“To get down, one first has to get there.” This sage observation from an unnamed but exceptionally handsome staffer here at Skimo Co sums up the age-old conundrum in the backcountry community. That is, one must earn their turns. To help make the battle against gravity less lopsided, Salomon made the S/Lab MTN Summit. Utilizing an Ultramid + shell with a carbon fiber-charged spine, the MTN Summit is more than ready for that long slog to the top and demanding descent through variable snow. Featuring an innovative Touring Belt, the MTN Summit can keep its pants on while providing an adaptable heel lock, reducing blisters and increasing skiability. Trying to lessen their environmental impact, Salomon uses 30% recycled material in the outsole to accomplish that goal without impacting durability or functionality. From galivanting to distant peaks, lapping your favorite powder stash, and everything in between, step into the MTN Summit.
Custom Shell HD allows for full customization of the shell for an unparalleled fit.
70° range of motion is ultra-flexible, letting you skin to your ankle's content.
Touring Belt provides exceptional heel hold, helping reduce problems with blisters.
Surelock Ski Walk Mechanism is easy, unobtrusive, and offers a progressive flex.
Adjustable forward lean lets you dial in your stance.
how does the fit on these compare to the SLAB Mtn? That boot fit me really well so curious if this would be the same (I need a higher volume boot).
The MTN Summit's are a medium/average volume boot. Maybe slightly higher volume overall than the MTN, but shaped a bit differently, losing a little width in the forefoot. Also, since the shell is completely heat moldable, it can fit a wide variety of feet, so you're not stuck with the shape out of the box.
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I have seen this boot referenced informally with a 120 flex rating. That seems too stiff for a boot in this weight class. Or is it? Any thoughts on how big of a ski this boot can effectively steer? I tried these on, love the roomy toe box, but don't want get to over my head with too lightweight of a boot!
It's a relatively stiff boot for its class, but of course 120 flex in a touring boot is not quite the 120 flex of an alpine boot. We'd put it around 110, so 120 isn't out of the realm of possibility. That said, it's got good structure in the cuff area -- the buckled strap and top power strap combine to give you a good platform to drive your skis. The flex is nice and progressive, not a wall. Boots in this category are happiest driving skis ~100mm and under. Note that your mileage will vary with your height and weight, and the snow conditions of course.
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I have these in hand, 26.5 weighs in at 1190g with the footbead...heavy!
Jbo, trying to see how low I can go in mass before how I want to ski starts to suffer. Currently seems 1400g will still plow thru chunder. What what I've read people are saying this is the best skiing boot of the new releases (compared to tltx, tecnica etc) and apparently weighs 1200ish in a 27. Do you think with a wrap liner that this could provide close to the chargeability of a dynafit radical? And or, is this more of a boot than the skorpius? Currently I can ski a 2000g ski (191 katana v werks) with my modified dalbellos that weigh 1450g. But even I will admit my franken boots walk atrociously. I would probably be trying to ski 16-1700g skis with this boot. Up to the task? if it is stronger than the skorpius I'll try it.
Hey Anthony, sadly I do not think this is a category breaker boot that you are looking for. The ski performance is in line with the others in the weight class, and not up to Radical Pro nor Skorpius level, imo.
Thank you for the Skorpius and Radical Pro comparison! I'll be curious to hear how this stacka up against the Dynafit TLT X Blacklight