The women’s-specific Cochise was this year’s No. 1 option for skiers who go up on both chairlifts and skin tracks but demand uncompromised downhill performance. The shell is one-third thinner than the brand’s traditional downhill polyurethane (PU) material but remains stiff for the descent. Add in tech binding inserts and the brand’s C.A.S. shell and liner, and this boot stood out amongst testers.