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The Curated Take
I own the 2021 version of this boot but the only difference since 2021 has been color changes.
Touring is really a battle of weight vs. performance and how many grams you are willing to lug up the mountain to have fun on the downhill. I chose this boot for a few reasons. First, I own a pair of Tecnica Mach 1 boots that I absolutely love so wanted to stick with the brand. Second, I have a pretty narrow foot and thought I would be swimming in a boot at or over 100 last. The 99 last on these boots is noticeably wider than my 98 last downhill boots and does feel roomier but definitely narrower than many touring boot options. Third, I wanted a true touring boot but not an ultralight that would sacrifice on the downhill. I felt this boot would toe the performance vs. weight line nicely and I liked the security of the four buckles.
This is the first touring boot I have owned and overall I think it is a solid boot - just don't expect the performance of a downhill boot. I typically ski a 130 flex boot on trail but flexed down to a 120 for my touring boot, opting for a little more comfort since I didn't plan on charging as hard in the backcountry. I am a fan of the boot overall but would probably go up to the 130 flex Pro model if I were to do it again.
- Good compromise between uphill weight and downhill performance
- True to size and width
- Good walk mode for a 4 buckle boot
- Pretty soft flex for a 120 flex boot
- Lacks the performance of a true downhill or 50/50 boot
The Tecnica Zero G Tour Scout Ski Boots are the perfect choice for advanced skiers who want a touring boot that excels in downhill performance without weighing them down on the uphill. With a forgiving flex and lightweight design, these boots are ideal for those who want to tackle challenging terrain with ease. The polyurethane cuff and Grilamid shell make these boots incredibly lightweight, weighing just 1,360 grams (at a size 26.5). The wide range of motion ensures that hiking up a skin track is effortless, while the four buckles provide stability and support during descents.
- Lightweight Design: Weighing just 1,360 grams (at a size 26.5), these boots won't weigh you down on the uphill.
- Forgiving Flex: Designed for advanced skiers who want a more forgiving flex than the Zero G Tour Pro.
- Wide Range of Motion: With an uber-wide 55-degree range of motion, hiking up steep terrain is effortless.
- Four Buckles: Lock down your boots for stability and support during descents.
- Polyurethane Cuff and Grilamid Shell: These materials make the Tecnica Zero G Tour Scout Ski Boots incredibly lightweight without sacrificing performance.