In the early days of ski touring, folks purchasing boots had to answer a most pressing question; “Do I want performance or mobility?” Thankfully, and much to the relief of our wallets, our sport has matured quite nicely, and we are now treated with many equipoised offerings. With the introduction of the Transalp Pro, Fischer has created a boot equally at home on far-out ski mountaineering objectives as it is making high-speed turns down the apron. The Double/Lock Ski Walk mechanism provides a solid interface that helps provide support during those aggressive ski descents but also remains supremely user-friendly to operate. The adjustable forward lean helps accommodate different stance preferences, and the full rubber outsole confidently provides traction on those icy ridge traverses. If you’ve found yourself seeking a boot that balances uphill efficiency with downhill prowess, then step into the Fischer Transalp Pro.
- Pebax RNew makes for a stable and light platform.
- Power Buckle System lets you find that position that is “just right.”
- Full Rubber Outsole for traction while booting.
- Double Lock Ski/Walk provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use interface.
- Active Fit Zone Liner helps the boot to feel good right out of the box.
- Adjustable forward lean helps accommodate your preferred ski stance.
|Weight (pair)||2808g [27.5]|
||2 + power strap|
||Tech, Hybrid, ISO 9523|
||Pebax - RNew|
||Heat moldable - Active Fit Zone - liner|
||Full rubber sole|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Choose your own adventures|
|Notes||Double lock ski/walk mechanism|
|Bottom Line||Lean beef or Touring+ boots|
|Compare to other Touring Boots|
Questions & Reviews
How would you describe the fit relative to a Hawx Ultra XTD, Zero G Tour Pro, or Lange XT 3 Tour Pro?
I've found the Hawx fits fairly well, but leaves something to be desired on the up. (I also dislike doing any scrambling on a gripwalk sole). The ZGTP walks better, but the shell fit feels a tad off for me (Is it just me or is the tecnica longer than other boots in this size?).
The Lange is a better fit for my slightly narrow heel and taller instep - but the walk mode leaves something to be desired when compared with these other options.
I was coming from old old tele boots, so I don't have a lot of modern boots to compare them too. I got a 26.5, and wear a M10 running shoe. Anything larger and I couldn't lock my foot in for descents, and I don't know if my feet are just odd, but at this size it did take me a heat mold and a couple punches to get them just right. Once dialed though they've been comfortable and offered solid control on the downhills.
The gaiter is a nuisance, and tends to make getting the liner out, or my foot in, more difficult than seems necessary, especially when the boots are cold from a night in the tent - that plus the difficulty I had in fitting them is why I marked them down to 4 stars. I have not had the cracking other reviewers have, at least not yet.
Still, overall they've been a great boot in many settings.
I'm mixed on this boot as there are big upsides and maybe bigger downsides.
* It walks great. I was coming from years of TLTs and while it doesn't walk quite as nice, the walk movement was very easy and better than boots I had prior to the TLTs.
* As I had hoped for with a beefier boot, it skied really great. The progressive style flex was really nice.
* The walk/lock mechanism is beefy and reliable.
* The gaiter piece tends to get in the way of everything. It bunches and can be felt if it does.
* The buckles have no micro adjustment and I could never get a perfect fit.
* The upper buckle bail didn't line up well and would rub against the hinge, something I thought would be worrisome later.
* They are not, absolutely not, 130 flex. They ski great and I knew they were probably not super crazy stiff, which I don't want or need, but they are probably closer to 110 than 130.
* If you've wondered why I write about these in the past tense, it's because they cracked, on both boots, after ~40 some days of use (see pic). I've heard from SkimoCo and others separately that this has been showing in others too, already, for a boot that is essentially just off the truck. Thankfully SkimoCo is spectacular at warranty. I will not be keeping these when they are replaced.
I love the range of motion and the transitions are easy compared to the Zero G. The boot is lightish but can still ski very well. I would say the Zero G skis better but also has 4 buckles.
The lock mechanism is good but can randomly ice up. The Zero G has a more reliable lock mechanism but this one is definitely better than anything that Scarpa offers and generally works fine.
I've put some big days on these (multiple 10K+ days on 104 to 112 underfoot skis) and these have been my go to boot for the season. The range of motion is very good and despite it not being the lightest option available, it's a great boot for an all day big mission or unlimited laps until sunset.
The sole is great and the boot has held up pretty well on more technical booters and ridge lines.
I would definitely recommend it for someone who wants a boot with great range of motion but wants a boot that skis better than other comparable lighter boots with a similar range of motion.
This boot will have a taller instep than either of those boots. It'll have a taller toe box in general, and also a slightly larger heel pocket. If you have a lower instep, you might be a contender for the La Sportiva Skorpius, which is a very cool in-between boot. That one has a super snug fit in the instep, so potentially an option if the Backland Carbon felt roomy.
And how would these compare with Maestrale RS and Technica Zero G pro tour.
I'm 90 kg / 188 cm long and today use Roxa boots to drive my Faction Agent 3.0 but want a boot with better walking capability but is still heafty enough to drive the Agent 3.0
The fit is great. I thought I would need just a smidgeon of more length, but so far they have been just fine. I have a narrow foot with a high instep, narrow heel. This boot is a good fit for my foot shape. No hotspots, no blisters, no dead toenails, etc.
I don't think the boots ski quite as well as the Zero G's. You wouldn't confuse the Transalp Pro with a four buckle boot. That said, it skis really well. My only slight issue is that I feel like there is a little backward flex or movement if I end up in the back seat. They are on the softer side, maybe comparable to a 100-110 flex boot. I have used them with both the Black Diamond Cirque 84 and Atomic Backland 100 skis and they pair great with both.
On the uphills they are great. Range of motion is excellent.
Overall, very happy with them so far.
Please explain how the forward lean adjustment mechanism works on these boots
The ski/walk lever is screwed onto the boot with a small shim above it. To decrease the forward lean, you would take the lever off and reattach it with the shim below the lever base.
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