The all-new DNA represents the next generation of Dynafit's much anticipated race boots. Offering 120 degrees of cuff articulation in an ultralight (810gs), stiff, carbon package, the DNA will likely be seen atop several podiums.
Our other favorite, is the redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0. Building upon its storied past, the Alien 1.0 improves its comfort and skiing performance with a beefier tongue and larger gator. At only 785 grams, you may not even notice this boot on your feet.
Ski Mountaineering and Fitness Touring
Bursting onto the market last year, the F1 LT combined two of Scarpa's most successful designs into one boot. The result? A ski touring masterpiece that is comfortable, light, and more powerful than you'd expect.
The Atomic Backland Carbon features a tried and true design that provides the best skiing performance-to-weight ratio on the market. Featuring Atomic's memory fit shell, this boot is adaptable to a wide variety of feet. For the biggest missions in our backyard, the Backland Carbon is our staff's go-to.
A combination of two massively popular and game-changing boots, The Radical Pro features the Hoji-Lock system and an improved fit. At only 1525 grams and offering 60 degrees of ROM, big days are no problem for the most well-rounded ski touring boot.
For those seeking a traditional four buckle feel, the Tecnica Tour Scout has a familiar feel on the downhill and strides uphill with ease. The 120 flex is paired with 55 degrees of ROM in a 1360 gram package, letting you leave your friends in the dust on the up and down.
The Cochise 130 is our favorite boot for ripping hot laps in the resort and occasionally venturing beyond the ropes. The stiffest boot in the Cochise lineup, this four buckle boot features Tecnica's 'T-Ride' walk mech that provides the best power transfer in the freeride game. Summary: the new Cochise represents our go-to hybrid boot.
Our last pick, the Lange XT3 130 LV translates Lange's race pedigree into a freeride touring beast. With a 97mm last, ex-ski racers can rejoice when skiing one of the most high performance touring boots on the market. When precision and power are paramount, the choice is clear; the new Lange XT3 LV.