The XT 100 W LV (Low Volume) impressed all our testers with its versatile blend of fit, stance and features as well as an on-snow skill set that opened the door to the whole mountain-and beyond. It has a juicy flex feel and cushy shin contact that smoothed the path through off-piste gnar. The LV offers a snug fit through the lower, but with adequate toe room and an open-enough boot top fit. That’s a recipe for success for skiers with narrow to average width feet and calves seeking a performance fit. Testers considered the hike mode feature more like one more bullet on an already strong resume rather than a category-defining feature. Just a great boot, they said, and one you can walk or skin in it too. Tester Comments:"Badass charger with comfort tongue, walk mode and grippy soles. Great for working on the hill." "Pure skiing awesomeness-Lange hits a home run."