In our testing, the Cosmos approaches the top of the heap in overall scoring. It is a relatively lightweight boot given the downhill performance and provides straight-outta-the-box comfort that can be rare in a ski boot. We wished it had a bit more range of motion in tour mode, but given this boot's comfort and simple, durable hardware, we are willing to overlook that. We do wish Scott would give some consideration to speeding up transitions and use, and we know a bit that more weight could be removed with the careful elimination of a buckle or two. With innovative buckle and shell design that eliminates weight and transition steps without compromising too much ski ability, the Dynafit TLT 7 came out ahead in overall scores and earned our Editors' Choice award. At a significantly lower price and with a similar overall design and only slightly lower overall scores, give our Best Buy winning Dynafit Radical Boot a gander. If beefy downhill performance is what you're after, our Top Pick Lange XT Freetour 130 could be worth the touring inefficiency. In the end, if the Cosmos fits you well, the performance across the board is well suited to all-around backcountry ski touring and ski mountaineering.
Scott has released the updated version of this boot, the Cosmos III. Read on below to see what's been updated!