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Garmont G1 130

100% Positive Reviews

 I just bought them, so as of yet I haven't tried them, but in a few weeks time hope to add a 'real' review. After numerous visits to numerous stores over numerous years and boot fit sessions (primarily Head Raptor RS125/30, Doberman 130 Pro EDT) etc, I settled on purchasing the Garmont G1 130. It took me a long time to buy a new boot, basically because nothing really convinced me. I’m coming from a Lange, but almost always had Nordicas for the decades before. As the boot was designed by Claudio Zorzi, the same guy behind the Nordica Doberman years ago, it should surprise no one that the fit is very similar. In fact, my final choice were down to those two.I eliminated the Head / Raptor after a few trys, mostly because the plastic just seemed a little too heavy, yet  ‘brittle’, and  it was almost impossible to get on and off in the slightly down-sized version I need.Although once on it fit like a glove, the struggle in the shop didn’t bode well for on-the-snow boot removal on cold December/January days. The Garmont too fits like a glove and is even more anatomical, much more compact (much more so than the Dobie too) -  it seems perfectly designed and fit for my foot type (narrow from the toe to the calf) with out any pressure points (but we’ll have to see after a few hours on the slopes) - the thing that convinced me the most regarding the fit is that it is very very snug above and below the ankle all the way down to the heal, but without any pressure on the point of the ankle bone.   But, what sold me in the end however is the essential design. The Hinges, Straps, Liner and Buckles, etc are clean and simple - just like the original Doberman. Over the years, the Doberman started adding ‘styling’ factors, obviously requested by their marketing department.  Maybe Garmont will do the same to the G1 now that the development team has moved on, but for now, it is lean and mean.  I wish Garmont would have brought this boot in the WC circuit, 'cause thats what a boot company needs to keep marketing momentum, but obviously,  they are concentrating on the free-ride market in the States, and not the race market. Anyways, Can’t wait to try them on the snow!
Garmont G1 130

Manufacturers Description: The G_1 130 adds all-day comfort to the G1 with the responsive Freeride Fit. To develop this super anatomical comfort fit we started with our close-fitting Race Fit, adding room while preserving its super-responsive, unique a.d.d. anatomical shape. Stiff bi-density underfoot wedge.

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Thermo-moldable Liner
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