The legendary TLT has earned a higher number. While it’s a mathematical axiom that 7 > 6, in terms of weight the opposite is true. Dynafit moved away from the removable tongue system towards a streamlined design that sheds a couple hundred grams per boot. They also further enhanced the uphill efficiency by moving the toe fittings closer to the ball of your foot (the natural pivot point). The result is a simpler A/T boot that skis well and flies uphill. The legend continues.
UltraLock 3.0 combines both buckles and the ski/walk mode switch for lightning fast transitions.
Titantex fiber cuff is a titanium-infused glass that takes makes an affordable top-end boot.
MasterStep fittings make step-in even easier and are more securely integrated into the shell.
Lower closure is wired to an inner switch on the upper buckle and won’t pop open while booting.
Speed Nose* is a shorter toe box that makes each stride even more efficient while skinning.
Titantex lambda frame stiffens the cuff relative to the lower shell, as an angled support wing.
Snow-dynamic design is streamlined to slide through powder and avoid lateral obstructions.
Grilamid® lower shell is still the best combination of weight and rigidity, and can be punched.
Custom Light liner is flexible on the ascent and can be heat molded to your foot shape.
* Note: The nose eliminates the traditional toe bail so a special adapter is needed for automatic crampons.
Hi Jason - I currently have a pair of TLT5s (27) and race bindings (not adjustable). Is the effective boot sole length on the TLT7 different enough from the 5s that it would be possible to just redrill? Or would the holes be too close together so I would have to buy an adjustment plate instead? Thanks!
Hi Forest, I got to ski these one day last spring (there were only 2 demo boots in the country, both the Performance version). Pretty impressive for a 1kg boot. The uphill was awesome, and the skiing is pretty close to the TLT6 with the tongue (and it might get there with the addition of the power straps which my boots didn't have). The UltraLock system is well proven at this point, though the connection to the instep cable is a new twist that seems to work great but is hard to predict long-term durability.
Hi Anthony, it depends on exactly which models you're comparing (mountain, expedition, green or black performance) since the liners and shells have varied. The TLT7 performance feels a touch wider with more toe height as compared to the widest TLT6 (black performance).
Hi Tony, quick update. We finally have all versions in-house for side-by-side comparisons and official weigh-in. Doing floor-testing, it is hard to notice a flex difference between the Carbonio and Performance versions. The former is 20 grams lighter, however.
Hi Kristian, it feels like maybe a little less oomph than the TLT6 CR with the tongue in, but with the power strap on the TLT7 feels higher and more responsive. Easily out-skis the TLT6 sans tongue, surprisingly well for a 1kg boot.
Following onto this question. How does it ski (downhill) compared to the TLT 5 mtn?