Lots of positive reviews on the PDG all over the web and I totally agree. This boot is amazingly stiff, super light, with incredible articulation, and a fair price. I'm skiing them with Hagen ascents and the systems ski great! I've skied powder, chunder/crud, refroze- chunder,upside down slop, ice, and on some groomers and this setup rules. I'm very impressed!
Ordering boots online is definitely sub-optimal, but skimo was great. They sent Scarpa Alien and these in a 26, I found the PDG a better fit for my foot. FYI-My foot measures a 26 on a Salmon bannock device, and is said to be medium volume with a medium arch.
Quick disclaimer: I'm newly converted and I don't have any other "light gear" to compare.
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