The new low volume (LV) sister to the already tester-loved Mach1 MV has arrived and re-set the bar for burly amongst women's specific boots—the Mach1 LV means business and is looking for some tough ripper chicks to properly tap the power and quickness found there. Testers say slender footed and legged girls better man-up, err, woman-up if they want to fully appreciate what this one has on offer.
It's tall, firm and stiff against the shin, they said, and you'll either love that and drive forward into powerful turns, or you'll back off the throttle and miss out on all the fun. Our crew was unanimous in their appraisal of the LV as a much tougher animal than the more creature-comfort-laden MV. They loved the snug fit throughout but noted a friendly fit over the top of the foot and instep where slightly more room keeps the blood flowing to the toes. The calf fit favors slender and tall legs—one of the fit zones that sent some of our crew back to love on their favored MV's.
There was full agreement that the Mach1 105 LV is one of the strongest skiing boots of the test this year—no speed limit and no terrain to stop its descent. But tapping that juice required commitment.
“Super quick side to side. Tall cuff gives you confidence on how supportive it is. ” -- Quincy Young
“Its handing dynamics is going to please the fierce lady skiers. ” -- Emily Poore
“You just have to think about it and it turns. ” -- Lee Ann Ross
“This boot is a powerhouse! It goes mach-stupid. ” -- Amy Post