Hagan Ski Mountaineering Core TF Alpine Touring Boot

For the core crowd.

Light is right and oh so nice, but it's also fun to be able to ride your skis as hard as you ride the mechanical bull at your favorite western-themed bar. The Hagan Ski Mountaineering Core TF Alpine Touring Boot, hovering around a feathery 2.5lb per boot, gives rando-specific boots a good run for their money in the weight department while the substantial 110 flex rating is considerably more fun on the downhill. Thanks to the three-piece, anatomically correct shell and upper cuff design, these boots let you enjoy a full 60 degrees of ankle rotation when you're setting up the skin track. You can lock down the Multi Deflect Buckle System, which utilizes an extra-wide power strap and single wire buckle, in order to to provide optimal power distribution to the shell and foot security whether you're scrambling on technical terrain or picking your way down a steep couloir. Thermomoldable liners made from closed-cell EVA foam shave 60g off previous models, while providing unparalleled warmth and full-contact comfort.

  • A skimo style boot with burly downhill performance
  • 110 flex is ready to charge steep descents
  • Lugged sole is compatible with all crampons
  • Ski walk mode with an impressive 60 degree ROM
  • Thermomoldable closed-cell EVA foam liner
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Simple, Light, Efficient

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been amazed at not only the performance of these boots on the downhill, but the overall simplicity of them.

1 buckle, 1 strap - its all you need to get a 110 flex that feels as stiff as a Maestrale, but without all the "mess" to deal with. Has a better range of motion, is lighter, and is simply switched from tour to ski mode. The lever in the back can even be depressed with a ski pole to lock into ski mode - no need to bend down.

I have been super impressed with these boots and i know they will last many seasons as there aren't moving parts to break.

Thanks for the review. A question: does the walk mode interfere with crampon levers, like on an automatic or semi-auto traditional crampon?

I have a pair of Camp crampons that interface perfectly with this boot. There is a decent amount of room for the heel lever - I am sure most crampons, automatic, would fit just fine. I haven't noticed them hitting against the rear of the boot either .

Great, thanks. Yes I've noticed that Hagan recommends the ski-matic style Grivel crampons with levers in the front, but I'd rather not have to buy new crampons for a new boot. Glad to know they work with a heel lever.

"Crampon recommendation
Hagan CORE TF boots are compatible with climbing crampons according to the classic and new classic closure systems. Especially suitable are the Grivel crampons “Skitour” and “Skirace”."

That makes it sound like they are NOT compatible with the usual automatics.

I'm sure they list the new Ski-Matic as it will work without any doubt.

Versus some of the older styles from Petzl/ BD have massively tall heel levers. My Camp NanoTech's work perfect.