Lange XT 2.0 130

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
100
Flex Index
130
Price (MSRP)
$850.00USD

The 2.0 moniker means that this XT is all new. But unlike computer software from which it drew its nomenclature inspiration, this one is bug-free.  Testers placed the XT 2.0 130 into their favorites folder based on a slate of changes that elevated its fit and performance above previous versions.

The lower boot shape is completely revised and fits noticeably higher across the midfoot and instep—testers happily clamped in without fear of impinging blood flow or having to unlatch on the chair. The fit is characteristically modern Lange—open in the toebox and forefoot, tapering progressively to the rear where it firmly engages the heel, ankle and lower leg shaft. That’s a recipe for sending commanding inputs to the ski.

The cuff and lower boot link has been refined; there’s a long, juicy flex feel that starts from a tall, upright position (with the spoiler in) and progressively loads energy to the ski.  Team that with rock hard lateral strength and you’ve got an agile, active boot with race level edge hold. The on-snow scores were all first flight.

The new Power V-Lock cuff release system partners with Walk-to-Ride (WTR) soles to improve off-piste mobility options. Still, most skiers will pick the XT for its dialed fit and strong skiing acumen, rather than sacrifice those attributes for a lighter weight tourer with less gumption.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5, 25.5—29.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium

Kudos

  • “Upright but smooth power. ” -- Mark Elling
  • “Great range of motion in the hike mode. ” -- Andrew Barr
  • “Good boot for skiing off-piste, comfortable. ” -- Andrew Orlich
  • “Bedroom slippers. cat like quickness, feels the snow. ” -- Kevin Gabriel
  • “Strong cuff locks to leg. Responsive, precise edge control. ” --
  • “Strong everyday boot for the good skier with tour-ability. ” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Easy skiing, pure joy. ” -- Charlie Bradley

Caveats

  • “Boot board moved, or my foot-bed moved on the boot board. ” -- Eino Holm
  • “Fore/aft has long range of motion. ” -- Kevin Gabriel
  • “A bit straight up. ” -- Bob Gleason

This boot available at...

Portland, OR
Telluride, CO
Golden, CO
Avon, CO
Ludlow, VT
Steamboat Springs, CO

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