The 2021/2022 Lange RX 110 W LV was tested in the women’s All-Mountain Traditional narrow category by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
Oh, how many times has a women’s narrow-class Lange ended up on our podium’s top spot? That’s happened more times than you can count on two hands, and this year the RX 110 W L.V. did it again. Lange continues to impress with its ability to find fit and performance tweaks that push their boots a little further without running the risk of ruining a good thing. This year’s comfort and quickness kick-back comes from a new tongue construction utilizing a high cushion and rebound material also found in high end running shoes. Testers had positive things to say about the flex feel and fore-aft reaction time before they knew anything about the new tongue tech.
The RX narrows still manage to fit like narrows, just with fewer and fewer peak pressure points on common bony prominences—the shell shape is dialed and the so is the liner’s, testers unanimously report. Testers found that the boot offered just a fuzz more air space for the piggies in the toebox, but from there back everything was under fit tension lockdown with descent performance in mind. There were virtually no fit complaints outside of a few comments that the boot seemed to fit shorter than in the past (which may be an improvement, as an extra long fit has been mentioned before). There were several positive comments about the increased cushioning felt against the shin but without a mushy feel that detracted from a ski reaction to flexion—quite the opposite, the tongue felt cushier to testers but with more energy released to the ski. One tester put it this way: “Best tongue I’ve had in a while (haha)--very comfortable on my shin and calf.”
We’re just going to let testers’ comments under the performance categories do the talking here:
“Lange low volume boots are a joy to ski and you really just can’t go wrong.”
“Built to ski aggressively and fast. So strong for making dynamic turns. Full of energy.”
“Really comfortable cushy tongue and super powerful. Best of both worlds, performance and comfort.”
“I’m digging the cuff response--love the way it rebounds through a range of motion from full flex to more upright stance. Doesn’t have that hard-stop or brick wall feel when flexing like some other performance boots.”
“Wants to be skied hard. Rises to the occasion when challenged.”
“Awesome, powerful boot. Perfect for the hard-ripping chick.”
“Exhilarating to load up the ski and carve baby, carve!”
Our testers are stoked on how Lange’s Cool Features are core boot elements rather than superfluous doo-dads. The Dual Core plastic injection process is legit—in our tests between non-Dual Core Lange models and newly released Dual Core versions of the same model (same mold, same liner) testers were instantly blown away by the different feel the internally sandwiched plastic densities gave to the boots. It was simultaneously better flexing but more powerful with a noticeably quicker turn entry and progressive transfer of energy to the ski. This new Reactive Boost Tongue (RBT) technology is similarly real—testers who knew nothing about the liner update came back from their on-snow tests raving about the tongue’s combined comfort and new level of energy release while skiing. Of course there’s cool stuff like GripWalk soles, dual screw style lateral cuff adjustment, a fat 45mm Velcro power strap and a Thinsulate laminate in the liner, but for our team that’s just the icing on a very tasty cake.