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Stiff, incredibly versatile, and ready to drop off a steep summit.

You can't ski the big lines if you sacrifice big-mountain performance for backcountry-specific gear. That's why Tecnica developed the stiff and capable Cochise Boot with an interchangeable sole design so you can rally up and down with either the AT tech bindings or regular DIN binders. While being stiff and ready to smear turns down big backcountry faces, this boot's walk-hike mode and tech-binding compatible sole means you can skin back up for seconds without wishing you'd chosen a different touring setup.
  • The stiff 120 flex yields a high-performance feel for big-mountain freeriding on steep resort lines and legendary backcountry descents
  • A 100mm-wide last fits more feet naturally so you can have a snug boot and greater control without the foot numbness
  • A thermo-moldable liner provides efficient power transfer from your foot to the shell, keeps heat inside, and it can be further customized by a boot fitter
  • Comes with an installed AT tech sole which clicks into AT-specific bindings (like Dynafit) and features Arch Grip technology for superior grip on boot packs and rocky summits
  • DIN sole is sold separately
  • Sole features four large button-head machine screws that can be removed with a hex key
  • Cuff Mobility System frees the cuff and allows a comfortable rotation for hiking, walking, and skinning, and then it locks back into place for skiing
  • The liner's hook-and-loop rear spoiler lets you further customize your fit by moving it or removing it while a boot board absorbs impacts during cliff drops and bumps
  • The 45mm hook-and-loop Powerstrap and three aluminum buckles lock down the boot to fit your foot closely and comfortably

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Does anyone know if the Tech soles that...

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Does anyone know if the Tech soles that come with this book work with the Salomon Guardian binding? Also are there any downsides to using this sole as oppose to the DIN one for just resort skiing?

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The Salomon Guardian is designed for din soles. That being said, i think they have a vertical lifter screw in the toe to accomodate a tech sole.

There are problems with using tech soles in din bindings. they don't interface well and you can prerelease very easily. It is not a good fit though it might click in and "seam" to be working.
tech soles on a tech binding is fine for resort.

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Adding to the praise

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

As if enough hasn't been said about this excellent boot. I have to throw my .02 in.
I have one thing to add to the multitude of reviews. Besides being bomber, comfortable, stable and built like a sherman tank, they've got spectacular traction.

Perhaps this is an endorsement of Vibram more so than Technica. But the rubber on the tech soles are phenomenal. I just got home from a tour of Mt. washington, NH where conditions varied from wind loaded powder, to bubble wrap ice, to some of the deepest sastrugi lines I've ever seen.
The boots were super stable and gripped everything during the boot pack and traverse along the garden. My partners were thankful for their crampons and piolets. Meanwhile I galloped up with just my boots and a Whippet.
In summary, these are excellent boots with the best sole you could ask for.

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Hey Courtney, it looks like you're using the Din sole on this boot? I'm doing a Mt Washington tour as well and was wondering how the Din soles perform on traverses, etc, as oppose to the Tech sole, which I have now.

I have the 11/12 model and keep getting...

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I have the 11/12 model and keep getting shin bang. Do you think the 12/13 redesign will help with this? Otherwise I love the boot.

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Yes! The tongues on all the liners for 12/13 were changed. You were not the only one with this issue. The new tongue is much thicker and taller to help distribute pressure on your shin better. Shin issues should be resolved.

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I've got the 11/12 model also but haven't really worn them enough to get a feel for them , just some downhill in my neighborhood. Haha

Do the AT soles work with Dukes?

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Do the AT soles work with Dukes?

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Yes. The Duke has adjustable toe height that can accommodate the slightly thicker AT sole.

Just ordered a pair of these online. ...

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Just ordered a pair of these online. Before the snow falls, I want to figure out if the new liner is worth keeping or should I get an Intuition liner? We're looking at around $150 extra so I'd rather use the factory liner but would pay for the upgrade if it's worth it. Thoughts from other Cochise owners???

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The 12/13 liners are improved from last year's Cochise. I thought they were really nice and would definitely give them a shot before springing for new liners.

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Thanks for the input. They shipped the other day and I'm happy to say they feel great out of the box. Very, very comfortable for a stock boot. Jan 5, 2012

UPDATE: I've put a few days on these now with fully stock equipment and they are great. Really comfortable and great performance. I'll probably get custom footbeds still just do they're made to my foot but these could work completely stock.

Cochise Testing in the Dolomites

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Tecnica International Product Manager out doing a little testing in the Dolomites.

Can you post or show the differences between...

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Can you post or show the differences between the 11-12 liner and this years one? Supposedly, it's been greatly improved?

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Biggest difference between last years and this years liner is all internal. Externally they look almost identical. Only way to tell the new liner from the old from the outside is the tongue. New Tongue comes up higher and looks slightly different.

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New and Improved for 2012/13

The Cochise 120 got a much improved fit for 2012/13. It has a whole new liner that has much better heel retention than last years and slightly thicker internal padding throughout that will retain it's shape and foot hold much longer. It also gets a new tongue that comes up slightly higher on the shin and does a better job of dispersing pressure. Overall a bit tighter and more comfortable fit.

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Do you have pictures of the changes available?

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I have the 11/12 model and keep getting shin bang. Do you think the 12/13 redesign will help with this? Otherwise I love the boot.

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Best boots I've ever had

I love these boots. They are hands down the best boots I've ever had. They are stiff and get me rolling through the bumps but can handle earning some turns as well. The new plastic seems to get a few more dings than my traditional alpine tecnica's but who cares about a few scratches. Tools to be used. The only problem I've ever had with them was the lock to ski function froze on me on one really long skin track and needed to thaw for a bit in order to lock. But as soon as they warmed up they were back to spec. That was probably more of my fault for leaving them in my truck the night before due to couch surfing.

Best comment I've gotten all year was by a kid in the lodge at Crested Butte two weeks ago... he said those are sick boots. Its what Lebron would wear if he skied. HA!

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Awesome Boots

Great boots overall, stock liners are not the best, pack out fast, and are cold. I upgraded with some Intuition PowerWraps, and now these things rock, great all mountain boot...I even use the tech soles in my Soly STH 916 without any issues

How much does it weigh? Thanks

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How much does it weigh? Thanks

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310mm boot weighs 2078g right out of the box including the footbed and spoiler

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These things rock

I am a ski partoller and have spent about 30 long days in this boot so far this season and I absolutely love them. I put the intuition power wrap liners in them and swapped in the DIN soles and the combination crushes on the down hill and the touring/walk mode is amazing (I have toured in them 3 times so far). I have a really wide foot and with a few punches in the 6th toe area they feel great. These are easily my favorite boots I have ever owned

Uphill...Downhill...Shred.

Uphill...Downhill...Shred.

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Took a hike up Highlands bowl the other day and the walk mode in these boots preserved my muscle energy enough to have a little fun on the way back down. Vibram soles really made it easy to step on the exposed rocks on the ridge too.

My feet are 32cm long, which is approx....

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My feet are 32cm long, which is approx. 12.6 inches. Don't you know if size 31 will be OK for me? I currently have lowa x-alp pro which is in fact tecnica agent at boot and they fit perfectly, they are just fallong apart so I'm looking for replacement. Thanks for your help.

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Yes Size 31 should be no problem. I wear a size 12.5/13 street shoe and can wear the size 28.5 (with a little toe punch). A general fit guide for these boots is that they fit long, especially compared to other AT boots. I can wear a 28.5 Cochise with a little toe punch but I literally can't even get my foot into a 28.5 Dyanfit Titan. Hope that helps.

Will Backcountry carry the DIN sole kit...

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Will Backcountry carry the DIN sole kit for this boot? I can't seem to find it anywhere, and I'm actually wondering if this stock tech sole will be compatible with one pair of skis on which I have Marker Jesters and the other with Dynafit Radicals, without the need to change.

Thanks very much.

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The Tech sole is not compatible with Jesters. It is a tech sole that works with any tech/dynafit binding. Look for DIN soles available through Backcountry soon

Quick question...if I have one pair of...

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Quick question...if I have one pair of skis with Marker Jester bindings and another with Dynafit Radicals, will I have to buy the different set of soles for these boots and switch them out each time I switch skis?

Thanks so much.

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That would be best. You will not get a consistent accurate release from your alpine bindings with the AT sole.

And the winner is...

And the winner is...

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Whooping Pat Sewell up the boot pack in the Four Pines area of JH backcountry. Given'er!

Does anyone know the weight?

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Does anyone know the weight?

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310mm boot sole = 2078g per boot right out of the box, everything stock

My foot is approx. 104-106mm wide - is...

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My foot is approx. 104-106mm wide - is this going to be impossible for me to wear? My boots now are quite narrow and they suck the life out of my feet! Any info would help!

Thanks

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This is a 100mm.last which is on the narrower side, I would not buy this without trying it on, but suspect you need a wider option.

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Do u live near a decent ski shop? Just about any decent bootfitter could easily make these fit your foot. If you want the best performing sidecountry boot out right now I would pick one up and take it to your nearest shop to have them fit. They won't be available much longer.

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Thanks everyone for your advice!

I am in Toronto - and there are enough stores where I can get a fitting done - yet, none of the stores here carry the boot in question. This makes it difficult to do a fitting.

That being said, I know that Technica boots do generally fit on the more narrow side, but I love the look and overall design feel of this boot.

Thanks again!

Frankenboot to Production II

Frankenboot to Production II

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Another comparison of the idea Arne had and how Tecnica applied it to the freemountain line.

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