The 2021/2022 Scott Cosmos Tour was tested in the men’s Backcountry category by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
The completely rebuilt Cosmos Tour was a welcome sight at this year’s boot test as it has always been a solid performer in the Backcountry category and this year was no different for testers who like its snug anatomical fit and straightforward entry and closure system. Testers said they could count on the Cosmos Tour in and out of the skin track for reliable, comfortable performance.
Testers agreed that the Cosmos Tour does not fit as its 103.5mm last width would suggest. They say it remains a snug medium fit and they had no problem with that, and they liked the cushioned contact the full-thermo liner made with the foot and leg. They did agree that it fits a little shorter than average, so skiers in between sizes already may want to opt for the upsize for improved toe room while touring. The cuff fit flared nicely at boot top for a muscular calf and testers said the cuff’s height was ideal and its stance angles neutral.
The Cosmos line-up has a noticeably high internal ramp angle that worked well for testers who typically add a heel lift to their set-up. The Cosmos Tour’s 120 flex did a good job of maintaining leg shaft angles while descending, offering good support in smooth terrain and soft snow. Testers noted that the side-to-side set-up was neutral and comfortable in all conditions, allowing for reliable arcs as intended on the way down. As with the Cosmos, the Cosmos Tour’s cuff release range of motion is wide and smooth of stride and tester like the simplicity and strength of the Rear Hook release mechanism.
The Cosmos Tour sports all the BC goodies needed: rockered and lugged Vibram outsole, Dynafit certified tech inserts, dual pull loop and speed-laced full thermo tongue style liner, and two lower buckles, two upper cuff buckles plus a Velcro power strap—very real boot like, which we like.