Lange XT3 130 LV Ski Touring Boot 2021 – 2022 | Review

Lange’s range of XT touring boots lives on with the powerful XT3 130 LV

Why we chose the Lange XT3 LV: Narrow fit, downhill focused, touring capable 

Flex: 130
Last: 97 mm
Cuff Range: 53°
BSL: 303 (27)
Binding Compatibility: WTR certified bindings and tech bindings
Weight (per boot): 1,790 (26.5)


The Lange XT3 130 LV is Lange’s latest iteration of their extremely successful XT range of ski touring boots. The XT series has been built with the ability to ascend, but with all the focus on the downhill. The XT3 130 continues this mantra, while coming in at a lower weight and with an improved walk mode.

Lange XT3 LV Build

The main talking point with this boot is in the all-new and improved V-Lock walk mode. While it looks pretty similar to the ski / walk locking mechanism found on previous XT touring boots, this new system provides a boost of 11 degrees in forward range of motion.

Once you’re ready to click into ski mode, the metal-on-metal locking mechanism provides a rock-solid connection for heightened power transfer and precision – helping this boot live up to its claimed 130 flex rating.

Aside from the increase in range of motion, there hasn’t been too much change with this walk mode. But, saying that, it’s always been an effective walk mode that puts skiing at the heart of its design, so we’re not fussed that it remains unchanged.

The boost in cuff range of motion is combined with Lange’s Friction Free Hinge. This pivot point provides a fluid and, as the name suggests, friction-free movement as the cuff is released into walk mode. This theoretically helps to provide a more natural, and therefore efficient, stride when you’re looking to cover ground in the backcountry.

The shell is made from Lange’s powerful Dual Core. This three layer plastic technology features two firm layers of PU sandwiching a softer, and more elastic, layer of PU. The sandwich construction means that the boots harness your power as you flex the cuff, ready to release this energy at the end of the turn, resulting in an extremely energetic ride.

Looking at the liners, Lange has brought in their Dual 3D Liner, which features a pre-shaped design that matches the unique shape of the shell to reduce any dead spots where there would usually be a gap between the liner and shell. The anatomical fit also means that the liner wraps around your foot more naturally, again, providing more accurate power transmission.

You’ve got three high-density foams integrated in key zones (the tongue and the ankle) for improved responsiveness, and comfort, where it’s needed the most.

The XT3 130 LV features Lange’s Performance Boot Board which utilises a soft polypropylene that works as both an excellent insulator for improved warmth and, most importantly, provides excellent shock absorption for stomping airs and smoothing out underfoot vibrations.

Lange XT3 LV Fit

The Lange XT3 features Lange’s precision fit. This is the narrow fit that Lange quickly became known for. The race-inspired 97 mm last has been designed to give skiers more foot control and precision, without sacrificing too much comfort.

Who Is The Lange XT3 LV For?

Those looking for an out-and-out downhill performer, that also has the ability to walk uphill, are in for a real treat this winter. Boots like these and the Technica Cochise ski nearly as well as a regular alpine boot, with seriously impressive walk modes. The XT3 130 brings that legendary Lange fit and flex to the touring market in one of the highest performing boots on the market.

What Is The Lange XT3 LV Good At?

Performance: 9/10
Fit: 9/10
Touring: 7/10

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