A generously-sized, carbon-cuffed race boot! Some of you have been waiting a long time and Dynafit has delivered. If you take the carbon cuff from the venerable Dy.N.A Evo and the lower shell from the TLT7, you have the PDG 2. The classic Ultralock 1.0 lever handles ski/walk duties so you know transitions will be fast. The buckle-pin locks through the Driving Spoiler 2.0 to stiffen the boot for surprisingly good skiing. The Speed Nose uses an offset toe-fitting that is moved a few millimeters closer to your toe for a more natural skinning motion. Some might call this parts-bin engineering, but the parts came together nicely at a great price considering the carbon! The Dynafit PDG 2 is an awesome racing, missioning, or fitness-touring boot that accommodates some bigger feet.
- Ultralock 1.0 Closure System is bomb-proof and simple.
- Speed Nose places skinning efficiency above all else.
- Driving Spoiler 2.0 provides a stiff platform in ski mode.
- Carbon fiber cuff provides great lateral power transmission.
- The Grilamid shell and spoiler give a lively feel to the boot.
- Waterproof gaiter over the forefoot seals out the elements.
- Compatible with Cramp-In crampon system.
|Weight (pair)||1654g [27.5]|
||Velcro instep buckle, Ultralock 1.0 closure system|
||Grilamid shell & spoiler, carbon fiber cuff|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Rando racing, speed touring|
|Notes||Speed Nose means faster skinning|
|Bottom Line||Carbon boot for wider / higher volume feet|
|Compare to other Race Boots|
Questions & Reviews
These are race boots. Like all race boots, they have no tongue, minimal cuff flaps and thin liners. They let snow in. Heavier boots do not. The gaiters on these and most race boots are not all that tight and don't keep powder snow out. They are meant to be used with race pants.
The Dynafit PDG 2 is about as wide as a race boot gets. Based on your prior boot history, the PDG 2 is likely a good option for your foot in last width. It also has a medium bordering on high volume instep area, which compares well with the Cosmos.
As far as size is concerned, based on your foot measurement in mm, I would go with the 27.0. The 27.0 and 27.5 can be considered the same, as any differences in the liner will be negligible after a heat mold and some skiing. If you have any other race boot questions, reach out to email@example.com!
I have a TLT 8 in 28.5 which runs a bit large (1.25 inch width between the shell and my heel). What would you recommend for the PDD 2 if I'd like a more precise fit?
Thanks in advance
If you really want to hone in the fit on a boot, I would recommend checking out our Boot Fitter tool. We would be happy to help you find a comfortable boot race boot to log some serious vert!
Recently the velcro closure on the cuff completely delaminated meaning that the cuff won't close nor will it walk into ski mode reliably. I have sewn the velcro back together as best I can but I no longer trust the construction in the backcountry. It is a shame to see such a great carbon boot laid low by some crappy velcro. Light is good but durability is important as well
@skimo.co- would the closures from a PDG 1 work to make this into a frankenboot?
Looking for a lighter, spring touring boot.
What size do y’all recommend?
My research has now honed in on the Dynafit Speed Fit Pro with a 103mm last. My goal is to lighten up for spring and summer tours, but keep a wide last.
Please check my numbers, I think I save about a pound per boot going with Speed Fit Pro vs. Hoji Pro Tour.
Should I keep my 28.5 size?
In other words, comparing lasts across models is problematic and not reliable...?
I hope to put in an order for these soon from you guys at Skimo!
I like the new gator which comes up higher than most other race boots. This helps protect against spring slush pouring into your shell and soaking your feet though it's not completely impervious. Definitely an improvement. The tightening system is simple and light and the boot overall is quite light so a plus there as well!
The speed nose has been endlessly debated. I don't care for training but for racing in crampons, it's a potential inconvenience (again, I used the full carbon DNA for racing which has a toe welt). For ski mountaineering - climbing easy mixed terrain and moderate ice, I'd prefer a toe welt to be able to use full auto crampons. Semi-auto's just don't inspire the same confidence. As well, in firm spring conditions, booting without crampons feels less secure with less edge possible. This is really dependent on intended use so I'm not going to hold it against them on this boot.
The only real downside for me was that I perceived the boot to be rather soft. The upper cuff (carbon) seems to be quite stiff and transmits power well but the plastic lower seems to absorb rather than transmit. It's most noticeable on bigger (90 underfoot) skis but even can be noticed on race skis in really adverse conditions (PNW elephant snot). Again, not a huge issue for a training boot but if you're rallying in difficult conditions, can be unnerving.
I get play in the heels and had to install some foam. The blisters are on the back of the heels. Additionally, I have to tighten the lower buckles quite tightly. I also get some redness from where the bikini liner overlaps.
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