Gear Spotlight: Rossignol Evo OT Off Trail Ski Package
Posted on December 2, 2013 by
Rossignol Evo OT (Off-Trail) Skis
New this season from Rossignol is the new Evo OT (Off-Trail) skis, based on the best-selling Evo Tour that we reviewed last season. The Evo OT fills the gap between the versatile Evo Tour, which can be used on grooved tracks as well as in light backcountry snow, and the full backcountry models.
For more stability and float off trail, the skis are wider, with partial metal edges and a thinner, lightweight core. Like the Evo Tour, the base is a waxless Positrack surface to allow for grip and the ever-present compromise between kick and glide.
Skill Level: Intermediate (3/5)
Sizes: 165, 175, 185, 195cm
T3 Auto Binding
The new T3 Auto binding is meant to work with the Evo OT, providing a hands-free, easy-to-use click-in/click-out traditional screw-mount for recreational off-trail skiing. The non-NIS compatible mount accepts touring boots.
X5 OT Touring Boot
Also new this season to pair with the Evo OT setup is their X5 OT touring boot, which builds on their existing touring boot by adding Cordura lace covers and a Thinsulate lining for increased warmth and water resistance in off-track conditions. Also features an external cuff gaiter to keep the snow out. The boots are thermo-moldable to form them to your feet. Also available in FW (For Women) fit.
Sizes: 35 – 49 *FW Sizes: 35 – 44
Weight: 1140 g
Heel: External 3D reinforcement
Upper cuff: 3D injection High Cuff free support
Lower cuff: Pvc
Lining: Polyester Thermo Adjustable Fit THINSULATE
Closing system: Velcro strap/ mid-cut gaiter
Lacing system: Speed Lace Lock
Sole: T4 monocolor
XT 700 Touring Pole
Rounding out the Rossignol OT package is the lightweight 5058 aluminum touring pole with a plastic grip.
Sizes: 135 – 175cm (5cm)