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There are 2 levels of Warden bindings- the 11 and the 13. The 11 is the lower end construction, lower DIN value, that is also not Multi-Norm Certified (only fits alpine boots). The 13 is the higher end construction, higher DIN value, that is Multi-Norm Certified (fits all normed boot soles). The 13 also shares the exact heel and internals of the STH2 13.
The only reason you should consider the Warden 13 over the STH2 13 is the type of boot(s) you have. If you have normal ski boots, either binding will work for you. But if you have rubber soled touring boots or Grip Walk boots, then the Warden is the only option to consider.
DrZoidbergI'm in the same situation so I'll ask: what's the difference in toe pieces then? The sth13 has the driver toe and I don't know much about warden 13. Lower tier compared to the sth toepiece? I was either going to buy sth13s or attack 13s, since I assumed the sths were better than wardens. I have normal boots.
patagonialukenerdy can probably say more to this point, but the warden toe has less stated elasticity than the STH (30 mm vs. 52 mm).
Also a slightly higher stack height (21 mm vs. 18.5 mm).
That said, I ski wardens all the time since I switch between all different boot soles, and I find no issue with them. But if they're coming in near the same price, and you only ski in alpine boots, I'd say go STH since there's no benefit of the warden if you're only using alpine (or WTR with the STH2) boots.