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The new Cochise 110 rides into sidecountry battle with a full complement of Free Mountain features and gadgetry, including a pulley-buckle Velcro power strap, a finger-pull cuff release, and interchangeable tech and alpine soles. On snow it's highly manageable with a comfortable cruising attitude, sufficient power to the edge, and a tactile feel underfoot. "Centered and responsive. Top-shelf alpine performance with a tour feature." The Cochise 120 above and Cochise 100 below also come in the same 100-mm last width. Notes: Free Mountain line-up offers touring mode with simple pull-loop actuation, convenient three-buckle overlap closure with bomber-solid i-Rebound cuff design and cuff adjustment throughout. DIN soles come standard but Tech-compatible soles are available, and here the Arch Grip Insert provides additional sole grip for hiking.