|Comparing lightest ski mountaineering gear:|
This page compares 7 lightest ski mountaineering and rando racing boots that are under 900g, and are currently available in stores.
This boots comparison page will be updated as new models are released or whenever you suggest a new boot in comments below or via email (please include a link). Also, should you find any mistakes please report them - comments below or via email (include your source’s link).
» This page was last updated on November 2, 2012 – some small weight adjustments.
There are more quite light ski moutaineering boots (between 900-1050g), however, they will either be discontinued soon or simply no longer belong to the “lightest list”, that’s why they are being left out - see this article from 2009: Introducing the lightest ski mountaineering boots.
More Skintrack’s interesting articles on skimo boots from the past:
The weight for each boot (not a pair) may be with or without a liner. This is indicated in the table below to the best of my knowledge.
All of the below boots easily exceed the 500g (for men) and 450g (for women) minimum weight limits under current international ski mountaineering competition regulations (ISMF) as these are set including the liner.
For Pierre Gignoux models the weights at sizes indicated below might be little off because there is slightly conflicting info on his website. However, they are light enough to rank as the lightest in the world anyways.
In alphabetical order by brand.
There is no weight graph or (Rank) number provided here as is for skis comparison because manufacturers do not provide their weights for the exact same size, and don’t follow any with-or-without a liner standards. This would have skewed the rankings enough (not significantly though) to make it inaccurate.
|Brand||Dynafit||Dynafit||La Sportiva||Pierre Gignoux||Pierre Gignoux||Scarpa|
|Model||DY.N.A. EVO||PDG||Stratos EVO||XP 444||XP Mountain||Alien 1.0|
|Weight / Size||685g / 27||790g / 27||558g / 27||444g / 27.5||500g / 26.5||680g / 27|
|Weight with liner||Yes||Yes||No (165g, 105g bikini)||No (cca. +130g)||No (cca. +130g)||Yes|
|Sizes||23.5-29 (by 0.5)||23.5-29 (by 0.5)||23.5-29 (by 0.5)||23.5-29.5 (by 1)||23.5-29.5 (by 1)||24-30 (by 1)|
|Shell materials||Grilamid,Carbon,Pebax||Fiberglass, Grilamid||Carbon||Carbon, Kevlar||Carbon, Kevlar||Carbon, Polyamide|
|Sole||EVO Race||EVO Race||Vibram||Vibram||Vibram||Vibram UFO|
|Weight / Size||890g / 27||Unknown|
|Weight with liner||Yes||Unknown|
|Sizes||24-30 (by 1)||23-32 (by 3)|
|Shell materials||Polyamide||Vulcanized ruber|
|Buy at||Backcountry.com||Custom order only|