Garmont Minerva Backcountry Ski Boots

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Four different plastic injections in the Minerva’s shell provide lateral power in spades, but forward flex is “progressive and buttery smooth.” Everyone raved about the “comfy calf fit” but generally agreed that its touring mode is “adequate but not amazing.” If you ski the NTN system, you might want to consider the Garmont Priestess ($730), which performed well across the board. 6.6 lbs

Tourability: 3
Power: 4.5

Brand: Garmont $730
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