Northwave Domain SL 2016-17

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

When riding the backcountry it’s essential to wear a boot that offers excellent grip for hiking, amazing response when carving through the pow and as it’s essential with any boot, unparalleled comfort. The Northwave Domain is built with a Vibram Sole, which has been specifically engineered to offer the best grip whilst out hiking in sketchy conditions. The Double Crossbow on the other side improves stability of the foot and increase comfort as you tackle your lines day after day. The Domain’s liner is Northwave’s highly innovative TF 3 Thermo Fit Lining that can be custom molded in a heater or will react to your natural body heat as you ride. Also incorporated is our ultra fast Super Lace SL System that allows the adjustment of two separate boot areas for that perfect fit.

Weight: 2’2 Kg/pair (size 10US-28cm)

Flex: 8 out of 10

 

WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THEM:

  • The superior fit of the liner. One of the most comfortable boots we’ve ever tried right out of the box, thanks to its TF3 liner. Great heel retention in any situation, both uphill and downhill.
  • Great board feel while still keeping good traction on hard snow or sketchy terrain
  • Really good lateral stiffness for improved edging while skinning on firm snow.
  • Northwave’s tried and tested Super Lace is a simple and effective way of lacing up your boots with maximum precission and speed. Really useful to let the boots a bit loose for skinning up and tight them up in no time when you are ready to ride.

 

WHAT WE LIKED THE LEAST ABOUT THEM

  • The lack of a welt for semi-automatic crampons.

 

WHAT IS IT USEFUL FOR

A great, super comfortable, allround splitboard boot. Useful for any day throughout the season, from hiking to reach untracked powder in mellow terrain to more alpinism-like missions where crampons and a stiff boot is needed. Not the most suitable boot for really technical splitboarding, but it can definitely stand up very well kicking steps and cramponing on steep terrain.

More info: www.northwavesnow.com

 

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