ThirtyTwo TM-Two XLT

ThirtyTwo TM-Two XLT Review

Adding a Vibram® outsole and a rubber toe cap to the original TM-Two, the TM-Two XLT delivers performance and power and is my all mountain favorite boot.

Review Date: February 2017 to April 2017
Boots Tested: ThirtyTwo TM-Two XLT snowboarding boots review, size 9.5 (mens US) Color: Brown/Black
Rider specs: 5’9″ shoe size: 9.5
Intended Use: Snowboarding, snow sports

Tech Features from thirtytwo:

  • Articulated Cuff
  • Performance Backstay
  • 1:1 Lasting Tongue Tension System
  • 3D Molded Tongue
  • Traditional Lacing
  • Internal Lacing System
  • Vibram® Outsole
  • STI Evolution Foam™ Midsole

 

Review:

An update to the team favorite TM-Two by adding a Vibram® outsole and rubber toe cap the TM-Two XLT is a solid snowboarding boot.  The TM-Two XLT is supportive, and feels a bit stiffer flex than the original TM-Two to me. The XLT is still good for park/pipe but it excels as an all mountain or backcountry boot in my opinion. The addition of the Vibram® outsole compliments this boot extremely well, no longer can I say there are times I felt the traction was less than stellar, as these boots provide superior grip in all conditions. The addition of the rubber toecap provides extra protection on hikes as well and increases the overall longevity of these boots(they may work for several seasons). After several hikes in the side country these boots have held up great and look almost brand new. I have noticed the XLT feels slightly more responsive than the original TM-Two, and carving with these boots is a lot of fun. I’ve never really had to heat mold my boots as I’ve mentioned in my TM-Two Review, but having the option for a custom fit with ThirtyTwo is always appreciated. I’ve always felt these boots were comfortable in any situation, their gel cushion system provides protection from impacts or hard landings in the park.  Staying true to thritytwo’s design the XLT’s are lightweight, supportive, and provide a secure fit.

Summary:

The TM-Two XLT is a great upgrade to the top performing TM-Two, in my opinion, it’s a bit stiffer than the original TM-Two but it provides just as much support and response with the thirtytwo tm two vibram sole benefit of a Vibram® outsole for grip where the original was lacking.  The XLT is great for someone looking for all mountain performance, hiking in the backcountry or inbounds and has a great look how solid construction that is sure to allow this boot to last for several seasons.

Pros

  • Vibram® outsole and rubber toe cap provide great grip and protection while hiking in the backcountry or inbounds (pipe, park and sidecountry)
  • Supportive stiff flex
  • Articulated cuff does well in keeping the boots shape after many days of riding
  • Good cushioning and protection
  • Strong lasting construction
  • Superb heel hold
  • Lightweight, the standard in ThirtyTwo boots
  • Responsive to any riding all mountain and freeride terrain
  • Stylish (these boots look amazing)
  • Break in easily within a few days
  • Works seamlessly with most bindings

Cons

  • The addition of the Vibram® sole slightly makes this more of an all mountain freeride boot and less freestlye feeling for me.
  • Toe bed is slightly tighter than past years
  • Cost

 

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Style: (5.0 / 5)
Comfort: (4.0 / 5)
Overall: (4.5 / 5)

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