Testers liked the new Cosmos Tour for its clean lines and appealing fit characteristics. Testers say its a softer, gentler mirror image of the Cosmos Pro, and they liked the slightly more open fit tension powered by its half-step-down PWR Lite Tour liner.
Testers liked the rearfoot (heel, ankles, instep) fit which offered a nicely controlled roll from edge to edge in predictable lateral moves. They said that the length fit is short, as with the Pro, and the toebox a little cramped, so testers suggest that going a size up from one's typical size might be the trick with the Cosmos Tour. In their normal size, testers rated the boot a snug medium--going up a size would proportionately open-up the fit and better match Scott's 103.5mm last width billing, they thought.
Testers loved the touring range of motion and quality of cuff rotation--it was one of the best movers of the BC bunch we tested, they said. Descending power was limited in the fore-aft plane, as testers agreed that the Tour was even more prone to forward collapse than the Pro. Testers mention that for skiers most focused on a great fit for touring and easy-going downhill routes this would be a great choice. Shorter, lighter, less-aggressive pilots would be best-suited here, they advised.
“Thin in heel and out-flaring in the forefoot. Rearfoot control of this boot translates to solid power when skiing. The open forefoot shape favors comfort on the tour. Edging action develops gently with this boot--these love consistent mid-radius turns. This is a consistent and dependable SUV of a boot--it gets you where you are going. Steady player--gives a predictability that could be reassuring in the backcountry.” -- Bob Gleason
“Envelopes my foot nicely.” -- Jim Schaffner
“The cosmos tour is a mere image fitwise of the pro ” -- Mark Elling