The original Fischer Travers Carbon boot has carbon in it's sole and charging in its soul, and the updated Travers CC is more of the same, just better. With a full-carbon cuff added to an already awesome backcountry touring boot, the Travers CC is a dream boot for folks who want to ski hard and aren't afraid to walk for it. On this updated model, a tall carbon cuff stiffens things up without changing the overall fit and feel of the boot. This updated cuff just adds another gear to a boot already equipped with a kevlar boot sole that is the secret to its sharp boot-to-ski power transfer. The Boa closure system on the lower shell of the boot ensures an even and consistently snug fit, avoiding the uneven or overly tight clamped feel that buckles sometimes have. Making a good boot better is a risky endeavor, but the good folks at Fischer worked their black magic well and updated an already fantastic boot that is sure to be your daily driver from day 1.
- Kevlar plate in the sole is what put the Travers series on everyone's radar, eliminating shell twisting that reduces skiing precision when using tech bindings.
- The adjustable upper Velcro strap and buckle offer a simple system that flicks from ski to walk mode faster than your buddy can open his (or her) rock-hard Clif bar.
- The ski/walk lever beds into a notch on the back of the boot, securely out of the way to limit the chance of an accidental switch to ski mode mid-booter.
- Using a Boa closure system, a coated stainless steel cable routes through brass pulleys to evenly and snugly support your foot.
- With a punchable lower shell, this boot accommodates the knobby, strange, uneven feet that skiers tend to have.
- CC = Carbon Cuff which offers excellent power transmission to your edges as there is nothing lost in translation.
- Soma Tech, Fischer’s secret sauce, angles your feet outward three degrees for a more natural, powerful stance.
- Stiff No-Torsion base in the boot sole transfers power from boot to binding, the key to this hard-charging boot.
- With a Lace Liner, you can articulate the fit you want, ensuring a slip-free fit within the liner.
- The 100mm last is a good middle of the road width, great for most typical foot dimensions.
- Toe and heel lugs come ready for automatic crampons, available here.
Update 2020/21: The CC boot has been recalled by Fischer. They recommend going with the tried and true CS version.
|Weight (pair)||2008g [27.5]|
|Buckles||Tour 45mm buckle and BOA|
|Boot Sole Length||276mm [25.5]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech Only|
|Forward Lean(s)||14° + Velcro spoiler|
|Materials||Grilamid shell, carbon fiber cuff|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry skiing, mountaineering, casual skimo racing.|
|Notes||The Boa provides a very comfortable and smooth lower cuff fit.|
|Bottom Line||Impressive mix of uphill and downhill performance.|
|Compare to other Touring Boots|
Questions & Reviews
Also would put in my impression from 12 days and 30K vert feet on this boot. I'm middle aged, 170 lbs, type II skier mostly seeking mellow powder in the winter and some steeps in the spring. I'm using the Travers CC with Cho Oyu and SSL 2.0. Previous boot was Alien RS. This boot is larger volume than Alien RS, which I needed because the RS was killing my foot after a long season last year. I've punched a couple of spots for metatarsal, it's much easier to punch than RS. Very similar boot in terms of performance otherwise, excellent ROM for uphill and stiff enough for my purpose on the down. If you are in the RS and find it too narrow, I think this is the boot. Watch the strap stitching, that's the only wear issue I've had.
Been using the Proclines for a couple seasons (first rando boot, second ski boot). Looking for something that skis better as I've wandered more into skiing after thinking it was just something I was going to do to get to ice climbs.
A general comparison to the Proclines would be appreciated too! I'm interested in peak bagging and resort uphill (usually followed by some chair laps, but not concerned with charging hard), and enduro skiing in general.
I’m looking for a new boot to possibly upgrade from my old TLT 5. I don’t consider it stiff/strong enough to really push a 100 mm ski and didn’t love the buckle problems or cuff swapping ideally. I’m open to other recommendations too, but have looked at the Travers and TLT 8 so far. I have a wide foot overall FYI.
I like to do long tours/light weight still, but also want a setup that is fun on the downhill. Considering pairing with a Dynastar Mythic is similar category ski.
This boot looks impressive though. I’ve also tried the Dynafit One PX in the past.
Fischer Hannibal 96 176
Body weight 150 lbs
Skier Type II-III
I took the boots out for two short tours from Albion lodge up Summer road to the top of the Albion lift. Skiing down was limited to groomers due to a fluid extraction procedure done on my knee four days prior.
Comparing these boots to the Travers Carbon (18-19), the CC is much more laterally stiff. Noticeably so both skinning up and skiing down. The stiffer cuff did not inhibit cuff rotation and with the buckle fully locked opened, the ski did not roll over anywhere on the skin track. Skiing down, considerably less ankle/foot movement is required when rolling and flattening the ski. Forward flex is easily controlled by the buckle strap
Both boots are comfortable and warm. I can't say I favor either boot at this time however, the carbon cuff does provide added lateral support and if needed, a stiffer flex.
This was a short review and I will update the review as my knee heals.
I purchased a pair of Travers CC-s a month ago via a retailer across the border from me in Austria (with a nice discount without the possibility of exchange/return). Ended up selling them because they were too large in size 29.5. Last week wanted to order again in size 28.5 but it seems the CC is out of stock (available again in January 2020). Ended up buying the CS.
So, the CC in size 29.5 weights 1.135 kg and the CS in 28.5 weights 1.1 kg (single boot). This boot fits much better than e.g. Atomic range, which is too narrow for my feet.
Regarding the flex (though on my carpet) the carbon cuff feels a bit stiffer (I’d say no more than 10 flex) but when pressed hard the cuff sort of “brakes”. The Grilamid cuff feels softer and eventually also gives up but seems a bit more elastic. In terms of flex I’d say this boot is comparable to La Sportiva Solar/Skorpius (app. 90 flex) while Scapra F1 might be a little bit better going down (although weighting in 300 grams more per boot).
Given the fit out-of-the-box (including my flat feet) and huge range of motion (I’d say almost too much especially backwards) I give 5 stars to the entire range.
Hope this helps. Regards from the sunny side of the Alps
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