Dynafit Mercury TF Review

March 8, 2014
Dynafit Mercury TF
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
92
Fit / Comfort
8
Lightweight
9
Power
9
Walk-ability
9
Versatility
8
Value
9

The Good

  • Off-the-charts stiffness
  • Foolproof ski/walk mechanism
  • Lower cut cuff accommodates female anatomy
  • Unbeatable cuff range
  • Incredibly lightweight for this much power

The Bad

  • Not the most comfortable boot
  • The ski/hike switch takes force to operate
  • Buckle system requires trial and error
  • Lateral stiffness needs improvement
THE VERDICT

The Dynafit Mercury TF is a crown jewel for backcountry purists or women looking for a dedicated tool in their quiver. Stay far away from the resort. This AT boot means business—of the hut trip, mountaineering ascent, and multi-day backcountry tour variety.

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Goal-Oriented
Freeride boots are sexy: One boots, so many uses! But AT boots still get the work done most efficiently, and Dynafit gets best in class marks on the uphill. Pair that with a downhill performance that drives thin-waisted skis at high altitudes or fat, lighter skis through powder stashes. Bottom line? This boot is unbeatable beyond the ropes.

Tech Savvy
Dynafit is setting new standards in alpine performance for pure touring boots. The men’s Vulcan and men’s Mercury brought that juice to market. Now it’s the women’s turn. Customize flex with the carbon tongue. A simple pin on the top buckle toggles between ski/walk modes. Counter-orientated lower buckles dial in volume. In short, innovations abound.

Expand Your Portfolio
Serious objectives require serious equipment. The Dynafit Mercury TF is built for true ski mountaineering, and its downhill performance and uphill versatility will expand your horizons in the backcountry. Yes, they are expensive. But you want them for high-odometer days that end with ski terrain you want to savor, not just survive.

 


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