Testers were surprised by this walk mode 95 flex that did everything they asked of it in all sorts of tricky spots around the hill. They were also pleased with how nicely this medium width sat the fit fence between medium and wide, offering ample space in the toebox, forefoot and instep but maintaining enough control over the heel and ankles to allow for driving big skis at high speeds as needed. For the money, our test team said the higher volume skier may not find a more versatile ride.
No, it's not a tech compatible model, but the step up to the same boot in a 115 flex will gain a skier that feature. The 95 flex Ranger One Vac GW WS is more about the all-day, all-mountain ski experience but as an All-Mountain Walk category entry it does have a releasable cuff feature, and testers report that the Fischer Ranger release switch remains one of the coolest on the market and that the range of motion that it enables is similarly top shelf, with a smooth gliding feel that's not found in every walk mode boot.
The 95 flex should not worry good skiers, our test team said, calling out its tall and upright stance position as one reason that it punched a bit above its weight class. They said it maintained a stable command over the ski at a variety of speeds and over dicey surfaces, performing more strongly than expected for as soft as it felt against all parts of the lower leg and foot. For the skier who places a premium on comfort, warmth and convenience but who doesn't want to give up on expert level performance skiing testers said this one should be on her short list.
Our testers who have experience with Vacuum molding noted that the feature found here offers some good fit options for folks looking for additional room and subtle stance alignment improvements--though none of them mentioned feeling the need to go there as they liked the fit and balance right out of the box just fine.
“The fit is very cushy and comfy feeling. The boot has some solid power behind it for a 95 flex. ” -- Kori Coggin
“Long fit, plenty of room for toesies, length wise and vertically. Tall cuff, long length, a nice balance between a medium and wide fit. Fairly upright stance gives it a stronger flex feel. Perfect for the gal with the wide foot that craves more performance and snugger fit. Has amazing power--skis strong for a 95 flex walk mode boot. This boot will surprise you. ” -- Emily Poore