Scarpa Freedom RS 130 (2017)

Rating: 19.92 / 5
Price: $829.00
Year: 2017
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Here’s a balanced mix of light weight, smooth touring range of motion, and exceptional skiability. The Freedom RS is billed as a medium-wide 101-mm last, but testers marked it as low volume pretty much everywhere, especially in the heel. It sets the bar for uphill ease among alpine- soled touring boots while still displaying strong downhill skills. The revamped liner is firm and performance-oriented but comfortable on the shin. Gleason: “Solid to the edge; potent enough for the biggest skis.”