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AT Boots - What should I look for?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for an AT Boot that can preform like or very close to an alpine boot. For the past 2 years I've been in a Soloman Impact 100 CS that serves me well. I've never owned an AT boot and just getting into skinning. For me I'll skin up a groomed run and ski down, not a lot of back country or long distance stuff. I would also like to make this my primary every day ski boot, ski all day even with out skinning and get the performance I'm used to.

 

My question is this, are there boots out there AT boots that can preform like my regular alpine boot. Please name some brands and models I should take a look at.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 10

Scarpa Freedom  is a great AT boot that performs like an alpine boot. It is lighter and has a better walk mode then most crossover / side country alpine boots. 

post #3 of 10
You can't ask this question independent of what type of AT binding you want. Tech bindings require tech compatable boots. However, many new AT/freeride boots are not tech binding compatable. Nor are the standard alpine binding compatable. What they need is a plate type binding such as yhe Tyrolia Adrenalin.
post #4 of 10

Have Scarpa Maestrale RS.  Super still, easy to walk and tour in.  About as light as a pair of Reebok high tops.  Need to get a pair of Marker touring bindings or Dynafit bindings.  Won't work in regular ski bindings and won't release correctly in the toe.  Nicest boots I have ever owned.  Not sure why boot companies are still making heavy DH boots after wearing these around.  I wear these as my everyday boots with a pair of Marker Dukes on 195cm Rossi Super S7's.  Not the best touring set-up but can get into the side country.  I'm mostly resort with my kids anyway and occasionally side country on these so not too worried about the weight….

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by joe strummer View Post

You can't ask this question independent of what type of AT binding you want. Tech bindings require tech compatable boots. However, many new AT/freeride boots are not tech binding compatable. Nor are the standard alpine binding compatable. What they need is a plate type binding such as yhe Tyrolia Adrenalin.

^This. And you need to get the ones that fit your particular foot, so more info needed.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Sorry forgot to include that I'll be on a Marker F12 Tour EPF, mounted on Atomic Automatic 102's

post #7 of 10
Tecnica's Cochise Pro, Black Diamond Factor, Scarpa Freedom, Dynafit Radical or Vulcan, K2 Pinnacle <- all pretty stiff. Look down the line in those brands if you want something a little flexier.

But it's still rather vague as to exactly what qualities you're looking for in an AT boot. I'm not familiar with the alpine boot named in the OP.
post #8 of 10

Scott's Cosmos II...just too narrow in too many places.  With this winter starting out as it is, decided to pass....will see how my Solly Quests do...  


Edited by HaveSkisWillClimb - 12/22/15 at 1:12am
post #9 of 10

Marker Touring bindings (F12, F10, Duke, Baron) have an adjustable height toe that can accommodate both alpine soles and many boots that are classified as AT/Touring boots.

post #10 of 10

Yep, I see it now...thanks on the heads up Ottoclave.

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