All-mountain evolution with hardcore heritage.
What happens when a downhill racer with thighs of steel meets a free spirit with alpine wanderlust? Very likely, the Lange RX 130 Ski Boot, an all-mountain powerhouse with stiff 130 flex and insatiable curiosity. And its warm, high-density liner means this next generation can rove and rip all day in comfort.
- Polyether shell and polyurethane cuff for light weight and high-octane performance
- 130 flex is stiff for hard-charging but forgiving enough for a pain-free ride; mono-injection provides a smooth, consistent flex, regardless of temperatures
- 100mm width provides ample room but narrow heel for secure hold
- True-lasted Control Fit liner provides precise, energy-efficient, ultra-comfy fit; saddle-stitched seams eliminate hot spots
- Power Wedge tongue wraps the leg for a sensitive and powerful response
- One-piece toe box, instep pocket, and anatomical padding provide optimal comfort and security
- Natural stance complements the more upright modern ski design, with a 4-degree ramp angle and 12-degree (14-degree with spoiler) forward lean
- Canting adjustment of plus or minus 1.5 degrees for fine tunes
- Extruded aluminum buckles are low-profile, for speed and security
- Camlock 40mm power strap gives you added power-transfer and security
- Ultra Grip sole provides maximum traction and hold while you're walking on a slick surface or booting out of bounds
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GREAT!!! Only 1 problem: Leaks :-(
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used my new RX 130's only 1.5 days. One full day last Sunday at Stowe, VT (very cold day with temps in the lower digits on the top of the mtn), and then Tuesday night at Wachusett, MA where I skied for 3h in warm temps (40's).
Both times the boots were absolutely GREAT to ski in... excellent control and I can say they are the most comfortable performance boots I ever skied in!!! (My previous boots were a 2011 Tecnica Viva Inferno Fling Flex 90 98-Last - which BTW: felt stiffer than these Lange RX 130s, skied very well, but at the price of suffering great pain many occasions).
The ONLY problem I have with these new Lange RX 130 is that they do leak!!! The liners got really wet, after both times I skied with them, even after the day when I had just 3h of ski(!). I never had wet liners with any of my previous boots, so I am not sure if I should keep these RX 130 boots or not... I worry about possible frostbites when I'll get to ski in really cold temps (I did get a bad case of frostbitten toes in 2013 after a day of skiing at -27C (-17F) .... so the perspective of skiing with wet toes does not cheer me up at all)
Lange Girl Not Included
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Sorry to burst your bubble on the Lange Girl disclaimer, but at the very least these boots will make you ski like a pro, which improves your chances with the ladies at apres! Next time you're on the tram at Snowbird, in line at KT, or standing on top of Corbitz, take a look around, I guarantee you the green shells of these boots will be overwhelmingly present. That's because they're one of the most popular inbound boots chosen by your local rippers. Without reading any tech specs or reviews, that to me speaks wonders.
I believe one of the things that make this boot so successful is their fit. On the one hand, they are a Lange boot, which, if you aren't familiar, is almost synonymous with narrow feet. With that being said, Lange has gone the extra step to allow us fat footed skiers to enjoy their product with this 100mm last version. But be warned, it's still a very low volume, very snug fit. That, combined with their power wedge tongue, makes my feet like they are suctioned into the boot. It's almost a feeling of harmony between my boots and my legs, like they are fused together as one, which is a good thing. This gives me the ultra responsiveness, power and confidence I need to drive those fat skis on the steep and gnarly.
Lange RX 130 Ski Boot - Men's
Great boot but...
I didnt buy these here (mistake #1)...I have about 120 days on a pair of these. They are stiff (they do feel softer in warmer temps, but dont all boots?) I am extremely pleased with how they ski/feel but have had a problem Lange shells. These were a warranty replacement for Super Banshees which also cracked. I super attentive during closure so I know thats not the issue. I think there are 2 possible issues. 1) they crack right where the upper cuff hits the overlap during flex, so it could be that the strap to the lower buckle has a sharp edge. 2) When you take the boot off the tongue gets pinched in between the overlap. Over time, it may be that this leaves a small cut in the overlap that begins to open when stressed. Either way I need boots that last longer than 1 1/2 seasons.Not a big fan of cam lock either. They are heavy, and difficult to thread when its bitter cold.replaced em with a standard powerstrap.
Too bad because I like these boots otherwise.
Some fit notes
After trying all of the 100 mm lasted stiff boots that Backcountry is selling this year, I ended up on this one. The boot flexes really soft indoors and doesn't become a fully beefed 130 flex until the temp hits about 25 is what I read, but I can't confirm or deny that (only can agree that the boot is soft at room temp). What I can say is that the Lange 100mm last is perfect for people who dont' want to swim in their boots but have midfoot pain when buckling down the narrower lasted (usually 97 or 98mm) offerings in the 130 flex range. This boot fits me out of the box better than my previous boot (a Lange 130 WC) even after it had hours of work done on it. Even if I'm going to lose a bit of stiffness, I think the happy feet will make me ski harder.
The boot is overall still much lower volume than Tecnica's demon series, although the demons flex stiffer. Compared to the XT 130, I felt that the RX had a much more progressive flex. The fit was almost exactly the same, but the RX has a MUCH nicer stock liner than the XT. I will update this review with some on-snow notes later in the season.