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The Curated Take
I have owned the older model of this boot in the past and have been very happy with it. I was lucky enough to be able to test these boots, and they definitely did not perform any less than the ones I have owned in the past. These boots are some of the most versatile boots you can own. You can rip these things hard on the mountain, but you can also take them out into the backcountry and do some big lines. One of the downsides to this boot is that it is not a full touring boot, so it is on the heavier side if you’re touring a ton with them, and the walk mode travel is not that much. But it is definitely plenty.
- The all mountain backcountry skier
- All mountain skiing
- Side country skiing
- Not super light
When your namesake is a championship bull and the brilliant mind of Arne Backstrom is what brought you into this world, you have a certain reputation to uphold. A personality that is both rowdy and restrained. An understanding that there's a time to let 'er rip and a time to get it done. That is the Cochise way.
This year we've added a second, higher volume to the Cochise series, but it remains whole heartedly true to its roots, with an all-in degree of muscle for the down, and a smooth 'n steady transition for the hike. It's stronger. It's more secure. It's lighter. But while all the 'ers' and 'mores' will be instantly noticed by the pros - the patrollers, guides, coaches, and freeride athletes - what will make the third-generation Cochise achieve iconic-status is its unparalleled combination of power and adaptability, whether you get paid to ski or you just ski like it's your job.