Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro Ski Touring Boot (2022)
Standing the tests of time, the Tecnica Zero G Pro Alpine Touring Boot still offers one of the best packages for all-mountain versatility, superior downhill performance, and lightweight functionality. There's a reason this is almost a part of the ski patrol uniform it's just good at getting the job done. With its stiff flex, wide range of motion, customizable fit, and lightweight, the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro is your one-quiver winner.
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Why We Like the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro Ski Touring Boot (2022)
For those unwilling to compromise, the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro Alpine Touring Boot fuels your confidence that you can have both excellent downhill performance and uphill versatility in one vibrant package. The mountain is literally lit up with these bright orange beasts, a statement of their enduring design. Coming in at just 1320g with a 55-degree range of motion, they are just as efficient as they are powerful. While the last is narrower at a 99mm width, the Thermo moldable liner and shell still accommodate a range of foot types.
The four-buckle design locks you in for an alpine feel on your descent. With the Grilamid shell and carbon co-injected cuff, you get stiffness generated a lightweight, and while the wrap-over design can be a pain to get into, it also ensures a precise, no B.S. fit as you send it on that next line. Effortless in its touring capability and powerful in its skiability, the Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro is a hell-of-a-boot that continues to impress year after year. Speaking of, check out the new 2023 Zero G Pro here.
First, the boot. It's excellent. It's exactly what I had been looking for. Possibly the closest to a true 130 Flex boot that I've come across that sacrifices nothing when it comes to weight and cuff range of motion. I may articulate the forward lean a degree or so, to provide a touch more of an aggressive stance as I felt the slightest bit upright (but no where near as upright as past Scarpa models, which would be the nearest comparison to range of motion and stiffness in my opinion). That said, the Zero G is one of the best skiing AT focused boots I've experienced to date.
Second, and more important, the people/experience at Cripple Creek Backcountry. Research all you might, nothing can replace having a knowledgeable gear tech to speak to in your buying process. I felt immediately welcome in the shop, and found the staff to be more than willing to go above and beyond to share specifics of the gear both in their shop and others in the industry for comparison. In the off chance that they weren't absolutely certain of the specifics, they were not the least bit hesitant to look into product catalogs or research further, rather than speculate. It was clear to me that this wasn't a shop full of employees, but rather a family of gear junkies and backcountry enthusiasts.
Lastly, the size of boot I needed was sold out in their shop. The network of C.C.B. shops came to the rescue. The staff was very helpful in calling their other store to find the boot I needed, had the boot delivered to their location within 24 hours, boot fit and heat molded accordingly when I picked the boot up, and I was skiing the boot within 72 hours of the initial interaction.
Very pleased all the way around. Will make this my go-to shop for backcountry gear from this point forward.