- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 29
Winter 2018 my TLT6 boots came out of ski mode while descending resulting in a broken tailbone. Maybe skiing tongueless TLT6's on big skis caused my release issue? It surprised me, given the simple and robust appearance of the pin latch design, and no apparent damage. It's not the first boot that has come unlocked from ski mode (Garmont literiders)...I spotted a deep discount on these TLT7s after trying a smaller pair on and learning Dynafit had nothing interesting to report on my faulty TLT6s. It seemed like a stupid idea to trust the same latch system again, but maybe the carbon cuff would be more precise and reliable, and integrated tongue keep me buckled in? At the time there wasn't a boot that fit better with similar performance, and certainly not under $400. Even now, heavier AT boots are being recalled. I've only used the 7's with small skis, which I call my anti-race rando skis (158 cm by 88mm) With a one year old baby, they only have about three days of use. So far, I'm loving the TLT7 performance, and loss of weight. Like another reviewer stated, Dynafit has fine tuned several TLT6 issues like; migrating power strap & upper cuff flaps, removable tongues, etc. While the integrated tongue and one buckle cable system makes cold parking lot donning and transitions a pleasure, I often want for more forward cuff rotation as compared with my tounge-less TLT6's. - The TLT7 tongue is giving me boot bang while touring, interfering while hiking, and skinning up-hill. AT boots seem to get better each passing year. This boot isn't perfect yet, but until they release to tour mode on descent or the cable leaves me stranded they are still good enough to keep me from dusting off my 25plus pound touring Telemark setup.