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Compromise no more and climb on.
- Built with 130-rated flex, this ultra-stiff boot is designed to maximize energy transfer for precise control at high speeds
- The 97mm low volume last provides a race-inspired fit for instant responsiveness
- Natural stance mono-injected shells provide a neutral and upright stance, has more efficient power transfer on modern shaped and rockered skis, and ensures less quad fatigue for better, longer days on the slopes
- Control Fit RL3 liner provides a high-density padding to reduce pressure points and is thermomoldable so you can dial in a precise fit
- Power V-Lock articulates backwards for stellar hiking range-of-motion, engages forward and laterally for powerful downhill performance, and has no lower shell void
- Engineered with Control Fit tech to provide an anatomically contoured heel cup, a tapered mid-foot zone, and an asymmetrical toe box for a more natural feel and improved circulation
- A four-degree ramp angle moves your center of mass over the middle of your foot for increased control in variable conditions
- Easy-to-access pull-tab switches latch from hike to ski mode
- Ultra Grip soles provide sure-footed traction on the tram deck or the side-country boot pack
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Lange XTs can handle it all
The Lange XTs can handle it all, even scrambling on snow laced cliffs.
Never buying a Lange boot again
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
To start with, I've been skiing Langes longer than I can remember, and the XT 130 is the worst boot I've ever had.
I work on the mountain at a ski resort and put about 200 days on the boots in the last 2 seasons. Today I cracked the shell and have been told that it will not be covered by warranty, seems silly for a shell on its second season.
The original liner packed out after about 40 days, which is somewhat expected. The thermo fit was nice but killed some of the life of the liner.
The buckles are weak. I bent and broke many buckles touring, shoveling, and buckeling the boots. I think the making a weak buckle how lange managed to save weight on the boot which seems like a horrible sacrifice to me.
In addition to cracking the shell on the liner, after about 70 days the cuff started to pooch and warp.
The replaceable vibram soles are awesome. I couldn't notice any loss of power transfer due to the rubber. I did have to replace the heels and toes after about 100 days, but thats what's so awesome about them being replaceable.
Fit is definitely a performance fit, but is not as low volume as I expected.
Like most boots, the stock footbed is worthless.
Performance was good, but nothing outstanding.
Touring mode. Ha! Yeah right. The touring mode sorta kinda did maybe a little bit with the stock liner , maybe. Even if it did something, it was un-noticable. Once I packed it out and upgraded to an Intuition, I literally did nothing. With the buckles all the way undone and powerstrap un-velcroed, it literally did nothing. I will admit that I didn't expect much from it after looking at the design in the shop. Don't be fooled into thinking otherwise, the tour mode on this boot is an absolute joke. But to be fair, Lange's are performance boots, not touring boots.
In all, this might be a great boot for weekend warriors, but for a full time skier, this boot is not sufficient. Every aspect of the boot lacks in durability.
Lange XT 130 LV Ski Boot - Men's
Wet fingertips from inside shell
Wet underside of liner
Also look at the damp areas on my liner in the bottom left of the photo...
Average snow build up
HUGE design flaw..
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
So far this season, I have had 10 good hard ski days on this boot both in Canada and Switzerland - with another 20+ days planned. It has been down to -27degC, boot-packed, instructed in and walked a fair distance. I love the way this boot feels and rides. I have had them professionally fitted/ alignment tweaked etc etc..
HOWEVER...there is one HUGE problem with this boot. It lets in snow through the area of the plastic overlap underneath the forefoot buckles. After only 2 - 2 1/2hrs of skiing, even in the mildest of temps (-1degC) my feet are like blocks of ice. The liners are seriously damp, even on the underside so much so that the underneath of my cork footbeds got damp. At -27DegC, the outside of the liner was frozen solid, which resulted in minor frostbite.. I initially thought that it was due to my feet sweating, but i have ruled that one out with the use of foot antiperspirant - bone dry feet + socks and still wet liners. Removing the liner reveals snow inside the shell. I have tried boot gloves, but snow still gets forced underneath and eventually inside the boot . The problem appears to be with the overlap design?approx 1mm at the toe, extending to a whopping 5mm where the cuff joins the lower shell. My kids boots have a better snow protection design. In all other aspects, these boots rock, but i would NOT recommend this boot to anyone. It shows that this is their 1st attempt at a free-ride/ alpine touring boot. I am trading these in for the new Salomon QuestMax 120. Duct Tape and silicone sealant are not the answer for an $650 pair of boots?
PLEASE NOTE - i did not purchase these boots from Backcountry. I feel compelled to pass on my findings..
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have two disclaimers: I have not skied on this boot yet and I love Lange boots. This is my second pair of Langes in the past 5 years. My other pair don't have rubber soles or a ski/walk mode. I needed a boot that could keep up with my more frequent backcountry explorations. So last year I went with the Nordica Firearrow F1. Great boot. But not for my feet. I have a narrow, low-volume foot. I appreciated the design of the F1 but not the feel. My feet were exhausted by the end of the day.
Now with the XT I am in heaven. They have a great fit, improved liner, and a ski/walk mode. I am so excited to use these this year. I didn't give it 5 stars because I haven't used them yet and also I want to see if there are any faults with the ski/walk mode.
I highly recommend this boot to anyone with a narrow and low-volume foot who likes to venture past the resort boundaries.
UPDATE 1/8/13 - By far my favorite boot! There have been improvements since my last pair of Lange's. They have exceeded my expectations in every way. I have to agree with Vla on the softness, to an extent. The boot is kinda soft for the first little bit of flex, then BAM! It kicks into full gear! I've never felt close to shin banging though! These boots have performed well on the front side, side country, and skinning. Great boot!
I am not sure why Gavin is having problems with his boots. I did notice from the pics that his instep is on the first catch. I ride with mine on the second (I haven't micro adjusted them). Maybe that's why mine doesn't leak?? PS this is not Lange's first freeride/touring boot. It is the first one (that I know of) with a ski/hike mode.
I'm sorry Gavin had a bad experience, but I love these and would still recommend them!