balance and are found in components with lower stress, such as the brake and heel housing. Bio-based plastics are used in components with maximum mechanical load. They have the same mechanical properties as conventional plastics, have a lower CO2 , footprint and do not consume fossil resources such as oil or natural gas. The bio-based plastics are used, for example, for the climbing aids and the toe piece.
YES WE CARE! SUSTAINABILITY AT MARKER
Engineered For Easy Touring
When it comes to features, the new Cruise stands out thanks to its extremely ergonomic climbing aid. It can be very easily operated with ski poles in particularly cold temperatures and set to three different angles (0°, 8° and 12°) for optimum uphill efficiency.
Easy to adjust
Designed from scratch by MARKER, a true ski binding specialist, the horizontal and vertical release values on the heel can be set independently of each other. This is easily done with a screwdriver, setting and showing the proper release value IZ value) on two distinct visual indicator scales. This value specifies when the binding should release in the event of overload. This means that the Cruise also boasts an increased safety standard.
Easy Switch to Downhill
Switching from walk mode (uphill mode) into ski mode (downhill mode) and vice versa is easy with the Cruise as you simply turn the heel section 180°. Here too, MARKER has truly prioritized ergonomic design and ease of use: switching from walk mode to ski mode doesn't require a great deal of force and the brake is automatically unlocked when you turn the heel.
In comparison to the MARKER Alpinist, the force required to step into the heel of the new Cruise has been reduced by up to 30%. The ISI Toe, launched last year, has been used for the toe piece. ISI stands for "Intuitive Step In". A special rubber stop helps to position the boot more effectively and intuitively during the step-in process. In combination with the change in the geometry and the wider step-in platform, pressure is able to build more easily, so the tech inserts and pins can be perfectly aligned and significantly less force is required to click in prior to climbing or descending.
The ergonomically designed heel section ensures a simplified and as effortless a change from ski to walk mode as possible by just rotating the heal by 180°.
Automatic brake release by rotating the heel 180°.
Vertical and Lateral Release
Independent release adjustment vertically and laterally.