Scott Celeste II

Model Year
2016-17
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
103.5mm
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$749.00USD

 

The Gist

Great anatomical fit paired with superior performance on both the ascent and descent. It handily took top honors in the women's Backcountry category.

Fit

Though it’s marked as a 103.5mm last, it fit more like a 98mm. Testers didn't mind; they liked the snug but even fit throughout the lower and the slightly relaxed shape in the toebox and forefoot. There were no hotspots in the well-padded yet squish-free liner, they said.

After giving the PWR Lite High thermo liner a good cook-and-mold, testers reported a nicely distributed snug-medium fit. The upper cuff impressed our crew. It’s has just-right height (no tib-fib fracture feel) and an even, progressive flex feel that testers described as a bit softer than the claimed 120.

Performance

Easy-peasy on all terrain and snow surfaces with a long-ranging and easily activated touring mode. The Celeste II received the best scores in the group for its ease of handling and stable predictability turn-to-turn. It requires no technique adjustments for the down; just point and go. Testers said that the stance is slightly upright but not backseat, making for a sustainable all-day starting position with a soft-enough flex to effectively manage the front of the ski.

Cool Features

Testers liked the Vibram sole's grip for walking and said the Dynafit-certified tech inserts found their home every time without hassle. The Ergo micro-adjustable buckles are lightweight but straightforward to use. Some testers liked the internal liner lacing system, while others found it a little bothersome for entry/exit and quick closure.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
23.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Wide

Kudos

  • “Really good quality of travel in touring mode.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Foot is held snugly in place but comfortable for long days on the skin track.” -- Filomena ' Mena' Dardani
  • “Makes powerful edging transitions confidently and handles with finesse.” -- Emma Christensen
  • “Silky smooth uphill and supportive on the way down. Excellent styling.” -- Kristina "Rev" Revello

Caveats

  • “Fits shorter than the norm and tighter than a 103 last.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Lacks energy and rebound, you tend to get stuck in a flexed position.” -- Filomena ' Mena' Dardani

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