Dynafit One PX TF Ski Boot - Women's: The ONE boot line combines the features of Dynafit’s lightweight TLT 5 boots with the features of the Vulcan/Mercury big-mountain boots: downhill performance with 60 degree cuff rotation for skinning back up. One boots also feature a Thermoformable liner, Pebax shell, Ultra lock buckle system, rockered sole and central buckle system for maximum heel retention. Weight 1300 g (size 25.5)
Following on the heels of the revolutionary TLT 5 boot, the ONE PX brings the same innovations to a wider range of customers, in greater comfort. It features the same tremendous mobility as the TLT series, but it is wider, warmer, stiffer (in ski mode) and more adjustable thanks to its 3-buckle design. Notable features include a cuff with the widest and smoothest articulation possible in the ski touring category; a new articulated cuff buckle system; a short, rockered sole for easy walking; and a 3mm polyethylene layer for extra insulation.
|Cuff Rotation:||60 degree rotation|
|Forward Lean:||15°- 18° and release mode for walking/skinning|
|Insulation:||A polyurethane layer is glued inside the shell for warmth.|
|Liner:||Dynafit TF Liner|
|Number of Buckles:||3 buckles|
|QUICK STEP-IN INSERTS:||The pantented Quick-Step-In inserts provide 70% easier step-in to Dynafit bindings.|
|Sole:||Dynafit Pro Sole|
|Weight for a pair:||a mere 5lb 12oz|
|Dynafit One U TF Alpine Touring Ski Boots||$459.95 - $549.95|
I took these for a few runs in a ski area during a demo, and pretty much immediately knew I needed a pair. They are unlike anything I've ever had on my feet. My husband has been skiing the Dynafit TLT5 and calls them his "mountain slippers" because they are so light. The awesome part, however, is that they get pretty stiff when they are buckled down, and can definitely shred.
These are an evolution from that TLT5 design, with one big difference that made me get serious about these: there are no stupid, extra tongues to carry around and deal with on your tour. I hate that!
I doodled around the base area a little with my heels unlocked and the range of motion was amazing. I've never felt anything like it! And have been skiing in the backcountry on Scarpas and Garmonts for the last 7 years.
The downhill performance was great. They got pretty stiff (a legit 110, from what I've been told), and I railed on some super firm groomers without a second thought.
Super light, easy to transition from hiking to skiing, excellent rotation for the climb, and a crazy heel pocket that locks you in... I can't wait to get these babies on some of our big volcanoes!
If these boots fit your feet (the #1 for choosing any touring boot), then you're in luck! I have been touring on these since last fall (going on 25+ days including one 45km day) and still am giddy about them when I strap them on. The range of motion while touring/walking is amazing (gets a bit getting use to) and I have been enjoying the speed and convenience of the one step transition into downhill mode (although sometimes you need to put a bit of muscle into it if you want to crank your boots up tight!) they are stiff enough to handle large powder skis and variable conditions - they won't feel like your downhill boots but the trade off is a nimble, light boot that performs respectably on the down.
After having a pretty high turnover of touring boots the last few years, these ones are here to stay!