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Dynafit PDG Boot

Brand: Dynafit
Model: Dy.N.A. PDG
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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.

  • New Custom Light liner shaves a few grams while wrapping your foot more evenly.
  • New blue EVO 2.0 sole blends expanded polyurethane and rubber into lightweight grip.
  • Fiberglass cuff offers surprisingly stiff support so you can drive your skis through turns.
  • A full 62 degrees of rotation in walk mode lets you take a more natural stride.
  • Ultra-Lock buckle system uses the buckle for changing modes, speeding transitions.
  • Patented Quick-Step binding inserts help your toes get locked in more easily.
  • Optional power straps add some muscle to the downhill (32g/1.1oz with screws).

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.

Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
829g [27.0]
870g [27.5]
Weight (pair) 1658g [27.0]
1740g [27.5]
Buckles 2 w/ Ultra-Lock
Boot Sole Length 259mm [23.5/24]
269mm [24.5/25]
279mm [25.5/26]
289mm [26.5/27]
299mm [27.5/28]
309mm [28.5/29]
319mm [29.5/30]
Binding Compatibility Tech only
Cuff Rotation 62°
Forward Lean(s) 15°, 18°
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Grilamid shell, Grilamid & fiberglass cuff
Liner EVO race
Sole EVO race
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.
4/22/2018
Question from Justin
 
I'm curious about sizing in the PDG. I have the TLT6 in size 27.5 (sole length 297mm) and they fit perfectly. Would I want the PDG in a size 27.5 (299mm)? Or would the 27's fit better (289mm)? Thanks!
4/23/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Justin, boot fit questions are always personal, but your best bet based on this info is the 27.5 PDG.
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3/15/2018
Question from lance
 
so do you think the DYNAFIT PDG BOOT is adequate for driving ski trab magico skis 171 length through turns confidently
by a intermediate skier ?
3/15/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Lance, the Magico 171 pairs well with race boots like the PDG. While it's a capable ski that can be pushed with bigger boots, it's really fun with a more neutral stance and the subtle steering of a race boot. I ski it more often this way. You may consider mounting it a bit forward with the PDG depending on your usage, style, and binding choice.
3/16/2018
Answer from lance
 
i have been sized and fitted to a TLT7 27.5 could i go with this size for the PDG or would it be different?

also what boot would you recommend for ski trab magico skis 171 length. i am back country tour and lift skier intermediate aggressive.
3/16/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi lance, with no other information I would recommend the same size. Please note the PDG breaks shells differently, meaning the 27.5 is also the 28. If you have a loose fit in the TLT7 the 27.0 may work better. Please visit our boot fitter for a thorough analysis.
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3/14/2018
Question from Justin
 
Thanks for the answer you just gave on the boot sole length for the 29.5/30.0 mondo size vs the 28.5/29. Are the liners also upsized about 1cm? Are they the same for the 29.5 and 30.0?
3/14/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Justin, yes the liners are sized appropriately for the bigger shell. They are a bit different for the half sizes, but it's not material after a mold or some skiing.
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3/14/2018
Question from Justin
 
What's the boot sole length for the mondo 30.0 boots? It isn't listed. Is there a material difference between the 29.0 and the 30.0? Thanks.
3/14/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Justin, thanks for pointing out the missing data. The 29.5/30 has a 319mm boot sole, which is materially (1cm) longer than the 28.5/29.
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1/30/2018
Question from Derek
 
I have the TLT7 and I hate them. The buckles freeze and you can't use them, the buckle cables break, the shells break, and the crampon adapters break (yes, I've broken all that in 20 days of touring on them.) I do, however, like the "expedition liner" and was wondering if any of the TLT6 or DPG or EVO have a traditional thick liner? I live in AK and need warmer boots.

Thanks.
2/2/2018
Answer from Nate
 
Hi Derek, thanks for reaching out. It's a bummer that you've had such bad luck with the TLT7. The PDG and EVO will have thinner, race style liners than the TLT7. There was a TLT6 Mountain that came with a thicker liner that was designed to be a bit warmer. The TLT6 was discontinued though and finding that boot may be difficult at this point. I might suggest that you consider a Scarpa F1, given that it's stock Intuition liner is quite warm.
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1/30/2018
Question from Lubo
 
Hi, I would like to ask about sizing of PDGs in comparison to Scarpa Alien/Alien RS. Aliens (MP28) fits me well and Alien RS (MP29) even better. So what size should I go for with PDGs? I also would like to use insoles for my flat feet, will there be enough room or sizing up will be needed?
Thank you very much,
Lubo
1/30/2018
Answer from Nate
 
Hi Lubo, if the 29 in the Alien RS fits you the best, I'd suggest you go with that same size in the PDG. The PDG has more internal volume than the Alien RS so it's likely that you'll be able to use insoles in it without additional upsizing.
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5/23/2017
Question from Teal
 
Hi I wear size Mondo 28 in both TLT6 and Mercury boots. They have the 28/28.5 shell size. What size would I order for the PDG? I have a low volume foot, but my street shoe size is 11.5 US. Thanks!
5/23/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Teal! It depends on how the TLT6 and Mercury fit you, but combining that info with your street shoe size, I would recommend the 28.5/29 shell. One of our employees wears a 10.5 shoe and is in the 27.5/28 shell, by that theory a 28.5/29 would likely fit the best.
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4/27/2017
Question from Ben
 
How does this boot compare to the DYNA evo? I currently have the older DyNA Carbon EVO with the split sole 2014 Maybe? and I was curious about how they would compare to the PDG in stiffness and sizing.

Thanks,

Ben
4/27/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Ben, sizing is the same and stiffness/skiability is likely stiffer/improved with the PDG. Any loss of stiffness from the cuff material would be counteracted by absence of a flex-zone in the forefoot and lack of slop (which has likely developed in your rivets and buckles).
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1/29/2017
Question from Mary Metcalf
 
I have just purchased the Dynafit PDG boots in size 23.5. I read on a review somewhere that is was better to get them small as the liner does stretch. I think the perfect fit would have been a 24 but it was not available. I returned the 24.5 as it seemed like it might be too large. My daughter told me that I should be able to just fit my fingers behind my heel when I put my foot in the shell without the liner and I had way more room than that. The 23.5 however are a bit tight. My toe just touches the end of the insole. Should I have the liners professionally fitted, or wait and try to find a 24?
Thank you,
Mary
1/30/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Mary, your toe just touching the end of the liner sounds like a good length fit. Skiing or a heat mold would break that in further. We're happy to walk you through a shell fit over the phone if you'd like as well. We can send you a 24.0, but note it's not materially different than the 23.5 after break-in.
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1/8/2017
Question from Anton S
 
Hey,

I just wore Dynafit TLT7 size 28 and they worked incredibly well for me (perhaps a little too long, but just right width-wise and I have wide feet). What size Dynafit PDG should I get? My main concern is usually the width. Thanks!
1/8/2017
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Anton, lengthwise you'd also be a 28. Width might be tight, it's a narrower boot than the TLT7 Performance. You may have to stretch or find a different model. Visit our boot fitter for a specific recommendation.
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1/2/2017
Question from Kristian
 
Hi.
Can you confirm that the size 28,5 and 29 are the same shell size also for the 2016/17 model? Is the liner any different or is it only the footbed?
Thanks in advance.
1/2/2017
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Kristian. Yup, the 28.5 and 29 share the same shell. The liner did trim up a bit for the new model. The biggest difference is that the liner sits a bit lower around the front and both sides of your calf, yet maintains the same height in the back.
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11/23/2016
Question from Erik
 
Hi.
Looking for a new training boot in this weight class ~800 g
What are the most narrow and low volume boot? The PDG or the the Syborg or other?
The first gen TLT6 are ok for my foot, but a little too wide to be perfect.
11/25/2016
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Erik, the PDG seems to feel a bit narrower in the forefoot than the Syborg does. However, the Syborg feels a bit narrower in the heel though. Why don't you fill out our Boot Fitter and we can talk a bit more in depth about the history of your boots and shape of you foot?
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11/20/2016
Question from Spindogg
 
hey guys
my TLT5s are actually 297 mm BSL not 287. So as far as i know they are size 27s. It looks like the BSL i want for PDG would be 299. Is that a 27.5/28 shell?
it looks like a 27 in the PDG would be one size smaller. What size PDG do you recommend?
11/20/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Spindogg, aligning BSL isn't a great way to size a boot as it doesn't correlate well with internal length across models these days. Yes a 297 would be a 27 shell. It's possible you could get a performance fit in a 27 PDG since they are a bit wider. It might be short though, in which case you'd need a 27.5 and hope it isn't too sloppy. I'd give us a ring to walk through a shell fit on length with your current boots handy. 801-942-9084.
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10/31/2016
Question from Spindogg
 
hey guys
i've been in the Dynafit TLT 5 and it's a 287 boot sole length. The boot fits perfectly. What size in the new PDG would that be?
10/31/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Spindogg, the 26.5 should work well for you.
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10/27/2016
Question from Andy
 
Will a 26.5 PdG have the same sole length as a 26.5 TLT6? Or will I have to remount bindings?
Thanks,
Andy
10/27/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Andy, the PDG soles are 289mm whereas the TLTs are 287. Close but not quite!
11/12/2016
Answer from Andrew F
 
Is the price/model year right for the 26.5?
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10/6/2016
Question from Kevin
 
Hi, i'm looking to buy a light weight boot the old boots i'm skiing in are garmont mega-rides size 27.5, I wear a 10.5 in most shoes can you recommend a size in the dynafit pdg or the la sportiva syborg?
10/6/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Kevin, that is easy, I'm also a 10.5 and fit the Mega-Ride 27.5. You want the 27.5 PDG or 28.0 Syborg.
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9/30/2016
Question from Jason
 
Hey Skimo,

Looking at these as a new training boot.
I am a perfect fit in La Sportiva Specter 25.5. My old boots for this purpose were Garmont Masterlites also a 25.5.
I'd like room for a medium/ heavy sock for colder days (fit in my Specters but not the Masterlites).
What do ya think? 25.5 or 26?
9/30/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Jason, ahh Masterlites! You should be good in the size 25.5 PDG.
10/17/2016
Answer from Alexandre B
 
Hi Jason,
did you purchase the boots? in witch size?
My girlfriend had TLT5s before and apparently there were 25.5 (in her Memory but she doesn't have them anymore), but we measured and her foot is 24cm long.
She would like to buy the PDG but now she doesn't know what size to order now.
What is your foot size?
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9/29/2016
Question from michael
 
the price is for one boot ?
9/29/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Michael, the price is just for the left boot but we throw in the right one for free :P
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9/23/2016
Question from Carl
 
Hello Skimo,

I have always wanted to try this boot but this is the first year with a size 30. How does the fit compare to the old tlt5 mountains in a 30?
9/23/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Carl, the PDG 30s are a few mm wider and a few mm shorter than the TLT5 30s.
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3/15/2016
Question from aaron
 
I'm so out of date on boots and no one around here uses skimo boots. How does ski performance compare between these and the Scarpa F3s I am currently skiing? At the time the F3s were my best option for weight and performance, but I'm guessing that modern PDGs likely best the F3s in weight, hiking and downhill performance.

I'm contemplating these as my go to ski touring boot biased towards light and long. I grew up parallel turning on leather boots and cable tele bindings so I assume these are a massive step up.
3/16/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Aaron, weight and hiking is no question improved. Downhill performance might be tossup. What you lose from all the buckles and thicker liner is gained by lack of bellows and relatively stiff fiberglass cuff. Obviously a step up from leather :)
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