The Dynafit TLT6 Performance CR Ski Boot is not for the faint of heart. This expert-level touring boot is for the serious, committed, and sometimes crazy. It's not only capable of skiing gnarly terrain; it kind of insists on it. Its Grilamid shell resists extreme cold and stands up to anything --conditions you'll find in the wild and rugged backcountry. A carbon fiber and Pebax cuff and rear spoiler deliver security and power when bombing down steeps at frightening speed.
But all this strength and capability shouldn't scare you, because this boot comes equipped with a foot-loving Custom Ready liner, anatomic and moldable to your every curve and arch. Its lightweight warmth gets a boost with an aluminum sheet on the bottom to reflect heat. And this closed-cell liner features a destructured flex zone for easy hiking. In walk mode, you have a 15-18-degree release angle, and the cuff rotates 60 degrees for comfortable convenience. A hassle-free two-buckle Ultra-Lock buckle system battens down the hatches like you're going to war. But, no, you're just out for rip-roaring fun.
As someone who yearned for the TLT 5, but simply couldn't deal with the narrow shell (I would say I have normal to narrow width feet, too), I was very excited to get my feet into the TLT 6. I was able to delude myself that maybe these were wide enough on the carpet, but as soon as I hit the skin track -- ouch. As Lou Dawson over at WS has shown, these things are just as narrow as the TLT 5, but the saving grace is that the new liner has much more bulk that can be taken out during thermomolding. After some aggressive liner squashing, these fit like a dream.
- So damn light
- So much range of motion for touring, and they tour so smoothly...there is simply less resistance in tour mode than any boot I've ever toured in...the huge soft pivot zone in this liner is awesome
- Not a super stiff boot, but these are remarkably stiff for what they are
- Still too narrow for many (or a plus if you have narrow feet), but at least they have some width to gain with molding, and much easier to punch without the TLT5's bellows
- New liner is a huge improvement in warmth / fit, but still not the most robust liner out there
- Like many carbon boots, the flex feels pretty "on/off", not super progressive
The TLT 6 is a good improvement on the great TLT 5. While slightly heavier, this boot is not a step back in any other capacity. A beefier bottom buckle is the most notable improvement for me when it comes to durability. Also, the bottom portion of the boot is noticeably stiffer, improving its ski-ability. As with the TLT 5 this boot is not bullet proof and I suspect to break as easily as its predecessor. This boot skies better, and climbs just as well as the TLT 5. However, in my experience it is not any warmer than the TLT 5 so if you are looking for an improvement in warmth this is not the answer. On the other hand, I have found the new liner to be more comfortable.
I am loving my new TLT6 women's specific Mountain boot.
I love the flex; ease of use; interchangable tongues; and locking system. I no longer get achilles tendonitis with the flex pattern of this boot. I've been using them with a very beefy ski and they are working fine. Plus I love the colors and they fit to perfection my narrowish foot.
This is a big step up for skiing on the TLT5. Lot to like about this boot. But by comparison to what else is avaialbe it gets heavier every year. Only a race boot walks better. More detailed review here: