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Tecnica - Cochise 130 DYN Ski Boot - 2018

Tecnica Cochise 130 DYN Ski Boot - 2018

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$314.95 Original price:$699.95
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Item #TEC003D




Tech Specs

Shell Material:
polyether, C.A.S.
Last Width:
Buckle Material:
micro aluminum
Walk Mode:
yes, 42°
Thermo-moldable Liner:
Ultrafit Pro, C.A.S.
Liner Closure:
45mm power strap
Binding Compatibility:
tech, alpine touring
DIN Certified:
ISO 5355
Vibram rubber
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Cochise 130 DYN Ski Boot

The Men's Cochise 130 DYN Ski Boot is Tecnica's stiffest backcountry bounder for aggressively powerful skiers. A 130 flex gives it an impressive performance in the toughest conditions. Not just tough, the Cochise features a completely customizeable construction for a fit that feels like Tecnica designed it just for your foot. C.A.S. features a dimpled shell that boot-fitters can punch out easier, and they can mold the liner through a quick-and-easy heating process. By creating such a comfortable fit, Tecnica designed the Cochise with a moderately narrow 99 last that optimizes precision for the downhill.

Modern updates to the Cochise 130 include a metal-on-metal walk mode with an impressive 42° cuff rotation for easier hiking. The Power Light Design is 30% thinner and 2.5 times stiffer for the new season. The Vibram rubber sole assists with traction when you're hiking rockier terrain, and it boasts tech inserts for tech bindings.

  • Tecnica's stiffest alpine touring boot for backcountry skiing
  • 130 flex accommodates aggressively powerful skiers
  • 99 last balances comfort with a precise fit for performance
  • C.A.S. upper and thermo-moldable liner customize fit to your foot
  • Walk mode boasts massive 42° cuff rotation for uphill mobility
  • Vibram rubber sole with tech-compatible inserts for bindings
  • Power Light Design is 30% thinner and and 2.5 times stiffer

Technica Cochise 130

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ski 75-100 days a year, in a mix of backcountry and alpine. I bought the Cochise to use predominantly in the slack country with a pair of Romp pintail skis mounted with a Salomon shift binding. I wanted something that was solid enough to perform at the area, but with a tech toe capability and a walk mode. On paper, the Cochise were the perfect match. After using them for 15+ days, I'm finding that the match in practice isn't as great.
There is a lot that I like about the boots. The fit is excellent for my foot, the workmanship seems to be high quality and the walk mode works better than I expected.
What I don't like about the boot is the way that it performs. The single biggest issue is that there is absolutely no way that this boot comes even close to the advertised 130 flex level. I'd be surprised if it was even 100. On the mountain, I find myself over bucking the boot trying to get the stiffness up to a performance level. In tour mode, the boots work well enough but are significantly heavier, and have less forward motion, than my Scarpa Maestrales, without offering that much better performance on the descents.
I wasn't surprised by the backcountry performance but the reviews I read of the Cochise had me expecting more in the way of alpine performance.
My overall take is that this is a high-quality, compromise boot that offers ok, but not great, performance in multiple settings. With hindsight, I wish I had purchased either its Lange counterpart (which multiple friends have and have found to be stiffer) or the Atomic Hawk and a second set of liners to use in the backcountry.

I have the Lange XT Free 130s and have the same issue. Way too soft of a flex. Not even close to a 130. I was looking at these as a possible replacement, but from what you're saying they have the same issue.

Best Boots I've Ever Bought

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this boot after seasons on older style Nordica boots (Speed Machine 12 from several years back) and have been massively happy with how they perform! The flex is hard enough to crank a tonne of power into your skis, yet it has a degree of forgiveness that my older, supposedly softer boots didn't have. The liner is super comfortable and doesn't instil fear into your shins as you flex forward. That's right, 130 flex and no shinbang!
I found the width across the forefoot to be a little too narrow for me, but the custom boot shop I went to fixed that easily and cheaply. They are now supremely comfortable and I can happily wear them for 11 hour ski days without even loosening the buckles. Otherwise, the fit is great for me, and there were no pressure points through the ankles, around the heels or over the instep, where I have had pain in the past with other boots. They offer a great fit straight out of the box, and a little tweaking turned great into perfect!
I had initially thought these boots were a bit colder to wear than previous boots, but I think that some adjustment and wearing them in proved that not to be the case. They certainly are thinner, and much, much lighter than my old ones though!
The walk mode is fantastic for getting around the ski town and boot packing your way to the summit, but I have yet to try them as touring boots. The switch for changing from ski to walk mode is easy to use even with gloves on, but I found myself using the handle of my poles to flick it through the back of my ski pants - just because I can.
These boots have a neat LiftLock system, which holds the buckles open as you step into the boots. This means that you don't have to open and twist every buckle to keep it away from their engagement points each time you put the boots on. It's a neat system, and nicely executed, but using it often means the buckles twist anyway, and I'd rather they stayed exactly where I leave them for micro adjustments not to come undone. Also, I tend to open and twist the buckles the same way every time out of habit, so this charming little feature isn't really the game changer I hoped it would be.
The soles are great, grippy and durable as far as I've found. Hopefully that durability lasts seasons not just weeks and months. Even so, they are replaceable, and the screws are well tucked in, so they won't foul on the ground any time soon. They're pretty comfy to walk on, especially compared to non-tour-able alpine boots!
All in all, these are great boots, and well worth the price. I really rate the colour - I think it looks great and it's not as garish as you might think bright orange boots might be out on the slopes. Very cool boots, love 'em dearly.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This a hard-charging boot. I bought the Cochise 130 instead of a dedicated alpine boot so I could ski my tech setups inbounds, and these have not disappointed. I have pretty massive feet with a high instep, so it’s been hard to find a 130 flex boot that has a wide enough last. With a little work, these have been awesome. They have a nice, progressive flex, and can handle things when I really put an edge in. The walk mode is solid for a boot this burly, but for longer tours I’ll stick to the elf boots. A great choice for people who want a stout tech boot, especially those with a, how shall I say, more voluminous foot. Nice work, Technica!

Found the one

    Super stiff boot that is great for the resort or touring. Very few compromises, but not the right boot for very long hikes. Last is a little wider than similar boots. I have a sort of wide foot relative to the length but still narrower than a 100+mm boot so this works great for me,


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These boots are rad, stiff 130 flex is definitely not for everyone but if you are looking for a hard-charging boot look no further.

    Cochise 130

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These boots made me love skiing more. I have wide feet and it took me a long time to find a boot that dosent make my feet numb or cramped. I matched these with Olympic boot works heel-loc custom foot beds and my feet have thanked me. The power transfer of these boots are phenomenal, whether you're skiing with pin bindings or traditional downhill bindings.

    Super stiff, super rad.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These boots are my new go-to one quiver boot. After a quick heat mold at my local boot shop, I brought these boots and my new ski set up (Bent Chetler 100's and the shifts) up for an early morning skin lap under the top lift at Alta. They performed great, with enough walk range of motion for the uphill and a super stiff experience on the downhill. I can't wait to get out again this season and tear up the mountain with these boots on my feet!


    They still kick ass. This is the most aggressive boot I've ever used, and my thighs can definitely feel it. But they charge hard and take no names. Touring in them is easy and comfortable, and skiing in them is a dream.

    Super stiff, super rad.


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    20 1 - 1.5         249mm
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    24.5 6.5 6.5 7.5
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    25.5 7.5 7.5 8.5
    26 8 8 9 305mm 303mm 308mm
    26.5 8.5 8.5 9.5
    27 9 9 10 315mm 313mm 322mm
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    28   10   325mm 323mm
    28.5   10.5    
    29   11   335mm 333mm  
    29.5   11.5    
    30   12   350mm 343mm  
    30.5   12.5