PDG is short for Patrouille des Glaciers, a famous ski mountaineering race hosted by the Swiss Army. Designed for such races, the Dynafit PDG alpine touring boot could be the perfect blend of weight, price, and skiability. At just 125 grams (4.4oz) more than the Dy.N.A. EVO race boot, the PDG weighs in at only half the price. It features the same one-motion Ultra-Lock ski-walk buckle system that the Dynafit made popular on its race boots and recently on more general touring boots. Quick transitions are joined by fast descents, as you can actually ski with confidence on these lightweight boots. Changes for 2014/15 include a new liner, sole, and color.
Update 2016/17: The PDG gets a modest makeover with brighter colors and a beefier instep buckle. Dynafit also inserted Titantex fiber in the cuff to add a bit of stiffness and updated the liner. Net weight change is +20 grams (0.7oz) versus the amount listed.
|Weight (pair)||1630g |
|Buckles||2 w/ Ultra-Lock|
|Boot Sole Length||259mm [23.5/24]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||15°, 18°|
|Materials||Grilamid shell, Grilamid & fiberglass cuff|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Rando racing, speed touring|
|Notes||Pared to only the essentials, exposed liner above cuff skirt, great price for weight.|
|Bottom Line||Optimal blend of price and weight.|