The alpine touring boot that changed the world. Dynafit's TLT5 is the gold standard for long tours and ski mountaineering, with 60 degrees of cuff flex in walk mode, an extremely low weight of 1225 g per pair, and enough power to drive a wide variety of AT skis on the way back down.
The biggest innovation that the TLT5 brought to the market was its hugely mobile cuff. The range of motion it affords is unlike anything that had come before in the world of ski boots, AT or telemark, making walking and climbing a dream. It also comes with a pair of removable tongues, which can be removed for maximum mobility on the climb up and put back in to add stiffness and control on the way down. Some users don't like fiddling with them once they're out on the snow, so they'll just leave them in for shorter days.
Besides all of the flex in the cuff, there is also some flex in the forefoot of the boot, which combines with the 5 degree upward slope of the toe to make walking on dirt or pavement relatively easy.
On the downhill, the consensus is that the TLT5s are quite responsive, although hard-charging big mountain skiers will probably find themselves wanting something with a bit more power and precision. Fortunately, Dynafit has since expanded their line with more boots based on the TLT concept that provide just that: check out the Mercury and the Vulcan.
- Weight: 1225 g (pair, size 27.5)
- Shell: Grilamid
- Cuff: Pebax
- Buckle: Ultra-Lock-System
- Forward lean: 15°
- Cuff rotation: 60°
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