Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro ski boot review, 2017/2018 men's Backcountry Category, from our equipment experts at Bootfitters.com powered by Masterfit.

Boot testers had zero complaints about the 2018 Tecnica Zero G Guide Pro's narrow-medium fit tension nor its on-snow acumen. They ripped pow, crushed crud, even arced groomers. Skinny skis, fat skis alike, all smiles. "Felt quick underfoot," said Orlich. "Steered cleanly and drove big skis well!" But testers also said the Zero G Guide Pro is a legitimate backcountry tourer with Dynafit certified tech fittings and rockered soles combined with a lightweight Grilamid plastic lower boot, a similarly weight-conscious Triax 3.0 (polypropylene) cuff, and a well-shaped, 215 gram Palau liner.

Uphill performance was similarly aces, with good range of motion scores and unanimous praise for the simple metal-on-metal cuff release mechanism. Tecnica's Zero G Guide Pro could be pretty sweet for the guy who wants to buy all the backcountry kit but actually not stray too far from the lift; or the ski boot could serve the cardiovascular crusher who actually knows how to ski when he gets to the top. Either way, we call this one a winner! "By far the closest to a true backcountry touring boot that still fits into the side-country group, too. Top choice," said Kuehn.