ScottOrbit Alpine Touring Boot - Men's

Ready for blastoff?

Scott designed the Orbit Men's Alpine Touring Boot exceptionally well, except for one major flaw: if you hit the skin track too fast, there's chance you might actually launch off the top of the ridge and end up stuck in outer space. If you can look past this potential drawback, the Orbit's an awesome boot with a 115 flex Powerlite and Pebax construction, which is strengthened with reinforcements, and 60 degrees of cuff rotation to keep you charging on the way up.

The Orbit is slightly softer than Scott's top offering, the Cosmos, but weighs a few ounces less and has a two-buckle design to save time during transitions. Apart from the flex and weight, the two are pretty much identical, with redesigned low-friction, high-retention tech fittings, micro-adjustable Ergal buckles, and full-length Vibram soles that make walking on slick rocks as easy as sliding down powdery bowls.

As is today's norm, the Orbit has a fully heat-moldable liner, which is also seamless and made with a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproof, breathable protection. It sits inside a comfortable 103.5 last that can accommodate wide feet, and Scott also included shock-dampening footbed inserts to keep your dogs from barking even on long, rugged tours. The Orbit switches into walk mode with the flick of a switch, and Scott even strengthened the locking rear bar to help you avoid broken boots, which is seriously no bueno.

  • A light and intuitive AT boot built for big ascents
  • 115 flex index is stiff, yet comfortable on long tours
  • 103.5mm last promotes comfort and accommodates wide feet
  • Walk mode provides 60-degrees of cuff rotation
  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane at liner
  • Heat-moldable liner can be customized for a personalized fit
  • Two Ergal micro-adjustable buckles with buckle strap system
  • Vibram sole with shock dampening inserts ensures traction
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Meh

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The boots are relatively light and fit my foot well. Like the previous review, I found them to tour very well... but they ski like shit.
I have been throwing a ski strap above the top buckle to add some support for the descent, it helps a little bit. I also found that when they are locked in ski mode they don’t have enough forward lean for my liking.
Additionally, the buckles (and wire on the lower buckle) seem weak and might not last.
These might be alright if you are using them to drive a small light ski, but definitely not a go to for everyday powder touring.

Ugh

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This boot tours pretty good but skis so poorly! AND... both of the top buckle straps broke AND Scott doesn't seem to want to deal with it- save your money and buy a different pair from a company that will call you back if their product isn't performing.

No response from Scott?

Did anyone get a response from scott? Ive got a pair im using for splitboarding but the buckle over the lower foot has broken and id love to get my hands on a spare!

Have you checked the actual weight on these AT boots?

Hi Jamie, The weight on these boots in a 27.0 is going to be 1330g per boot. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any other questions and I'll get you taken care of. -Matthew Pizza - Customer Account Manager