Women's Backcountry 17/18 Models
Salomon MTN Explore W
Hikes up like a lightweight touring boot, charges down like a freeride boot. The MTN Explore boasts an incredible 63' of cuff rotation for easy, natural climbing, and at just 1462g you may forget they are on your feet on the way up. Powerful 90 flex ensures they will drive even the biggest skis on the way down.
Bootfitter's comment's: Salomon's bestselling MTN series gets a new ladies' option for 16/17. The MTN explore brings all the technology and features of the MTN Lab into a softer-flexing, lighter, more accessible package for long days in the backcountry and big-mountain charging.
Tecnica ZeroG Guide Pro W
Whether you aspire to climb for fitness, grab a few quick turns or look for the challenge of going further then you ever have before, the all new women's Zero G Guide will take you there. The Power Light Design technology with a 105 flex and a progressive 99mm last is the backbone behind this ultra lightweight touring boot that can guarantee the performance you demand for the descent. Tecnica's all new S.A.S. Cuff Mobility system supplies a wide range of motion in hike mode and a confidence inspiring metal to metal connection in ski mode. The toes and heels are rockered soles with certified Dynafit inserts and Skywalk Rubber. Go beyond your boundaries with the Zero G Guide W.
Bootfitter’s comments: All-new for this season, the ZeroG Guide Pro W cherry-picks the best features of the popular Cochise range, strips out all the unnecessary weight, and adds a few backcountry-specific features to offer strong skiers an excellent option for exploring beyond the boundaries of the resort.
Dynafit Beast W
The Beast Free Touring boot is the dream of all freeriders who prefer to earn their fun in the powder similar to the saying, "Earn your turns." The Precision Lock System guarantees precise power transmission and maximum rigidity in how it allows all boot components to work together as one unit. You get uncompromising skiing. At the same time, the ergonomic shape and the boot's lightness makes for singular performance on the ascent. The so-called "snow-dynamic" concept with its streamlined buckles and elimination of lateral protrusions ensures little speed loss as well as minimal points of resistance and thus maximum penetration. In addition, the Master Step Insert enables easier entry by 50% as well as maximum mechanical loads with freeride bindings set to a release value (Z value) of 16.
Bootfitter’s comments: Lightweight, precise and powerful, the Beast W is a great blend ot touring capability and downhill performance. For strong skiers who don’t want to compromise on the way up or the way down.
Dynafit Radical W CR
A four-buckle polyurethane ski touring boot with the best downhill performance offered by any comparable boot on the market. Descent-oriented ski mountaineers will be thrilled to take on longer tours with this boot. The new Radical offers technical solutions of the highest niveau. You get a progressive flex with outstanding performance on the descent at a weight normally only seen with Pebax or three-buckle boots. And you get all of that at a more affordable price. Compatible with all ski touring bindings currently on the market. This version is available with the new Custom Ready liner designed to provide immediate comfort, thermal insulation and enhanced durability. The low profile and soft material adapts excellently to the anatomy of the female foot.
Bootfitter’s comments: Dynafit’s entry-level touring boot, the Radical is an easy progression for those moving from a fixed-cuff alpine boot to a backcountry-specific boot. Great cuff mobility for hiking comfort, 4 buckles and a powerstrap for precision on the way down.
Dynafit TLT Mountain 6 CR W
Cuff rotation: 60’
Shell material: Grilamid
Lightweight and performance: TLT Mountain WS is the right choice for discerning women ski tourers seeking a lightweight boot for climbing, walking and training without compromising on downhill fun. You can modify the degree of flex to suit your needs by using it together with the removable Downhill Booster tongue, which combines with the very effective Ultra Lock Strap and the customizable forward lean of the cuff to ensure the TLT 6 delivers outstanding downhill performance. The construction in Grilamid® makes this boot super light, and ideal for a woman skier's frame. TLT6 leads the field in ascents, thanks to the short sole and enhanced roll and mobility as well as providing perfect crampon compatibility. The architecture with rear spoiler and the Ultra-Lock Closure System 2.0 ensure unbelievable mobility, and changing from ski to walk mode or vice-versa can be achieved with one movement. The Custom Ready liner provides out-of-the-box comfort and has been designed for those looking for ease of use and good thermal insulation.
Bootfitter's comments: Geared firmly at the fast and light end of the market, the TLT6 is a hugely popular boot for serious backcountry skiers putting in long days and bagging big peaks. The intuitive walk mode switch is robust and easy to use.
Dynafit Neo CR W
Cuff rotation: 60’
Shell material: PU
For ski tourers who seek the performance of a polyurethane boot at extremely low weight. This boot offers the same technical solution as the NEO PX model with a cuff and shell made of polyurethane. The result is a more progressive flex and outstanding performance at a weight that is normally seen only with Pebax boots. Compatible with all ski touring bindings on the market. Comes with a Custom Ready (CR) thermo-moldable liner, designed to provide immediate comfort, thermal insulation and enhanced durability. Its low profile and soft material adapt excellently to the anatomy of the female foot.
Bootfitter's comments: The Neo series is a slightly broader-fitting boot than the TLT6, and is built from beefier PU plastic. A great option for those looking for their first dedicated touring boot, offering all of Dynafit’s innovative touring functions in a well-priced, comfortable package.
Scarpa Gea 2
An update to the tried and tested Gea, the Gea 2 is a light, powerful and versatile boot for hard-charging backcountry skiers. Featuring new carbon reinforcement in the cuff and rearfoot for improved power transfer, and an improved walk mode borrowed from Scarpa’s dedicated ski mountaineering boots, the Gea 2 offers greater performance on both the way up and the way down.
Bootfitter’s comments: Scarpa’s Gea range is an established bestseller, offering skiers a dedicated backcountry boot that still packs plenty of downhill performance. This year’s updated version is lighter, walks better, and retains the accommodating medium-volume fit and custom Intuition liner from the original model that made it one of the most popular ladies’ touring boots out there.
Scarpa T2 Eco W
Cuff rotation: 30’
Shell material: Pebax Rnew
Last width: 102mm
You could spend your entire skiing career in the T2 Eco and never outgrow it. Today's version is the refined and dialed offspring of the original, launched more than two decades ago. It changed the way women skied freeheel, from Whistler to La Grave. Over the years we've improved the shell material, and today we use a plant-based Pebax Rnew®, which reduces our carbon footprint without sacrificing performance. The Intuition® Performance Flex G liner is significantly warmer and more durable than previous editions...all of which means the T2 Eco is still an industry standard for tele skiing.
Bootfitter’s comments: The T2 Eco is a bestselling telemark boot, popular with everyone from first-timers to seasoned freeheelers who spend more time on the skintrack than the lifts. The shell is built from recycled Pebax Rnew, which is light enough that it won’t bog you down while touring, but stiff and powerful enough to drive your big powder skis down hill.