Go faster and longer with the TLT 5.
- Carbon fiber cuff and lightweight TF liner combine for maximum downhill and uphill performance
- Claw outsole provides better grip and traction, and Dynafit’s sole construction allows for re-soling in case of abrasion
- Acti-flex zone allows 5mm of flexibility in the toe when climbing and skiing, and it does not affect torsional rigidity or downhill performance
- Short rockered sole is crampon compatible for those tough rocky or icy summits
- Ultra-lock system opens up 60 degrees of mobility from walk to ski mode making skinning or running as easy as late fall training runs
- Double tongue system with driving booster increases stiffness for ripping it back down the hill
- Quick step inserts compatible to Dynafit bindings
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Also, which shell molds correspond to which boot size, do 27.5 and 28.0 come from the same mold, or 27.0 and 27.5? Thanks.
27.0 and 27.5 are the same shell. I ordereed the 27.5 and the shell was too short, had to exchange them for a 28.0
I am currently using a 28.0 scarpa maestrale and like the fit. Any recommendations on what size TLT 5 I might like?
depends on your foot, narrow or wide. These run thinner than most ski boot lasts.
Anyone sized up and stuck an intuition liner in there?.
the folks over at wildsnow have.
- Gender: Male
I haven't used these boots beyond trying them on and dialing them in on my bindings, but I am really excited to start touring on them this winter. Just pulling them out of the box was a jaw dropping experience as these boots are phenomenally light. I'm really pumped to see how well they drive my skis. They seem like they're going to be very capable climbing boots for those lines that require crampons. Great product, I think these boots are a winner.
These boots are pretty awesome. The combination of extremely low weight and huge range of motion put these boots in a class of their own.
I've heard of sizing up and using thicker liners to add warmth to the boots, but my experience has been good year-round in the cascades.
Notes after a year's usage:
-Fit was strange for my feet. the boot narrows as it goes down, especially at the arch. I had to use an insole to mitigate the pressure on the inside of my feet. Also pressure at the top of my foot at the lower buckle was minimized by loosening the buckle and with some effort by a pro bootfitter.
-The tongues are a little hard to keep track of sometimes since they don't fit nicely into pockets.
-the boots go on and off faster than tennis shoes
-I wear a size 10.5 street- and 11 running shoe and these were the correct length in a 29.0, BSL 317mm, although very narrow for my feet.
I wear a 13-14 (US) men's mountaineering boot. From what I can see Dynafit only goes up to 12.5 (US) men's, is that true? 13 (US) seems like a pretty common size. How do I get dynafits in larger sizes? I can't find any other ski boot that is as light as the TLT 5s.
I'm going to use these for ski mountaineering, and want the lightest setup possible. The Scarpa MAESTRALE does fit me (comes in the right size), but it's a good 2 pounds heavier per pair.
Unfortunately a 30.5 (12.5 US) is the largest size this boot is made in. You won't be able to find this boot any larger.
I've seen so many different mondo size conversion charts I'm not sure what to believe. They range from 30.5 = 12.5 to 13.5. I think I just need to find a shop that carries a 30.5 in the TLT 5s and try them. Maybe even get a slightly lower volume liner.
In the US, the max size Dynafit brings in is a 30.0 (EU equivalent 46 or US 12-12.5).
Any idea what size last they have?
Officially it's 98mm. Definitely a snug, low-volume fit.
Are you guys going to restock these boots in 29.5 & 30.0?
Hi. Dynafit rep here. It's not likely as Dynafit North America is out of stock on these sizes as well. The TLT5 Performance will return to dominate again next year.
Having a Baron/Volkl Nanuq setup for powder days and spring touring. I use alpine boots for powder but looking for something I can walk with while touring in Sierra. I used borrowed Zzeros last year couple of times and they were ok but trying to find out if TLTs would fit this setup. Have a racing background so looking for something what can hold but priority would be walking comfort/weight/downhill in that order. Will TLT5 fit the Barons ?
The TLTs are only compatible with tech fittings (Dynafit, G3, La Sportiva, etc). The short lips on the toe and heel of the boot may look like they're designed to fit into bindings, but they're too short for that and designed for crampons only.
Yes, outrageously pricey and incredibly worthy! Don't wait to buy used, you won't find'em.
I've skied the TLT green plastic, Scarpa Maestrale, and then bought the TLT yellow carbon boot. And they are by far the stiffest. I am 6'2", 230 lbs, and ski aggressive. Wish Dynafit binders were more durable.
The TLT plastic is as stiff or stiffer than the Maestrale for downhill performance.
Walkability, Up-Hillability: no comparison to TLT for techy rock moves, articulation, and weight.
Fitting: I punched my carbon TLT yellows in the spring for 6th toe and punched for length and they held great over 7 weeks.
Skiing: Rather progressive flex blows through. But, these things are light as hale and ski amazing enough to never stop smiling. The smile factor margin is unbeatable.
Cons: 1. Let snow in with tongue removed for uphilling. 2. No cant adjustment on cuff. 3.Super thin shell is colder. 4.Thin plastic might wear through someday from talus walking and rock climbing; though i love ridgelines more than ever with this boot.
as a dh boot and even better to climb and walk in.
And believe it or not worth every penny the first time you climb 1000m and have a steep technical ski down. Add the fact that these things are pretty good on techncal ice and you have just saved money on a technical climbing boot and a ski boot in one. Hard toy to come by even at $1000. A no compromise ski boot for the back country that walks and climbs like few others and none of them under $1000.
These boots are super versatile. Remove the cuffs, tongue, and the velcro strap and you have a race boot. Put the tongue in and you can easily drive powder skis. The cuff articulation that is achievable in these boots allows for better walking and skinning.
The liners are thinner than traditional thermo-moldable liners. However, I did not notice colder feet as a side effect.
Everything about these boots is done well except the buckles. The upper cuff buckle sticks out when in walk mode. This is fine for mid-winter snow coverage but when walking on trails or boulder fields caution is advised. I have broken one and bent the other one. The lower buckle has a small spring that forces the buckle closed. After some use, the spring will wear through and actually keep the buckle open (when not under tension). This is purely a cosmetic problem as it doesn't hinder the use of the buckle.
Got these boots at the beginning of the season and love them. The range of motion thats available to you on the ascent is an unbelievable advantage. You don't tire as quickly and due to the increased range of motion you are able to easily and comfortably take huge strides. For me this meant about 10-15 minutes faster over 1000 feet on the ascent.
Secondly, when you put in the tongue the boot becomes an ultra stiff alpine boot that skis great. Another commenter noted that the angle is too far forward. The solution for this is to not put the tongue in and ski without it. The boot without the tongue still offers more support than a scarpa f1. On days where the snow is truly deep this option is preferable even, but when conditions are "variable" you'll appreciate the power pushing through the muck.
One other thing, if you have to go through any downhill while skinning you may want to consider locking the boot into ski mode. With all that range of motion there is no leaning back to avoid flying forward when your heels aren't locked. I got a great view of the sky last weekend when I forgot this despite having been warned.
54 years old, experienced backcountry skier living in Utah. I don't "huck 40 footers," or ski super fast. I ski often and was looking for a lightweight back country setup. They are matched with Voile Vectors and Dynafit bindings. They are fitted with one medium sock (I could not fit more in the size 30 shell.)
Advantages: 1) Light. 2)Great range of motion in tour mode, especially without the removable tongues. (not bad even with them). 3) Surprisingly stiff with lots of forward lean; this is not adjustable, so you better like it.
Disadvantages: 1)The silly removable tongues seem destined to be lost; they can easily fall out, when you are removing the boot. 2)The boot allows some powder intrusion without the tongues in place (think wet boots on a deep powder trail break. But you can tour with the tongues in place, and not experience leakage.) 3) No forward lean adjustment 4) The boot seems unnecessarily stiff for my backcountry skiing style. 5) Price: ridiculous, but I paid it!
Summary: a very light and very expensive, high performance boot for expert skiers, with substantial stiffness and (non-adjustable) forward lean in downhill mode. They have great ankle flexibility in touring mode with the tongues removed, and good flexibility even with them in place. They seem ideally suited for randonee racing, or similar pursuits.
The removable tongues are the boot's achilles heel, in my view. I think this is a design flaw. I fear I will lose them, and that they will be difficult and expensive to replace.
I would prefer an equally light, but softer boot, a bit less forward lean, and no removable tongues. I have not had them out in extreme cold, but have not had cold feet. (You may love the stiffness and forward lean.)
Light weight design means they are probably not optimal for "hucking 40 footers," but for the majority of skiers, they seem sufficiently robust.
I love the Dynafit TLT 5 but the price is a killer - got any 'seconds' size 29? Vern...........
Unfortunately we do not have any used items here at Backcountry.com. It does sound like www.geartrade.com might be right up your alley though, check it out.
End of season price drops ;-)