Fischer Transalp Thermoshape

Model Year
2017-18
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
102
Flex Index
90
Price (MSRP)
$650.00USD

The Gist

The 2018 Fischer Transalp Thermoshape fits and feels good, said testers, who also liked its touring range of motion, light (enough) weight and convenience of use. They found its descent performance a bit lacking.

The Fit

The Transalp Thermoshape's out-of-box fit was right on the money for a 102 mm last, testers said. Plenty of room in the lower boot and calf, with a soft feeling flex against the leg and an adequately cushioned liner tongue. They liked the fit while touring as well.

Performance

Fischer's materials don't specify the Transalp Thermoshape's flex index but testers said it was very soft—our guess at 90 is probably still a little high. Testers felt the weak forward support and occasionally collapsing flex feel made it difficult to control the ski's shovel and they felt stability on edge was hampered as well. They suggested this one is best for light weight skiers and long tours on low-angle slopes.

Cool Features

The lace-up Ultralon padded liner was a tester favorite here. Original Dynafit tech inserts used here as well.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
23.5-30-5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Wide
Also in this Collection 
Transalp TS Pro, $800; Transalp TS Vacuum, $800
Cantology Compatible 
No
  • 2017-18 Fischer Transalp Thermoshape at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer Transalp Thermoshape at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer Transalp Thermoshape at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “They fit and feel good—warm with nice features.” -- Andrew Orlich
  • “Super roomy, great high-volume fit. Comfortable with adequate edge power.” -- Bob Kuehn

Caveats

  • “Edge power is sub-par and the flex collapses easily.” -- Andrew Orlich
  • “Flex felt very soft.” -- Bob Kuehn

This boot available at...

Teton VIllage, WY
Revelstoke, BC
Missoula, MT
Pagosa Springs, CO
Golden, CO
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Westborough, MA
Plymouth, MI

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