Run light, fast, and deep in the backcountry with the Tecnica Cochise Pro Light Alpine Touring Boot. With the same standout traits as the other members of this tribe, the Cochise Pro Light gives you swiftness for your ascent and stiffness for your descent, and it's lighter than its big brother the Cochise 120.
At first glance, the Cochise Pro Light has the appearance of an alpine boot, and in some ways it is one, but it also retains its primary purpose as a skin-track-crushing AT boot. The stiff 120 flex shreds cornices and couloirs while the ultra lightweight Triax shell and Mobility Cuff System allow you to get there without utter exhaustion. The sole blocks are interchangeable so you can switch out the included AT/Tech binding sole block for an alpine binding sole block (sold separately), and the three wire-bail buckles are micro-adjustable and positioned just right so you get support for shredding and freedom for striding. Tecnica's engineers even devised an system that allows you to adjust the flex resistance and rebound of the cuff with a twist of a dial—dial it down for the backcountry and up for the tram. For the skier who wants one boot that can serve double-duty for in and out of bounds, the Cochise Pro is a gift from On High.
Tecnica basically stripped down the Cochise 120 to create the Cochise Pro Light. The Pro Light uses a lighter, thinner liner boot, wire-bail instead of a alpine-style buckles, a flexible booster strap instead of a buckle booster strap, and the lower portion is made of single density instead of dual density plastic. With the exception of a slightly altered fit as a result of these changes, you sacrifice nothing in the way of performance. The Cochise Pro Light AT boot can take on multi-hour slogs in the backcountry or days of driving a freeride or powder ski at the resort.
The 13/14 Cochise Pro Light gets an updated Palau liner. The cuff of the liner is much thicker and stiffer to take up volume and provide a stiffer more even flex. At around 1600 grams there is no other overlap AT boot that can compete in weight and performance with the Cochise Pro Light.