The graphically updated Zero G Tour Pro remains both a true backcountry boot and a lightweight freeride boot, testers say. Certainly it's a legit BC tourer, all Dynafit certified low-tech'd with a lightweight Grilamid plastic lower boot, a similarly weight and stiffness conscious carbon strand and Grilamid hybrid cuff filled with an ultra light lace-up liner, but testers say it rips almost as hard on the descent as beefier brother Cochise. Pretty sweet for the guy who wants all the backcountry kit but won’t actually stray far from the lift—or the cardiovascular crusher who actually knows how to ski once he’s gotten to the top. Either way we still call this one a winner!
Testers have always given the Zero G's lower boot evenly narrow-mediumish scores, which is just about what you should expect from a 99 mm last. They loved the glove-like initial fit, wrapping all the right curves of the foot, instep and lower leg shaft. They said the Light Fit liner was soft enough for a comfy initial fit but still firm enough for containment, not spongy like many full-thermo liners. They did mention some shearing of the liner within the shell, which should be improved after thermo-molding the liner to better seat into the shell's interior.
Testers have had zero complaints about the Zero G's on-snow acumen. They ripped pow, crushed crud, even arced groomers. Skinny skis, fat skis alike, all smiles. Uphill performance was similarly aces, with good range of motion scores and unanimous praise for the revised, simple metal-on-metal Double Blocking cuff release mechanism.
As with the Cochise Pro 130 and Cochise 120, the Zero G line-up features the Custom Adaptive Shape (C.A.S.) shell, which is dimpled in common trouble zones to make heat stretching easier, more defined and better lasting. The Zero G range comes with Dynafit-certified tech fittings and rockered ISO 9523 soles (A.T. or tech bindings required). Lightweight lasso-style bail buckles do the trick for simple closure and weight reduction.