Palau liners are made with 100% highly rated EVA foam. The thermo-moldable foam is closed-cell which maximizes thermal retention. Palau make their liners with a dense cut of the foam that retains its shape after a heat mold or some skiing. That is why they were chosen as the liner supplier for Dynafit, La Sportiva, and other well-known boot brands. Now you can get replacement liners for lightweight backcountry boots with the aftermarket offering from Palau. The Tour Lite Performance liners are relatively thin, lightweight, and have an Achilles flex zone. Perfect replacements for TLT, Spitfire, and other high performance ski mountaineering boots.
100% closed-cell EVA foam is very receptive to molding.
Tongue design doesn’t interfere with walking like an overlap.
Lacing system give you additional ski-support if desired.
Flex zone behind the ankle allows for unimpeded skinning.
7mm thickness is light, flexible, yet reasonably warm.
Compatible with TLT5, 6, PDG, Spitfire, and other models.
I've got Dynafit Neo boots with Intuition Pro Tour liners. The fit is snug/a little too snug. The things are baking hot in the Northwest spring season, even too warm for some winter days. Would these keep me cool enough or is the ultralight a better option? Would they be too thin?
Hey Kam. If the fit is a little snug/too tight, a thinner sock is generally the go-to method for increased sweat wicking and adding some volume. The Darn Tough RFL is the favorite around here! I think the Tour Lite is about as thin as you could possibly go without sacrificing a proper fit.
I'm thinking of a liner like this for my 3-buckle telemark boots. I'm currently using the old Scarpa version of the Intuition 'Plug' liner, which is a wrap-style liner. Does this Palau Tour Lite liner have a very stiff/hard tongue? How do you think this would work in a telemark boot?
Hi Ron, I wouldn't say that this liner has a very stiff or hard tongue. It is reinforced in the upper area where the cuff will typically overlap, but through the instep and over the top of the foot it is much more flexible. It's notable to mention that this liner is typically thinner foam than that of Intuition Liners, particularly overlap liners. This may create a bit of excess volume inside the shell and therefore may not work very well with your telemark boots.
Thanks for the info. The Scarpa liner I've been using is much thinner than something like Intuition's Performance Wrap or Pro Wrap. I tried those and they took up too much volume and were very uncomfortable. (Do the Frankenstein walk!) The old Scarpa liners I have were perfect for several years, but finally got too packed out. Here's a picture: http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/UqQAAOSw32lYxQ71/s-l225.jpg
In the meantime, I've been trying to find something that's equivalent.