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If you'd rather not spend your days in the backcountry with your feet crammed into an unforgiving race boot or floating around in a floppy-noodle rando offering, check out the Scott Cosmos Men's Alpine Touring Boot. If you didn't know Scott made A/T boots, well, that's because they didn't, until they bought Garmont and gave the Italian company's touring boots a small, but significant, redesign. Made of marvelously stiff and light Grilamid plastic, the Cosmos is a fairly aggressive boot, with a burly flex of 125 and a lean angle that's adjustable between 11. 5 and 13 degrees. It also weighs just over three pounds, making it seriously competitive in the poundage department. But it's a more powerful boot than many of the A/T offerings out there, thanks to the Grilamid and Scott's PowerLite reinforcing ribs that are placed through the shell and cuff. If you're a serious skier who spends serious time getting to serious lines, the Cosmos is one you don't want to miss. Don't get the impression that it's a one-dimensional downhill boot, either. It has 60 degrees of cuff rotation for a easy ankle articulation, a rugged ski/walk switch, and an aluminum lean/lock bar that allows both the shell and the cuff to move freely for a more natural touring motion. Scott's also redesigned the tech fittings, giving them a friction-free coating that allows for exceptional pivoting and toe retention. We'd also be remiss to not mention the EZ Fit Powerliner, which is seamless, fully thermo-moldable, and comes with eyelets if you'd like to make it a racing-style lace-up. Scott may be relatively new to the boot game, but they've certainly started off on the right foot.
The SCOTT Cosmos Alpine Touring Boot is a 4-buckle boot that achieves harmony between the two key needs of the ski mountaineer: very light weight and confident 4-buckle performance. Formerly the Garmont Cosmos, the 2014 version of these top-of-the-line ski touring boots had a recent upgrade:. - Lean-lock bar was strengthened almost twice as much as last year's Cosmos. - Tech-Toe Fittings now release smoothly and safely, and were treated with a coating that prevents ice from plugging the toe fittings and improves ease of release. The SCOTT Cosmos bindings bring lightweight touring performance to new levels in the backcountry. POWERLITE: Instant comfort - easy walking with powerful skiing performance. EZ fit: SCOTTS's ground-breaking EZ Fit liners are comfortable out of the box, and are 100% thermoformable for those who prefermore customization. Tech inserts: The SCOTT Tech Insert significantly improves upon the current industry standard for durability and quality control. These SCOTT Tech Inserts have reinforcement ribs for additional tensile strength, with oval holes that pass more plastic during the injection process for maximum strength. The retention cones have been designed for friction-free rotation when walking, while allowing maximum binding retention in ski mode. Walk mechanism: Easy change from skiing mode to walking mode. Category: Mountain. Weight: 1450 g / 3.2 lb (size 27.5). Ski Mountaineering. Color: White/Black
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