Welcome Fischer to the skimo boot club. And what an entrance! The Travers Carbon is a compelling ski boot that weighs barely a kilo. It has the torsional stiffness of an alpine boot, due to the placement of a carbon fiber sheath in the sole. It has an incredibly smooth fit dial on the forefoot: a BOA cable rigged around brass pulleys. It has a rugged Velcro upper-buckle that controls the stiffness. It has a simple ski/walk mode lever for quick changes. It has a robust, waterproof liner cover to keep the snow out. It has 80° of ankle articulation. Did we mention it barely weighs a kilo? True story.
No-Torsion base is built with a layer of carbon fiber in the sole to prevent twisting*.
Waterproof gaiter affixed to the lower shell keeps all outside moisture off the liner.
Lace Frame System is a BOA closure that enables a precise fit with a simple twist.
Active Cuff is a free-pivoting cuff system with incredible range and lack of friction.
Forefoot width is on the plus side for the categories of racing and lightweight touring.
Comfortable Palau liner is heat moldable and easy to get on and off with webbing loops.
Phatt Maxx Tour buckle is a combination buckle and adjustable Velcro power strap.
Simple rear lever-throw is stiff and tucks neatly into the cuff when walking.
FYI, Travers (not traverse) is an amalgamation of the words TRAnsalp and VERSatile.
* With tech bindings, the boot sole is the bridge between the toe and heel, and a more rigid connection results in greater power transfer.
Update 2016/17: Fischer updated the sole after the early production run of spring 2016 to prevent premature wear. All our stock has the update.