Although the most economic of the Deeluxe Backcountry Series, the Independent Boot has some great features to offer.
The restrained style and conventional lacing make this splitboard boot interesting for all who want to have nothing to do with modern lacing systems. The "old school" lacing works perfectly for many years. In addition, the state of the art features such as the Sympatex membrane with 25,000 mm water column and 25,000 mm breathability, should keep your feet dry and warm.
The Independent boot also has the grippy Vibram sole with backwelt, which makes it suitable for crampons. So it is the perfect boot to shred and to do splitboarding, as well as for hard snowboard mountaineering and backcountry working.
Deeluxe rated this shoe with a performance of 7 and a rather softer flex of 5 over 10.
Price / performance - what do you think?
Here you get the ISPO Präsentation Video of the 3 backcountry Series Boots.
Here you find the test, there haven`t been major changes compared to last year.