Two Feet of Fresh—2020 Salomon Highlander Binding Highlights
When it comes to capitalizing on all available terrain, from steeps to chutes and glades to groomers, the best situation is one where the connection between rider and snowboard is as seamless as possible. Enter the Salomon Highlander, an all-mountain binding that hits the sweet spot between control and comfort. The Highlander comes equipped with Salomon’s proprietary ShadowFit Technology, which features a soft, urethane heel hoop coupled with a Kevlar band that molds perfectly to your boots and provides both flexibility and stability, making for easily initiated turns with a distinctive, skate-like feel. Our tester, Eddie Wall commented, “The softer heel cups add extra comfort without sacrificing responsiveness,” also mentioning that “the tool-less adjustment is awesome.” The three-piece ShadowFit baseplate results in an ultra-light binding, yet it is supportive where needed, providing reactive freedom in every carve. Salomon has topped off this high-end, performance binding with the Minima 3D Highback which features 3D geometry to increases the power and precision of every turn, so no matter where you find yourself dropping in, you’ll enjoy each turn—without a shadow of a doubt.
An all-mountain focused design delivers unmatched comfort and top of the line tech including ShadowFit’s lateral flex for a natural feel and connection. The highlight is the innovative 3D geometry of the lightweight Minima 3D Highback, offering premium support and maximum control.