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Not every relationship requires compromise.

The Vulcan TF Alpine Touring Boot has both touring sensibility and freeride ambition, plus the durability of the Parthenon. Made of Grilamid, a powerful yet lightweight polyamide, the Vulcan will climb fast and rip hard in the harshest conditions. You've met your match.

  • Super-strength Grilamid shell, an exceptionally resilient polyamide that endures prolonged exposure to extreme weather, so you can, too
  • Downhill Booster Tongue beefs up forward flex for hard-charging lines; remove it for climbing and cruising mellower terrain
  • Weight for a pair: 7lb
  • Lightweight thermo-formable (TF) liner with reinforced tongue, unique flex zone, and optional lacing, for Dynafit's highest-level fit and performance
  • Carbon fiber and Grilamid cuff and driving spoiler adds stiffness to the shell, holds heel down, and features an adjustable lean angle
  • Magnesium Ultra-Lock System for quick, easy release connected to walk mode
  • 15-18 degrees of forward lean and 60-degree cuff rotation in walk mode, for full-time comfort
  • Compatible with Dynafit Quick Step-In or standard touring binding
  • Durable Dynafit Pro sticky rubber sole with TPU lugs to eliminate play found with rubber

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5 5

Sweetaz

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used to ski patrol in full alpine race boots. What I wouldn't have given for a pair of these back then! They're stiff enough for me to beat them down zippered moguls, walk like comfy snowboard boots and weigh nothing compared to alpine gear. These are the perfect boots for hard chargin' tours.

I joke to my friends that Dynafit is marketing them to the wrong crowd. All of the moms and dads with little kids learning to ski ought to have these boots, because they're so much more comfortable and light weight than classic alpine boots!

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This Dad agrees. Tour-to-shred in the am, play toddler-catch with Mom in the pm. Comfy feet and fresh legs.

5 5

Goood!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these out maybe 15x now, both on lift-served and in the b/c. I can ski them on-mountain just as hard as any full alpine boot I've had. They tour well and are pretty light. I can get them down to about 1350g/pair (sz 26) with the tongue out, removing the strap, and using Intuition Pro Tour liners... which keeps me from talking myself into some TLT6s! In the b/c I keep the tongue removed for convenience, and generally I'm skiing soft snow anyway.
So far this is really the best AT boot I've ever skied... however I used to ski on Denali's and TR-9s! My last boot was a Salomon Q12, which skied great but was pretty heavy and didn't have the articulation.
The stock liners are good, but it's taken a few days for my feet to really match up well in them. Now they are great and don't cause any problems.
All-in-all the best AT boot ever made if you want a solid boot for the down but don't want to be dragging too much weight.

5 5

Finally

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been waiting for a boot to hike/tour in that actually shreds and it's finally here! I'm coming from a full-on race boot background, and can honestly say this boots performs downhill on par, but excels indefinitely uphill. Skied this boot everyday this winter, from resorts to the tops of Tetons and it never failed. Light, simple, and stiff. Fits on the narrow side, but possible to work on all the plastic parts. I popped in an intuition liner to extend the flex a little higher on the shin. Also, I don't use the tongues. I find the boot is stiff enough without them, but know that my taller friends like the added stiffness from them.

Finally
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Which intuition liner did you go with?
What size liner to vulcan size?
Hoping to do same and take up some volume

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I run matching intuition size as the boot, and it's the power wrap model. I think that's one to go with for sure, as it's light, adds stiffness, and actually tours pretty well. One friend even cut a little patch out of the back of his to get extra "walk-mode" out of his wrap around liners, if that worries ya.

Good Traction!

Good Traction!

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Traction is good on these bad boys.
Backcountry employee Mark faces a spicy down climb on the American Twin Fork peaks!

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I was well gripped at that moment.... but thanks to our trusty community manager I survived. The boots performed marvelously, only grip is that I did tear a bit of rubber off of the toes so the Vulcans probably don't have it in them to climb on rock every day for too long.

I tour in Garmont deliriums and they fit...

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I tour in Garmont deliriums and they fit my wide forefoot, narrow heel very well but are really heavy. I was thinking of buying these but am concerned they may not be wide enough. Do you have a view on how they compare on width?

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Not sure how wide your feet are but my 2e are a stretch for the boots. I've had them punched a few times and use my Garmont liner with the power tongue or the dynafit liner without the tongue. The boots would kill me on a long tour but are great for shorter rides. They absolutely rip with plenty of drive.

5 5

Vulcans are the Best!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It doesn't matter that these boots are stiff and for steep technical skiing, they tour and skin really well - very comfy. The removable Booster Tongue - I don't even take them out - I did it once and it was too slow and I didn't even need to. These boots get tight everywhere I need them too.

I'm glad I bought them!

I broke my TitanULs and am looking to...

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I broke my TitanULs and am looking to upgrade potentially. Can anybody compare the fit of the Vulcan/Mercury shell to that of the Titan/TitanUL?

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Got Vulcans and dropped my Intuitions from the Titans in and they fit pretty much perfectly right away.

Unanswered Question

My ZZeros are Mondo 30s. Aren't the...

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My ZZeros are Mondo 30s. Aren't the Vulcans available in M 30 too? A 29.5 tends to crowd my toes. Not so good for the cold.

thanks
Bob

Can I use those boots with a marker Tour...

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Can I use those boots with a marker Tour binding or Salomon Guardian? They do NOT fit with regular salomon bindings, but are since I moved out of Utah and I have to travel with Skis & boots, I am considering putting AT bindings on all my skis.
I used them with Dynafit Radical right now, just want to make sure it would work with Marker's too.

Thanks!

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I click into my marker dukes (which are mounted to a 123mm wide ski) just fine with these boots. No toe piece adjustment necessary.

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They work with Guardian as well.

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The Guardian/Tracker is not designed to work with rubber Tech soles, unfortunately. Off of the Backcountry.com Guardian page: 'Compatible with ISO 9523 certified AT boots and alpine boot soles; not compatible with non-certified, full-rubber AT soles.'

I'm interested in getting these with an...

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I'm interested in getting these with an intuition liner. I have a medium wide foot but growing up racing I like a little lower volume (lange rx 130 lv is great). I'm torn between putting the normal power wrap or the high volume power wrap in them because its tough to know the last throughout the boot. Advice with the liners?

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Intuition's new Pro Tongue liner was seemingly made for this boot. It has a tongue to allow it to hike a little easier, but it is supposed to be as stiff when locked down as the old Power Wrap. The new Pro Wrap is even stiffer. Both have a removable footbed that can be replaced with custom insoles. The calf and heel are very snug, though the toes have more room than the higher volume Intuition liners. Call Intuition. They are very easy to talk to and give great advice!

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Power wrap would eb a good choice if you have a race back ground. It is a low volume boot.

Can anyone describe the amount of forward...

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Can anyone describe the amount of forward lean angle of the Vulcan- possibly compare to the current Dalbello KR2 (more forward lean) or Lange RX130 (less)? Are there alternate settings? Thanks.

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So there are 2 options. 15deg and 18deg. You switch them by taking the metal mating piece in the rear inner shell out and flipping it so the cuff lock slots into it either with more or less forward lean. It is not something you can do on the fly without a bunch of tools.

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But easy enough to do in a car seat..as required. 15 degrees is a pretty up right position.

Vulcan

Vulcan

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Armada TST x Dynafit Vulcan x TLT Vertical FT

5 5

The best touring boots I've had

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Finally, a ski touring boot that is stiff, and charges hard. They are very light on the feet, but feel totally solid. Climbing is a joy with these boots. I kept them totally stock, and my feet took some time to get used to their new homes. Getting the liners in and out was tricky at first, but I figured out a method. Wicked Combination right here!

what is the last on these vulcans? I ski...

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what is the last on these vulcans? I ski a lange rx 130 with a 100 mm last and my foot is wide and flat with a narrow heal, ski boots have always been a challenge. I tried on a pair of mercurys last season and they did not fit, it seemed like the most low-volume boot i had ever worn, even when i sized up. i must be crazy, but i wouldn't believe these boots had a 98 mm last. are there wider boots in their line? tired of my race boots and tired of hearing about guys with wide feet being comfortable in these boots....wanna get on something sweet this winter. Any advice would be greatly apreciated, thanks

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I found somewhere on the net that the last width is 103mm wide.
I could not confirm this on the Dynafit website, since they didn't list this info. May be worth giving them a call.

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103mm is correct. It is a narrow boot.

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Based on only two days in the Vulcan, and using an old pair of Lange Comp MF 120 boots with foamed Surefoot liners as my point of reference.
- Toe box is verrrrry roomy.
- The forward flex is very stiff. (I've taken a few laps with the tongue removed. That makes them easier to bend, and my plan is to ski them without the tongue.)

UPDATE: I just figured out how to remove the bump stops from the cuff. Doing that allows additional forward flex. So I'm going to run them with tongue and w/o bump stops and see how it feels. (Hat tip: http://earlyups.com/gear-dynafit-vulcan-2/)

Hey will you guys be getting the Dynafit...

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Hey will you guys be getting the Dynafit Vulcan TF Alpine Touring Boot in stock again?
If you are can i pre-order them?

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Hey Jay, we probably won't see these again until the 2013-2014 stock arrives in early autumn. We unfortunately do not offer a pre-ordering service at this time.

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