Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 W

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain
Last Width
98
Flex Index
110
Price (MSRP)
$725.00USD

The Gist

Testers loved the 2018 Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 W enough to put it at the very top of the All-Mountain narrow field, and it was also the fourth highest scoring women's boot of the entire test. Light isn't always right, but in this case, testers said it was—for fit and performance combined.

The Fit

Narrows should be narrow, that's our stand, and here's what testers said about the Hawx Ultra 110 W's initial fit: Great for the true, narrow foot. Great, narrow, firm fit. Well-defined heel pocket. Good low-volume, snug, firm fit. Locked and loaded! Testers gave it such even fit scores, right down the narrow side of things, that the averages for five cards were the same as for fifteen. The team agreed there's a little bit of extra room in the toebox and at the calf and that's about it—evenly snug-side everywhere else. They all loved the spring-loaded flex feel, perhaps just a bit softer than the 110 billing, but a few mentioned that the inside half of the tongue was a bit jabby on the shin.

Performance

Extremely energetic was the consensus among testers, who enjoyed how the lively forward flex (powered by the Grilamid upper cuff) loaded and released energy with every turn. Feedback levels were high—with testers saying that they could feel every ripple in the snow beneath them, perhaps to a fault, with a few testers saying the transmissive feel could get jittery at times. Power to the edge was immediate and unfaltering.

Cool Features

For those who find perfectly snug just a little too constrictive, cooking the shell via the Memory Fit customization feature is a slick way to open up a little bit of extra room everywhere without blowing out the fit. Aside from being able to modify the flex and forward lean with the Power Shift mechanism on the rear cuff and make lateral stance changes with the on-board cuff adjustment, canted sole shims are available in 0.5- to 3.0-degree increments as an optional purchase.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Hawx Ultra 90 W, $475; Hawx Ultra 80 W, $350
Cantology Compatible 
Total Avg Score 
22.20
  • 2017-18 Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 W at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 W at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Atomic Hawx Ultra 110 W at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “Immediate edge control—reacted quickly with good feel for the snow.” -- Deb Mjelde
  • “Everyone will like this boot!” -- Liz Elling
  • “Killer stance and superhero flex. Perfect score!” -- Amy Post
  • “Wow this boot is a rocket! Great feel—an all-around hug.” -- Kelly Finnen
  • “Super snug all the way around. Very tactile boot!” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Empowering and slinky! The flex is right on.” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “Consistently strong from the tongue through the instep, providing a power shield to drive your turns!” -- Michael Kendrick Powderly
  • “Start your engine, this one's built to perform! Calling former racers!” -- Melodie Buell
  • “Such a great, responsive, lightweight boot! Rockstar skiing!” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “Solid contender in a strong category!” -- Danielle Goldsmith-Rahill
  • “Solid boot for the veteran skier who values performance over cush!” -- Catherina Simones
  • “Puts you right into position for your next turn.” -- Patti Zuber
  • “Black is the new skinny! I love how petite and cute my feet look!” -- Julia Carr
  • “I love the dynamic skiing of this boot—it's quick, responsive and light!” -- Kimberly Kinney

Caveats

This boot available at...

Plymouth, NH
Stowe, VT
Warren, VT
Ludlow, VT
Westborough, MA
Glenmont, NY
Valatie, NY

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