Who are you anyway?
22 Designs was founded in 2004 by Chris Valiante and Collins Pringle, when we inherited the HammerHead binding from Rainey Designs. We introduced the acclaimed free-pivot Axl binding in 2009, and in 2012, the Vice. The Outlaw X is the world's first step-in NTN binding, and the first with a true free pivot. Our newest binding, the Lynx, is a tech-toe light touring telemark binding, a beast in the backcountry.
Our company is named for Wyoming Highway 22, which travels over Teton Pass. This area has become one of the most popular backcountry skiing spots in the country.
Both Chris and Collins are telemark skiers and mechanical engineers, and are dedicated to producing the best telemark bindings in the world. Our sole focus is to constantly pursue new ideas to produce bindings that exceed the expectations of our customers. With the energy of doing what we love, 22 Designs is now the worldwide leader in Telemark bindings.
We strive to be an environmentally conscious company. Every binding that we produce is made in the USA with the most durable materials and designed to last a lifetime. Our office and R&D and assembly shop are powered by renewable energy, offset with Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets. In 2020, we joined both the Outdoor Industry Association's Climate Action Corps, and the Snowsports Industry Association's ClimateUnited in an effort to significantly reduce our products' carbon emissions.