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.
- Comes with an option quick-release power strap to make the boot more responsive.
* Note: The nose eliminates the traditional toe bail so a special adapter is needed for automatic crampons.
|Weight (pair)||2022g [27.5]|
|Boot Sole Length||273mm [25/25.5]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||15°, 18°|
|Materials||Grilamid shell, Titantex cuff|
|Sole||Formula Pomoca Climb|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Lightweight touring, mountaineering|
|Notes||New Master Step inserts for easier entry|
|Bottom Line||One-kilo holy grail|
|Compare to other Touring Boots|
Questions & Reviews
Is it the same lower shell as the TLT 8’s?
My boyfriend has these boots, he bought them here. We've love them! I have the same pair too. My boyfriend did have the unfortunate problem that a little black plastic piece broke. This piece is attached to the grey boot, and the cable goes into it by the clasp on the upper part of the boot. In the picture I sent, it's in the middle of the picture.
Can you make suggestions what to do to get this repaired.
My quiver of boots includes these and the Scarpa Mastrale RS. I have about 10 days on these boots after skiing the expedition version for two prior seasons (30-40 days). The expedition versions developed cracks and were replaced with this performance version.
The performance version is what I would recommend for larger or more aggressive skiers, however, the performance liner is only adequate for warmer weather and/or racing. For general use, I'd recommend replacing the performance liner with either an intuition liner or the liner from expedition version (my current setup). Note that intuition pro tour liner will be come up higher than the boot cuff. I also replaced a near-paper-thin insole with a superfeet insole - great decision.
The carbon additions to this performance boot over the expeditions make a huge difference in stiffness of the boot. Surprisingly, they feel even more progressive than their cheaper, grilamid-only counterpart. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is "race" and 10 is "resort", these boots have a range of 2-6. The expeditions have a range of 3-5.
To combat the cable icing problem, which I've experienced a few inopportune times, I sprayed the cable with WD40 and then coated the cable sheath in thick bike grease. The grease makes the cuff of your liner pretty gross, but it has been effective in preventing the cable from icing up. WD40, or another waterproof lubricant, would probably be effective alone, but would likely need to be reapplied more often.
Everyone needs to pick boots based on their own fit preferences, but I found the toe box a bit narrow and punched to about 106mm on the exterior. So far so good.
I am planning on skiing on firm to icy conditions with the Dynafit Tour 96. Would the Performance be a sufficient boot for holding an edge or should I think of a more all-around boot like the Scarpa Maetrale RS?
Thanks for any thoughts!
I've heard this boot may have compatibility issues with some tech bindings - do you know if it will work with the G3 Ion 12 and the La Sportiva RT?
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