Fischer Travers Carbon Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 27.5 - However, when encountering roly-poly or more technical skin tracks, cinch the down the cuff and lock-off the walk mode for more supportive, secure fit. More importantly, though, is the boot’s free-pivoting cuff system that allows for an unobstructed range of motion, specifically 80-degrees worth, and when combined with the easy-to-use walk mode, you’re able to glide up the skin track in no time. Since the cuff and lower portion of the boot don’t overlap at the front of the boot or heel, fischer outfitted the travers with a waterproof gaiter that fixes to the shell’s lower portion and stretches just about to the top of the cuff. So, as its verbal denomination suggests, the travers is fischer’s latest and greatest endeavor into the ski mountaineering and alpine touring world. While fischer’s travers carbon alpine touring boot may appear as though it gleans its name from the word “traverse,” it’s in fact a blend of the word “versatile” and “transalp,” which happens to be the name of fischer’s famed and dependable skimo planks. Additionally, the travers features singular power strap that consists of a ratchet and hook-and-loop combination as to provide a fine-tuned fit, and the boa lacing system assures a personalized, pressure-free fit and feel, which is an especially welcomed attribute if you’ve ever had a pair of ill-fitting boots. Weighing in at just over four pounds a pair, the travers boasts an incredibly lightweight and pliable construction thanks to its grilamid and carbon exterior, while the carbon fiber sheath in the sole assures rigidity and stiffness akin to your favorite alpine boot. Now, you might be wondering how fischer planned on keeping the palau moldable liner dry and comfortable, so grab your popcorn. This gaiter is not only dexterous, but easily fends off snow build up and sweat alike. So whether you’re searching for a lightweight and dependable ski mountaineering boot or alpine touring boot, the travers has made its grand entrance and ensur.
Tecnica Zero G Guide Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 30.5 - A. Shell, which uses a dimple structure to make heating and punching faster and more effective for bootfitters. Tecnica’s zero g guide alpine touring boot packs performance that dominates the downhill and slays the uphill with a weight just under four pounds. The zero g boasts a respectable 110 flex, making it capable of charging everything from backcountry chutes to resort piste. S. Tecnica added its heat-moldable ultrafit ultralon liner to ensure the most comfortable and responsive fit possible. S. Tecnica built this boot on a mid-sized last (99mm) that’s snug and pre-punched to fit most foot shapes. A. The zero g also features a rockered rubber sole that makes bootpacking a breeze, and you can switch out the boot’s tech binding interface with din-certified soles for alpine bindings. Technology identifies your foot’s hot spots and pressure points with ease. The zero g guide features tecnica’s new c. Practically a roadmap for bootfitters, c.
Scott Orbit Alpine Touring Boot – Men’s One Color, 27.5 - Scott designed the orbit men’s alpine touring boot exceptionally well, except for one major flaw if you hit the skin track too fast, there’s chance you might actually launch off the top of the ridge and end up stuck in outer space. The orbit switches into walk mode with the flick of a switch, and scott even strengthened the locking rear bar to help you avoid broken boots, which is seriously no bueno. The orbit is slightly softer than scott’s top offering, the cosmos, but weighs a few ounces less and has a two-buckle design to save time during transitions. 5 last that can accommodate wide feet, and scott also included shock-dampening footbed inserts to keep your dogs from barking even on long, rugged tours. As is today’s norm, the orbit has a fully heat-moldable liner, which is also seamless and made with a gore-tex membrane for waterproof, breathable protection. If you can look past this potential drawback, the orbit’s an awesome boot with a 115 flex powerlite and pebax construction, which is strengthened with reinforcements, and 60 degrees of cuff rotation to keep you charging on the way up. Apart from the flex and weight, the two are pretty much identical, with redesigned low-friction, high-retention tech fittings, micro-adjustable ergal buckles, and full-length vibram soles that make walking on slick rocks as easy as sliding down powdery bowls. It sits inside a comfortable 103.
Atomic Backland Carbon Alpine Touring Boots 2018 – 28.5/Black-Anthracite-Orange - The new backland carbon takes all of atomic’s great technology and allows you to tour with ease on the way up and power on the way down. The true flex construction helps the backland carbon to keep a consistent flex regardless of the temperature so when you start on the trail head before dawn, get a couple of laps in, and make your way to the car through some heavy, spring snow in the late afternoon your boots will still perform their best. The backland platinum liner can be washed to prevent them from getting funky, with a high amount of breathability and quick drying ability to keep your feet comfortable warm and fresh for the duration of your hut trip. A frictionless pivot and free/lock 2. Atomic’s memory fit shell allows an authorized atomic dealer to customize the shell for your foot in a matter of minutes. Features cross lace, hard tongue installed, free/lock 2. 0 mechanism deliver a 74 degree range of motion that allows for easy skinning or climbing on the way up to your powder paradise. The backland carbon has a carbon spine and carbon reinforced grilamid shell that keeps the weight remarkably low, but with the power for burly descents at high speeds. 5) actual flex 120, cuff alignment none, warranty one year, ski boot width narrow (95-99mm), flex very stiff, used no, ski/walk yes, forefoot width 98mm+ memory fit, flex adjustment no, buckle count 2, category alpine touring, ski gear intended use side country/ backcountry, instep height medium, calf volume medium, skill range advanced, pro, model year 2018, product id 481237, model number ae501684026x, gtin 0887445116196. 0, quick click tongue system, backland platinum liner, 30mm super light strap, skywalk rubber sole, tech inserts, 1086g/per boot in uphill setting (@27.
Atomic Hawx Ultra Xtd 90 Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s Dark Blue/Anthracite/White, 23.5 - In fact, it might just start to feel natural as you cruise your way up the snowy trail on your way to that fresh, powdery goodness you heard you might encounter. Atomic’s memory fit technology lets you customize just about every inch of your boot, with a fully heat-moldable shell, cuff, and liner, with a women-specific construction that better accommodates female calves. These boots will see you through techy descents with power and precision, thanks to the stiff but forgiving 90 flex and atomic’s energy backbone that provides strength and responsiveness for powerful skiing. The 54-degree cuff rotation lets you cruise up the hill with a natural stride, and the skywalk rubber soles give you solid traction on icy bootpacks and scree fields. When you slip your feet into the atomic women’s hawx ultra xtd 90 alpine touring boot and start your slog up the seemingly endless skintrack, you’ll be surprised at how your feet aren’t screaming in pain for once. The grilamid construction keeps the hawx ultra xtd light on your feet, and the progressive shell design strategically combines thicker walls in areas that need to be stronger, with slimmer walls everywhere else to save weight.
La Sportiva Synchro Alpine Touring Boot Ocean/Lava, 30.0 - One thing’s for sure, you won’t feel like turning around when your high stoke spontaneously changes casual tours into skimo epics. La sportiva made the rest of this boot out of grilamid for rigid durability that still weighs around three pounds per boot. The vibram rubber sole has the traction necessary for rocky summits, and this boot is compatible with all tech bindings. A carbon-infused vertebra makes the synchro la sportiva’s stiffest boot ever built, meaning this boot is just as much a hard-charger as it is an easy-hiker. La sportiva’s synchro sku boot is kind of like an ambiguous image–like the vases that look like faces–in that some ways it looks like a ski mountaineering boot and in others it looks like an alpine touring boot. 5 last works with the thermo-moldable liner to create a comfortable housing for your foot as you two brave the steeps in search of a downhill that’s worthy of this boot’s rugged rowdiness. Its roomy 102.
Fischer Transalp Vacuum TS Lite Alpine Touring Boot Yellow/Yellow, 26.5 - Just heat the shell up, just like you would a liner, stick it on, buckle it up, and let it cool–the vacu-plast material will expand and then contract to the shape of your foot, improving fit, performance, and comfort. Heat-moldable liners are pretty much standard issue these days, but fischer’s transalp vacuum ts lite alpine touring boot takes things a step further with its heat-moldable shell, which allows you to dial in a personalized fit that even grinding, punching, and padding won’t give you. Comfortable, mobile, and reasonably skiable touring boots aren’t big news anymore, but just because something’s been around for a while doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. The shell is designed to complement the position our feet tend to take (fischer calls its ergonomic design features v-position and on-center position), for increased control and comfort, and it has a ski/walk lever that offers a killer 53 degrees of fore-aft rotation for easy skinning. Coupled with the moldable lace-up liner, this gives the transalp a level of unprecedented customization, so you can kiss hot-spots, slop, and pain goodbye for good. Of course, all the fit technology in the world won’t make a good boot all on its lonesome, so fischer made sure the rest of the transalp was on point, too. An adjustable rear spoiler lets you play with the transalp’s 13-degree forward lean, and a grippy vibram sole makes icy walks, rock scrambling, and parking lot detours a little bit less sketchy. Three x-lite aluminum buckles pull your foot into the shell without pinching, and a 40mm touring power strap beefs up the relatively mild 115 flex, so the boots don’t get overwhelmed if you’re driving wider skis.
Scarpa Alien 3.0 Alpine Touring Boot Carbon, 43.0 - At a first glance, the scarpa alien 3. 0 alpine touring boot definitely looks like it’s not from this planet, but then again, that’s probably what recreational skiers think about you when you lap them three times in a row on the skintrack at extraterrestrial speeds. Pressure points, hot spots, and boot-tinkering are the fastest ways to bring an otherwise efficient tour to a screeching, painful halt, so the micro-adjustable boa closure system gets your custom fit dialed from the get-go and never loosens with time. Hence, scarpa teamed up with vibram to create the ufo 3. Quick step-in tech fittings speed up and smooth out the boot attachment process, but your objectives likely won’t be summited with skis and skins alone. 0 sole to cater to the usage standards of the international ski mountaineering federation (ismf). Weighing in at a touch more than a pound a piece, these kicks are lighter than some trail running shoes. 0 liner bootie blend comfort, performance, and function, while the addition of a convenient pull tab, soft foam instep, and high-density foam upper and toe box ensure your foot remains comfortable during long ascents. Designed for speed-obsessed ski mountaineers and randonnee racers, this boot puts a premium on weight and uphill performance in every aspect of its design, from the carbon cuff and shell to the vibration-absorbing pebax tongue to the ultralight dyneema string closure. A mountaineering-specific last and special intuition race 3. On the descent, the ergonomically designed carbon components crank the torsional rigidity of the boot all the way up for the demands of navigating technical terrain. With the flick of the featherweight, strong a-light lever, you lock and release the cuff and shell in a single movement for a whopping 71-degree range of motion and lightning-fast transitions.
Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s One Color, 25.0 - Vibram mountain plus sole the rockered sole allows for easier walking and the added lugged grip makes scrambling across rock more secure this sole is compatible with all at and tlt bindings. Oversized power strap increases adjustability in the boot cuff. Patented ride power block provides maximum power on the downhill & a frictionless 27 degree range of motion for uphill. Adjustable spoiler dial in the comfort/control by adjusting the spoiler up/down. Patented carbon core construction improves stiffness & power transmission without adding unnecessary material & bulk.
La Sportiva Women’s Sparkle 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot Berry/Blue Moon – 23.5 - 60-degree cuff rotation and a comfortable ez thermo heat-moldable liner keep feet moving comfortably on long days, and the three preset forward lean positions can be selected according to your preference. 0 provides the optimal balance of lightweight functionality and expert downhill performance. Sure, you don’t have much trouble smoking everyone in your group on daily dawn patrols and all-day backcountry missions, but if your boot can’t stand up to your aggressive skiing style, what use does it serve’ for women who like ripping the descent as hard as they charge up the skintrack, the la sportiva sparkle 2. Four pegasus buckles with an optional power strap allow you to dial in your fit so you can capitalize on every ounce of that stiff flex in techy couloirs and wide-open powder fields. The reshaped shell now accommodates a far wider variety of feet and has a beefed up flex. The bottom line is that this boot is perhaps the stiffest, most responsive boot in the lightest, fastest package you can get–oh, and by the way, your friends might appreciate a head start on both ends.
Atomic Backland Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s White/Purple/Black, 24.5 - The aggressive skywalk rubber sole works in concert with the removable tongue to make hiking as comfortable as possible. One of the most eye-catching features about the backland is the boot’s external free/lock 2. The external design helps to eliminate icing that can make other internal systems freeze up during transitions, while the metal-on-metal interface ensures the mechanism doesn’t wear out over time. The liner of the backland is designed specifically for backcountry touring and is completely waterproof and breathable. The backland is compatible with either a soft or hard tongue for skiers who prefer either a stiff or soft feel from their boots. 0 walk mode and quick click interchangeable tongue serves up a stiff and powerful feel that will inspire confidence when you lay into that first turn from the summit of your objective. Ditch the country club and get out to the backcountry where the crowds are scarce and the powder is plentiful with the atomic women’s backland alpine touring boot. With a ridiculously huge cuff rotation, 74-degrees to be exact, the backland lives for long tours, steep bootpacks, and pucker-inducing hikes up knife edge ridges to gain the summit. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding atomic’s backland boots, and for good reason. The external metal locking lever is easily engaged and remains rigid for a secure feel once locked into ski mode. And when it comes time to tee off, the rigid and easy to engage free/lock 2. 0 walk mode. A perforated design helps excess heat and moisture escape, and the liner is heat-moldable, allowing for an even more customized fit. The lightweight grilamid shell can be heat-molded for a precise and comfortable fit, while the two aluminum buckles with a cross lace system work to lock the boot down for the descent.
Atomic Backland Alpine Touring Boot Petrol/Orange, 23.5 - One of the first things you might notice about the backland is the external free/lock 2. The boots feature a ridiculous 74-degree cuff rotation, a frictionless pivot, and a removable tongue for a feel more akin to a pair of hiking boots than ski boots. 0 walk mode, which eliminates the chance of things going haywire on really cold days. Although not as light as its carbon brethren in the backland line, this grilamid option comes at a clean price and is still exceptionally light with a stiff feel that will charge on the descent. When it is time to buckle these boots down for the descent, throw the quick click tongue in, fasten down the two aluminum buckles and cross lace system, then quickly lock the walk lever down for a solid and secure feel for the descent. No, you don’t need to make an emergency eye appointment to get your vision checked–the boots that you are now viewing are in fact made by atomic. The backland comes with a 98mm last, making it a true low-volume touring boot. Borrowing technologies from atomic’s more dedicated alpine boots, the backlands feature atomic’s memory fit shell technology, which allows the shell and cuff to be custom fit to the skier’s feet to ensure top-shelf comfort and performance. You might not have expected a boot of this build to come from atomic, but the world is full of wonderful surprises and the atomic backland alpine touring boot is definitely one of them. The platinum liner is supportive through the calf, ankle, and tongue and is heat-moldable. Atomic didn’t cut any corners on the liners. Their breathable bottom keeps feet cool on the up, as well as warm and dry on the descent, and they can be washed, so you give them a proper cleaning before you take them on that hut trip.
Scott Celeste III Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s One Color, 24.5 - This boot sports a lightweight design suitable for steep skinners and long days in the backcountry, and a stiff 120 flex provides the performance that intermediate to advanced downhill skiers look for. Underfoot, the celeste features vibram’s ever-reliable rubber sole that, when combined with a ski/walk mode, allows the celeste to reach the most celestial heights via mountaineering routes. This heavenly touring boot also features scott’s thermo-moldable pwr lite liner that offers a customized fit after a short heat-packing process. Pwr lite also has a gore-tex membrane for waterproof breathable protection, and mesh panels enhance ventilation for the airflow required on sweaty skinners. Scott achieved this phenomenal flex-to-weight ratio by building the boot out of powerlite, which is a combination of stiff, superlight grilamid and sturdy polyurethane. Although its combination of bright, beautiful blue cuff and snow-like white shell reminds you of bluebird days, the scott women’s celeste ii alpine touring boot is far from just another pretty face. Shock dampening inserts make your downhill experience more solid than most touring boots can offer.
Salomon MTN Explore Alpine Touring Boots 2018 – 27.5/Safran-Black - Features low tec inserts, grilamid shell, touring polyolefine cuff, touring carbon spine, contragrip rubber sole 9523 norm, 1462g per 1/2 pair (@26. A touring carbon spine adds extra rebound and forward flex when you are picking up some speed. To round out this perfect package the ultralight liner is fully thermoformable to give you a customized fit for comfort and performance. Salomon’s motion flex delivers a smooth and natural flex with a 63 degree range of motion that makes for easy climbing, skinning and walking on your way up to something gnarly. The salomon mtn explore is an excellent boot for you to make your way into the backcountry. The sensifit shell wraps the foot with an anatomically correct fit that reduces the total weight of the boot. A surelock hiking mechanism is beefy to ensure that you are staying in ski mode when it comes time for you to make your way down a burly face. 5) actual flex 100, cuff alignment none, warranty one year, ski boot width narrow (95-99mm), flex stiff, used no, ski/walk yes, forefoot width 98mm, flex adjustment no, buckle count 2, category alpine touring, ski gear intended use side country/ backcountry, instep height medium, calf volume medium, skill range advanced intermediate, expert, product id 493321, model number l39935900265, gtin 0889645325811, model year 2018. The mtn explore has a grilamid shell that adds to the weight reduction and improves responsiveness.
La Sportiva Syborg Alpine Touring Boot – 26 – Yellow/Black - The syborg alpine touring boot from la sportiva is the footwear of choice for skimo racers and serious fitness skiers alike. This boot features a lightweight and durable grilamid shell combined with a carbon fiber and grilamid cuff, making for an extremely lightweight boot that crushes the uphill while still maintaining a nimble, yet powerful, downhill ability. The syborg keeps things simple with just two buckles and an optional power strap, letting you go from walk to ski at the flip of a switch. A specially designed syborg liner can be molded for that perfect fit, and the lazergrip2 rubber soles ensure you don’t lose traction on the top of a wind-scoured ridge or while rappelling into your latest couloir project. In walk mode, the sybord provides 75 degrees of cuff rotation–any more and you’d have to be double-jointed to use them. With an adjustable forward lean of 14-, 16-, 18-, or 20-degrees, it’s easy to dial in the stance that works for you.
Scarpa Alien Alpine Touring Boot Yellow, 28.0 - Not many boots can boast a micro-adjustable boa closure system, but the alien uses it to secure the foot smoothly and evenly, completely eliminating pressure points and dead spots. Scarpa also gave the alien a quick step-in system, which uses indicators and self-guiding notches to make it easy to step into your tech bindings, even in snowy spots. The alien has a 2-piece construction that locks into ski mode and opens with a single a-light buckle, providing 60 degrees of uphill-touring power and variable degrees of forward lean between 9 and 13 degrees for the way down. The alien’s most distinguishing feature is the fit. When you’re locked in ski mode, the alien’s propulsion tech system ensures that the cuff remains stiff, giving you all the power and edge grip you need to handle the steep and icy sections that are part of every serious ski descent. Of course, what’s most important about a lightweight, race-bred touring boot is its uphill performance. Your feet will also dig the hrp intuition liner, which is instantly comfortable and offers superb touring performance in any conditions, as well as the ufo vibram sole (also recently received from our space friends) which cushions shocks and provides top-notch traction in all kinds of terrain. Fresh from our friends on alpha centauri (sick mountains there, check ’em out if you haven’t), the scarpa alien alpine touring boot splits the difference between full-blown rando racing boot and hardcore tourer, with a nylon/carbon shell and cuff that are plenty light enough to crush the skin track while still handling their business on steep faces and in shotgun couloirs.
Roxa RXW 1.0 Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s White/Turquoise, 23.5 - 0 alpine touring boot is a minimalist option that thrives on grueling approaches and big days in the backcountry. Roxa’s women’s rxw 1. Long approaches can suck the energy out of you faster than you can say peakbagger. The three-piece grilamid shell is super light, yet durable and stiff enough for solid response on the descent, and the medium 95 flex can handle steep pitches while remaining comfortable and forgiving for long days trudging through the woods. The lightweight touring specific liner is heat-moldable so you can dial in a precise fit, so your feet will stay as happy as possible even if you’re having a royal sufferfest of a day. This boot cuts unnecessary bulk with a low-profile, two-buckle design, and the 62 range of motion in walk mode maximizes your uphill efficiency while you’re working your way towards that sparkling peak in the distance.
Scott Superguide Carbon GTX Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 26.5 - The superguide is a dedicated backcountry boot with a stiff flex, excellent cuff rotation, and a gore-tex liner to keep your feet dry, no matter what. Scott designed the superguide for the skier that would rather ski boilerplate in the backcountry, rather than shell out three bills to stand in lift lines for nearly an hour just to ski elbow-to-elbow with tourists and park rats. Skiing in the backcountry means you’ll be spending about 90 percent of your time going up, so the 60-degree cuff rotation will be a welcome companion when you’re setting an efficient skintrack. Scott has been producing some serious backcountry boots ever since the company acquired garmont a few years back, but with a gore-tex liner, carbon inlays, and an aggressive 125 flex, the superguide is anything but a rehash of old garmont designs. And when it’s time to rip skins and point your skis down, lock the three ergal buckles down, secure the power strap, and step into your tech bindings with confidence thanks to the dynafit-certified tech inserts. You and your scott superguide carbon ski boots have a bright future filled with powder-filled tours and big, backcountry descents. When wind-scoured ridgelines make skinning sketchy, and somewhat impossible, the aggressively lugged vibram sole will come into play to give you the traction needed to gain the summit safely.
Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro Alpine Touring Boot One Color, 28.5 - Shell. The power light design consists of a bi-injected frame that is 30% stiffer and 2. Out of the box, the zero g comes equipped with skywalk rubber soles that grip everything from wind-blown ridge lines to icy resort parking lots. First of all, the zero g guide pro sits at the top of tecnica’s zero g line and weighs a full four ounces (115 grams) less than the zero g guide. The zero g guide pro alpine touring boot is tecnica’s newest backcountry offering and is built with all the high-end tech to deliver a precise and comfortable fit, big-line-crushing stiffness, and solid tourability for those bigger days in the backcountry. A. Skiers looking for a boot that will do it all will also appreciate the interchangeable sole system that will fit standard alpine bindings with the purchase of additional soles. 5 times stiffer than traditional boot material, which translates to less weight on the uphill and more power on the descent. Weighing right around three and a half pounds per pair in a 26. S. 5, this boot is by no means an ultralight boot, but it is light enough to tackle long tours and steep skintracks, without compromising an ounce of power on the descent–besides, you did hike all that way to actually ski, right’ the zero g houses a burly 130 flex that will inspire confidence in and out of the resort and dynafit-certified tech inserts that will fit your touring setup. Where the zero g guide pro really stands out, though, is with its c. Tecnica’s known for its ability to build burly resort-crushing boots, and it’s officially bringing that expertise to the backcountry. The minimalist buckles save weight, but also feature an innova. The shell is pre-shaped to fit most feet well out of the box, but also features a dimple structure that makes punching and shaping the shell easier on bootfitters, so you get a better fit with less help from the experts. 44 degrees of cuff rotation allow for easy skinning, and the metal-on-metal connection locks the cuff into ski mode.
Salomon S/Lab MTN Alpine Touring Boots 2018 – 26.5/Translucent Blue-Black - Features grilamid shell, 47 degree range of motion, forefoot waterproof textile gusset, bc carbon spine, contragrip rubber sole 9523 norm, 1576g per 1/2 pair (@26. The motion flex technology creates a 47 degree range of motion that makes for easy skinning. The salomon s/lab mtn is a powerful alpine touring boot that will keep you stable and smooth on the way down with a lightweight feel for the way up. 5) actual flex 110, cuff alignment none, warranty one year, ski boot width narrow (95-99mm), flex stiff, used no, ski/walk yes, forefoot width 98mm, flex adjustment no, buckle count 2, category alpine touring, ski gear intended use side country/ backcountry, instep height medium, calf volume medium, skill range advanced, pro, model year 2018, product id 493317, model number l39935800265, gtin 0889645325705. The my customfit 3d freeride full thermo liner can be heated up and molded to your foot for a customized fit. Contragrip rubber soles provide you a sure footed grip on snow, rocks and ice. The s/lab mtn has a bc carbon spine that adds forward resistance and incredible rebound for the most aggressive chargers to have stability down burly a couloir. Salomon’s surelock mechanism is one that you can trust to stay in ski mode on the way down. A grilamid shell does a fantastic job of transferring energy without adding any extra weight.
Scarpa Alien Alpine Touring Boot Yellow, 27.0 - Fresh from our friends on alpha centauri (sick mountains there, check ’em out if you haven’t), the scarpa alien alpine touring boot splits the difference between full-blown rando racing boot and hardcore tourer, with a nylon/carbon shell and cuff that are plenty light enough to crush the skin track while still handling their business on steep faces and in shotgun couloirs. Of course, what’s most important about a lightweight, race-bred touring boot is its uphill performance. When you’re locked in ski mode, the alien’s propulsion tech system ensures that the cuff remains stiff, giving you all the power and edge grip you need to handle the steep and icy sections that are part of every serious ski descent. The alien’s most distinguishing feature is the fit. The alien has a 2-piece construction that locks into ski mode and opens with a single a-light buckle, providing 60 degrees of uphill-touring power and variable degrees of forward lean between 9 and 13 degrees for the way down. Not many boots can boast a micro-adjustable boa closure system, but the alien uses it to secure the foot smoothly and evenly, completely eliminating pressure points and dead spots. Your feet will also dig the hrp intuition liner, which is instantly comfortable and offers superb touring performance in any conditions, as well as the ufo vibram sole (also recently received from our space friends) which cushions shocks and provides top-notch traction in all kinds of terrain. Scarpa also gave the alien a quick step-in system, which uses indicators and self-guiding notches to make it easy to step into your tech bindings, even in snowy spots.
Dalbello Lupo Factory ID Alpine Touring Ski Boots 2018 (26.5) - ” their id max hike liner is completely heat moldable and maintains a firm heel hold even while skinning. These bad boys will give any riveted 130 flex alpine boot a run for their money performance-wise, but weigh a lot less and have a smooth and functional walk mode to “boot. Looking for a touring-capable boot with the support and response of a stiff alpine shoe put the dalbello lupo factory alpine touring ski boots on your short list. Heavy duty, but light in weight and packed with power, the dalbello lupo factory alpine touring ski boots are ready and waiting for burly backcountry fun.
Fischer Transalp TS Vacuum Alpine Touring Boot – Women’s Black/White, 25.5 - Ski gear is becoming ever-more customizable, but there still aren’t many boots that can match fischer’s transalp ts vacuum women’s touring boot when it comes to full personalization. At the top of the cuff, a 40mm power strap cinches the transalp down so you can ski it hard without feeling sloppy, and an adjustable spoiler lets you fine tune your stance for increased aggression or a more centered feel. All you (or more likely your bootfitter) has to do is heat it up, and it can expand or contract to fit the contours of your foot and provide a last width anywhere between a snug 97mm and a whoppingly wide 107mm. Cooking the shell and liner won’t interfere with the transalp’s soma-tec ergonomic fit design, which is engineered to provide maximum comfort, precision, and power transfer, so you can skin and ski with unbeatable comfort and performance. Just about every shoe comes with a heat-moldable liner–the transalp’s thermoshape tour lace-up liner is no exception–but not many can match its vacu-plast vacuum-moldable shell and cuff. The hike lock mode is simple–a single switch on the spine of the boot unlocks the cuff for 60 degrees of smooth rotation–but bomber, so you don’t have to worry about play in the cuff when you’re standing on top of a scary line. Fischer’s x-light aluminum buckles provide a snug fit without deforming the shell, and the toe buckle is inverted to prevent catching and breaking.
Atomic Backland Alpine Touring Boots 2018 – 27.5/Dark Blue-Orange-Black - Atomic’s frictionless pivot and free/lock 2. 5) actual flex 100, cuff alignment none, warranty one year, ski boot width narrow (95-99mm), flex stiff, used no, ski/walk yes, forefoot width 98mm+ memory fit, flex adjustment yes, buckle count 2, category alpine touring, ski gear intended use side country/ backcountry, instep height medium, calf volume medium, skill range advanced intermediate, expert, model year 2018, product id 481241, model number ae501686026x, gtin 0887445117469. Skywalk rubber soles provide you with awesome traction when you need to traverse across some rocks or ice. The shell of the backland is made with true flex material that keeps a consistent flex especially once it gets really cold or really warm. The backland platinum liner has a powerful heel hold with a high amount of breathability and can be washed to keep your boots fresh for the next tour. A grilamid cuff and shell drives extra power towards your ski when the snow gets crunchy or you want to spend a day inbounds. The new atomic backland makes an excellent choice if you are looking for an easy to modify at boot. Features soft tongue installed, quick click tongue system, backland platinum liner, 30mm super light strap, skywalk rubber sole, tech inserts, 1107g/per boot in up hill setting (@27. Atomic’s memory fit shell can be heated and molded in a matter of minutes to keep your feet happy on the skin track, at the summit an on your way down. 0 mechanism create a 74 degree range of motion that makes skinning or hiking a breeze.