Testers loved the snug-side-of-medium-width lock down in this hyper light Freeride newcomer from Fischer. The 2019 My Ranger Free 110 impressed our test team with its slim look and very close fit in the lower boot that held every contour of the foot and leg with few hot spot complaints. The hike mode switch, hiding in plain sight under the top buckle on the lateral side of the cuff, was a favorite for how stealthy it was but also for how well it functioned.
Our test team placed this right between a medium and narrow—so pretty much what you'd expect from a 99 mm last. They gave it very even fit scores throughout the lower boot and upper cuff, meaning that it grabbed the foot and leg with a firm grip but in a contoured way that didn't offend bony bits or wide spots. They liked how easy it went on and off and that it buckled up in a straightforward, alpine sorta way without goofy overlaps and ladder straps. Not only did the My Ranger Free 110 get the highest score of the On-Off Area medium width group for Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel, it also outscored every On-Off Area boot in that criterion, regardless of its width group.
Bankable, regular, reliable from turn to turn, on every kind of terrain and snow surface is how testers described the My Ranger Free 110. They said it was more a steady-Eddie than it was lightning quick, but they praised the way they could count on this one for a powerful, smooth descent regardless of how they might have gotten to the top, whether by chairlift or sweat equity. The option to earn ones turns with this boot were the real deal, they said, citing its light weight (1580 grams in a 26/26.5) and a long-ranging, friction-free stride while in hike mode.
The My Ranger Free 110 ticks all the boxes for a modern, high performance On-Off Area (aka Freeride) boot: Grilamid shell and cuff, tech binding compatibility (Dynafit fittings), full-thermo liner, rockered soles (GripWalk), minimalist buckles and a superior cuff release and cuff rotation range of motion. And it does all of that with top shelf fit and performance. Well done, Fischer!
“Great boot. Snug, narrowish fit. Performed well in variable conditions.” -- Melodie Buell
“Very comfortable! I love the walk feature and the easy walking GripWalk soles on the bottom. Did well on the descent--remained very predictable and stable through all terrain. Crazy heel lock! ” -- Liz Elling
“A good 110 flex. Walk feature is new and different from others--located just under the upper buckle. The GripWalk soles provide confidence when walking.” -- Emily Poore
“Great range of fitting options with buckle length and features. Open locking buckles have great feel for tour mode. The cuff has a wide range of motion for touring. This is the kind of boot I'd be happy to spend a long day in for climbing and then charging downhill. The function of the rockered sole and tech binding compatibility is a huge plus. The liner is warm and its neoprene calf is silky and dry feeling.” -- Lexi White