The Expedition version of the TLT7 features a Custom Ready liner that is warmer and takes up more space within the shell. This makes it a better fit for skinny-to-average width and cold feet. All feet will appreciate the toe fittings being moved closer to their natural pivot point. This fact, combined with the Snow-dynamic concept and Speed Nose make the “7” the most efficient climber yet in the TLT series. Turns out the ski down is pretty great too, with a simple fixed tongue system that locks into place with one motion of the new two-in-one UltraLock 3.0 closure system. The TLT7 Expedition is sophisticated enough to be incredibly simple.
UltraLock 3.0 controls both buckles and the ski-walk mode switch in one spot.
Speed Nose* makes every step more efficient with moved pivots and no toe bail.
Lambda frame uses some carbon as a stiffener for both forward and lateral flex.
Fixed tongue keeps the snow out, adds stiffness while skiing, yet walks well.
Lower closure is micro-adjustable and has no clasp that gets banged on rocks.
The shell is light and stiff Grilamid® and the cuff is infused with some carbon.
MasterStep fittings are Dynafit's latest, super strong and easy to step-in.
Snow-dynamic concept is a unique shape that helps cut drag in snow.
Custom Ready liner is warm, moldable, and relatively stink-resistant.
Comes with a quick-release power strap installed (not pictured).
* Note: The nose eliminates the traditional toe bail so a special adapter is needed for automatic crampons.
Hi Matt, the fit is different due to the liner. The Expedition has a thicker liner so the boot feels smaller. The Performance has a fairly generous fit, especially by historical Dynafit standards. The other difference is the material in the Lambda frame. There is a bit more stiffness with the Performance shell due to the more rigid Titanex material. It's noticeable but not vast. Maybe worth "10" on the stiffness rating.
Love these boots. In the last two years I've been on the Scarpa Alien and Syborgs. These are heavier, but you can actually drive a 105mm ski with them. A real ski boot with a modest weight and a solid, non-gizmo locking cuff.
Oh, and thanks for the quick shipping to AK. You guys run an amazing business.
When I check the size charts for the TLT7 Exp and Perf it only brings up the size chart for the TLT5/6's. Everyone I've talked to says they have increased the volume in the shell from last year and the Exp. fits much differently than the Performance. Do you have new size charts that reflect the changes for this years model boots?
We got the Expedition boot and the Carbonio boot already (waiting on the Performance version) but have already sold the comparable sizes in other versions so we've only gotten to try on a few boots here and there. Give it a week or two and we should be replenished and can give you a better answer once we have all been able to spend some time in each version.
I can say definitely say one thing about the TLT7 across the board though, given my admittedly limited hands-on experience so far: They are rad. I like them a lot and unless someone else can toe the line with a better offering, this will set the bar pretty high for the 1kg boot category.
Hi abp, only the Performance version was available for testing last spring, which is why there aren't any good comparisons yet. Note I've seen at least one review for the Carbonio version that was clearly made up (because it had not been available for demo prior to the July 2016 "review"), so be sure to check your sources.