Best Backcountry Boots of 2021-2022

While the true Backcountry boot is an out-of-bounds animal—built for ascending with light weight, maximum touring range of motion, tech binding compatibility and a fully rockered and aggressively lugged outsole for walking and scrambling as needed—we favor Backcountry boots that trend toward a solid, dependable descent, regardless of snow conditions. This season we got a small batch of boots in the skin track in the Pacific Northwest and found a few that toured with the best but skied stronger than the rest.

MEN'S BEST BACKCOUNTRY BOOTS OF 2021-2022

Lange XT3 Tour Pro  4.80
Fischer Transalp Pro  4.53
Scarpa Maestrale XT 4.50
Scarpa Maestrale RS 4.40
Scott Freeguide Carbon  4.25

 

WOMEN'S BEST BACKCOUNTRY BOOTS OF 2021-2022

Fischer Transalp Tour W 4.80
Scarpa Gea RS  4.50
Scott Celeste Tour 4.33
Scott Celeste 4.20
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