Tecnica Mach1 MV 105 W

Model Year
2022-2023
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100
Flex Index
105
Cantology Compatible
YES
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD

Aside from cosmetic updates for the Tecnica Mach1 MV 105 W it returned to the boot test unchanged from its previous entry where it topped the Gold Medal boots in the All-Mountain medium group. This year's score and last year's score are within a tenth of a point and again testers put it on the podium in this heavily-stacked category. The fixed cuff, All-Mountain medium width group is always receives the most entries (paralleling historical market share trends) and offers the highest gold medal score average of our women's test. The Mach1 MV 105 W has been in the top tier of this strong group every year of the past several, and testers were still impressed with its superior blend of performance and comfort traits this time around.

Testers repeatedly comment that the Mach1 MV should not ski as well as it does given its 105-flex billing (they say it skis as strong as the 110-120 flex models) nor given its high level of comfort and cushioning. This is an easy boot to put on and wear around without any liner molding or a bootfitter's help. Straight out of the box and onto blue square groomers is this boot's jam--if that's what the skier's into--but testers say it just as easily can come off the rack and off the lip of a big drop or hammer through the nastiest of semi-frozen, tracked up crud. Huge fit and performance bandwidth without unnecessary fluff or features is what testers continue to praise the Mach1 MV 105 W for. Testers say that the toebox seems a bit roomier than expected for the snug-medium hold on the ankles and heel, but most were just fine with a little extra breathing room for the pigs.

Stance-wise the Mach1 specs hit the bullseye for lateral and fore-aft balance, and testers continue to love the flex feel against the shin and they say that the height of the cuff against the leg is ideal.

Is it a power boot or an agility master? Some boots have an obvious bias in one direction or another and therefore attract a particular type of skier. Testers say that the Mach1 MV's magic is its perfect blend of both traits--a no-compromises all-mountain performer that fits with instant ease. It's no wonder that it rises to the top each year.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
95
Cantology Compatible 
Yes
Total Avg Score 
4.79
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
PU/PU
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.93
Dynamic Balance 
4.64
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
4.79
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.79
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.79
Tech Compatible 
No
CANT SHIM OPTIONS - CANTOLOGY COMPATIBLE

Kudos

  • “It's a roomy toebox and forefoot for a medium volume, but it still holds onto my lower volume foot. Excellent stance--you are set up to ski well.” -- Liz Elling
  • “Feels like the truest medium fit boot I've tried so far. In a world of boots with tight friggin' heels, it feels refreshing to have a more relaxed option. Stance is dialed--felt perfectly in-position at all times. Easy on and off, love the lift lock buckles, liner is very cozy. Comfort and performance all in one. ” -- Emily Poore
  • “Soft entry liner feel. Good toe anatomical toe shape. The toes have room to wriggle, to stay warm, but the waist and heel are gently enveloped in the liner with good support from the shell. No extra bells and whistles (other than the introduction of T-Drive) with this boot, but it really is a good ride. It moves with the skier, it doesn't buck the skier around, it's friendly, neutral in stance and just really, really great. ” -- Sam Tischendorf
  • “A perfect medium fit with a snug heel that keeps you perfectly in place. Such a reliably amazing fitting boot. It's a little on the snug side for a medium but perfect for someone who likes a snug fit but the narrow is too tight. Skiing this boot is like coming home. I love the balance and power it has combined with the comfort. ” -- Kori Coggin
  • “Slims down nicely through midfoot. Super roomy toebox but narrows up just in time to perform. Sleek feeling liner. Initial feel seems like it's got good potential--comfortable but not just mush. Excels in edge power. Surprised me! Super fun and playful--surprisingly quick and agile. Love the buckles--they're lightweight, easy to use and better than most. The liner looks well thought out, contoured, numerous materials, adjustable tongue. Totally impressed by this boot--skied really well. ” -- Megen Johnson
  • “Comfortable, no obvious pressure points--snug and responsive. Very dynamic. ” -- Kirsten Heron
  • “Typical medium volume fit across the board. Skis like a gem, predictable versatility on all snow conditions. ” -- Linda Parazoo

Caveats

  • “Heel may be a little too loose for some. ” -- Emily Poore
  • “Huge toe box, and the top of the tongue hurts, stiff flex feel. ” -- Megen Johnson
  • “Feels a little too upright. ” -- Kirsten Heron

This boot available at...

Big Bear Lake, CA
Flagstaff, AZ
Golden, CO
Westborough, MA
Avon, CO
Schweitzer, ID
Killington, VT

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