2020 EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS: BOOTS

The story behind many of the boots in this year’s 2020 Gear Guide is one of lightweight chargeability. With two Editors’ Choice-winning boots ringing in at less than 5 lbs. and two more under 6 lbs., speedy uptracks are on tap, but not at the expense of downhill prowess. And for those outliers that boast a bit more heft, the weight penalty is balanced by a healthy dose of performance on the down. 

Here are the 2020 Editors’ Choice AT boots.

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DYNAFIT TLT8 EXPEDITION CL

$750 – dynafit.com | SIZES: 22.5-35 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 4.9 lbs. | LAST (mm): 103

From the Gear Guide: “The buckles and calf lock are smooth, simple and streamlined…The tongue does limit forward articulation in tour mode, even with the strap and buckles loosened.


SCARPA GEA RS

$799 – scarpa.com | SIZES: 22.5-27 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 5.5 lbs. | LAST (mm): 101

From the Gear Guide: “Sufficiently stiff enough to power skis of all genres and weights. It’s not the lightest model, but it’s much lighter and more comfortable than the alpine-boot-turned-AT models from traditional alpine brands.


TECNICA ZERO G TOUR PRO

$1,080 – tecnicasports.comSIZES: 22.5-30.5 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 5.8 lbs. | LAST (mm): 99

From the Gear Guide: “The top-of-the-line walk mode paired with downhill performance and fit comparable to resort boots sets this boot apart.”


DYNAFIT HOJI FREE

$899 – dynafit.com | SIZES: 25-29.5 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 6.8 lbs. | LAST (mm): 102

From the Gear Guide: “This boot kills it in terms of bc-friendly features and downhill performance. Rock solid!


LA SPORTIVA SKORPIUS CR

$799 – sportiva.com | SIZES: 24-31.5 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 4.4 lbs. | LAST (mm): 102

From the Gear Guide: “Delivers an impressive amount of power for a two-buckle boot.


DALBELLO LUPO PRO HD

$950 – dalbello.it | SIZES: 24.5-29.5 | WEIGHT/PAIR: 8.8 lbs. | LAST (mm): 98

From the Gear Guide: “Some people might not like taking the tongue out to tour, but once you do, you’ll see the light—amazing range of motion.

Comments

  1. Mike taylor says:

    I’ll keep my Apex boots.

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