Gear of the Year 2019
The one-quiver ski boot: such an innovation for those of us who used to schlep our downhill and AT boots on trips where we just weren’t sure what kind of adventures we’d be getting ourselves into. Thank heavens for the women’s Cochise 105 W DYN, a burlier freeride boot featuring tech inserts and a rubber sole, making it compatible with tech and alpine bindings so you can decide on the fly if you’ll be ripping the resort or trekking in the backcountry. This boot is sure to please wherever you take it.
Gear Guide 2019
The women’s-specific Cochise was this year’s No. 1 option for skiers who go up on both chairlifts and skin tracks but demand uncompromised downhill performance. The shell is one-third thinner than the brand’s traditional downhill polyurethane (PU) material but remains stiff for the descent. Add in tech binding inserts and the brand’s C.A.S. shell and liner, and this boot stood out amongst testers.