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Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro

A review of the Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

Details Details

Price: $900

Weight: 1,540g

Flex: 130

Last: 99mm

Intended Use: Backcountry

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The Zero G is a four-buckle touring boot with interchangeable soles for Dynafit-certified tech inserts. Initially, the 130 flex felt like a 115-120, but the Power Light Design--allowing the overlap boot to weigh 1,545 grams--combined with the Light Grid Triax inner cuff material packed some beef. I thought the moldable Ultra-Light Palau liner was too soft. In tour mode, the cuff disengaged via a metal-on-metal connection with 44 degrees of rearward motion--which includes a spring eliminating slop. It was lighter and more powerful than previous versions of the Cochise, with power transition and pop unlike other touring slippers. One note: the heel pocket was too big for my chicken calves. But this shouldn't necessarily deter you. With some minor adjustments, it will make a great boot in and out of bounds. --Erme Catino