Originally Posted by MastersRacer
Tele gear is also comfortable, fairly light and a little less pricey than alpine gear.
Tele gear definitely is lighter, but I don't agree with the statement that it is less pricey. If you opt for the new NTN binding boot combination, the bindings themselves rock you for around $400. Because there are fewer pieces of tele gear sold each year compared to alpine gear, the tele community ends up paying a larger share per person of the R&D costs.