Expert Review: Tyrolia Attack2 13 Gw Ski Bindings · 2021Published on 07/13/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my own honest opinion of the ski bindings, which I bought with my own money in 2020.
All photos by Rhett Dalton
About this Review: This review is my own honest opinion of the ski bindings, which I bought with my own money in 2020.
The Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings are high-end bindings capable of handling expert skiers and rugged terrain. They are compact and have easy step-in action. A great blend of performance and safety.
About the gear
- Model: 2021 Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 175 lbs.
- Preferred DIN range: 12
- Experience: 18 years
- When I bought these: 2020
- Days tested: 60+
- Boots: 2020 Salomon QST Access 80
- Boot Size: 28.5 Mondo
- Skis: 2019 Salomon QST 99
- Where I’ve used it: Park City, Steamboat, Big Sky, Snowbird/Alta, Solitude, Brighton, Snowshoe, Whiteface, Mt. Bachelor, Winter Park
- Terrain: Groomers, Backcountry, Moguls, Trees, Off-Piste
How they perform
What I was looking for
I needed a reliable binding that had great performance reviews but provided a reliable safety release as I continued to progress as a skier.
Why I chose this gear
The price point was easy to digest and the gear provided the DIN range I needed while providing strong power transfer, performance, and reliable release. I was considering some of the Warden bindings, but there was no need to have touring capability and the Tyrolias had a better price point.
What I love about them
- Release Reliability: Intended for more intermediate to advanced skiers, the Attack2s have a DIN between 4-13. They provide for a reliable release when needed, but have the ability to be set to prevent release in rugged conditions or aggressive skiing. I’ve never had an issue with the bindings releasing when they should or when they shouldn’t.
- Downhill Performance: A great all-mountain binding that can take about any terrain that is thrown at it on the way downhill. It can also rip on groomers and hold tight in off-piste/backcountry conditions.
- Durability: It is easy to get in and out of these bindings with little to no effort, so they don’t break down over time. They are easy to travel with and can make the trip in a ski bag more comfortably than I can in the first class.
- Weight: At around 1770 grams, these aren’t the lightest on the market but they aren’t the heaviest. A true all-mountain binding with an average weight that won’t impact uphill climbs.
- Power Transfer: The wide DIN range and higher top-end keep skiers locked in. The overall power transfer holds true to this. Skiers can sustain quick laps on groomers with full power or roll through some powder off-piste.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Uphill Performance: These aren’t touring bindings and aren’t compatible with Alpine Touring boots. Users will not have the functionality to be able to trek uphill.
Favorite moment with this gear
My favorite moment with this gear was clipping in for the first time at the peak of Snowbird after riding the tram. I had been planning my Snowbird trip for 2 years and had always wanted to check out the bird. After getting to Salt Lake City, I noticed that TSA had checked my bag, removed the covers I had over my bindings to protect them, and then rearranged my bag. As I was riding up the tram at Snowbird, I started to panic thinking I might not be able to clip in, but luckily that was not the case. I got to the peak, stepped right in, and ripped down the back bowl Mineral base for my first memory at The Bird!
Value for the money vs. other options
These are very cost-effective bindings. There are very few options out there that will be priced lower than these bindings. The Salomon Warden MNC 13s are comparable in price and performance but are intended to be for a bit more advanced skier. So I stayed away from those as I had a better deal with the Attack2s. Bindings are also not the main focus when determining whether something is a good bargain. Safety cannot be overlooked, and these bindings are reliable in protecting the user by releasing when they should and not when they shouldn’t. These are not to be used for touring as they are not compatible and would be a waste of money if that is their intended use.
These bindings are perfect for the intermediate-advanced skier looking for a blend of performance and reliable safety at a price that allows for splurging on other gear. These bindings will not disappoint.