Ranger Free 130 Alpine Ski Boot
The Fischer Men's Ranger Free 130 Alpine Ski Boot is an ultralight, freeride-oriented boot for quick, efficient ascents and performance-oriented descents. Its powerful 130 flex and Grilamid shell with carbon reinforcement in the cuff ensures a stiff, responsive, secure feel, whether you're taking powder laps in the backcountry or enjoying an afternoon ripping groomers in the resort. A narrow 99-millimeter last keeps your foot snugly in place as you make wide wiggles down steep, untouched bowls, and a simple flick of the Hike Ski lever into walk mode grants you with an impressive 55-degree range of motion so you can charge up the skin track with ease for another lap.
Inside the Ranger Free's sleek yet robust shell is a supportive, comfortable liner that can be easily thermo-molded for a customized fit, and features a moisture-wicking layer to transport sweat away from your foot when you're setting the skinner to get some fresh turns before work. On the bottom of the boot, a high-traction, rockered Vibram Gripwalk sole promotes a natural, comfortable gait, and provide reliable traction on icy bootpacks or adventures across the slick parking lot to the trailhead.
- Ultralight freeride boot for the backcountry and the resort
- Stiff 130 flex for hard-charging skiers
- 99-millimeter last for a precise, performance-oriented fit
- 55-degree range of motion in walk mode delivers uphill efficiency
- Grilamid and carbon shell provide powerful power transfer
- Vibram GripWalk soles add reliable grip on icy bootpacks
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- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This Ranger Free 130 from Fischer is a new standard for all hybrid boots. If you need a boot to perform at the resort, but also get you up hill touring then look no further.
Fischer has designed an internal ski/touring mechanism that gives you the performance of a 130 flex alpine boot, but the 55 degree motion of a touring boot. Simply switch over from walk to tour with the very discreet level below the top buckle. They are incredibly light so you are able to get multiple laps in the Backcountry, but super durable so you don't worry about blowing up your boots after dropping multiple cliffs.
Take this perfect hybrid boot and pair it with the best hybrid binding in the game - The Salomon Shift, now you have the ultimate resort/touring set up. A binding that is changing the game, and a boot that is the new standard. With this combination you'll never want to leave the mountain.
Right out of the box comfort is just the cherry on top. Get these boots so you can go another 5+years until you need new boots.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
One of my favorite, and truly the perfect hybrid, free-tour boot for 2019 season. These boots are not only the perfect boot for anyone who is looking for a "walk" mode in an alpine boot, but also a stiff, burly, touring boot for those wanting a do it all one boot quiver.
The tour mode on this boot is pretty unique in that the entire mechanism is internal. From the outside, looking at this boot, you'd have no idea that it is indeed a touring boot. The tour mode lever is located right below the top buckle and is pretty discreet. When the lever is flipped you enjoy 55 degrees range of motion, and when it's in ski mode - this boot is full value 130 flex!
I put a bunch of days on these inbounds last year and can say they are the a great inbounds boot, with the added ability to do a couple of touring laps when the snow is all tracked out at the resort.
I think these would be the perfect pair up with the new Shift binding from Salomon/Atomic - the perfect combination of inbounds and backcountry.
Also - they are super comfortable right out of the box, not in a sloppy way, but they are tight, comfortable liner/boot.