There’s no argument: A binding is a binding. But there is increasing skepticism over what some consider the failure of manufacturers to put enough research or effort into determining whether bindings should be adapted especially for women, rather than produced in unisex patterns. Many women need to have a mounting moved slightly forward of the position marked on the ski, and this raises the questions of whether bindings, or skis, should offer alternative setting points for women, and whether bindings would be more effective if designed for women.

Poles

Gloves are made with slightly different designs for men and for women. Poles that are held in gloved hands are neither designated nor made differently for men and women. Should pole grips, like gloves, be made to different specifications for each sex?

Clothing

Finally, there’s the question whether designers of the active woman’s outdoor and ski wardrobe could fashion ski pants better suited for female needs - perhaps by tailoring them with a zippered drop seat.

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