UPDATE: I got another pair of TLT6-P here at WildSnow HQ, 27.5, BSL 297. Super interesting how the weight game plays out with my older TLT5-p.
For a real apples to apples weight comparo I grabbed my TLT5-Ps from last season. They’re one shell size larger, which is the only way I could get a fit in the toe area. Thus, this is a real-world comparison of two boots that fit one person. The TLT6-P fits me way better in a 27.5 grabbing me around the ankle like a toothless bear. I knew they’d be a bit tight from when I tried them last winter; nothing a shell punch at the toe and a liner bake won’t take care of.
TLT5-P shell, size 28, BSL 307 weighs 32.3 oz, 914 grams (no power strap, no removable tongues)
TLT5 Intuition Pro Tour liner weighs, 10 ounces, 284 grams
Total 1198 grams
TLT6-P shell, size 27.5, BSL 297 weighs 32 ounces, 910 grams (no power strap, no removable tongues)
TLT6-P Custom Ready (beefier) liner weighs 10.3 ounces, 292 grams
Total 1202 grams
(See below for weight and thoughts and weight regarding the CL Custom Light liner option that’s available in Europe.)
So check it out! For virtually the same weight on my feet as last winter (4 grams more) I get a beefy liner and a better skiing shell, more warmth — and a cool green color. Just for grins, I’ll shave 12 grams of rubber off the sole. All this because I can run the slightly wider and flex-from TLT6-P one shell size smaller. Added benefits: the shorter boot will feel better for climbing and walking without skis, and if I run a lightweight liner in the TLT6 I’ll end up with an even lighter setup than last season — the goal every year here at WildSnow.com.
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Our local glycogen powered ski shop Cripple Creek Backcountry got the TLT6-P backcountry skiing boot. My personal copies are in transit so I ran over to the Creek for a first look review (doors open in about a month, but they’re hard at work, and yes, taking calls from customers.) This pair of size 28 weighs in at 47.2 oz, 1338 gm with the swap tongue installed. Comes with a stiff tongue and soft tongue, or you can run with no tongue (the mode I prefer). Click all images to enlarge.
Our only concern: we wish they’d totally eliminated the side buckle. We’re not sure the cuff rivet has any improvements to prevent wear.
Overall, a finished looking shoe that might just be the best backcountry skiing boot ever made by Dynafit — and most certainly one of the best ever overall. Now to ski in them…
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.