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Garmont is at the top of the game, especially now that they've unleased the lightest, stiffest 4-buckle AT boot on the market. This new Garmont AT boot achieves harmony between the key needs of the ski mountaineer; lightweight, 4-buckle performance allows for superior tourability and skiability. The Cosmos boot brings lightweight boots' skiing performance to its highest level. These are the perfect performance boot for big tours and their anatomical last, superior Instant Comfort EZ Fit liner, and Shock Damper Shell Inserts provide that comfort, warmth, and ski feel. The Garmont Cosmos boot will keep your feet warm, comfortable and in-touch with your skis on all-day, all-terrain ski expeditions. Garmont's ground-breaking EZ Fit Liners are, hand down, the best liners on the market. Designed to fit comfortably right out of the box. For those who want more customization, EZFit liners are also 100% thermoformable in a closed convection oven, with a convenient cooking time of just 6 minutes or less. The liner's foot uses three thicknesses, densities, and compositions of foam for different functions. The rear foot uses the thickest, highest-density foam, for maximum heel hold. This "Stability Zone" has the least amount of EVA so that it retains its thickness. In combination with this very stable foam is a built-in "butterfly", like custom bootfitters use, to comfortably secure the heel, ankle, and Achilles' area. The mid-foot uses a softer foam, with more EVA, so that it conforms to the most sensitive part of the foot, bunions, and bone spurs. The toe area uses a much thinner, more elastic foam, with the most EVA for conformability, warmth, and wiggling comfort. The liner's inner sole is a super high-density foam with a minimum of EVA to retain its thickness and support under pressure. EZ Fit Liners have a protective sole for hut wear, specially-developed for its heat-resistance should you choose to thermoform your liners. The EZFit is fully lined to eliminate seams and hard spots. The roomy moccasin toe maximizes shell space for warmth and toe-wiggling comfort. The highly-reinforced tongue uses Gamont's T-Bar reinforcement for shin protection and power. The cuff is extra-stiff rearward to keep you out of the back seat. The low-profile lace system offers better lacing for touring. Two loops facilitate entry and carrying the boots. A new dual-density anatomic footbed is warm and supportive. Weight: 2900 (per full pair, size 27.5). Flex Index: 125. Closure System: 4 Magnesium Lite Buckles. Forward Lean: 11.5 degrees, 13 degrees + Free for walking. Binding System: Tech, ISO Touring. Cuff Rotation: 60. Shell Material: Grilamid. Stiffness: Stiff. Activities: Light Alpine Touring, Backcountry
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
The Garmont Cosmos Alpine Touring Boot brings the lightweight demands of ski mountaineers into harmony with uncompromising downhill performance. The simple and efficient Bomber Walk mechanism provides two different forward lean angles and allows the boot to freely flex in walk mode for comfortable touring on the way up. When you reach the summit, tighten down the four Magnesium Lite buckles, select a forward lean for the terrain at hand, then point your tips and impose some orderly turns on your backcountry world.
Choose the Garmont Cosmos randonee boots for extended tours that demand peformance. They achieve balance between light weight, tourability and skiability to meet the needs of ski mountaineers. Tech components in front and back give the boots Dynafit-style binding compatibility; Garmont Cosmos boots are also compatible with step-in style randonee bindings. PowerWrap anatomic shells are constructed around the shape of the foot and have been prepunched to accommodate common irregularities of skiers' feet. Grilamid(R) plastic shells are very light and stiff; shells have reinforcement ribs throughout that increase rigidity without adding cumbersome weight. Expanded polyurethane inserts in the shells' inner soles act as shock absorbers when you're skiing; they also add insulation. Lace-up, custom-moldable liners feature 3 different foam thicknesses and densities throughout to provide the best possible comfort and support. Moccasin toe design in the liners allows feet to sit flat for good anchoring within the liners; design also maximizes forefoot width. See an REI ski shop professional to have the liners custom molded to your feet to maximize comfort and performance. 4 Wide-Open buckles and catches on each boot close easily and securely; buckles swing completely open for unrestricted touring while still being held in place by the catches. Wide rip-and-stick power straps wrap securely around the outside of the cuffs, distributing pressure and bringing the cuffs as close as possible to your lower legs. Rear walk/ski mechanisms are simple and secure; flip the levers to the ski position for a locked-down forward lean position at 11.5deg and 13deg. Garmont Cosmos randonee boots have lugged Vibram(R) soles for traction on rock and snow.
The Garmont Cosmos contains everything the ski mountaineer craves: light weight and 4 buckle performance to deliver the perfect blend of tourability and skiability. An anatomical last, Instant Comfort EZ Fit liner, and Shock Damper Shell give you the comfort, warmth and ski feel you need on your long tours. When it's time to strap the skis to your pack and go to walking mode, you get a huge range of motion.
- Mountain Gear