This year Atomic overhauled their very good lightweight Backland touring boots, and the updates appear to address the biggest issues with the old versions. Check out our First Look of the new Backland Carbon.
More people are skinning uphill at ski areas and touring “on-piste,” So Dynafit developed the TLT Speedfit specifically for “on-piste tours.” Check out our full review of the boot (including whether we think you can also get away using it for backcountry touring).
Dalbello is introducing a brand-new boot to their touring-friendly Lupo line next year. The new Lupo Pro HD packs uphill-oriented features into a burly package, and you can check out our measured specs, fit notes, and initial impressions.
The Salomon X Pro line is reportedly the best-selling line of ski boots in the world. For 19/20, they’re replacing the X Pro with the brand-new S/Pro series. Check out our measured specs, fit notes, and initial impressions of the S/Pro 130.
The Roxa R3 130 was a pretty good AT boot, but we think the updated 19/20 version is a great one. If you’re looking for a boot that you can use inbounds and in the backcountry, the new R3 130 is worth a look.
We’ve now spent over 120 days in Nordica’s 50/50 boot, the Strider 120, and we think it’s a very good option for those looking for a legit 120-flex boot that they’ll use inside and outside of the resort.
This year Nordica released the Promachine 115 W, which is reportedly one of the stiffest women’s-specific boots on the market. Check out our full review to see how it compares to other women’s boots, as well as some of the stiffer unisex boots on the market.
For the 2019-2020 season, Scarpa is adding a new boot to their extremely popular Maestrale line. The new Maestrale XT is supposed to be the stiffest boot in the Maestrale lineup, and here you can check out our initial impressions.
We gave Scarpa’s Alien RS a “Best Of” award in our 18/19 Winter Buyer’s Guide, saying its performance almost created a new class of boot. Now you can check out our full review for more info on how it compares to several other lightweight touring boots.
The previous Lange XT 130 Freetour was one of the best tech-binding-compatible AT ski boots we’ve used in terms of downhill performance, and Lange updated it this year. So how similar or different is the new Lange XT Free 130?
The brand-new Head Nexo LYT 130 is the lightest alpine boot we’ve ever reviewed (and it’s lighter than a lot of touring boots we’ve reviewed). But that’s not the only thing that sets this boot apart from the competition. Check out our measured specs, fit notes, and initial impressions.