Season: 2018/19
   
Manufacturer: Deeluxe
 

The Deeluxe XV did not change for season 18-19, except the outer material which got more abrasive resistant. It is a splitboard boot with backwelt for semi-automatic crampons mounting, is light and comfortable. Deeluxe offers three different thermoliners:

Deeluxe Spark XV Boot 18-19


Review 2018/19 

Price (SRP) from: 419€

Test Results


The Deeluxe Spark XV boardfeel is amazing, also very nice for resort riding. The shaped collar is great. You get more comfort for hiking and you can do longer strides. The rubber strap at the base of the boot helps to increase the durability. The sewing is well protected against rocks as well as against the binding rubbing on the way up.

Here are our personal results from this boot. The durability got increased by the new outer material and the boot sourrounding rubber strap.

  • Comfort: 7 (with Thermoliner 9)
  • Power transmission: 7
  • Heel support: 7
  • Boardfeel: 10
  • Weight: 9
  • Quality: 7

Description


The Deeluxe XV did not change for season 18-19, except the outer material which got more abrasive resistant. It is a splitboard boot with backwelt for semi-automatic crampons mounting, is light and comfortable. Deeluxe offers three different thermoliners:

  • Thermo Flex Premium Liner - that can be heat-formed to your feet with new microfiber lining and an extra powerstrap
  • Thermo Flex Liner - that can be heat-formed to your feet as well
  • Peformance Flex Liner - is not heat formed but comfortable as well

Features:

  • A rubber band maximizes durability and traction when walking through rocky terrain.
  • A base protects the lacing clips from going off when touching rocks.
  • Pre-shaped XLS collar extends the shell’s range of motion to -5° for additional comfort and longer strides while skinning.

 

The Deeluxe lacing system allows you to adjust two separate lacings to your needs. The Vibram sole gives you an amazing ride feeling and when boot packing a lot of support and grip in rocky terrain.

Flex Rating:

Deeluxe Spark XV Details unchanged in 18-19 except the colour:

 

Video Presentation by the developer - starting at 1:45:

 

Details


Dupont Surlyn Highback
Waterproof Construction: ensures water cannot penetrate the boot's shell
D-Tex Membrane: keeps your feet breathable, warm and dry
Powerstrap: additional support in the upper part of the boot
C3 Lacing: two separte lacings can be adjusted to your needs
XLS: An smaller strap at the rear offers, when opened, longer strides while skinning
Optional TPs shield:  to strengthen the boots tongue and providing stiffer flex
Vibram outsole
Performance Rating: 8
Flex rate: 7..9