2013 Lange XT 120


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+

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2013 Lange XT 120

The new Lange XT 120 boot delivers the performance of a competition boot with the functionalities needed to enjoy All Mountain/Freeride skiing. Thanks to the Ski/Hike function, the Arch Pad and the extra light liner, the Lange XT 120 is the perfect boot for adventure skiing. Available in 100 mm last.

Shell MaterialPolyether
Liner MaterialLightweight Thermo RL2
Thermo-moldable LinerYes
Number of Buckles4
Micro Adjustableyes
Binding CompatibilityDIN/AT
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Flex Rating120
Last (mm)100
ShellTraditional Plastic
Replaceable solesBoth
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC