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Fischer Travers Carbon Boot

Brand: Fischer
Model: Travers Carbon
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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.

-> ounces
1048g [27.5]
Weight (pair) 2096g [27.5]
Buckles one + Boa lace
Boot Sole Length 276mm [25.5]
286mm [26.5]
296mm [27.5]
306mm [28.5]
316mm [29.5]
326mm [30.5]
Binding Compatibility Tech
Cuff Rotation 80°
Forward Lean(s) 14° + Velcro spoiler
Specs Verified Yes
Materials Grilamid, Carbon
Liner Custom moldable Palau
Sole No-Torsion
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering
Notes Carbon sole added for better power transmission
Bottom Line Great touring boot to get you deeper and farther into the mountains
Question from Forest
If I'm a 27.5 in the Dynafit TLT7 Performance, what would you recommend in this boot? Thanks!
Answer from mbillie1
Not an employee, but I demoed the 27.5 TLT7P and it fit me very differently than my 27.5 Fischer Travers Carbon. My toes were bunched up against the TLT7P toebox, whereas they're perfect in the Travers. The entire forefoot area of the TLT7P was quite wide compared to the Travers, imo. If the TLT7P fits you well, I'd be wary of the Travers, and vice versa!
Answer from jbo
Hi Forest, in general you would go for the same size in those two boots. But note, as mbillie1 points out, they do have a different fit profile so it might not work perfectly for you.
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Question from Andrew B. Carey
From what I read these boots have more metatarsal room the TLT5, maybe the TLT6 and maybe the same as the Scarpa F1--correct? Do the liners have to be thermomolded, in other words to they shape to the foot with mild use? If they need to be molded, is the Intuition rice method effective/suitable? Finally, I assume the volume is sufficient (as in the TLT6 and F1) for an aftermarket footbed, correct? And post finally, do you know where these boots fall in ramp angle between the TLT6 and F1? IMHO, the TLT6 has substantially more ramp angle than the F1 in my MP29 boots.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Andrew! Good to hear from you!

I'd say that the Travers Carbon is in between the TLT6 and F1, but maybe a bit closer to the F1 in terms of forefoot width.

You can definitely mold the liners but they are thin enough that after 5-8 days of skiing that'll pretty much take care of it. I think that if you are getting a distinct pressure point somewhere in the boot then you should probably mold the liners, but otherwise it's probably not necessary if the boot is fitting fine.

Volume is a decent amount higher than the TLT6 and I'd say probably a bit higher than the F1 even so yeah, there's definitely room for a thin footbed in there depending on your fit, a footbed might even be beneficial.

No official word on the ramp angle, but based on the design theories of the rest of the boot (Fischer built the boot based on a very powerful foot position that's slightly different than other boot manufacturers) and based on what I personally have experienced in the boots, it seems like it's pretty dang flat. I guess what I'm meaning to say is that the heel has never felt excessively tall or anything.
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Question from Dabu
Looking seriously at these boots for endurance and fitness touring, not ski mountaineering or racing. They will drive an Atomic Backland UL 78 ski. Due to my messed up feet I need a wide boot and wear size 12 shoes. My new Scarpa Maestrale RS boots are size 28 and fit incredibly well, my best boot fit ever, especially after you punched out the toe boxes. My 28 Maestrale RS's have a BSL of 314mm.


1. How does Scarpa sizing compare with Fischer? Do you think I could fit into a 28 Travers Carbon?

2. Have you had success punching the Grilamid shells?

3. A size 28 Travers Carbon BSL is 306mm. Can you mount my ATK bindings with the 30mm adjustable plate so that it would fit both boots?

4. Are folks happy with the Palau liners? If not, which Intuition liner do you recommend?

5. Is there another sub-kilo boot that would fit a wide foot that I should be considering?

Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Dabu! Why don't you fill out our online boot fitter and we can dive into the details over email? Let me know!
Answer from jbo
Hi Dabu, yes these can be punched without issue. No problem mounting for those two boot sole lengths. There are various Intuition and Palau liners to it's hard to compare them all; the stock liner is on the low-density side in the Travers. The TLT7 Performance and Carbonio are also on the wide side and very comparable.
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by Jack (used product regularly)
Time to post up a review for these boots. I've put a little over 100k of vertical on them now, all aboard a set Fischer Alpattack skis and bindings.

By far the most comfortable out of the box fit I've ever had in a ski boot. This is my first uphill boot moving from the BD Factor 130 and I am amazed by the combo of ski-ability and lightweight. While not a pure race boot they haven't slowed me down too much in my first season of racing.

The simplicity of these boots is perhaps the biggest feature - simple walk lock using rear bar, easy to use power-strap latch and nicely designed BOA lace system all designed around a full liner and gaiter. No hidden cables or walk mode locks to break in the backcountry. My only complaints - occasional ice build up in the walk lock/heel interface and the power strap is too long (typically ski 1cm past shortest marking). Both of these are truly nitpicks and have very little performance effect.

I'm very excited to use the boot with a new Salomon X-Alp setup for spring tours and PNW Volcanoes this summer. Should be a perfect 1kg boot + 1kg ski combo.

At some point I will be looking to upgrade to a race boot, but I won't hesitate to use these regularly in training. The only disadvantages are a bit of extra weight, non-booty liner, and two step ski-to-walk when comparing to a true race boot. With that said the range of motion is still very impressive for a full liner boot comparing to those I've tried on.
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Question from Herb
How flat is the boot board in the Travers and is it removable? Also how does the heel fit compare to the Dynafit TLT5?
Answer from Nate
Hi Herb, this boot actually does not have a boot board inside, but the sole of the boot is pretty flat. In comparison to a TLT5 the heel pocket is well defined but slightly wider in the Travers.
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by mbillie1 (used product regularly)
I've been using these for this meager season, ~50k vert on em over a number of smaller days, including a few races. Disclaimer, these are the lightest boots I've used so I can't compare them to proper skimo boots. My previous boots were green TLT6Ps. I've been skiing them MOSTLY on 177 Movement Response-X w/race bindings and 179 Down Countdown 102Ls with race bindings, occasionally with 180 G3 Manhattans with Radical STs.

Firstly, these walk, skin and boot beautifully. I thought the TLT6P would be hard to beat in terms of uphill performance, but the Travers make the TLTs feel like alpine boots. A noticeable 5-6" additional per stride is possible with all the rearward flexibility these boots offer. Secondly, they ski great. I would say that, when you really tighten the strap, they do not give up much if anything to the 6P in downhill performance. I even took them inbounds with my heavy kit (~1900g skis + ~500g bindings) and was stunned how well they did. They're super warm, the Boa system gives a very nice fit around the foot, the gaiter keeps the snow out when it's deep, and they ski great. What's not to love?

I'm not a big velcro guy and I wish the strap was a bit more adjustable, I've got fairly skinny lower legs and I end up with a good amount of "tail" left over when I really wail down the straps, but it's a small gripe, and I suppose I could always cut the extra off. So far it hasn't failed to hold, even when somewhat snowy.

I'm super happy with them. They improve on my TLT6Ps massively in uphill performance, markedly in warmth, while giving up <= 5% in performance, maybe nothing. If they had a non-velcro upper buckle I'd probably buy a backup pair just to hoard.
Reply from mbillie1
update with ~45 days and ~100k' hiked on them, these are the best boots I've ever owned. the only noticeable wear is one of the ski mode levers had the tiny piece of accessory cord rip off, which I rarely used anyway honestly.

love these things!!!
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Question from Kamil
Hey. I'm really interested in these boots vs Scarpa Aline RS. Do you have your own comparison between the two? What is the last of Fischer's sole? Scarpas have 99mm.
Will be grateful for any further hints.

Answer from jbo
Hi Kamil, yes we have a fit profile worked up for all the boots on the site. The Fischer is noticeably wider than the Aliens, and has different length sizing. Visit our boot fitter for a detailed workup.
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Question from johnee

What is the sole length of the 26.5?

Answer from jbo
Hi Johnee, it is 286mm.
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Question from Bob
Will the Fischer Travers release appropriately from the Vipec 12 Black bindings? Not the new Tectron
Answer from Nate
Hi Bob, from what we have seen working with the Fischer Travers and the Vipec bindings, there should not be a problem with this boot releasing from the Vipec appropriately.
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Question from Luke

I ski a 26.5 in a Black Diamond Quadrant and am looking to upgrade to a lighter setup and eying the Travers. Will their sizing be consistent with Black Diamond? I had the toe-box slightly expanded in the Quadrants (I generally lean towards adding volume to a smaller boot). Thanks!
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Luke! Yeah, sizing sounds like it'd be the same between the two boots!
Answer from jbo
Hi Luke, lengthwise they are similar but the BD is a wider boot. You could slightly expand the Fischers as well, but I'm guessing a 27 might fit a bit better out of the box. For more details, visit our boot fitter.
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