K2 LIEN AT $270
With a unique adjustable pod system that allows riders to customize the overall feel of their binding, the Lien AT holds its place as the most well-rounded model in the K2 lineup. A true all-terrain binding, the Lien AT is a tad softer than advertised, with testers finding its medium flex pattern to be versatile in handling everything from Northwest steeps to East Coast parks. And with upgraded ankle straps that now match the Lien’s existing minimalist toe straps, the entire package is a simple, sleek design that performs as well at it looks. Dialing these babies in takes time, but once set, they can handle anything you can.
RAD: A versatile binding that allows a customizable feel. BAD: Sleek in aesthetic, forward lean adjustment is not especially efficient.