Fischer RC Pro 130 Vacuum Full Fit

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100
Flex Index
130
Price (MSRP)
$850.00USD

The Gist

Testers said that the 2018 Fischer RC Pro 130 Vacuum Full Fit is a luxury S.U.V. built for big guys with thicker feet and legs looking for the kind of all-mountain performance that stems from a dialed stance and a solid, progressive flex.

The Fit

Roomy throughout and ultra-comfortable was the tester takeaway on this 100 mm, with most in agreement that it fit borderline wide-ride. They didn't mind this so much, and thought that the fit shape was well matched for a thicker foot and leg, but they placed it well on the wide end of the medium group's fit tension spectrum. The liner feel is well cushioned—more so than most boots at the 130 performance tier—which gave the RC Pro 130 more of a Lexus RX interior feel than, say, Audi R8. Nobody was really complaining about the luxuriant fit, let's put it that way.

Performance

The stance angles of the RC Pro pleased our test team, who felt well-centered in all directions and ready to ski. When compared with other medium-widths, quickness and power scores lagged a bit simply by virtue of the extra space and cushioning  that sapped some transmission of movement, but testers agreed that compared with other wide class rides (or perhaps if tested by thicker footed folk) the response and quickness would be right on target.

Cool Features

While most people assume that customizable shell technology is all about making a fit more open, Fischer's unique Vacuum fitting system can tighten a boot's fit by way of controlling the compression rate of the molding bladders during the Vacuum process. The moniker, Vacuum Full Fit, indicates that this boot is Vacuum system customizable in both the lower shell and upper cuff.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
RC Pro Thermoshape, $600; RC Pro 110 Vacuum Full Fit, $800; RC Pro 100 Thermoshape, $500
Cantology Compatible 
Total Avg Score 
19.20
  • 2017-18 Fischer RC Pro 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer RC Pro 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Fischer RC Pro 130 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “More forward lean than most—lets you bring your hips ahead and bend the ski.” --
  • “Would work really well for a larger dude—like Shrek! Held an edge well.” -- Dave Alleman
  • “Easy on, easy off, comfortable, with a progressive flex!” -- Erik Korman
  • “Great positioning—quick, agile, on and off really easy. I love it!” -- Dallas Goldsmith
  • “Stance lets you do the bendy stuff with knee, ankle and hip—made big smiles.” -- Eino Holm
  • “Would be great for someone with a thick lower leg.” -- Stacy Crumpler

Caveats

  • “Pretty loose everywhere, especially in the cuff.” -- Stacy Crumpler
  • “More toe room shouldn't equal more heel room.” -- Kevin Anderson
  • “Cushy liner—too much cush for a 130.” --
  • “Bring me da bucket.” -- Erik Korman

This boot available at...

Missoula, MT

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