Rossignol Pure Elite 120

Model Year
2017-18
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
98
Flex Index
120
Cantology Compatible
YES
Price (MSRP)
$750.00USD

The Gist

One of the 3 top-scoring boots in the women's All-Mountain narrow group, the 2018 Rossignol Pure Elite 120 returned to impress our test team this year. Unchanged this season (and why would you?), the Pure Elite 120 garnered praise for its solid, stable 120-flex horsepower combined with its high comfort-quotient. One tester requested a couch made from its yummy fluffy liner material.

The Fit

Testers agree it's one of the roomiest of the narrow category—borderline medium—with a tall and upright feeling cuff and a roomy toebox (length, width & height). A few of our low-volume testers successfully dropped down one size in this model. On the whole, testers don't mind the extra room, and they say that the anatomical shaping is spot-on for the human foot and leg. They all love the faux fur, and universally praise the evenly progressive flex feel, if firm, at a legit 120.

Performance

Our taller, more aggressive skiers loved the Elite 120's tall, upright and stiff cuff in their normal size—they had the long leg leverage to get over the top of this boot and uncork its raw power and quickness. So too, did the shorter testers who were able to size down and get a lower cuff fit. Average height and shorter testers who stuck with their normal size felt a little pushed back onto their heels by the cuff and commented that they wanted a little heel lift to help put them in the driver's seat. Every tester, to a woman, agreed this is one powerful and responsive ride.

Cool Features

The fuzzy liner is made with Thinsulate and Merino wool, so high warmth scores were not a figment of testers' imaginations. A set of WTR (Walk to Ride) soles is available as an accessory (nice for walking, compatible with WTR bindings only).

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
Pure Elite 90, $550; Pure Elite 70, $450
Cantology Compatible 
Yes
Total Avg Score 
21.06
  • 2017-18 Rossignol Pure Elite 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • 2017-18 Rossignol Pure Elite 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test
  • Linda Parazoo testing the 2017-18 Rossignol Pure Elite 120 at America's Best Bootfitters Boot Test

Kudos

  • “I like this boot—it skis well, looks good and is user-friendly!” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “Comfy, sexy and explosive—this is a badass boot for any ripper!” -- Ashley Teren
  • “Doesn't seem narrow but it performs like a champ!” -- Megen Johnson
  • “My favorite boot all around! I even circled back to re-test it and I still loved it!” -- Kelsey Holmer
  • “Fuzzy and lovely but snappy and commanding—good for strong skiers.” -- Michael Kendrick Powderly
  • “This boot has shelf appeal!” -- Danielle Goldsmith
  • “This boot charges in all conditions—you don't have to do much and it performs!” -- Julia Carr
  • “For a performance narrow boot it was surprisingly easy to get on and had enough liner to be warm.” -- Deb Mjelde
  • “This true 120 flex provides feedback through all phases of the turn.” -- Linda Parazoo
  • “You feel like a super star—I love the way it skis!” -- Liz Elling
  • “At first I thought it was a bit much, but now I'm a big fan of the liner!” -- Colleen McGuire

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