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Fischer Ranger Vacuum Fit Ski Boots Named National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year


Fischer Sports— a family-owned, global leader and supplier of snow sports products —is celebrating the announcement that its Ranger 11 and 12 Vacuum Fit boots were named this year’s National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year. The gear list showcases “game-changing new products, the best of the season” and the accolade speaks to Fischer Sports’ core values of innovation, product leadership, and development expertise.

“Fischer’s Vacuum Fit technology was a worldwide sensation last year, designed with the performance and comfort of everyone from recreational athletes to Olympic skiers in mind—and both will be wearing the boot in the coming season and upcoming Winter Olympics,” said Fisher Sports Director of Alpine Marketing and Product, Matt Berkowitz. “To be recognized not only by Olympic athletes, but also by National Geographic Adventure, such a leading source of sport and adventure insight, is something we’re very proud of.” 

The Vacuum Fit technology takes boot customization and comfort to a completely new level of perfect fit and speed of fitting. For winter 2013/14, Fischer Vacuum Fit boots feature Ultralon liners with a lycra-neoprene toebox, plus additional last width sizing to increase custom fit capabilities and warmth in all boot models across the Vacuum Fit family. Fischer Vacu-Plast material enables for the first time a completely anatomical adjustment of the full boot shell and liner providing unprecedented performance and comfort quality. 

The technical superiority extends to the fitting process, which takes less than half the time of traditional customized fits. The extremely lightweight, three-buckle Ranger 11 Vacuum (MSRP $749) and four-buckle Ranger 12 Vacuum (MSRP $899), are designed for 50/50 on-piste, off-piste, featuring a flexible walk/ski mode and Vibram® sole. Additional models cater to a multitude of style and terrain. 

Visit to see the complete line of Vacuum Fit Alpine ski boots for men and women.

About Fischer Sports

Looking forward to its 90th anniversary, Fischer Sports has always retained its identity as an independent, family business. Founded in 1924 by Josef Fischer, who began making handcarts and sleds in a barn, Fischer Sports has become successful on an international scale through a symbiosis of tradition, pioneering and technological advancement. Today Fischer Sports is a full-range supplier of alpine and nordic skiing equipment. Their continued mission is to offer all types and levels of skiers more than just an outstanding product, but sophisticated technology and design that allows them to have an unforgettable skiing experience.

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