Testers liked the completely revised Cochise 105 W. It’s lighter and has a curvier, more anatomical fit. It’s put together well and has plenty of skiing power. An improved hike mode range of motion and cool new cosmetics lift this boot’s star another notch.
Tecnica nailed the fit, testers said. At 99mm, it’s right between narrow and medium. The liner felt cushioned and firm. It won’t pack out nor feel harsh.
Firm hold in key fit zones (like the heel and ankle) belies the soft touch against the foot.
Testers appreciated the new anatomical sculpting of the C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) shell and liner that combine to provide a welcoming fit at traditional problem areas (big toe, forefoot, navicular bone, ankles and Achilles) while maintaining snugness where needed.
The new Power Light Design shell incorporates a stiffer, thinner plastic along the base of the lower boot and up into the rear spine. That creates a lighter but simultaneously stronger feel on snow. Testers liked how powerful, smooth and connected turns felt; much quicker and livelier than the Cochise of old.
Stance angles and cuff height were on the money. Testers said the stiffness was as advertised and there was no unwanted rearward movement while skiing. The hike mode range of motion was excellent both forward and rearward with an improved, frictionless feel.
The C.A.S. (Custom Adaptive Shape) shell and liner are designed to make bootfitting modifications targeted and effective. The materials and construction makes it easy for techs to get targeted stretches and grinds to improve fit comfort while keeping the overall fit performance snug. Bravo Tecnica.
Dynafit certified tech inserts at the toe and heel provide options on lighter bindings for touring. Testers said the Merino wool liner construction keeps things soft and warm.