Tecnica Ten.2 85 W ski boot review, 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at Bootfitters.com powered by Masterfit.

The Tecnica Ten.2 85 W is a killer deal for skiers seeking an escape from the calf crush found in other boots. Testers say the combination of an open cuff fit (with an additional 12-mm of calf adjustment available) with a high instep makes the Ten.2 85 W a high-volume solution for women who are tired of squeeze box pain chambers. "Cozy like a slipper without losing performance," said Zuber. "The calf adjustment is innovative!"

Testers said that for as roomy as the cuff was on the lower leg, the lower boot still managed to control the heel and ankle for strong skiing movements. "These will blow the doors off your husband's 130s—get ready to dust him!" said Teren. The crew also loved Tecnica Ten.2 85 W's plush feel of the Merino wool liner draping across the foot. The 85 flex here was a little soft for aggressive skiing, but testers noted that there is a stiffer 95-flex version available.