Our test team called the 2018 Fischer Hybrid 120+ Vacuum Full Fit a precise, quick turner that skied well right out of the box. Vacuum molding will be the ace in the hole for wider and higher volume feet.
The highly cushioned liner was pleasant on initial try on, but testers agreed that the Hybrid 120+ didn't feel as wide as a 103 mm last would suggest. They noted it ran slightly shorter than most and said the forefoot, instep and navicular areas felt more mediumish in fit. They thought that Vacuum forming was the smart option for those who didn't find the stock fit ideal—both the upper cuff and lower boot are Vacu-Plast, the heat moldable plastic that the Fischer Vacuum system matches to foot and leg shape using pressurized bladders. For high-volume footed skiers chronically in-between sizes, this might be one to go up a size with, testers also thought.
Testers liked rolling turn to turn with the Hybrid 120's upright stance, finding that linking quick turns came easily. Balanced, accessible power on edge, is how one tester described its on-snow character. Generally, testers trended toward precision moves rather than powerhouse carves, but most said there was plenty of torque on tap when they asked for it.
The Hike Lock mode cuff release mechanism works just fine for unlocking a smooth walking range of motion, testers said. The Hybrid 120+ is designed with Fischer's Soma-Tec abducted stance—particularly well suited to more duck-footed skiers.
“An upright stance—okay for standing against it and letting it ride! Strong laterally.” -- Mike Evans
“Precise! Functions like a good All-Mountain boot.” -- Eric Kipp
“Nice and cushy initial fit. Easy on and off and warm.” -- Kevin Gabriel
“Quickness and steering is this boot's strength—varies shape and radius easily.” --