Back with a cool new look for this season the Zero G Tour Scout W continues to impress our testers with its legitimate backcountry resume (Dynafit certified tech fittings, Vibram soles, lightweight magnesium buckles, full thermo lace-up liner, metal-to-metal external double-hook cuff release, Recco chip) and the fact that it still fits and skis like a real boot. Testers say it’s virtually as strong as top-end women’s Cochise but at a fraction of the weight and with huge touring range of motion--this is their no-brainer go-to for women looking for a true BC trekker that can more than handle on-area assaults.
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 have 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.
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.