Testers affirm past-years' takes on the Atomic Hawx Magna 105 S W GW in their consensus that for as massive an amount of room as is offered in its lower boot fit, the luxury liner performs well above expectations. While the only thing particularly new about this year's Magna is the revised Mimic liner with an improved, smoother feeling and roomier toebox construction, testers nevertheless were surprised again by its combination of cushioned comfort and power lurking beneath its cozy demeanor.
Testers scores provided quantifiable proof that it's a roomy one, receiving the widest scores of the women's test in toebox, forefoot and calf fit. For the wide last target, these scores back up the perfect score that the Magna received for Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel--an aircraft hangar's worth of room is not a demerit in this category, especially when paired with proper skiability.
That is the key to the Magna's wide last allure, the fact that it still skis well enough for expert skiers in all-mountain conditions. Testers note that it's not winning any agility competitions but its on-snow performance persona is reliably strong and predictable.
“A nice big Betty boot, with great customizations. It's great that it is a 105--wide boots often seem to be too soft for the clientele that usually needs them. Tons of room for tons of foot, made even better for the high volume foot and leg with the Memory Fit shell option. ” -- Emily Poore
“A very comfy, warm and cozy feeling boot that also skis pretty dang good. It has a slow feeling to it but once you get it on edge it has nice power behind it. ” -- Kori Coggin