Fischer Hybrid 120+ Vacuum Full Fit

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
103
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$800.00USD

The Gist

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 Fit

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.

Performance

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.

Cool Features

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.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
25.5-31-5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide
Also in this Collection 
N/A
Cantology Compatible 
No
Total Avg Score 
19.00
  • 2017-18 Fischer Hybrid 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer Hybrid 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer Hybrid 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “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.” --

Caveats

  • “Shoe box—contours in the wrong places out of the box.” --
  • “The only wide boot I had to put a thin sock on to ski.” -- Mike Evans
  • “Tight around the forefoot and navicular—needs Vacuum molding.” -- Eric Kipp

This boot available at...

Ellicottville, NY
Costa Mesa, CA
Ann Arbor, MI
Pagosa Springs, CO
Westwood, NJ
Newton, MA

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