Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of Fischer Travers Carbon Alpine Touring Boot on January 6, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When I first got my hands on the Fischer Travers Carbon, I was amazed at the simplicity in the boot overall and its weight.
Essentially 1 KG per boot, with its closure/buckle system centered around a BOA synch for the lower and booster strap for the upper - It couldn't be any more streamlined.
The initial impression was how comfortable and dialed in you can get the fit, right out of the box. I eventually heated the liners and was able to get it perfect, but right from the beginning I was impressed with its comfort and fit. The BOA allows you to get a consistent and tight fit around your forefoot without any pressure points.
The boot last is marketed as 100mm and I would agree, and even say that it could fit a slightly wider foot (my feet vary in width often) - I have not noticed any slop.
The walk mode on this boot is simple and very stiff. Its a quick flip of the lever and you go from the full range of motion in tour mode, to a roughly 95 flex when the power strap is ratcheted down and the BOA synched. The transition from tour/ski is roughly 10 seconds per boot.
The touring speaks for itself. Super effortless motion in tour mode, great action from the cuff, and simple walk/ski mechanism.
The boot also crushes on the down - especially when paired with a lighter weight kit. If you keep it all (skis/bindings) under 7.5 pounds (an easy task with the assortment these days) - you will float on the skin track and shred on the down.
For the simplest touring boot on the market with the highest amount of comfort and skiability for its weight class - The Travers is top class.