The Alien 1.0 is back and we really do mean better than ever. The boot is now lighter, better skiing and best of all a little bit more affordable. It still combines the best of all worlds with a carbon cuff to drop weight and stay stiff, but with a lower that is warmer, moldable and more durable than its carbon brethren. This boot is truly made for for the podium, but also day in and day out abuse on the longest missions you can dream up.
I remember the first time I picked up a pair and thought to myself "this can't be possible." If there is a way to achieve "beyond possible" this is the boot. It weighs in at a mere 700 grams and is also the first race boot to feature the popular Boa Closure System. The benefits of which are it is super light, user friendly, and allows for "like a glove" fit for outstanding performance. This boot has a carbon fiber upper cuff and a lower boot construction unlike the competition consisting of a polyamide exterior with a carbon-fiber internal core and an all-carbon construction, all of which provides a rigid, but versatile performance, with significant weight savings. The Alien 1.0 utilizes a "A-light" quick release walk/ ski mode lever that is both precise, utilitarian, ultra light, and fast, fast, fast to transition between walking or skiing.
|Material||Polyamide & Carbon|
|Forward Lean||9, 13 degree|
|Cuff Articulation||58 degree|
|Buckles||Boa Closure System|
|Binding Compatibility||Tech, AT|
|Manufactuer Warranty||1 year|
Worth the wait. Great boot as good or better than the carbon Alien 1.0. Base length is the same, which means I didn't need to remount or buy new skis. Light, stiff, yet good articulation. Minimal break in time for liner. Short learning curve to the gator, boa and the upper boot tension.
Thank you Cripple Creek for the prompt, professional service!