Hard to go back to alpine boots..
I bought these boots for my boyfriend as a xmas present after watching him suffer through a previous season of backcountry touring and boot pack hiking in his alpine boots. After going on our first backcountry trip of the season in these, I don't think he's even used his alpine boots at the resort anymore. He LOVES these! These are undoubtedly lighter than standard alpine boots when just comparing the weight of the opposing boots in your hands. These boots have also convinced him on the Intuition liners and now he wants to get them for his alpine boot (the only way he said he'll go back to skiing in them). Yesterday after a long powder day on Mammoth, he put them on walk-mode on our way home and said "I feel like I'm wearing sneakers!"