I assume this is more of a general gear discussion as opposed to a boot guys question-- since this isn't directly a fit question. But if a moderator thinks this is a Boot Guys thread, feel free to kick it over there.
Does anyone know what the major difference is between what I assume is the older Bushwacker 110 and the current Cochise 110 AT boots? All I can find is the potentially gimmicky air-bladder thing (point of failure?) in the Bushwacker. Both at least claim a 110 flex, use Triax materials in the shell, and seem to have similar walk modes and DIN/TECH soles.
I'm currently looking for a solid AT boot that doesn't weigh a ton and has a comfortable touring mode. Will be used with Barons on a pretty heavy setup (so DIN for now; maybe tech later), but I'm light, both in the resort and touring in the Alps (primarily Tirol). I'm a little tired of doing 3,000+ ft vertical days in Alpine boots while trying to maintain a smile next to those buddies of mine rocking Tech. I'd actually consider any of the Cochise line, 110, 120, Light-- except for anything at 130 flex. I'm a bit light for that.
So, should I be on the lookout for a Bushwacker too as I shop? I'm mainly looking for something from a previous year's cache, or lightly used without modding. Part of the reason why I'm asking is because while I can shop in the U.S. (parents), I'm based in Munich, Germany, where the retail/shop culture is different (read: less informative), but where I have access to a few places currently discounting heavily since it's August.