Fischer Transalp Vacuum TS Lite

Model Year
2014-15
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
102
Flex Index
NA
Price (MSRP)
$950.00USD

The Transalp Vacuum TS Lite, Fischer's new foray into the tech-compatible, backcountry market, impressed testers with its lightweight feel and touring range of motion. Testers also liked the quality of the touring stride when in hike mode—citing the blend of three-piece and overlap constructions as a reason for the long and natural feel.

While the last width is listed at 102mm, rather than a Vacuum-style width range, testers found the fit to be fairly medium throughout all fit zones and comfortable right off the rack, without Vacuum molding.

Testers agreed that the Transalp was more climber than charger—they felt the flex was quite soft (though , in fact, we don't know how it's supposed to feel with no listed flex index for the boot) and that it lacked the lateral strength to manage wider, stiffer skis on edge. Testers suggested that this one was reserved for uphill athletes who place a premium on the ascent or for lighter weight skiers using narrower and softer skis.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
23.5-30.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium

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Caveats

  • “Cuff is too short and weak—no way to pressure the front of the ski, and it bit my shin.” -- Bob Egeland
  • “Just not enough cuff support for skiing.” -- Larry "Laurent" Smith
  • “That looks like a sick line—I think I'll keep climbing.” -- John "Moose" Millslagle

This boot available at...

Pagosa Springs, CO
Missoula, MT
Plymouth, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Chicago, IL
Breckenridge, CO

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