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
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.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The industry keeps stepping up the amount of performance one can get out of a lighter and lighter ski boot and here Tecnica really showed us what they were capable of! Is impressive to say the least.
The boot does match better and worse than some set up's, shoot me an email if you have any questions, email@example.com.
So the boot can ski really well, and @ 185 lbs the boot allows me to really drive the ski through the boot. I never felt like it was collapsing on me. Even when I took a small air to crust, the boot was there for me.
The walk mode is good, I wanted to have a little more flex on the back so you can really push the ski forward but, still impressive for what it has. The flex forward is really good and that makes tough kick turns easier.
When your looking at the weight of this boot versus competitors its around a lb lighter. I have to think the boot might end up being colder but, truly dont know as I didnt have enough time to really test that out.
I had a wierd knuckle under the instep of my foot. I didnt get the liners molded or use a custom footbed and I think that would have alleviated that issue in its entirety. Tecnica did something pretty cool though. The plastic of these light weight 130 touring boots are thin and tough to work with. Tecnica engineered this into the boot by adding spots so that boot fitters can more easily punch them. Didnt get a chance to test or try any of that out. That means at a 99mm last they are slightly more narrow than a lot of other options. Because its so easy to customize them you can get a more performance based fit unlike some other touring boots that are 100+mm and end up being too wide for some.
Like I said in the beginning, 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! firstname.lastname@example.org 801-736-6398