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Denali TT
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Denali TT


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Denali TT

Manufacturer: Scarpa

Your Opinion: 
 - 6 Votes


Page By: Ed F

Created/Edited: May 26, 2005 / May 26, 2005

Object ID: 1337

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The Denali TT is a great ski touring boot because it's full of character and a classy downhill performer! Four buckles and a Velcro strap give a snug fit without closing the foot in a painful vice. An aggressive precise, boot, with great lateral grip,the Denali TT is sensitive with rear and front support promising the extremely powerful turns modern skiing demands - even in difficult snow conditions.

The extremely rigid Pebax® shell precisely transmits foot pressure to the ski. That's why "communication" between skier and ski are so natural. This year, the Denali presents a double injection cuff which hugs the tibia and enhances the qualities of this great ski touring boot even more. Last year, the Denali XT, thanks to the variants on the PLUSFIT® compression molded liner and the sporty micro adjust buckles, was considerably lighter than before (500 grams less).

The new Denali TT version performs even better and while it's a pleasure on winter ascents, it's a joy on the downhill, even on steep and difficult terrain.

The new TT is our performance-driven alpine touring boot and the benchmark by which other AT boots are now judged. This season’s cuff evolution increases touring capabilities as well as improves skiing performance. In touring mode the new cuff release lever allows the cuff to flex farther fore and aft while hiking. The redesigned mechanism allows you to easily adjust your forward lean and customize it for your skiing style. SCARPA’s new Dual-Density overlap cuff and power strap reduce excess space, boosting your skiing performance by efficiently transferring your input to the ski. Comfort is realized in the lightweight Dual-Density thermo-moldable liner—soft on the inside and stiff on the outside. Four beefy metal buckles crank down yet are easy to micro-adjust with gloved hands.

Our highest-performance downhill AT boot

New cuff release allows greater range of motion while touring Overlap cuff and power strap decrease volume to increase control

Adjustable forward lean for your style of skiing

Dual-Density Overlap Cuff

4 Buckles


Adjustable Forward Lean

Dual-Density Thermo-moldable Liner

Cuff Adjustment


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Ed FUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

This AT Boot has several great features. The heat molded lining is great for a custom fit. I love the high cuff - it allows for a more "downhill" performance.

I use this boot almost exclusively now. It's not a downhill boot, of course, but I think it's the closest thing yet developed.
Posted May 26, 2005 6:15 pm

WhitesailRe: Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

Posted Feb 5, 2007 10:55 am

mtngeekGreat Rando/AT Boot

Voted 5/5

I have used these exclusively now for two seasons from backcountry trips to resort skiing in both the Sierra and the Alps. The thermomoldable liners are super comfotable and these are the only boots I've had where my feet feel fine after a long day of skiing. The boots perform well too. I plan to use these for ski mountaineering on Shasta and in Colorado in the near future as trips arise. My only complaint now is that they are not Dynafit compatable, not a big problem since I only use Fritschi right now, but it limits my options in the future.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 10:57 pm

OJ LoennekerThey're OK

Voted 4/5

I have a pair that I use with hard boot snowboard bindings. They are a little stiff in the walk mode, but that could also be because of the custon Intuition after market liners I use.
The soles on the boots are crazy. They have the best tread I have ever seen on an AT boot. Actually they are really ski mountaineering boots! Mine hold a step in crampon really well (Older BD Sabertooth) and I have no issues climbing snow and ice. Scrambling rock is a little tough because of the stiff cuff, and fact that they are still ski boots.
Posted Oct 10, 2009 12:24 am

WMLSolid boot

Voted 5/5

Does everything you need except ski the steeps and harvest the corn for you!

Have used these on resort and in the backcountry and while it was pure suffering until I got them heat molded, that was my own fault for gaping excessively.

These have everything a basic rando/AT boot should have, and nothing it shouldn't. I love the fact that they come with the mountaineering-boot-like soles with traction rather than a resort look. If you are actually using these in the backcountry over variable terrain, slipping over rock is not the stylish way to go.

In all, not the fanciest, but who the hell needs all of that extra crap anyway? Solid boot. Gets the job done!
Posted Apr 26, 2010 2:17 pm

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