Atomic Hawx Magna 130

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
102
Flex Index
130
Price (MSRP)
$725.00USD

Hawx lovers were understandably curious about this new, prophylactically-named Hawx Magna. Could it possibly match the rep staked out by the regular Hawx with which it shares a surname? Since it billed as wider than the already generously-lasted Hawx, they were curious if there would be enough fit tension. Could it possibly be properly Hawx-like? The “alls-well” sounded once they slipped in.  It’s surprisingly skin-close, contouring precisely through the ankle, heel and instep (albeit a thicker ankle, heel and instep). It swells to contain big-guy forefeet and calves comfortably. Entry was easy. Closure was straightforward. Skeptics were relieved.

They were completely won over once they set the Magna to “flow” and pointed them downhill. For a wide body, its ski driving skills are equal to many in the narrow group. It has more torque towing capacity than off-the-line quickness, testers said, but with plenty of forgiveness and shock absorption for exit ramps to the off-piste. Testers said it's a great fit for skilled skiers with high volume feet.

Simple styling and slimmed down features appealed to our tester. As did its slipper-easy on-and-off capabilities. The word “butter” greased its way onto several test forms.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
25.0, 25.5—31.0, 31.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide

Kudos

  • “A wonderful boot for the wide foot or even someone who wants room.” --
  • “Dang. Big feet rejoice!” -- Eino Holm
  • “Great lateral power. ” -- Kevin Gabriel
  • “Race boot power, with all day fit.” --
  • “Rolls easily and purposefully from turn to turn.” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Man! Oh man! This is a great boot for the high volume skier.” -- Marc Stewart

Caveats

  • “Could be a tiny bit more supportive. ” -- Eino Holm
  • “Could use a bit more ramp.” -- Chris Wiberg
  • “Roomy, Roomy, Roomy.” --
  • “Snow feel is a little lacking...feels damp...” -- Garrick Dardani
  • “...tight in the heel....” -- Brian Elling

This boot available at...

Warren, VT
Ellicottville, NY
Stowe, VT
Westwood, NJ
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA

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