Tecnica's known for its ability to build burly resort-crushing boots, and it's officially bringing that expertise to the backcountry. The Zero G Guide Pro Alpine Touring Boot is Tecnica's newest backcountry offering and is built with all the high-end tech to deliver a precise and comfortable fit, big-line-crushing stiffness, and solid tourability for those bigger days in the backcountry.
First of all, the Zero G Guide Pro sits at the top of Tecnica's Zero G line and weighs a full four ounces (115 grams) less than the Zero G Guide. Weighing right around three and a half pounds per pair in a 26.5, this boot is by no means an ultralight boot, but it is light enough to tackle long tours and steep skintracks, without compromising an ounce of power on the descent—besides, you did hike all that way to actually ski, right? The Zero G houses a burly 130 flex that will inspire confidence in and out of the resort and Dynafit-certified tech inserts that will fit your touring setup. Skiers looking for a boot that will do it all will also appreciate the interchangeable sole system that will fit standard alpine bindings with the purchase of additional soles. Out of the box, the Zero G comes equipped with Skywalk rubber soles that grip everything from wind-blown ridge lines to icy resort parking lots.
Where the Zero G Guide Pro really stands out, though, is with its C.A.S. shell. The shell is pre-shaped to fit most feet well out of the box, but also features a dimple structure that makes punching and shaping the shell easier on bootfitters, so you get a better fit with a little help from the experts. The Power Light Design consists of a bi-injected frame that is 30% stiffer and 2.5 times stiffer than traditional boot material, which translates to less weight on the uphill and more power on the descent. 44 degrees of cuff rotation allow for easy skinning, and the metal-on-metal connection locks the cuff into ski mode. The minimalist buckles save weight, but also feature an innovative design that keeps the buckles elevated away from the shell to eliminate catching when you're taking the boot on and off. The Palau liner is heat-moldable, and the the Aqua Stop Protection shell structure ensures you don't end your tour with a pair of wet socks.
- A backcountry boot with big-line-devouring stiffness
- Stiff 130 flex ideal for aggressive skiers
- Medium volume touring last balances comfort with performance
- Dimpled shell is anatomically shaped and easy to customize
- Heat-moldable liner with lace closure for a precise fit
- Metal-on-metal ski/walk mode locks cuff into ski mode
- Dynafit-certified tech inserts with rockered rubber sole
- Alpine binding compatible soles sold separate
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- Q & A
No Zero Given Here
The Zero G is a four-buckle touring boot with a "130" flex. Initially, the 130 flex felt like a 115-120, but the Power Light Design—allowing the overlap boot to weigh 1,545 grams—combined with the Light Grid Triax inner cuff material packed some beef. In tour mode, the cuff disengaged via a metal-on-metal connection with 44 degrees of rearward motion—which includes a spring eliminating slop. It was lighter and more powerful than previous versions of the Cochise, with power transition and pop. Overall these boots were super comfortable on the ascent and responsive on the descent.
When buying boots it doesn't matter how well they perform if they dont fit your foot. I found these boots fit my foot the best of any AT boot so ultimately that is why I went with the Zero G. Shoot me an email if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. If your thinking about this boot or any other touring boot shoot me an email or give me a call. I would love to help you put together a ski package that makes sense. I've been able to demo a lot of the various ski gear we have on the site and love to talk shop! 801-204-4661
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Are you looking to Carpe the Diem in the BC? Look no further! These boots are ready to get drowned out in pow and huck every Meat on the mountain. Power and control is the theme of this boot. 4 buckle construction, a generous walk mode and light but powerful plastic is what make this boot so sought after. I have skied this boot on and off resort. Most recently in a 15 inch storm at Powder Mountain Utah where the boot performed flawlessly. If you have further questions or are looking to buy a pair please reach out. I will tailor your experience to your needs and set you up with exactly what you need!
The AT boot you've been waiting for
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This boot rocks. It's light but it skis like a real downhill boot; everything about it seems burly. It's also very comfortable.
For skiers that want a one-quiver AT boot, this is it!
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Not impressed with the quality
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
8 days into skiing these and i shattered the shell. I was loving these boots, really bummed to see the poor quality. I already warrantied the first pair i got because the walk mode was defective from the manufacturer. Now I will be warrantying these for the 2nd time in 1 month.... just glad i dont have a broken ankle. Again, this boot is awesome for all the reasons they claim, but unfortunately it looks like there are some quality issues that prevent this boot from living up to the hype.
Update: Tecnica has responded quickly and issued me a UPS label to send back the broken boots and they are sending me a brand new replacement pair. 5-stars on warranty customer service.
Great gift, he absolutely loves them
I gave this as a gift to my brother for his birthday, took a while to get (by no fault of backcountry) He absolutely loves these boots, strongly suggest getting these.
Are these boots compatible with the Dynafit Beast tech heel insert? I'm running 2015 Cochise Pro Lights with my Beasts now, and it's time for an upgrade.