Tecnica Mach1 MV 115 W

The perennial favorite Mach1 MV W has returned but in a burlier, badder build--the 115 flex model!

Category 
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width 
100
Flex Index 
115
Price (MSRP) 
$750.00USD

Fischer RC4 The Curv GT 130

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
25.5-29.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
RC4 The Curv GT 120, $700; RC4 The Curv GT 110, $600
Cantology Compatible 
Yes
The 2020/2021 Fischer RC4 The Curv GT 130 is reviewed in the men's All-Mountain Traditional narrow category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

 

The Gist

This is an all new player on the All-Mountain narrow field for Fischer. The RC4 The Curv GT is a completely unique animal this year, distinct from the Podium race boot line, with a unique mold, new forward lean mechanism, new liner and new shell material. Its last is designed from the data pulled from almost 30,000 scans from Fischer's iFit 3D foot scanning system, and pointed toward this new 96mm as the optimal All-Mountain narrow shape. Fischer core technologies like Vacuum and Somatec stance position remain on board but with a move toward great out-of-box fit and performance, and additions like mounted GripWalk soles, micro-Velcro fitting pads and stealthy bootfitter's access to the liner tongue for clean modifications made over the top of the foot.

The Fit

Testers said the new The Curv GT has some, (curves, that is), but just barely--it's a snug one that grips the foot the way a true narrow (96mm) should, they said. The anatomical shaping is just enough that the low volume foot will find a happy home but bony prominences will probably need a little relief, either via Vacuum fitting or traditional bootfitters' modifications. The fit over the top of the foot is close, but with the ability to access the foam there for grinding via a slick micro-Velcro release closure.

Performance

The RC4 lineage lives on in The Curv line-up, mind blowingly quick edge to edge and strong enough to drive stiff skis on hard snow or through variable chunder with authority. Tests performed on last year's RC4 The Curv GT 130 yielded top scores for its damp and stable nature at high speed on hard snow--testers said its command over the edge was unstoppable in powerful carved turns.

Cool Features

The Curv boots are all built on a platform of thinner shell walls where wrapping and compliance is needed and thicker shell walls where stability and power is maintained--for a total reduction in weight over former models in the Fischer line-up. All are designed on almost 30,000 foot scans to determine the best three models to offer all skiers an anatomical fit that suits their foot and leg volume. With Vacuum fitting options and a forward lean adjustment (14- or 17-degrees) the Curv GT 130 virtually guarantees fit and stance perfection. 130-flex The Curv models offer cam-buckle style power straps, with softer models outfitted with Velcro. All The Curv boots come mounted with GripWalk soles.

Tech Compatible 
No

Dalbello DS Asolo 130

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
DS Asolo Factory 130, $950; DS Asolo 120, $850
Cantology Compatible 
No
The 2020/2021 Dalbello DS Asolo 130 is reviewed in the men's All-Mountain Traditional narrow category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

The Gist

The Dalbello DS Asolo 130 brings a traditional, 4-buckle overlap narrow width made with regular ole polyurethane in the shell and cuff. Bravo! Take the creature comfort of the medium width DS, keep its Power Cage shell construction that maintains strength while reducing weight, add a little of the race-bred fit characteristics from the DRS line (while keeping the convenience and traction of GripWalk soles) and you've got one in the winner's column. Last year's Grilamid-built DS Asolo Factory 130 is still around, but both boots sport all new liners this year--good move, testers said.

The Fit

Testers say the fit this year is improved over last year's narrow Asolo--both the new shell mold and new liner contribute to a more-evenly-narrow fit throughout the lower boot, they said. Last year's lumpy mid- and rear-foot fit has been eradicated, replaced by a well-distributed squeeze on the entire foot, en-masse, and testers thought it fit true to its 98mm claim--narrow the way narrow should fit. The toebox is not overly long or boxy, but well-contained, and testers said the instep is on the closer-fitting side of average for the category, so perhaps high, bony arches may get a little crushed there without some strategic bootfitting. Low-volume feet will love it, essentially. The cuff fits close and testers dug the flex feel and adequately padded shin fit. They agreed that the cuff height is a little lower than the category average, and so might appeal especially to shorter guys or guys with muscular calves as well as women looking for a 130 flex that didn't run too high on the leg.

Performance

Stronger than last year's narrow Asolo due to the polyurethane engine block, but didn't lose a step, quickness wise, and all-day skiing is now an option given the improved fit. Testers like the stance angles and simple adjustments.

Cool Features

We think the DS Asolo 130's coolest feature is its traditional, straightforward approach to a top tier performance boot. Four-buckle overlap construction in polyurethane throughout, simple 40mm Velcro power strap, removable Velcro rear spoiler, dual liner pull loops, elliptical cam lateral cuff adjustment, bolted rear spine and race-bred buckles--nothing fancy, nothing extraneous. Yes, we like the revised IF liner with its Ultralon tongue padding and sure, GripWalk soles are grippy and walkie.

Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Tech Compatible 
No

Atomic Hawx Prime 115 S W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Prime 105 S W, $600; Hawx Prime 95 W, $480; Hawx Prime 85 W, $425
Cantology Compatible 
No
The 2020/2021 Atomic Hawx Prime 115 S W is reviewed in the women's All-Mountain Traditional medium category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

 

The Gist

One of our favorite women's boots over the years, the Hawx Prime W, went and took a risk a couple years back, changing its mold, changing her name and following in slender sister Ultra's tracks by slimming the shell wall and cuff construction for the sake of weight reduction. We thought she looked good before, but we have to hand it to her—the new Hawx W fits better, skis better and does both at a fraction of its former weight. This year Atomic brings a 115-flex version of the Hawx Prime W to the game with all those same design elements in place but with more horsepower and an all-new Mimic heat moldable liner, and our test team couldn't be happier for the performance step-up.

The Fit

Testers (still) found a substantial amount of room in the toebox and the forefoot—a Hawx Prime hallmark, but (still) discovered teamed with an evenly snug fit in the heel pocket and ankles—even more so than in the past, they said. They liked this blend of warmth and comfort where needed up front combined with performance controls at the rearfoot for good skiing moves, though they mentioned that for a performance boot the liner feel is definitely on the plush side. Testers liked the way the boot top is flared enough for the bigger calf without a loss of fore-aft positioning, though testers concurred that the skinny legged needed to max the buckles. The stance is a touch upright—no quad burn here—but testers felt the fore-aft position was good. The Hawx Prime 115 S W's Mimic Platinum liner is slightly more dense than the 3D Gold liner found in the 105 flex version, so a slightly more snug, performance feel is noticed at initial try-on.

Performance

The new Hawx Prime 115 S W got highest marks for quickness, steering and agility—this is a light and responsive ride that favors an accurate sortie on the slope, not a bludgeoning onslaught. The flex feel is long and springy and the close fit through the ankle and heel allowed for powerful lateral edging movements. Heavy handed forward flexing by our most aggressive testers was met with new backbone that pushed back with authority--testers approved.

Cool Features

For women with wide forefoot and a bigger calf, the Hawx Prime W line-up deserves a close look—it fits generously in those spots to begin with and the Memory Fit shell-molding feature allows those areas to be expanded using just the skier's foot and leg in the boot to get the job done in a matter of minutes. The Power Shift feature (which accounts for the "S" in the model name) allows for adjustment of the forward lean and/or stiffness. The new Mimic liner utilizes a thin layer of heat moldable material close to the foot contact layer to provide a fine-tuned fit, post oven cooking.

Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Tech Compatible 
No

Atomic Hawx Ultra 115 S W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Ultra 95 S W, $480; Hawx Ultra 95 W, $425
Cantology Compatible 
No
The 2020/2021 Atomic Hawx Ultra 115 S W is reviewed in the women's All-Mountain Traditional narrow category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

 

The Gist

In addition to graphic changes made to this category star, the Hawx Ultra 115 S gets a completely new Mimic liner designed to start with a better anatomical shape but closely heat mold to a perfect shape match for the foot and shin. She's still stripped and ripped—right down to the bare essentials of what makes a ski boot great, testers maintain. They like the thin but well-shaped liner that provided just the right amount of padding for comfort without muting the connection of the foot and leg with the shell, and said that the boot and body felt morphed together into one cohesive performance unit! The lighter weight of its thin shell wall polyurethane construction appeals, but testers mainly praised that it skied race-boot strong without race-boot pain.

The Fit

Narrows should be narrow, that's our stand, and here's what testers said about the Hawx Ultra 115 S W's initial fit: Great for the true, narrow foot. Great, narrow, firm fit. Well-defined heel pocket. Good low-volume, snug, firm fit. Locked and loaded! Testers gave it such even fit scores, right down the narrow side of things, that the averages for five cards were the same as for fifteen. The team agreed there's a little bit of extra room in the toebox and at the calf and that's about it—evenly snug-side everywhere else. They all loved the spring-loaded flex feel, solidly in line with its 115 billing, but a couple mentioned that the calf fit was a bit tall and jabby against the back of the leg.

Performance

Extremely energetic was the consensus among testers, who enjoyed how the lively forward flex (powered by the thin shelled polyurethane cuff) loaded and released energy with every turn. Feedback levels were high—with testers saying that they could feel every ripple in the snow beneath them, perhaps to a fault, with a few testers saying the transmissive, high energy feel could get jittery at times. Power to the edge was immediate and unfaltering.

Cool Features

For those who find perfectly snug just a little too constrictive, cooking the shell via the Memory Fit customization feature is a slick way to open up a little bit of extra room everywhere without blowing out the fit. Aside from being able to modify the flex and forward lean with the Power Shift (which accounts for the "S" in the model name) mechanism on the rear cuff and make lateral stance changes with the on-board cuff adjustment, canted sole shims are available in 0.5- to 3.0-degree increments as an optional purchase. The new Mimic liner utilizes a thin layer of heat moldable material close to the foot contact layer to provide a fine-tuned fit, post oven cooking.

Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Tech Compatible 
No

Atomic Hawx Prime 130 S

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-32.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Prime 120 S, $725; Hawx Prime 110 S, $600; Hawx Prime 100, $480; Hawx Prime 90, $425
Special Sizes 
31.0 and larger
Cantology Compatible 
No
The 2020/2021 Atomic Hawx Prime 130 S is reviewed in the men's All-Mountain Traditional medium category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

 

The Gist

The Hawx Prime 130 S hard plastic self returns unchanged this season and for good reason. Testers said that its winning combination of light weight, instant comfort and strong skiing skills remains intact. Testers say the thin-shell wall polyurethane puts the foot in direct contact with the ski and snow surface and gave it high marks for it feel and precise steering moves without getting twitchy. The all-new Mimic liner takes the already snug heel and ankle pockets and contoured shin fit to another level with a thin, heat moldable layer close to skin to maintain a constant medium width fit connection throughout the boot. Testers say its slender lower leg fit flares nicely at the top of the cuff for muscular calves.

The Fit

The Hawx Prime fits the same as ever in the toebox and forefoot, according to our team who've consistently thrown 3's and 4's at that area, but it tapers to a closer fit at the throat of the boot where the base of the lower leg, ankles and heel are held a bit more closely than in years gone by—testers gave those zones 3's and 2's. Anatomical wrapping would sum up the way the Hawx Prime 130 S contours around the shape of the foot and leg. Testers liked the way the shell and liner worked to accommodate common bony spots like the ankles and also praised the way the slightly taller-than-average cuff flared progressively to suit the calf muscle. Thinner, stiffer plastics seem to get a little more stiff in the cold, and testers mentioned that taking the boots off was quite a bit more difficult than putting them on.

Performance

If you haven't skied a Hawx Prime in a few years, the updated design brings a new feel to the Hawx Prime experience—edging movements are now much more crisp and reactive than in the past, testers reported, and fine-tuned steering movements are now rewarded with immediate ski reaction without any slop-induced lag. The creature comfort of the medium width Hawx remains, but comes with newfound performance gains. Testers liked the stance angles of the boot board ramp and cuff, and also liked the fact that dual cuff adjustment and forward lean adjustments are still on board, just don't lose the Atomic tool with the two little pins for turning the apparatus, testers remind.

Cool Features

Testers liked the no-slip soles and the lightweight, wide but minimalist Velcro power strap with its simple pulley loop. Memory Fit shell molding is cool for auto-customization of the fit by cooking the shell in an oven, though few testers found the out-of-box fit problematic enough to consider it. The Power Shift feature (which accounts for the "S" in the model name) allows for adjustment of the forward lean and/or stiffness. The new Mimic liner utilizes a thin layer of heat moldable material close to the foot contact layer to provide a fine-tuned fit, post oven cooking.

Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Tech Compatible 
No

Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 S

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Ultra 120 S, $725; Hawx Ultra 110 S, $600; Hawx Ultra 100, $480
Cantology Compatible 
No
The 2020/2021 Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 S is reviewed in the men's All-Mountain Traditional narrow category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

 

The Gist

In this its fifth encore performance for our test team the Hawx Ultra 130 S continues to impress, reminding testers why it consistently scores within the top group in a highly competitive category. Light, tight and right is what testers still agree on—comparing its fit to compression socks and comfy vacuum bags. Snug everywhere, especially in the cuff, but with extra room in the toebox and forefoot, testers applaud its connection to the ski. It remains tall-ish on the leg with a spring-loaded flex feel--testers love it in all conditions. In addition to its new, stealthier Dark Knight look for this year it boasts a brand new Mimic liner for a more customizable, closer-to-skin fit.

The Fit

The boot sole length (BSL) of the Hawx Ultra 130 S is shorter by 5 mm than average and yet it fit as roomy in length as the rest of the group and might even sport a little extra width for the toes than most narrows. The Hawx Ultra Progressive Shell design leaves plastic thick where needed for support and stability but thins it out where better wrapping is required—this reduces weight and opens up some bonus interior room. Incorporated with the thin and feely Memory Fit 3D Platinum liner the Hawx Ultra 130 provides a locked-down fit from the midfoot to heel and up through the cuff while maintaining an open toebox. The feel against the leg is a little tall with an elasticized flex feel that grips the calf firmly but without a pinch, testers continue to affirm. Testers continue to mention that it's still not the easiest on and off, especially when it's cold. Though if you're enough of a skier for this boot, you shouldn't complain about that, should you?

Performance

That snappy flex feel that testers notice indoors always translated to rapid-fire edging moves and loaded-up, slingshot-style, rebounding transitions on snow. The thin-walled polyurethane cuff wraps the leg shaft and gives a skier two joy-sticks for driving skis in all directions with no-delay transmission of movement. The switch to polyurethane from its original (and somewhat problematic) Grilamid construction gives the thin, springy cuff a little more dampness and gravity than before, which testers continue to like. The Hawx Ultra 130 S put skis of all widths on a rail and drilled turns at all speeds in all terrain. A few bigger, taller guys said they could over-power the cuff during Flintstonian flexing, but generally it held up to normal all-mountain abuse. The thinned-out shell wall in the lower boot and cuff gives the boot a noticeably light feel, which combined with the snug fit translates into serious agility.

Cool Features

The Memory Fit shell molding feature allows a skier to oven-cook the boot, wear it for a couple minutes, cool it down and enjoy a more personalized fit. Most of our testers have liked the out-of-box fit just fine, however, and this year is no different. The Hawx Ultra 130 also comes with slate of handy stance-alignment options, from lateral cuff adjustment, to the Power Shift forward lean and flex adjustment (which accounts for the "S" in the model name), to an option on canted sole shims in 0.5- to 3.0-degrees in half-degree increments—bootfitters approve! The new Mimic liner utilizes a thin layer of heat moldable material close to the foot contact layer to provide a fine-tuned fit, post oven cooking.

Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Tech Compatible 
No

Atomic Ultra 130 S

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.0-30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Ultra 120, $725; Hawx Ultra 110, $600; Hawx Ultra 100, $475
Cantology Compatible 
No

The 2019/2020 Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 S was tested in the men's All-Mountain Traditional narrow category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

In its fourth encore performance the Hawx Ultra 130 S continued to impress, earning the second place ribbon in a highly competitive group—and just missed the top spot by a mere two-hundredths. Light, tight and right is what testers agreed on—one tester compared its fit to compression socks. Snug everywhere, especially in the cuff, but with extra room in the toebox and forefoot, testers applauded its connection to the ski. Tall-ish on the leg with a spring-loaded flex, testers loved it in all conditions.

The Fit

The boot sole length (BSL) of the Hawx Ultra 130 S is shorter by 5 mm than average and yet it fit as roomy in length as the rest of the group and might even sport a little extra width for the toes than most narrows. The Hawx Ultra Progressive Shell design leaves plastic thick where needed for support and stability but thins it out where better wrapping is required—this reduces weight and opens up some bonus interior room. Incorporated with the thin and feely Memory Fit 3D Platinum liner the Hawx Ultra 130 provides a locked-down fit from the midfoot to heel and up through the cuff while maintaining an open toebox. The feel against the leg was a little tall with an elasticized flex feel that gripped the calf firmly but without a pinch, testers said. Several testers mentioned that it's still not the easiest on and off.

Performance

That snappy flex feel that testers noticed indoors translated to rapid-fire edging moves and loaded-up, slingshot-style, rebounding transitions on snow. The thin-walled polyurethane cuff wraps the leg shaft and gives a skier two joy-sticks for driving skis in all directions with no-delay transmission of movement. The switch to polyurethane gives the thin, springy cuff a little more dampness and gravity than before, which testers liked. The Hawx Ultra 130 S put skis of all widths on a rail and drilled turns at all speeds in all terrain. A few bigger, taller guys said they could over-power the cuff during Flintstonian flexing, but generally it held up to normal all-mountain abuse. The thinned-out shell wall in the lower boot and cuff gives the boot a noticeably light feel, which combined with the snug fit translated into serious agility, testers agreed.

Cool Features

The Memory Fit shell molding feature allows a skier to oven-cook the boot, wear it for a couple minutes, cool it down and enjoy a more personalized fit. Most of our testers liked the out-of-box fit just fine, however. The Hawx Ultra 130 also comes with slate of handy stance-alignment options, from lateral cuff adjustment, to the Power Shift forward lean and flex adjustment (which accounts for the "S" in the model name), to an option on canted sole shims in 0.5- to 3.0-degrees in half-degree increments—bootfitters approve!

Total Avg Score 
4.57
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyurethane/n.a.
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.67
Dynamic Balance 
4.67
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.33
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.83
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.33
Tech Compatible 
No

Tecnica Mach1 MV 105 W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
Mach1 MV 95 W, $600
Cantology Compatible 
No

The 2019/2020 Tecnica Mach1 MV 105 W was tested in the women's All-Mountain Traditional medium width category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

Once again, the Mach1 MV 105 W amazed the test team with how well it pairs comfort with downhill performance. One tester called it a sleeper on the fit floor for how its instant luxury flies in the face of, well, how well it flies down steep faces. Another’s only comment was, rainbows, cotton candy, pillows, marshmallows. A third said, it rips. All mentioned that the polyurethane shell felt strong underfoot, and they agreed that it has a bit more instep room than many—a plus for high arches.

The Fit

Fit scores came in dead down the middle for a medium-width, with a few testers mentioning that it might trend a touch roomier than the category average. Most of the crew thought that the cuff height was right on the money, while a couple said it trended a bit taller. There were zero complaints about a too-tight calf, but with its moldable plastic insert at the back of the calf good skiing gals with muscular lower legs should keep this boot in their top tier for Fall try-on.

Performance

On-snow this boot takes no prisoners--unless that's what you want. It can go either way--total domination on-piste and off-, or it can simply cruise from late-day start to early-apres toddies. One of the keys to the Mach1 line's success is its neutral stance set up that allows almost any skier to buckle-up, click-in and get to shredding without having to modify style or terrain selection. Testers mention that they instantly felt dialed and recommended it to any good skiing gal looking to up her game—or one who just wants to keep on doing what she's doing.

Cool Features

One of the coolest features of the Mach1 boots is the fact that many of their design elements are created with the help of a few of the best bootfitters in the USA—Project 165 is Tecnica's partnership with select bootfitters and their collaboration has been evident in the last couple seasons for Tecnica. One of their crew is an ABB tester—Greg Hoffmann! The Mach1's Custom Adaptive Shape (C.A.S.) shell construction offers pre-dimpled areas on the shell where a heat stretch is more easily accomplished and will hold better over time. The C.A.S. liner is highly shaped to match the foot's anatomy and is both moldable and grindable, due to its firm EVA foam construction. The C.A.S. Cuff Adapt feature utilizes a taco-shaped heating pad that warms the low-temperature plastic calf insert and liner to a molding temperature, and then simply wearing the boot will move the cuff to an ideal position for both slender or thick lower leg shapes.

Total Avg Score 
4.40
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyolefin/na
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.38
Dynamic Balance 
4.25
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.25
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.38
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.75
Tech Compatible 
No

Tecnica Mach1 LV 105 W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Mach1 LV Pro W, $840; Mach1 95 W, $600
Cantology Compatible 
No

The 2019/2020 Tecnica Mach1 LV 105 W was tested in the women’s All-Mountain Traditional narrow category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

The all-new Mach1 LV 105 W’s revised shell (taller cuff, more anatomical shaping in lower) and liner (more customizable material and better instep pocket for the top of foot) made for an instant hit with testers who pushed it straight onto the podium in a highly stacked field. The stance angles and properly snug low volume fit (lots of 1’s and 2’s on fit impressions scores) were ideal for our testers who said that this boot simply made them ski better, straightaway. And they look good, they said.

Total Avg Score 
4.64
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyolefin/n.a.
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.60
Dynamic Balance 
4.60
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.40
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.80
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.80
Tech Compatible 
No

Salomon S/Pro 100 W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
S/Pro 90 W, $675; S/Pro X80 W, $550; S/Pro 70 W, $425
Cantology Compatible 
No

The 2019/2020 Salomon S/Pro 100 W was tested in the women’s All-Mountain Traditional medium category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

Testers loved Salomon’s launch of the new women’s S/Pro 100 for its newfound room along the lateral border of the foot, additional ceiling height through the instep and its slightly more slender cuff grip along the leg shaft. It’s easier to get on and off than its predecessor medium width X-Pro, and testers said this new one snaps off crisper turns and drives the ski with a more direct-drive connection between movement and response. Custom Shell HD molding opened-up the calf fit for those who needed it.

Total Avg Score 
4.43
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane w/ fiberglass Coreframe/polyurethane/n.a.
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.50
Dynamic Balance 
4.13
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.50
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.63
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.38
Tech Compatible 
No

Salomon S/Max 120 W

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
S/Max 110 W, $800; S/Max 90 W, $675; S/Max 70 W, $480
Cantology Compatible 
No

The 2019/2020 Salomon S/Max 120 W was tested in the women’s All-Mountain Traditional narrow category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

The debut of the women’s S/Max was met with widespread tester approval. While some boots are powerful but heavy, and others might be agile and light yet unstable—testers said that the new S/Max 120 W combines all performance elements in a perfectly even blend. They also like its true to narrow class fit—very snug in all the right places. One tester said, look out ladies, there’s a new boss b!#(% in town--powerful, driven, and tight. Very quick Custom Shell HD molding made subtle but good changes, they said.

Total Avg Score 
4.58
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane w/ fiberglass Coreframe/polyurethane
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.60
Dynamic Balance 
4.60
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.60
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.60
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.50
Tech Compatible 
No

Roxa R/Fit W 95

Gender 
Women's
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide
Cantology Compatible 
No
Tech Compatible 
No

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