The Explorer is a super solid splitboard binding that focuses on natural board feel with less moving parts, and an ultra durable design built to handle the longest tours and steepest lines.
- Non-Stick Gas Pedals
- Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex
- Duraflex ST Highback
- Split FLAD (Forward Lean Adjuster)
- Exoframe 4.0 Ankle Straps
- Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments
- Magnesium Ratchets
- Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index
- Duraflex CB Base
- 3-Position Heelcup Adjustment
- Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups
- Canted Gas Pedals
- Split Disk 2.0
- Grade 8.8 Hardware
- Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup
- Mounting Hardware and Split Disk
- Splitboard Strap
- Touring Bracket
- Climbing Bar
- Quiver Disk
Non-Stick Gas Pedals - Fused Vaporlite Non-Stick Gas Pedals shed water and snow like nothing you've experienced before. Gone are the days of icy buildup under your boots.
Minimal Base Contact = True Board Flex - Union baseplates are designed to provide supreme strength while minimally interfering with your board's natural flex. Minimal board to binding contact means sweeter response, better board control, and improved durability.
Duraflex ST Highback - Union exclusive Duraflex material was specifically engineered to maintain consistent flex in a wide range of cold temperatures.
Exoframe 4.0 Ankle Straps - Thermoplastic anti-slip material form fits to any boot.
Tool-Free Ankle/Toe Strap Adjustments - No screwdrivers needed here. Simply flip the adjusters by hand to fine-tune your fit.
Magnesium Ratchets - This Union exclusive process produces a material 4 times the strength of aluminum with only 1/2 the weight. Plus magnesium is easily recycled and remains the eighth most abundant element on the planet.
Size-Proportionate Fiberglass Index - Bigger riders require stiffer bindings. Union proportionally increases the fiberglass content in each size of their bindings so that any rider who straps in will have perfect support.
Duraflex CB Base - Super lightweight, streamlined design provides a seamless boot interface with complete lateral freedom for maximum tweakage. Blended with carbon fiber, Duraflex CB is lighter and considerably more stiff than typical fiberglass injection nylon parts.
3-Position Heelcup Adjustment - Minimize any toe or heel drag by dialing in your heelcups. Simply loosen heelcup screws and slide into correct position.
Extruded 3D Aluminum Heelcups - A new process removes as much excess material as possible in the heelcup to reduce weight while maintaining tried and true strength. Union heelcups undergo an anodizing process reinforcing the already bombproof apparatus with another 30-percent strength. It's serious strength in a streamline package.
Canted Gas Pedals - Ideal for riders who want a wide stance and extra leverage for ollie power. Canting also allows the ankle and knee joints to be aligned, alleviating pain.
Split Disk 2.0 - Compatible With All Union Expedition Bindings (1.0 and 2.0)
Offers Improved Connection On Expedition 1.0 Bindings
Compatible with Voile and 2x4 DIY Board Patterns
Grade 8.8 Hardware - The strongest steel available on the market - the use of Grade 8.8 represents Union's commitment of delivering the strongest and most reliable bindings on the market today. Top to bottom.
The most commonly used hardware is made from "mild steel" that has a property class of only 4.6. Considering how much stress a binding is put under, Union uses only the strongest steel (featuring a property class of 8.8) on all hardware.
Lifetime Warranty on Baseplate and Heel Cup - Covered under manufacturer lifetime guarantee against breakage of the baseplate or heelcup along with defects in materials or workmanship. This lifetime warranty DOES NOT cover broken bindings due to abuse or neglect, damage caused by any modification done outside the manufacturer's facility, or lost parts due to lack of hardware maintenance.
Highbacks, straps, ratchets and other components are covered under Union's 1 Year Warranty.
100% Ownership, 100% Focus - Union is 100% devoted to making the best bindings on the planet. From discovering new materials to CNC machining a new baseplate, everything is done in-house with zero outsourcing. Every single piece of a Union binding is completely exclusive to Union.
|Men's Boot Sizes (US):||8 - 10||10.5+|
|Women's Boot Sizes (US):||7 - 8.5||9 -11|