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Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012

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Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012: Nordica’s completely new sidecountry boots, Hell & Back, are built for downhill performance first but provide features that allow skiers the ability to pursue new adventures into the ever expanding resort sidecountry. The sidecountry movement is the natural evolution of all-mountain skiing, and the Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots are at the forefront with a progressive forward flex with a 45 degree closure system for maximum heel retention, new Full Shock Eraser dampening, and a quick release for transitioning into hike mode. Nordica’s new Hell&Back sidecountry boots provide skiers the uphill features they aspire to use without sacrifice to the downhill performance they need.

Product Details

Materials

Tr. Polyurethane Ether shell

Dual Density Full Shock Eraser wedge for maximum shock dampening

Rubber Insole for ultimate traction for walking on hard surfaces, rocks, and anywhere you may need additional traction

Liner

PFP Precision Fit FSE liner with fur lining - Full Shock Eraser erases impact on the heel, toe, calf, and shin without effecting performance.

Additional Features

Hike & Ride technology has a quick hike/ski switch for hiking or skinning up hill.

3 Alu buckles with micro adjustment

50mm wide Hook-and-Loop Fastener strap

High Traction dual-density PU sole

Cuff Shape

45 degree instep retention holds heel down with better forefoot comfort and the easiest entry and exit regardless of temperature.

3 piece easy-entry shell construction

Single canting adjustment

Flex and Fit

Progressive flex with tongue rebound

Dynamic Performance Code 14-2-M: 14 Nm/degrees (stiffness) is the stiffer of Nordica’s sidecountry boots; 2x (progression) - the boot stiffness almost double at the deepest flexing point; Medium (rebound) returns the boot at a moderate rate for smoother hiking without sacrificing quick turns and edge change.

100mm performance last

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Ski Boot Flex: Stiff
  • Flex Index: 120 progressive
  • Forefoot Width: 100 mm
  • Alpine Touring Mode: Yes
  • Number of Buckles: 3
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Binding Compatibility: ISO Alpine

Reviews

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Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Easy in/out (9)
  • Buckles easily (8)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Expert (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best boot I've owned...

These are the first boots I haven't had to expand the shell on to allow for my fat, flat New Zealand feet ;) I love the 3 buckle system with the mid buckle holding...Read complete review

These are the first boots I haven't had to expand the shell on to allow for my fat, flat New Zealand feet ;) I love the 3 buckle system with the mid buckle holding my heal in place nicely. The quick release top hike buckle can easily be accessed through your pants (if they're not too tight that is) and it give you just that little bit of extra ankle movement for hiking... I love 'em... but that's just me...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

love the design, hate the execution

After trying several boots (and several sizes) I wanted to have these boots the most of all. They seem ideally suited for resort skiing with occasional hikes into the back country. However,...Read complete review

After trying several boots (and several sizes) I wanted to have these boots the most of all. They seem ideally suited for resort skiing with occasional hikes into the back country. However, the three rivets that mount the tongue to the boot (ingenious construction otherwise for easy entry) do not work for me at all as they poke through the liner into my upper foot / toe area - and that's trying the boots in the living room - no way I would enjoy skiing with them...

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

love the design, hate the execution

By 

from presently in Winter Park, CO

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buckles Easily
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Highly Adjustable

Cons

  • Poor Construction
  • Poor Fit
  • Rivets Poking Into Toes

Best Uses

    Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

    After trying several boots (and several sizes) I wanted to have these boots the most of all. They seem ideally suited for resort skiing with occasional hikes into the back country. However, the three rivets that mount the tongue to the boot (ingenious construction otherwise for easy entry) do not work for me at all as they poke through the liner into my upper foot / toe area - and that's trying the boots in the living room - no way I would enjoy skiing with them...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice Looking Boots

    By 

    from Colorado Springs

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

          My rating is kinda misleading. These are beautiful boots and were just what I wanted. And I wanted to believe the review from the Kiwi who had wide feet. I have wide feet also and these boots just didn't have the volume. Nothing against the boot. I'm guessing they are normal width. But I have returned and exchanged for a boot with a wider last.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Expert skier, althouth older

          By 

          from missoula mt

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Entry & Exit
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Not An Ice Boot

            Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

            easist boot to take off and on! good forward flex and lateral stiffness.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great boots at EVO outlet pricing

            By 

            from MA

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy Entry & Exit
            • Great Backcountry
            • Lightweight
            • Stiff As Advertised

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Hiking
              • Downhill

              Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

              Used these boots for only two days so far but love them. One lift serviced day and one where they were really put through the paces. Hiked the steeps in them without issue and skiied all sorts of terrain with great performance. Great fit and comfort for such high performance.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Love This Boot

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy Entry & Exit
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                Feels great right out of the box.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great boots

                By 

                from West Virginia

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Ready To Go Right Out Of
                • Retains Warmth
                • Right Out Of The Box Read

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Cross-Country
                • Downhill

                Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                Ready to go right out of the box!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great Boot

                By 

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Buckles Easily
                • Comfortable
                • Easy Entry & Exit
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction
                • Retains Warmth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                    Very happy with this boot. My feet are comfortable all day.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Comfort

                    By 

                    from Oklahoma City

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Buckles Easily
                    • Comfortable
                    • Highly Adjustable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                        Great fitting boot although I have not been on the mountan yet.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Good with reservations

                        By 

                        from NY

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Buckles Easily

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill

                          Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                          Coming from extreme (narrow, uncomfortable) racers I like these a lot. However, there is a lot of suspicious plastic, esp around the closures and I can only hope they hold up given the list price.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Great Boot

                          By 

                          from Montucky

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Buckles Easily
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy Entry & Exit
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Retains Warmth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Downhill

                            Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                            Great boot. Love the buckle system. Very comfortable and the hike feature is awesome.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            I really like the way they fit and look.

                            By 

                            from jTucson, AZ

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Buckles Easily
                            • Comfortable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill

                              Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                              I really like the fit and looks. Evo had a great price as well as prompt delivery. I have ordered many things from Evo and have been extremely pleased.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Good performance and comfort

                              By 

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Highly Adjustable
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Downhill

                                Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                                After trying and returning the Lange blaster pro boots, these are very stiff yet comfortable in comparison. I'm keeping them!

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Best boot I've owned...

                                By 

                                from New Zealand

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Buckles Easily
                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy Entry & Exit
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction
                                • Retains Warmth

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                                    These are the first boots I haven't had to expand the shell on to allow for my fat, flat New Zealand feet ;) I love the 3 buckle system with the mid buckle holding my heal in place nicely. The quick release top hike buckle can easily be accessed through your pants (if they're not too tight that is) and it give you just that little bit of extra ankle movement for hiking... I love 'em... but that's just me...

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Comfortable

                                    By 

                                    from Seattle

                                    About Me Intermediate

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Buckles Easily
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy Entry & Exit
                                    • Highly Adjustable
                                    • Quality Construction
                                    • Retains Warmth

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill

                                      Comments about Nordica Hell&Back Hike Pro Ski Boots 2012:

                                      The easiest entry exit boot I've used to date. Hike / walk feature a plus. Excellent boot overall.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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