Scott’s all-new Freeguide Carbon boot with carbon/Grilamid shell is the Swiss brand’s stiffest, most downhill performance-oriented backcountry boot to date.
Weighing in at 1455g with a stout 130 flex and a whopping 60° ROM in walk mode, it sits alongside the likes of the Hoji Free, Maestrale XT and Zero G. as a light but beefy free touring boot that hikes well and rides like a beast.
The three-piece CabrioHybrid construction includes an inner overlap, which not only makes things more comfy on the uphill, it adds power and more precise energy transmission on the descent.
The Boa Closure System on the liner provides a solid, personalised fit around the calf and shin and the streamlined 180° auto lock buckles don’t get in the way when you’re skinning.
“Neater yet more powerful and with more forward lean than the Superguide, this boot really is a grunty performer,” said Lee. “The Boa closure on the super-plush liner is a joy to use, keeping the tongue and liner snug around your foot allowing you to leave the clips pretty loose for the ups. The quoted 60° ROM doesn’t feel quite as slick as the Superguide’s, but after 15 days trying it out around Glenshee last season, the new Freeguide has rapidly become my go-to boot for a day on the hill”.
Looks like the Hulk, skis like a hunk.
- Scott Freeguide Carbon