Expert Review: Tyrolia Attack2 13 Gw Ski Bindings · 2021

This review is my own honest opinion of the ski bindings, which I bought with my own money in 2020.

Two skiers stand on their skis. They are at a ski resort.

All photos by Rhett Dalton

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About this Review: This review is my own honest opinion of the ski bindings, which I bought with my own money in 2020.

My take

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.

Top down view of a skier sitting on the edge of a ski run at a resort.

Taking a break on a pow day at Winter Park

About the gear

  • Model: 2021 Tyrolia Attack2 13 GW Bindings

About me

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Preferred DIN range: 12
  • Experience: 18 years

Test conditions

  • 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

Durability
5/5
Power Transfer
4/5
Release Reliability
5/5
Versatility
4/5

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.

The Tyrolia Attack2 bindings mounted to Salomon QST 99 skis.

My attack2 bindings with my Salomon QST 99s

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.

Two skiers stand on a ski run at a resort. One has his hand on the other. There are trail signs behind them.

Spring at Solitude

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.
Two skier stand with their skis at the top of a mountain. There are ski runs visible in the distance.

Unclipped and rode to the peak to bomb down the back side of Lone Peak

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.

Final verdict

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.

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Tyrolia Attack² 13 GW Ski Bindings · 2021
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Avid skier since age 8. Love a good blue bird day. That said, prefer large storms dumping fresh powder. Groomers can be satisfying, but find me in the trees or the back bowls. Frequent traveler to Big Sky, but Snowbird still has my heart as my favorite. Apres ski expert, when I'm not on a lift or sh...

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