Here are our initial thoughts on Scarpa's updated Gea RS, including comparisons to the Tecnica Zero G Tour Scout W.
23/24 HEAD Skis & Boots | Blister Summit 2023 Video
We sat down with HEAD’s Andrew Couperthwait to discuss how they went about expanding their freestyle-oriented Oblivion series, including 2 brand-new models; Cole Richardson and other HEAD athletes’ roles in those skis’ development; the evolution of their Kore skis; their recently overhauled Kore boots, and more.
1000-Day Liners: 23/24 ZipFit Collection | Blister Summit 2023 Video
We sat down with Chris Dominick, Managing Director of ZipFit, to cover the origins and legacy of the brand, as well as all the new models and updates they’ve been rolling out lately.
23/24 K2 Ski Boots | Blister Summit 2023 Video
We talk with K2's Tom Pietrowski about all the new boots they've got coming for 23/24, including tons of BOA models, their 3-piece FL3X collection, & more.
23/24 Scarpa Maestrale RS
Scarpa has updated their longstanding Maestrale series for 23/24 — here are our initial thoughts on the new version, including comparisons to Scarpa's 4-Quattro XT.
BOA & the Death of Buckles? 23/24 Ski Boot Design | Blister Summit 2023 Video
Ski Boot Design: how did we get here, and where are we headed? We brought together ski boot designers, Tom Pietrowski (K2), Christoph Lentz (Fischer), Riccardo Bonaiti (Dalbello), and Ross Herr (Dynafit) for this conversation — and pro skier / designer / obsessive tinkerer, Hoji, joins in, too.
2023-2024 Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W
Here are our measured specs, photos, and a quick rundown of Scarpa's 50/50 boot, the women's version of the 4-Quattro XT.
Fischer’s 23/24 Ski Boots | Blister Summit 2023 Video
We sat down with Fischer’s Christoph Lentz to discuss all the new ski boots they’re releasing for the 2023-2024 season. We cover their all-new line of RC4 boots, including their use of the BOA Fit System & stock ZipFit liners; how they used 3D foot scans to come up with their new boot lasts, and more.
2023-2024 Salomon S/Pro Supra BOA 105 W
Here are our measured specs, photos, and a quick rundown of Salomon’s new medium-volume boot, the S/Pro Supra BOA 105 W.
23/24 Atomic Backland XTD Carbon 120
Update 4.17.23: Luke Koppa adds some more thoughts on the new Backland XTD Carbon 120 after spending more time in it in the backcountry on a wide variety of skis.
23/24 Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 BOA GW
Update 4.14.23: Jonathan adds some of his thoughts on how the Hawx Ultra XTD 130 BOA has performed in Alaska, including with the addition of Atomic's "Gnar Bar" and Mimic Professional Liners.
23/24 Fischer Ranger Pro 130
Fischer recently updated their freeride-touring boot and we've been testing the top-level Ranger Pro 130. Check out our initial impressions.
23/24 Fischer RC4 Pro MV BOA ZipFit
For the 23/24 season, Fischer is launching two new "Pro" versions of their redesigned RC4 alpine boots, both of which feature just about all the bells and whistles you could ask for. Check out our initial on-snow impressions.
23/24 Fischer RC4 105 MV BOA & Buckle
We've been A/B testing Fischer's 23/24 RC4 105 MV BOA against the buckled version. Check out our initial impressions.
2023-2024 Fischer RC4 105 MV W BOA & Buckle
For 23/24, Fischer redesigned their entire RC4 lineup, which includes three new lasts, and arguably the biggest overhaul was to their MV series. Check out our First Look for all the details about the new RC4 collection, the women-specificwomen-specific RC4 105 MV BOA, and how it compares to the traditional buckled version.
2022-2023 Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 S and Professional GW
Atomic's new BOA-equipped boots may be getting all the attention right now, but their fixed-cuff, standard-buckle Hawx Ultra 130 deserves to be on the radar of a whole lot of skiers out there. Check out our full review of the standard Hawx Ultra 130 + the Hawx Ultra Professional to see our reviewers' thoughts on these boots after spending more than 100 days in them.
Nordica Announces New 23/24 Unlimited A/T Boots
Today Nordica announced their brand-new line of alpine-touring boots, the Unlimited series. Check out the details here.
Blister Summit 2023: New Gear Recap
With over 30 brands at Blister Summit 2023, there was a whole lot of new 23/24 gear to test. Check out the new-gear highlights from each brand here.
Roundup: 23/24 BOA Ski Boots from Atomic, Fischer, K2, & Salomon
BOA dials are taking the ski boot world by storm for 2023-2024 — here's an overview of what to expect from four different brands.
23/24 Lange Shadow 130 LV
Update 1.26.23: We've added some more of our initial impressions of the new Shadow 130, including what we learned when A/B testing it against the Tecnica Mach1 130 on two different pairs of skis.