Pros: Stiff and robust and lighter than the RX130! Walk mode is useful for hiking short distances.
Cons: Drawstring on the liner can't be removed and comes prethreaded missing the ankle eyelets...liner quality is suspiciously poor.
The good: Sweet stylized Lange with Vibram grip. This feels like a race boot but carries a fraction of the weight. I notice no flex difference between this and the RX130. Lange really did all it needed to on the shell design. I wish they had spend as much thought on the liner. Score: A-
The bad: The liner is made of a green new age squishy material which I am not sure will hold up to abrasion over many years of skiing. Time will tell if these liners will last. To give it credit, it feels comfortable while shedding unnecessary weight.The lace free threading system can't be removed or altered without cutting. My pro shop had to rip the system out and replace it with aftermarket laces just to thread it properly. The original threading system came pre-installed missing the bottom eyelets. After removing the liner twice to dry I noticed the heel platform peeling back. The RX130 didn't suffer this flaw. This shouldn't happen even on a boot worth half the price. Pulling liners out to dry should be a common practice and should not lead to any liner wear/damage.Though this is mostly cosmetic for the moment I can't help but wonder this early on whether the peeling will eventual compromise the shell's integrity. Will reinspect again before warranty period elapses. The liner also lacks warmth for those who like to ski in the minuses. I have bought Boot Gloves to compensate. Score: C+