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
- Item #FIS007K
What do you think about this product?
March 3, 2020
Pretty good for a crossover boot
Got about six days on these so far, I mostly resort ski in winter and tour in spring. Over a pound lighter than my previous and a better walk mode so that's a good improvement. I found them comfortable out of the box. However on the mountain, they have been by far the coldest boots I've ever owned. I assume it's the combination of the thin plastic, thin liner, and light construction (wind/water gets in easily at the toe if not buckled tight, and also above the heel where the walk mech is). Even on "warm" days in the low 30's, I have to duck into the lodge after an hour or two to warm up, never had that prob before. Not sure if I could handle a single digit or teens days. Those little stick on toe warmer things seem to help, but I'm in the process of buying new liners, footbeds, maybe some punching which I normally don't need to do. Original liners are already falling apart, and as you can see in photo they are perforated (which will probably be nice for spring touring). Customer service was disappointing, emailed asking for a recommendation of warmer liners and they told me to buy some heated footbeds. Anyway, they ski pretty well, on the light side of 130, would like to see how the do driving a powerful ski (only tried lighter ones for now), forward lean adjustment would be nice (it does have a spoiler thing). For the original price I would stay away, but on sale they are okay.
January 21, 2020
Outstanding Boot for Most Applications
First, I'm a new skier in my third full season since converting from snowboarding. I don't have much to compare these to, but wow. With the walk mode, the boot makes skinning and walking around much nicer that I experienced with my first pair of (Lange) alpine boots. I don't do a ton of touring, so I wasn't looking for a uber-light fancy touring boot, and this falls nicely in the category of where I do most of my skiing... frontside, with a good bit of side-country skin/hike laps, and the occasional tour. This is my second season in these, approaching ~80 days and so far, they've held up extremely well for me. I don't see any excessive wear inside or out. I'm a fairly light (165lb) skier, so I'm probably not punishing them as heavier skiers might. Regardless, I do tend to throw myself down the fall line and through the trees, hitting features along the way. I use them across 4 or 5 different skis/bindings, and it's great to have one boot option. All in all, I'd say Fischer nailed it with the stiffness, comfort, durability, and adaptability to various types of skiing and skis/bindings.
January 10, 2020
Bad Liners, Terrible Customer Service
Stay away from these boots. I bought these less than a year ago. I did put over a hundred days in between the resort and backcountry. But before I had them a year, the tongue ripped out of one of the liners. When I tried to warranty the product, Fischer said this was not covered. All my follow-ups have been ignored. Whatever the benefits are of how these ski, they are not worth it. The liners are terrible and the customer service is worse. I'd guess that will probably reflect what will happen if anything goes wrong with these pieces of junk.
March 4, 2019
Perfect Flex, Pretty light
The flex on these are not only the perfect amount, but it is super progressive and made the skis extremely easy to drive. When touring up, you'd never know you had 130 flex freeride boots on, and on the way down, you'll never know you have lightweight touring boots on.
January 30, 2019
Hard Charging Freeride Touring Boot
This boot really is a game changer. Until the last couple years, you really couldn't find boots that were 130 flex, truly skied like a quality freeride boot, had a great walk mode with 55 degrees of motion, are lightweight, and still have the durability to ski hard at the resort all season without having issues. Well, this boot is all those things. I have a narrow foot and struggle to find boots that can really lock in my heel. The 99 last and liner on this boot were comfortable from day one and keep me locked in so I can charge hard. The 130 flex is great for pushing the limits of your skiing ability, Walk mode is super easy to switch to and lends great mobility. I wear a size 9 shoe and ski in the 25.5 for a tight performance fit, although a 26.5 would be fine as well and a little more comfortable. I am really liking this boot and look forward to many more days in them.
January 7, 2019
Light as a feather
Best ski boots I have ever worn. Put them on then forget that they are on your feet. The support is stiff as a board in ski mode and will keep you from looking goofy in walk mode. The insulation liker does its job and keeps those pig-toes nice and warm even in some hefty wind on the lifts. it is AMAZING HOW LIGHT THESE BOOTS ARE!!! No seriously, these boots felt like they were about half the weight of a normal pair. Would highly recommend if you are looking to have locked in ankles and would also need a light boot for touring.
December 19, 2018
Performance + Comfort
Performance + Comfort
December 13, 2018
Peromance + Comfort
The hubby loves stiff boots, cause he goes fast like a bat out of heck. However, he finds most boots very painful. But, not these! He loved them out of the box, which is nothing shy of a miracle. 130 flex is responsive, without killing the calves. He has a wider fore-foot, but the 99 last is somehow okay for him. So, I think the pre-molded liners must have been thought out to perfection. The powder was heavy and slow things down, this day. So, he didn't get a chance to catch much air. But, I feel confident the boots will handle that just and drops just fine, as well. These boots do fit in a normal alpine binding, without having to change the soles for backcountry skiing. So, yet another feature that makes these an easy sell. Get the Switch Bindings and you have a one quiver set up for resort, side and backcountry. So, now I have to figure how to afford these, because he's got his heart set on them. Hahah
November 15, 2018
The new Baseline
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.
November 5, 2018
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.
February 24, 2019
What is the forward lean of these boots?
March 10, 2019
Hi Corey- These boots have a forward lean of 16 degrees, 18 degrees with removable spoiler.