Head Vector Evo 110 W

Model Year
2015-16
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
100
Flex Index
100-90
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD

According to our test team, the evolution of the Vector line is now complete. Head has kept the good fit elements from the Vector of old, resolved a couple of fit issues, maintained its skiing power and improved its looks. Testers were unanimous in their praise for the new Vector Evo 110 W. They liked its stunningly good out-of-box fit and the fit-insurance-policy that comes in the form of, well, Form Fit heat moldable shell technology. Nice work, testers said.

“Consistent, even fit” was often mentioned on test forms. The boot wraps the foot and leg with well-distributed pressure and just enough plush for a pillow-like feel against the sock. That’s backed up by a firm liner construction that held testers in a good skiing position. Testers liked the more relaxed fit in the "cankle" area below the calf and above the heel, where the previous Vector squeezed too many women.

Laterally strong, quick and precise, they said, the boot drove a ski with unflinching precision through crud and arced crisp groomers equally well. Testers were in agreement that the cuff's fore-aft position was quite upright. That’s perfect for gals with bigger calves, but more average to slender legged testers felt like they could use a little spoiler action between the liner and shell to get where they wanted to be (an easy bootfitter install).

Testers also mention that the boot felt softer than 110—which it is, it's a 100-90 flex, though that does nothing to explain why Head calls it a 110 (other than it sounds better when you’re plunking down $700). A few of our stronger testers also mention that the boot failed rearward at times. Head says that production boots will be 5-7% stiffer than the models we tested

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
253.0, 23.5…27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Medium

Kudos

  • “This is an every day, all-weather, all-mountain boot. Tried and true. ” -- Jana Rogers
  • “Hugs the lower leg nicely. Great heel hold. ” -- Quincy Young
  • “Smooth , fun boot. ” -- Deb Mjelde
  • “Handles well, and will accommodate a lot of different type skiers. ” -- Emily Poore
  • “Communicated well and gave me confidence with every turn. ” -- Lorna Clarke
  • “Powerful steering. Nimble. Can ski aggressively. ” -- Lee Ann Ross
  • “Amazing. They ski like a dream. ” -- Julia Carr
  • “Great all mountain boot. Does it all. ” -- Kimberly Kinney
  • “Vibriam soles great for walking !” -- Tosha Treat

Caveats

This boot available at...

Ellicottville, NY
Portland, OR
Avon, CO
Killington, VT
Steamboat Springs, CO

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