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Fischer Travers CS Boot

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It used to be that Search and Rescue operators recommended that b*ckcountry (can't use the full word, gotta keep Big Backcountry off our case) recreationists take mirrors to signal for help when they get lost-- not anymore!! Nowadays, if you're in the backcountry and need a rescue, simply find a long stick and hold your Fischer Travers CS boots up in the air, and their glowing green hue will attract every rescuer within a 15-mile radius. In addition to their hi-vis paint job, the Travers CS boots have a spec sheet that tick's nearly every necessary box on the "What Backcountry Skiers Want" list. A huge range of motion in the ankle, the super-adjustable Boa lower-boot closure system, and a stiff carbon sole are just a few reasons to grab a pair of these featherweight touring boots for yourself. Fischer's nifty stance-improving technology, Somatec, positions your feet in a faint v-shape that improves power transfer down to your ski edges, while the Grilamid lower shell takes a punch better than Mohammed Ali (the Skimo Co boxing team? Featherweight division only). If you like skin tracks, soft snow, and long days, then Fischer Travers CS ski boots are sure to be a perfect companion for all your snowy endeavors.

  • With a kevlar sole, the Travers CS is designed to be solid and stiff and able to handle hard skiing with minimal shell flex and slop.
  • An adjustable velcro strap and sliding buckle make for easy and fast transitions.
  • A notch in the back cuff of the boot beds the ski/walk lever and eliminates unintentional transitions while booting and scrambling.
  • Brass rollers smoothly allow the Boa cable to tension the lower boot without any hotspots.
  • The Grilamid lower shell can be punched to accommodate odd and strange feet.
  • Soma Tech, Fischer’s secret sauce, angles your feet outward three degrees for a more natural, powerful stance.
  • Toe and heel lugs make automatic crampon attachment easy and fast.

Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
1044g [27/27.5]
Weight (pair) 2088g [27/27.5]
Buckles   BOA + Tour 45mm + Buckle
Boot Sole Length   266mm [24.5]
276mm [25.5]
286mm [26.5]
296mm [27.5]
306mm [28.5]
316mm [29.5]
326mm [30.5]
Binding Compatibility   Tech only
Cuff Rotation   80°
Forward Lean(s)   14° + Velcro spoiler
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials   Grilamid shell, Carbon in the sole
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 A perfect balance between up and downhill performance
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Questions & Reviews

11/4/2021
Matt (used product a few times)
 
I bought the boots in spring 2021 to climb pnw volcanos and used them 7 or 8 days. I ski them with Fischer Hannibal 96s and G3 Ions

Uphill performance:
Extremely light on feet. Really great in walk mode. Sole is not vibram but feels very similar and grippy.

Downhill performance:
Leaves a lot to be desired. I tent to ski these boots pretty conservatively as a result. Hoping that I gain confidence the more I ski them.

Overall:
I think that the downhill compromise is well worth the uphill performance. As someone who tours more for fitness than to ski big lines, they make a lot of sense when paired with a lightweight uphill-oriented setup. I wouldn’t pair these with a burly setup expecting major downhill performance.
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11/4/2021
Question from Jesse
 
looking to pair skis/bindings to this boot and was wondering what the upper ends of length and width on a ski would you'd recommend for a 5'9" 175# dude. leaning towards low 170s in length but really interested your experiences with 100 vs 90 vs 80mm underfoot skis.
11/4/2021
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Jesse,

Great question! Based on your dimensions, I would recommend a ski in the low to mid 170cm range. Based on that, the Fischer Travers CS has plenty of power for a ski that is in the 80-95mm range. For a ski that is 95+mm, your question becomes more subjective.

For a skier your size, in softer snow, I think you will have plenty of boot for a ski up to 100mm. If you are charging hard in firm conditions, a ski that is 100mm or more will probably start to feel under-powered with the Travers CS. Alternatively, really soft powder is super forgiving, and you could probably drive a ski without issue that is over 100mm. If you have further questions, reach out to us at help@skimo.co!
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10/8/2021
Question from Peter
 
Hi, I'm really keen on the sounds of these but have been unable to find a pair to try on. I'm a 27.5. I've tried on a TransAlp and it doesn't fit me at all - way too wide in the heel. However, a Ranger 130 Walk DYN seems to fit perfectly (only tried on in the store, not skied on them). I have been running a pair of Salomon QST PRO 120 TR for the last 2 years which fit pretty good, but are perhaps a shade wide, and have recently purchased an Atomic Hawx XTD 120 which seem to fit well, more snug than the QST, but I have not yet skied them. The big issue is I seem to have quite a narrow heel. Thanks for your help.
10/8/2021
Answer from Jeremy L
 
Thanks for reaching out, Peter! The Travers is very similar to the Transalp, and if the Transalp didn't fit well, the Travers definitely wouldn't either. If you're looking for some new boots, please check out our online bootfitter and we'll look forward to helping you out!
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9/16/2021
Question from Dane Burns
 
Greetings Skimo!
I'm A very tight 28 or a loose 29 in the older TLT6. I still ski both. And 29 TLT8 which seems sloppy. And a tight 28 in most everything else Scarpa and La Sportiva. What size would you suggest in the CS? Thanks.
9/17/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Dane. If possible, please use our online bootfitter and we'll look forward to helping you out!
9/17/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Dane, good to hear from you! Tightness and sloppiness can manifest in multiple ways which would affect our answer, hence the request for more specific info. Knowing nothing else, a 28 with some fit work would be best guess, but it's possible you're between sizes and/or it's not the right boot for you. Good news is we're blessed with many more options as compared to the TLT5 & 6 days.
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9/15/2021
Question from Chris
 
Hi,

I have race boots Fischer The Curv One 130 HV which are 105mm wide (last) in my size 28.5. I am a little bit narrow into it.

Which is the wider for wide foot : This Fisher travers CS or the Dynafit PDG2 ?

I have heard Travers CS is 104mm last in size 28.5, which is narrower than my race boots.. is that correct ?
What is the last of the Dynafit PDG2 in size 28.5 ?

Thank you.
9/15/2021
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your questions, Chris. While numbers don't mean everything, the Travers CS in a 28.5 is a 104mm last and the 28.5 PDG2 is roughly 104mm as well.

The PDG 2 essentially is a downsized TLT7, meaning a 28.5 PDG2 is a 27.5 TLT7 with a thinner liner. Because the comparison between a PDG2 and Travers isn't even (they are in different categories), I would give a slight edge to the Travers in terms of room based on a shell fit, but only because it isn't downsized like a race boot is supposed to be. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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2/3/2021
Question from Vaclav
 
Hello, how does the Fischer Travers CS sizing and fit, compare to Scarpa Maestrale (the orange one)? My existing boot is Scarpa Maestrale 27.0 which fits great - wonder if Fischer 27.5 or 26.5 will be better ... My Fischer XC skiing shoes (RC3 Combi) is a US9. Thank you !
2/3/2021
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Vaclav, if you email us at help@skimo.co we can go much more in-depth in assessing the right size and boot for you. In general, this boot is fairly wide in the ankle and heel and is slightly wider than average in forefoot width. Compared to the Maestrale it will fit quite similarly, though possibly a touch wider in the heel and definitely squarer in the toe box. They do tend to run just a touch snug so without your foot measurements I would tentatively say the 27.5 might be the best choice.
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2/2/2021
Question from Brett Nichols
 
Hey-
I have a 27.5 Atomic Backland carbon. What size would I wear in this boot? Also...how would you compare this boot with the Scarpa F1 LT. I ski two pairs of skis. One is 96 wide the other 110. I have a pretty low volume foot.

Thanks
Brett
2/2/2021
Answer from Patrick C
 
Brett,

I would stick with a 27.5 for the Travers CS if the 27.5 Backland Carbon works well for you. If you are on skis as large as 110 at the waist neither of these boots will be ideal, but the F1 LT will have a better time handling your quiver of boards.
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2/1/2021
Nick (used product regularly)
 
My favorite touring boot so far (take this with a grain of salt... I've tried on many boots, but only have skied a few). This review is are my impressions coming from a beefier touring boot, the Salomon MTN Explore.

Fit: Typically I'm a 27.5 but wear a 28.5 in these which, after skied a dozen or so days, have the perfect amount of room. Overall, my feet are pretty average with no abnormalities. I have a slightly high instep on my right foot due to a long overdue soccer injury that is a part of me now which usually gives me pressure points over the instep. These boots are no different but the discomfort is bearable and isn't enough to warrant any boot fitting service...yet.

Liner: No concrete thoughts here. I run warm and they're warm enough for me and also have yet to show any downsides. Honestly I never have to think about them, good or bad, which is what I want out of a liner.

Durability: So far so good, I have about a dozen days on them and no signs of wear yet. I tend to treat my gear well, so I almost never have any issues with gear durability, but only time will tell. Little to no use on rocks or pavement yet.

Buckles/lock mode: I have to say I'm a big fan of the BOA as it really helps distribute weight evenly and feels good. I've had the dial snag on a few things which has made me nervous compared to a regular buckle but all is well. The top buckle is second to none all you have to do is set the strap and forget it the entire day. It took a few days to find the perfect strap setting but once you find it, all is golden. Lock mode just works, simple as that. No strings, no unnecessary moving parts, just one bar. I've had no issues yet and love how simple and easy it is.

Tour-ability: The ROM is more than I'll ever need needless to say these boots tour like a charm. I get slight heel lift but tightening the BOA helps eliminate this. Excellent walkers, night and day from my MTN explores.

Ski-ability: At first I was a little hesitant and didn't like them since I've never skied a boot this light and it took quite a few days to learn how to ski them properly. They definitely aren't a boot that'll ski for you, nor are they a boot where you will find success in the back seat. Unfortunately it also doesn't help that my skis+bindings are quite a bit heavier than they need to be so I'm sure they'd do better at driving something a bit lighter. The flex is great now that I have a bit more days on them but there is an obvious "wall" you hit at a certain point coming from a boot with a more progressive flex. They shine in beautiful powder and start to struggle in bad snow and when precise skiing(i.e. exits) is needed... or its probably just my ski skills. Overall I can ski them about 90% as well as my MTN Explores.

TL;DR: For me, the boot just works. Simple as that. I don't think need to think about them throughout the entire day and that's what I want from my gear. I highly recommend these boots as a first "light" boot for somebody coming from beefier gear.
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2/1/2021
Question from Santi
 
DO you guys carry the CC version??
2/1/2021
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Santi, sadly that version was recalled.
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10/27/2020
Question from AARON O
 
How do these compare to the Scarpa F1 (blue first gen) in terms of weight and downhill performance? I like my Scarpas on the up, on the down, they are kind of meh.
10/27/2020
Answer from Tristan M
 
Hi Aaron,

Thanks for reaching out! Compared with a Scarpa F1, the Fischer Travers CS will save you some grams on the way up, but will be a little softer flex for the downhill.
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9/13/2020
Comment from Walker Dixon
 
It's useful to know that Fischer also has a phone app that uses your phone camera to generate a 3D image of your foot. The app then calculates the optimal size (in half-size increments) to fit your foot for a specified Fischer boot. I'm surprised these boots aren't readily available in my Cascade region yet, but they should be. The app nailed the fit. Skimo.co shipped them out of state without a hitch. Thanks!
10/2/2020
Reply from Forest D
 
Interesting. I used the App and it told me I need a 29.5 boot. My current boot (Dynafit) is 27.0
10/2/2020
Reply from jbo
 
Thanks for the feedback on the sizing app, Walker & Forest! The potential for this (and competing) technology is promising, but the consistency of the output still hasn't beat the heuristics methods we use with our boot fitter.
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9/2/2020
Question from Alex
 
What size would you recommend for me? I wear a 10 wide for shoes, and have a pair of 27.5 Atomic Hawx 130s that were fitted at the shop.
9/2/2020
Answer from Jeff
 
Alex, for a more educated answer, please fill out our Boot fitter and we can get back to you on that. The Hawx is rather narrow, did the shop have to punch out a lot? The Travers have a wider last and probably would be a good choice.
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3/3/2020
Question from Nick
 
How do these compare to the Travers Carbon? I am looking to get either of those or the F1LT next season.
3/3/2020
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Nick, except for colors, this is the exact same boot as the Travers Carbon from previous seasons.
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Model: Travers CS MPN: U19719

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