Roxa R3W 105 T.I.

Model Year
2019-20
Category
All-Mountain Freeride
Last Width
99
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$750.00USD

The 2019/2020 Roxa R3W 105 T.I. was tested in the women's On-Off Area medium width category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

The 2019 Roxa R3W 105 T.I. returned to our boot test with only minor changes, and our test team approved again! It's a svelte 99 mm three-piece (cabrio), contouring closely along the curves of the foot and lower leg and minimally padded with a full-thermo Intuition liner. The Grilamid shell and Polyurethane cuff combine for a unique blend of light weight and strong flex feel. The hike mode's range of travel is impressive, testers said.

The Fit

Testers say this 99 mm rides the fit fence between the medium width and narrow groups. The toebox is snug, and the shell feels very close to the navicular and ankle bones—most testers had a full liner molding on their to-do lists. The heel pocket is tight but right. The calf offers a bit of relief from the squeeze, so average legs attached to slender feet will do well here. Testers noted a sharp feeling tongue against the shin, and again were hopeful that liner cooking would put that to bed.

Performance

Uncharacteristic of a three-piece construction, testers said the flex feel is stout (stiffer than the 105 labeling) and because it starts from an upright position it required some push to find a fore-aft sweet spot. Testers liked the power that the solid cuff generated in lateral moves and said it tipped all manner of skis onto edge and held them there well. The boot's performance sweet spot is in the lateral moves, testers agreed, allowing the stiff, thin-shell-walled lower boot to feel the snow surface and sink its teeth in. Transitions between turns were lively and quick and edging response was immediate, testers said.

Cool Features

Testers like the collection of gadgetry here. The power strap buckle is wide and easily dialed in for tension. The 45-degree second buckle retains the foot at the instep effectively. The ski-hike cuff lock is simple to actuate, and in conjunction with a long and friction-free range of travel in hike mode, they liked the easy roll of the GripWalk soles when walking. Note that the R3W 105 T.I. is tech compatible, and that if a skier plans to use them with alpine bindings, be sure those are GripWalk compatible.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
R3W 95 IR, $700; R3W 95, $625; R3W 85, $575
Cantology Compatible 
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
Grilamid/polyurethane/Grilamid
YES

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