The 2021/2022 Scott Celeste Tour was tested in the women’s Backcountry category by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
The Celeste Tour was our test team’s preferred women’s backcountry boot from Scott for its ideal flex feel and a roomy-medium fit throughout the lower boot and cuff. They liked that it handled what they threw at it on the down without complaint and strode out like it meant business in touring mode. At a slightly stiffer 110 flex and a firmer PWR Lite High liner, testers said it edged out its softer sis Celeste in performance and would be worth the extra C-note for more aggressive skiers.
Testers put the fit in the lower and upper to the wide side of the medium class—so not too far off of its wide ride last width indicator, and surprisingly testers said it ran slightly more roomy than the softer Celeste due to the differing liners. They liked the cuff’s fore-aft positioning and said that side to side it was neutral as could be. They did note that the internal ramp angle felt a bit steeper than average, which worked for those who preferred a fat heel lift typically.
At the 110 flex testers felt solid through variable terrain without over-flexing the cuff and they felt that the lateral and torsional capability of the boot was on target for backcountry applications. They loved the touring range of motion and ease of use in and out of cuff-release mode.
Dual pull loops on a tongue style, full-thermo liner made getting it on and off a snap, and the 12-14 degree forward lean adjustment is a useful feature to get the fore-aft sweet spot dialed.