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.
Looking for a replacement liner for PDG size 29.5. What are your thoughts on how this would work, and what size would you recommend for the 29.5 shell? I could use a bit beefier liner than the stock PDG, in terms of providing more foot (ankle chafing) protection and stiffening up the boot for the down. Thanks: your site and store is a great resource!
The liners in my La Sportiva Sparkles (1.0) are pretty packed out. Are these similar to the stock liners? I got some Intuitions but I feel like they're too stiff in the ankle and too high volume in the cuff for my large calves.
Hi! Would these be a reasonable replacement liner for the Backland Carbon? I tried on the Intuition Pro Tour and it felt good in the foot and ankle but tongue and cuffs were way bigger than I wanted for that boot. Also, what size would be right for a 25/25.5 shell? Thanks so much for your help.
Hi Robin, these aren't too far off the stock liner in the Backland in terms of thickness. They are a denser foam so should last longer, however. Much less cuff volume than the Pro Tours, and no velcro on top of your foot. The 25.5 works great for that shell.
Thanks for all the great products and info on your site.
I was wondering if you could get a 27.5 Palau Tour Light Performance (or other suggestion) liner inside a 26 TLT6 shell. I know that's not quite the recommended move, but sometimes I find that a 26 liner is snug on my toes even though the shell fit is reasonable. I usually size up my liners if possible. I think it's a little tricky though, because a 26 TLT6 is shorter than some other Dynafit boots. Any and all advice is appreciated.
Hi Pete, thanks for the compliment! We work hard at it.
Going with a bigger liner than the shell sizing usually doesn't work out well. More often than not, the extra material you are hoping will give you toe room ends up bunching up and actually creating more of a problem.
This liner is made from a bit thinner foam than the stock liner in your TLT6. You might actually find a good fit and the extra room you are looking for by going with the 26.5 liner.
How does this liner compare to the PDG liner? I'd prefer to replace my current PDG liner with one that is specific to my PDG shell, but all I've been able to find online is a 24.5 PDG liner [and I have a 25 shell]...would this work? If not, or if this is less than ideal, how does the Palau liner differ and/or compare as an alternative in this situation?
Hey Britni! Thanks for reaching out! The 24.5 and 25.0 shell in the PDG are the same thing, so the 24.5 liner should work just fine! These Tour Lite liners are a bit thicker and more robust, so you'd sacrifice a bit in the realm of fitting and also walking performance, however you'd probably gain just a bit of support on the descent!
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.