Roxa RX 1.0

Model Year
2016-17
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
98mm
Flex Index
95
Price (MSRP)
$875.00USD

The Gist

A super light mountaineering boot with a convenient touring mode that could be good for rando race applications or low-angle woods exploration—testers found the RX 1.0 a little under-gunned for serious downhill performance.

Fit

This is a compact unit, fitting shorter than most in length and tighter than most 98mm boots in the toebox, testers agreed. Going up one size might be the key for all-day touring comfort, they said. The cuff fits low on the leg with a firm tongue against the shin. Testers said the flex was long and soft.

Performance

The light weight and hike mode range of motion were stellar—great for ascending, testers concurred. The low cuff height and collapsing flex made this a foot-steering machine with low horsepower for controlling skis. Long approaches, however, will not phase this one.

Cool Features

The oversized hike mode switch was easy to operate and availed a ton of range of movement—so testers approved. Low-tech fittings are standard Dynafit certified and the 45mm power strap is a pulley-style, set-and-close number.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.0-30.0
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Narrow

Kudos

  • “Skis better than it looks and feels.” -- Kevin Gabriel
  • “Crazy light ski mountaineering boot for approaches or rando racing.” -- Greg Coulter
  • “Its light weight is its best feature—convenient tour mode mechanism.” -- Jeff Harper
  • “Its lightness allows quick moves.” -- Bob Gleason

Caveats

  • “Mid-shin gets bit.” -- Kevin Gabriel
  • “Stance is too upright for skiing.” -- Greg Coulter
  • “Odd flex in ski mode, made tongue feel sharp.” -- Jeff Harper
  • “Tight on the toes, lateral midfoot and heel. Uncomfortable.” -- Bob Gleason

This boot available at...

Mammoth Lakes, CA
Steamboat Springs, CO
Portland, OR

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