The Transalp Vacuum TS Lite, Fischer's new foray into the tech-compatible, backcountry market, impressed testers with its lightweight feel and touring range of motion. Testers also liked the quality of the touring stride when in hike mode—citing the blend of three-piece and overlap constructions as a reason for the long and natural feel.
While the last width is listed at 102mm, rather than a Vacuum-style width range, testers found the fit to be fairly medium throughout all fit zones and comfortable right off the rack, without Vacuum molding.
Testers agreed that the Transalp was more climber than charger—they felt the flex was quite soft (though , in fact, we don't know how it's supposed to feel with no listed flex index for the boot) and that it lacked the lateral strength to manage wider, stiffer skis on edge. Testers suggested that this one was reserved for uphill athletes who place a premium on the ascent or for lighter weight skiers using narrower and softer skis.