The backcountry-specific Guardian WTR 13 offers a trimmer version of the Guardian 16 with a lower DIN and freeride performance upgrades integrated. WTR stands for Walk to Ride, the first-ever industry standard for compatibility of certain touring boot soles and bindings. WTR establishes a norm for fitting rockered touring soles with certain binding setups. WTR-certified soles have rigid contact zones to provide the same level of security and skiability as traditional alpine set-ups. Guardian WTR 13 also has a low-profile chassis and an oversized platform. Other features include Hike and Ride switch and Double full flex. Guardian WTR 13 ascends as well as it descends.