Scott’s evolution of the Cosmos ski touring boot, beginning with their acquisition of the Garmont molds and designs around five years ago, has been interesting to watch. It’s also been gratifying to experience as a tester — as Cosmos has matured into a beautiful tongue style ski touring boot. They fit a variety of feet due to a moderately wide last, have as good a flex as can be expected from a three piece shell, reasonable weight, and plenty of beef.
Though I prefer a ski touring boot more on the side of the one-kilo class, I enjoy climbing into a beef boot now and then. Riding the Cosmos was no exception to that. If you’re looking for something that continues the Garmont legacy, only in modern materials with what appears to be flawless execution and the desirable external lean lock, look no farther. Note that the external lean lock is a big change. Due to concerns about the lean lock in previous Cosmos models, I’d recommend holding out for Cosmos 3 if you’re shopping this model of Scott ski boots. It’ll be available fall of 2017. If you’re looking to get a Cosmos sooner, the 2 is available here (it’s said all the bugs have been worked out).
Total weight, size 27.5, 1478 grams.
Shell weight, 1180 grams.
Lean lock, external with safety catch.
BSL for 27.5, 306
Last width, according to Ski Alper magazine the Cosmos 2 (27 shell) measures 102 mm at the widest part of the toe box.
We have numerous posts covering Cosmos ski touring boots.
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