Pretty good for a crossover boot
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got about six days on these so far, I mostly resort ski in winter and tour in spring. Over a pound lighter than my previous and a better walk mode so that's a good improvement. I found them comfortable out of the box. However on the mountain, they have been by far the coldest boots I've ever owned. I assume it's the combination of the thin plastic, thin liner, and light construction (wind/water gets in easily at the toe if not buckled tight, and also above the heel where the walk mech is). Even on "warm" days in the low 30's, I have to duck into the lodge after an hour or two to warm up, never had that prob before. Not sure if I could handle a single digit or teens days. Those little stick on toe warmer things seem to help, but I'm in the process of buying new liners, footbeds, maybe some punching which I normally don't need to do. Original liners are already falling apart, and as you can see in photo they are perforated (which will probably be nice for spring touring). Customer service was disappointing, emailed asking for a recommendation of warmer liners and they told me to buy some heated footbeds. Anyway, they ski pretty well, on the light side of 130, would like to see how the do driving a powerful ski (only tried lighter ones for now), forward lean adjustment would be nice (it does have a spoiler thing). For the original price I would stay away, but on sale they are okay.