Fischer RC4 105 Boa MV

Model Year
2023-2024
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$650.00USD

The new Fischer RC4 105 MV BOA VAC GW impressed our test team not just with its encryption styled letters and numbers naming scheme but for its simplicity of design and straightforward on-snow character. The MV sits in between the LV with its ZipFit liner option and the 95 flex HV widebody cruiser, and testers thought it filled that niche. They gave the MV fit scores that put it on the roomy end of the medium width group, but they did like the way that the new BOA lower boot closed down, a click at a time to snug the fit around the foot.

It took our testers a little bit of fiddling to figure out how to dial in (literally) their preferred BOA fit, and until they realized that the tension could be backed off one click at a time rather than popping the reel to release all cable tension they cussed a bit. Once testers had played with it a bit, they turned into BOA fans for the most part. They said that in the RC4 105 MV BOA the cabling did not seem to impede entry and exit.

With neutral stance angles and a cuff height that testers called ideal, the RC4 105 MV BOA was easy to access for good skiing, they said, and they especially liked the flex feel against the shin which they characterized as on-the-money for a 105 flex. Testers appreciated the no fuss 45mm Velcro power strap and traditional buckles on the cuff. The insert-style cuff adjustment feature is solid, if tools-required, and they liked an option to Vacuum mold the boot, though there was no immediate need to expand the shell, testers said. They suggested going LV if the relaxed fit of the MV felt a bit too comfortable out of the box.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
105 (no BOA), 95 (no BOA)
Cantology Compatible 
No
Total Avg Score 
4.33
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
Vacuplast/carbon-infused polyurethane
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.00
Dynamic Balance 
4.67
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.33
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.33
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.33
Tech Compatible 
No

Kudos

  • “The BOA offers a nice wrap on the foot--and the cuff wraps the leg nicely too.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Runs a little big but it skied ok. Great instep fit!” -- Liz Elling

Caveats

  • “Too roomy and gappy a fit to extract maximum performance.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Not sure about the BOA. Hard to get the pair's fit tension to match. ” -- Liz Elling

This boot available at...

Pagosa Springs, CO
Glenmont, NY
Ann Arbor, MI
Plymouth, MI
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Newton, MA
Avon, CO

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