• ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD is the quintessential touring boot, light and efficient with equally impressive performance on the uphill and downhill exactly what you’d expect the love child of Atomic’s Hawx Ultra (alpine) and Backland (touring) boots to look like. True to form, it weighs in at 1,320 grams with an expansive 54-degree range of motion.

    The Grilamid shell and cuff are reinforced for stiffness and performance, but otherwise, the boot’s minimalist design keeps weight down. Four ALU buckles combine with an overlap design for a secure fit and plenty of power transfer through heavy, cruddy spring snowmaking it equally impressive that they’re so light.

    The energy backbone (at the rear of the cuff) helps with power transfer and keeps energy moving consistently from your leg to boot and beyond. Bonus points for comfort (post-ski, or in transit) thanks to a rockered rubber sole, and the washable liner is a total perk we never knew we needed and won’t ever be able to live without. Though at times we wished for a beefier liner that kept its shape and brought a bit more stiffness to the table.
    —Crystal Sagan
    @atomicski

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • Dalello

    Lupo AX 110 W

    $950.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Touring boots can sometimes ski like, well, touring boots. Which is exactly why we were excited to find the inbounds-like performance of the Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W in out-of-bounds territory. The cabrio design delivers versatility with a fully removable polyamide tongue for unrestricted uphill travel, plus a noticeable dynamic rebound that brought them to life on the downhill.

    Constructed of IRFAN, a lighter and updated version of polyurethane, the Lupo AX shores up fit with three buckles and a power strap to help ensure energy isn’t lost in translation between foot and ski. Out of the box, the 100-millimeter last Lupo AX was comfortable on narrow-ish feet, and better for average-volume feet. No more accidentally slipping into walk mode: The ski/walk toggle only moves if you put enough forward pressure on the boot before flipping it.

    Worth considering: At 1640 grams, the Lupo AX 110 not a featherweight touring boot, but we’ll take that trade for the extra performance. —Crystal Sagan

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    Dalello

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    100

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • Tenica

    Mach 1 Pro W LV

    $840.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    Tecnica’s Mach 1 Pro W LV doesn’t mess around. With a 115 flex and design that focuses on a more upright stance specific to the female anatomy, I felt like this boot effortlessly drove my skis down the hill.

    It is part of Tecnica’s new women’s boot collection, born from the creation of their new Women to Women (W2W) project—an initiative to connect women’s specific products to the women’s skiing community. The Mach 1 Pro W LV boasts the Custom Shape Cuff Adapter that allows bootfitters to easily mold the upper cuff to the shape of a women’s lower leg, and a newly engineered fiber, called celliant, that contains minerals that turn body heat into infrared energy to reflect back onto the foot. In short, these boots are great for ripping up the resort, and keeping the feet warm, even on frigid East Coast days. —Caitlin Kelly

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    Tenica

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    115

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • SALOMON

    X Max 120 W

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    With a 120 flex, the X Max 120 W is the stiffest non-race women’s boot in Salomon’s lineup, and the stiffest (and most powerful) women’s boot we tested.

    Ski hard, fast, and in control in the X Max 120 knowing the energy transfer from body to ski edge will be efficient, at a minimum. A blend of Polyamide and Polyurethane in the lower shell allows for fit, strength, and power transfer to collectively find a happy medium. An oversized pivot connecting the lower shell with the cuff helps reduce play where energy might otherwise be lost, as does an extra-large power strap.

    Out of the box fit for narrower, lower volume feet was comfortable with a 98-millimeter last and heat-molded liners. Find extra wiggle room in the top buckle by quickly flipping the receiving end 90-degrees and sliding along a track, closer or farther from the buckle, instead of breaking out a screw driver. —Crystal Sagan

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    SALOMON

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    120

    Last

    98 or 104

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • TECNICA

    Zero G Guide Pro W

    $840.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Zero G Guide Pro from Tecnica is a legit touring boot that skis like an alpine boot. The traditional four-buckle, overlap design brings power and energy to the table and a beefy 45-millimeter power strap adds noticeable stiffness to a 115 flex. Bi-injected Grilamid keeps the stiffness and weight in an appropriate range for a touring boot (1660 grams) thanks in part to the inherent strength-to-volume ratio of the plastic.

    Dimples on common fit problem areas (like both sides of the widest part of your forefoot) act as a roadmap for bootfitters on the anatomically shaped lower shell and cuff, so heating and punching out the 99-millimeter last shell is easier.

    Tecnica’s Women to Women initiative designed the Zero G Guide Pro from the ground up to ensure fit, features, and performance. Bottom line: Performance so dialed you’ll forget you’re wearing a touring boot.
    —Crystal Sagan

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    TECNICA

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    115

    Last

    99

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots