All-Mountain Boots

Lange XT3

2021 Gear of the Year All-Mountain Adventure Ski Boot

Brand: Lange

Model: XT3


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  • CATEGORY: All-Mountain Adventure
  • FLEXES (Men): 140, 130 (pictured above), 120, 100
  • FLEXES (Women): 110 (pictured below), 90, 80
  • LAST: 97mm (LV), 100mm (MV)
  • VOLUME: Low (LV), Medium (MV)
  • MSRP: $900 (XT3 130), $800 (XT3 110 W)

The XT3 is the first boot that comes incredibly close to delivering true alpine performance while in ski mode but remains comfortable and easy to hike with while in walk mode. Built with an innovative metal-on-metal V-lock that effectively eliminates any play in downhill mode, as well as Lange’s Dual-Core Light shell construction that provides a near-perfect feel, the XT3 is virtually flawless when descending on hard and soft snow alike. The brand is so confident in the design and downhill capabilities, it also offers a no-nonsense, low-volume Pro model of the boot with a rigid 140 flex rating. All of the models within the XT3 family feature a 53-degree range of motion in walk mode, removableGripWalk soles, and tech inserts, meaning the XT3 is no slouch when it comes to backcountry tours or just general comfort when walking from your car to the lift. Speaking of comfort, the heat-customizable liners provide a supple feel right out of the box (or right out of the oven during the fitting process) and include different density foams to maximize performance on the uphill and—most importantly—the down. Add in a slew of options when it comes to flex and volume choices, and this boot is likely to be your one-and-only go-to boot for laps off the lift, backcountry tours, and everything in between.

2021 Lange XT3 110 W women's all-mountain adventure ski boot
The 2021 Lange XT3 110 W all-mountain adventure ski boot for women.Photo courtesy of Lange

Awards for the Lange XT3 Ski Boot

SKI Gear of the Year Logo 2021
The Lange XT3 won Gear of the Year for ski boots in 2021.