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Awards Editors' Choice Award    Best Buy Award 
Price $629.96 at Backcountry
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$559.97 at Amazon
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$489.93 at REI
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$599.21 at Backcountry
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$449.99 at Amazon
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Pros Excellent downhill performance, light weight, proven styleExcellent downhill performance, lightweight, innovativeGreat downhill performance, progressive forward flex, reliable buckles and ski/walk modeBalanced up and down performance, wide/high volume fitLight, high volume fit, proven buckles and closures
Cons Moderate insulation, hard to get in and out ofClaimed easy transitions leave you in a tour mode that is significantly compromised., binding and crampon compatibility limitedHigh friction in range of motion, smooth soleSki/walk mode prone to issues, not the best down ski performanceHigh volume fit, compromised downhill performance
Bottom Line For only the most specialized of needs (super wide feet, high speed climbers, big-cliff-huckers) will it be overwhelmed; this is an excellent ski boot that quietly entered the market and crushes the competitionPerhaps the most innovative AT ski boot in eight years; the downhill performance leaps ahead but some of the other innovations are “solutions without problems” that complicate real world useShares a name with the company’s resort boots, but is really a purpose-built touring boot; as such, it's better than nearly all the other purpose built touring boots we knowWell-balanced AT ski boot performance at a reasonable price point and with a fit that favors comfort and accommodates average to high volume feetOn a budget and/or with wide feet and searching for lightweight touring boots for fast backcountry skiing?
Rating Categories Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 120 Scarpa Maestrale RS Atomic Backland Carbon
Uphill Performance (20%)
6
5
4
4
9
Weight (20%)
6
6
3
5
8
Downhill Performance (30%)
8
8
9
7
2
Comfort And Fit (15%)
8
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8
Warmth (10%)
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8
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5
Ease Of Use (5%)
8
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Specs Tecnica Zero G... Dynafit Hoji Pro... Atomic Hawx Ultra... Scarpa Maestrale RS Atomic Backland...
Weight size 26.5, pair 6 lbs 0 oz 6 lbs 2 oz 7 lbs 5 oz 6 lbs 5 oz 4 lbs 12 oz
Range of Motion; degrees 55 55 36 60 66
Binding Compatibility? Tech only, or Tech and DIN AT standard, or Tech, DIN AT and DIN Alpine/WTR Tech and DIN AT Tech only Gripwalk, Tech, and DIN AT Tech and DIN AT Tech only
Stated Flex Index 130 Not reported 120 125 110
Stated Last width 99mm 103.5mm 98mm 101mm 98mm
Alpine wrap or Tongue Alpine Wrap Tongue Alpine Wrap Tongue Tongue
Shell material Grilamid Grilamid Grilamid Carbon Grilamid Grilamid PA, carbon
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