These DC boots are very nice, quite hard but still comfy, and offcourse hassle-free thanks to the boa. The old pump-up pads are gone, but the lotus is fine without it, the laces is enough..
They do fine in Norwegian mountains with -18C degrees, but theyre not the warmest boots Ive had. All in all - awesome boots for this kind of money!
OBS: They are quite small in sizes (US 7 is supposed to be european 38, but it fits me perfectly and Im usually a 36/37).