Tecnica Cochise 120
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You can't ski the big lines if you sacrifice big-mountain performance for backcountry-specific gear. That's why Tecnica developed the stiff and capable Cochise Boot with an interchangeable sole design so you can rally up and down with either the AT tech bindings or regular DIN binders. While being stiff and ready to smear turns down big backcountry faces, this boot's walk-hike mode and tech-binding compatible sole means you can skin back up for seconds without wishing you'd chosen a different touring setup.
The Tecnica Cochise 120 is injected in lightweight Triax and offers touring capability with the Interchangeable Sole System. The engineered Cuff Mobility System with a metal to metal connection when locked into ski mode, allows a wide range of motion while in the hike mode without sacrificing downhill performance when in the ski mode. Gone are the days of choosing between the convenience of a better "up" boot versus a kick butt alpine "down" boot. Get the Cochise and get it all! The 120, in a solid 120 flex, comes with Tech Compatible soles. DIN soles are available but sold separately.
Drive down some serious steeps in your Tecnica Cochise Ski Boots - with 120 flex, you'll have the stiffness you need to bomb down any run. With the Cuff Mobility System, you get the option to switch from hike mode to ski mode with the flick of a wrist, plus, you have easy in and outs since the hinged instep catch allows the boot to open wide for your dogs. Three aluminum buckles and a Velcro Powerstrap let you dial in the perfect fit every time.
- Mountain Gear
Responsive and powerful on the descent, the Tecnica Cochise 120 randonee boots are compatible with Dynafit-style bindings and have a hiking mode so you can seek out untouched powder stashes. Ski/hike switch frees upper cuff to work with your stride and makes it easy to hike for your turns. Steel and aluminum, metal-pin-to-metal-plate connection locks the upper cuff to the lower shell when you're ready to ski and allows you to really flex into your skis. Lightweight, mono-injected polymer shell is designed to make it easy going uphill, and it provides the responsive power you need on the way back down. Boots come with tech soles installed that allow compatibility with Dynafit-style bindings and other randonee bindings; alpine DIN-compatible soles are available separately. Soft plastic over instep makes it easy to get your feet in the boots. Liners offer superior heel hold, complete foot envelopment and rubberized shock absorption in tongue and feet. Custom-formable liners can be heated in a specialty ski shop to achieve a personalized fit. Neoprene toe boxes increase warmth in feet and absorb vibrations. Catches have a whopping 44mm range-22mm forward and 22mm back. Instep catch is hinged, allowing excellent pressure distribution; plus, it pivots away from the shell, letting the shell spread for easy entry. Instead of a traditional power strap, a wide cuff buckle combined with a 45mm rip-and-stick strap eliminates space between the cuffs and liners and securely wraps lower legs. Cuff alignment matches the angle of the cuff with the shape of the lower leg, increasing comfort and performance. Rip-and-stick attachment system allows you to set the rear spoiler at different heights for personal preference, or it can be removed altogether. Very sticky arches and soles are designed for hiking in snow. Shock-absorbent heels smooth descents and soften landings.