Tecnica Mach1 105 W MV ski boot review, 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at Bootfitters.com powered by Masterfit.

Testers agree that the Tecnica Mach1 105 W MV seamlessly splits the difference between a performance boot and a comfort boot. Its fit is contoured and the grip is firm against the foot and leg but with enough cushion that the initial slip on is inviting and warm. "Great for both performance and comfort. Why not have it both ways?" Finnen asks. Fit scores for the Mach1 105 W MV came in dead down the middle for a medium width with a few testers mentioning that it might trend a touch roomier than the category average. Most of the crew thought that the cuff height was right on the money, while a couple thought it trended a bit taller.

Testers said skiers could put boot to bindings and head downhill to discover that balanced turns come effortlessly with minimal inputs but then also roll the aggro dial to max and find that Tecnica's Mach1 105 W MV top end may exceed theirs. "Lively bugger!" said Johnson. "Reminds me of a Jack Russell—high energy but trainable." This year's new Cuff Adapt feature employs a unique heater to mold the plastic calf insert and liner simultaneously to better fit either slender or thick lower legs.