Powder Magazine’s Best Touring Boots of the Year: Dynafit Hoji Pro

The Little Machine. It was a term that pro-skier Eric Hjorleifson and Fritz Barthel coined while developing the Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour. Barthel, who invented the low tech binding (which became Dynafit) and Hjorleifson (known as Hoji) machined and tested various prototypes over the past four years in Barthel’s home workshop in Austria.

The result was a patented new technology called the Hoji-Lock System, a personal invention by Hoji himself.

The Hoji-Lock System transitions the interface of the cuff and lower shell via a slider, allowing the boot to be completely locked together while skiing (with a more alpine-like-boot flex) and disengaged for free ankle mobility while touring.